Q Band Fitness Tracker Review

I’ve admitted my addiction to fitness trackers, but it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a new product. I even upgraded my Fitbit Alta to an AltaHR without writing about it–not quite as monumental as running a race without writing about it, but still! When the folks behind the Q Band Fitness Tracker reached out to me, I almost politely declined, but I’m so glad I took them up on their offer because their fitness tracker is a fantastic product at a great price. 

Q-Band Fitness Tracker

Seriously, this product has ALL the features!

Q Band Fitness Tracker Review

Out of the box, the Q Band Fitness Tracker was easy to use. The charger sandwiches the device in place, greatly reducing the chances that I think I’ve charged it when I haven’t. Like most fitness trackers, you use an app to set it up and get the most out of the features.

One thing I loved about the app is that it led me through a tutorial, having me tap on an image of the band to select and activate different features. And, the Q Band Fitness Tracker really does have ALL the features:

  • step tracking
  • reminders to move 
  • wrist-based heart rate
  • phone notifications (calls, text messages, etc.)
  • workout tracking
  • sleep tracking
  • motivational messages

and probably more! 

Here’s an example of data from a run. The pink line is my heart rate, while the blue line is my pace–estimated from my steps I think. 

I could have selected other data fields to avoid the double heart rate columns.

Here’s an example of the screen during indoor cycling class, showing my heart rate (and heart rate zone) and workout time:

Here’s a look at my sleep data–I didn’t bring it with me to Pennsylvania, so it’s missing a few days from last weekend. 

D’oh! One minute shy of my 7 hour goal.

The battery life is great too–it lasted more than a full week, even with timing three fitness classes and two long bike rides.

The Q Band Fitness Tracker has a much slimmer profile than the AltaHR, and is slimmer still than the Garmin VivosmartHR. It comes with a basic black band, but cute replacement bands are available. 

Seriously, this device has it all!

When I looked up the price on Amazon, I was blown away. Right now the device is under $50! (See it yourself via my affiliate link for the Q-Band Fitness Tracker)

Although I didn’t really test its accuracy, it seems to be pretty good. It gives me more steps than my Fitbit, but I know my Fitbit shorts me in situations where I’m not moving my arms (like pushing a grocery cart). Surprisingly, its estimated calorie burn was almost identical to my Fitbit data. Even the heart rate data and pace were similar to those measured by my other devices (my OTF heart rate monitor and Garmin). 

If you are looking for a new fitness tracker–and even if you aren’t!–I’d definitely suggest checking out the Q-Band Fitness Tracker (<<Amazon affiliate link).

Weekly Wrap

Although I was really tired after the Farm to Fork Fondo, I feel like I recovered quickly. 
Sunday: I started my recovery by going to a Hot Power Fusion class at CorePower Yoga. I forgot how much hotter that class is, but it felt great.

Monday: I couldn’t pass up another great day of running weather, so I bumped my OTF class until later in the week. I was rewarded with a great run and this magnificent view at Iwo Jima memorial.

Tuesday: Strength workout at home based on Quick Strength For Runners (<<Amazon affiliate link — check it out!).

Wednesday: Indoor cycling at Revolve.

Thursday: I was able to attend an early afternoon OTF class, which meant a smaller class with more time on the treadmill and more splat points. 

If you look closely at my heart rate data you can see where we changed from a push pace (orange zone) to a recovery pace (green zone) to a push pace again during each 6.5 minute treadmill block. 

Friday: CPY2 at CorePower yoga.

Saturday: Conte’s hill ride. Yep, I’m a glutton for punishment and could not stay away! This was our fastest ride ever, with an average pace of 15.2 mph. The two times I cruised downhill past the “YOUR SPEED” sign it showed 27 mph. The Relive app shows I hit 31 mph at one point!

Sunday: 30 mile bike ride on the W&OD. 
The weather was just too nice to resist–plus I needed to try out my new Farm To Fork Fondo kit!

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44 Responses to Q Band Fitness Tracker Review

  1. You do love all of your data! Sounds like that one is easy to use. I am still working on figuring out my Garmin

  2. Kimberly G says:

    Thanks for your review! I love that you said it was easy to set up – that’s a big plus! I also like that you can clearly see all the numbers on the band.

    I have an old Garmin vivosmart fitness tracker but i can never see the numbers on it so it might be time to upgrade!
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  3. Those replacement bands are really cute! Its nice to have several trackers to choose from. I took my Fitness tracker on vacation last week and only ended up wearing for 2 days.

  4. I gotta say, your Farm to Fork Fondo kit is killer! My husband was on a week-long bike ride recently (Ragbrai…look it up!) and brought me back a bike jersey from the bike shop in the town where I grew up. Too bad it probably won’t get any wear this season….

    That Q-Band tracker looks interesting! I don’t have a tracker (yep..I’m late to THAT party, too)
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  5. That fitness tracker looks like a worthy replacement for your Fitbit!

    I loved your Iwo Jima picture when I saw it on IG. Great capture!
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  6. HoHo Runs says:

    I love the replacement bands for the Q Band. The display appears to be large too — great for me. That is seriously the cutest kit. Nice average speed on your weekend long rides too!

  7. The tracker looks great! I’m happy my FitBit Alta hasn’t had issues…the HR Charge used to be awful and at the price, honestly a bit of a ripoff! This is something I should pick up for my mom to use so she can count her steps!

    Great week of workouts, and I love your new kit! I haven’t gone cycling once this summer (shame on me!). The weather has been much less oppressive for running lately!

  8. Carla says:

    I’m shockingly like you and now addicted to all things fitness trackers and just from a place of curiosity. With this one you had me at the long battery life!

  9. A fitness tracker for less than $50 sounds like a really great deal. Most trackers are way more money than I’d like to spend on them.
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  10. Marcia says:

    It’s mind blowing how many trackers are on the market these days. This looks like a good one at a great price. I love that the band can be changed!

  11. That looks like a cool tracker. I’ve gone through a few different trackers but still love my Garmin the most.
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  12. Karen Bayne says:

    The price for the fitness tracker is a really affordable and it really nice they have all the cute bands you can swap out 🙂
    I love your jersey. You are kicking butt on the cycling miles!

  13. Elle says:

    Oooh. I would love to try this one. Will have to look for it. I like the look of the data readouts and the bands are so cute!

  14. Debbie says:

    Wow, that’s a great deal! When my Fitbit dies (and, according to my Fitbit history it will soon), I will definitely look at the Q band. Great price! And I love that it has cute replacement bands!
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  15. Kim W says:

    Great review. I hadn’t even heard of this tracker before. It looks like it comes at a great price point, too!
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  16. I still love my Vivoactive, even though it’s not the heart rate version — especially since I can swim with it (if I ever swim again! the pool closes for maintenance soon).

    You can’t beat that price, though! Very impressive.

    Your cycling top from the race is super cute! Love it & well earned (and can’t believe you were right back at it with that hill!).
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  17. I love data too! I finally upgraded my garmin after over 4 years to a Forerunner 235 and it’s a major difference.

  18. Rachel says:

    Honestly battery life is the biggest thing for me. Well, that and GPS accuracy. Great review! Thanks!
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  19. I can’t say how much I love that Iwo Jima sunrise picture!! Can’t wait to see it at MCM.
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  20. Teresa says:

    I find that I recover much faster from a long bike ride than a long run 🙂 Which is good news as I’m considering beginning a half marathon training cycle while still training for a century ride ….we shall see how this goes!

    I do love that cycling jersey from your ride!

    Great review on the QBand! I recently reviewed the Blink 3.0 heart rate monitor and have enjoyed the results of working out in the ‘fat burning’ zone lately!
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  21. Jenn says:

    That’s a lot of data! Very cool!

    My favorite is still my Garmin 735 – I swear by it and I love all the data it provides, and how easily it uploads to Garmin Connect and Strava.

    You also had a great week of workouts!
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  22. The fitness tracker looks great, and does seem to do a lot. And for the price, it sounds like it’s worth a try!

  23. Chaitali says:

    Wow, that is a great price for a fitness tracker that does all of that!
    Chaitali recently posted…Heart Rate Training week 10My Profile

  24. My fitbit is still going but we all know how long they last. When it does decide to bite the dust I think I’ll look at this Q Band!
    I totally love the different bands and it looks very easy to set up. Is there anything it doesn’t do that the fitbit does?

  25. Toni says:

    Looks like a great week! I have tried the Q-Band and definitely think it is great at the price point!

  26. I’ve never heard of this fitness tracker but it sounds killer! What a great option outside of Fitbit 😉 That’s a lot of treadmill work for OTF, I love small classes!
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  27. jill conyers says:

    I need a new tracker. There are so many to choose from.

  28. I love love love as much data as I can get with this kind of thing! I LOVE my FitBit but I had a “body media band” back in 2010 when the trackers were huge and they had to be worn on your upper arm, haha. Thank goodness they’ve come such a long way! This sounds like a good one.

  29. You are so motivating! Cycling is a great way to stay fit, Coco!

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