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Bellabeat Leaf Review

Move over activity trackers, there’s a new fashion-forward kid in town.

If you are looking for an activity tracker that doesn’t look like an activity tracker, a way to incorporate your reproductive health into your whole-health tracking, or if fitness trackers just haven’t done what you want them to do, it might be time to check out the Bellabeat Leaf health trackers.

Quick Take

There are two models of the Bellabeat Leaf: Nature and Urban. The key difference between them is water resistance – the Urban is water resistant and slightly more expensive because of it.

Bellabeat Leaf is designed specifically for women. Some of its key features include:

  • Activity and sleep tracking
  • Stress prediction and guided meditation
  • Menstrual cycle tracking
  • Smart alarm
  • 14-day memory
  • Wireless sync
  • No charging needed


Can be worn in many different ways
No charging required
Accurate tracking


Must sync manually
Not waterproof (Urban is only water resistant)


One of the most appealing things about the Leaf is its design. It looks nothing like a fitness tracker, and can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, or clip.

There are no buttons and no screens, so there really isn’t anything about the Leaf that looks like an activity tracker. It comes in beautiful color combinations like Blackwood and Rose Gold. Overall, it’s very well made and elegantly designed. This isn’t for fitness fanatics—but will get the job done during jogs, yoga, walks, and other low-intensity workouts.


The Leaf aims to be a holistic activity tracker and to enable you to engage in a healthier lifestyle. This aim is evident when you look at the primary features. There are some appealing aspects of the Leaf, as well as some areas that it is lacking. What comes with purchase is the Leaf Urban, active bracelet, infinity bracelet, CR2032 coin cell battery, and a battery replacement tool.

Activity Tracking and Reminders

Like all good activity trackers, the Leaf keeps count of your steps. It seems to be fairly accurate; compared with devices at a similar price point, the Leaf holds its own. It gives you data related to how far you’ve walked and the number of calories it estimates you’ve burned.

It doesn’t have the functionality to decipher what activity you are doing, so that’s something you must add in manually when you sync the device (more on that later). It will tell you how much time you were active (in addition to steps counted), so that is helpful if you are trying to just be more active. It can be a bit of a pain to add the activities, but there are plenty to choose from at least.

Because of its focus on healthier living, the Leaf lets you set up periodic reminders to get moving. There are options to add a “Do Not Disturb” range of time to eliminate reminders during that period. The active time for reminders is customizable, and having that push to get up and do something is very nice. This is an appealing feature for office workers, in particular. Having a reminder to get up, stretch, and walk around makes a big impact on your workday.

In addition to the “get moving” reminders, you have the option to set up some other reminders and alarms as well. The morning alarm isn’t great for deep sleepers, but the other alarms and reminders are excellent for things like prompting you to take medication or to be somewhere each day. These are silent vibrations, so they are nice and discreet.

Sleep Tracking

The sleep tracking on the Leaf is accurate and insightful. The best way to ensure it is functioning properly and gauging your sleep is to sync it in the morning and check. You have the option to update anything that doesn’t seem to be correct.

This feature gives you some good information about your sleep habits. It deciphers both the length and quality of your sleep, and it will show you a 7-day overview, complete with averages and patterns. It won’t automatically log nap time, but you can add naps in manually.

Stress and Breathing

In the spirit of “holistic health,” the addition of stress tracking and guided breathing are useful tools. The stress tracking is more of an estimate of your stress levels or ability to handle stress based on the other aspects (sleep, activity, reproductive health). It would likely be a lot more comprehensive if it also had heart rate monitor. Even so, this is a nice addition for those who want to be more mindful of their stress levels and contributing factors.

For guided breathing, you simply clip the Leaf to your pants, select the exercise you want from the app, and move into breathing and meditation. This, combined with the stress tracking, is such a great tool for people with anxiety, or really anyone with high-stress levels.

Battery Life and Sync

One of the most appealing features of the Leaf is that it requires no charging. The battery lasts up to 6 months and is easy to replace with a standard CR2032 battery. This means that you never have to worry about charging, and a quick replacement (with the included screwdriver) is super simple.

However, because of this, you do have to sync the Leaf manually. The memory lasts up to 14 days, so you’ll be fine if you can’t sync it for a few days. It’s easiest to sync each day to update anything such as sleep inaccuracies or changing activities.

A common complaint about the Leaf is that the sync is a bit tricky. It can take a bit to figure out, and the device itself can be a little finicky. Fortunately, once you get the hang of it, it’s quick and painless to sync the Leaf. Another bit of great news, the unit is shower-safe. Plus, Bellabeat has fantastic customer service, so if you need help at any time, they are there for you.

Reproductive Health

The Leaf’s target consumer is women, so naturally the reproductive health tracking integration is a big part of the sell. The Leaf keeps track of periods and will tell you when you are ovulating and when your period is due. This is an excellent feature for women who are trying to conceive. It’s also a great addition for any women who want to be more mindful of their reproductive health.

This is another feature of the holistic health approach of the Leaf. Your cycle can play a role in things like stress or sleep habits, so the Leaf can give you useful feedback about what’s going on at any time during the month. The period tracking and fertility calendar works well and seems to be accurate.


The app offers a good range of data, and it allows the user to customize, add additional info, and create benchmarks or goals. It works well and is intuitive, so even technophobes will have an easy time figuring it out.

It’s not the best app out there (Fitbit still leads the pack), but there isn’t anything terrible about it. The syncing can be a bit of a pain, but you won’t have issues with functionality or accessibility. And, as we mentioned before, Bellabeat’s customer service is excellent, so you can contact them directly if you run into issues.


We really, really like the Bellabeat Leaf, but it’s easy to see that it’s not for everyone. For those who do want its holistic health tracking and like the design, the Leaf is well priced, comes with a one-year warranty, 30-day money-back guarantee, and full of useful tools

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do you wear Bellabeat Leaf?
A: The Bellabeat Leaf activity tracker can be worn as a bracelet, necklace, or a clip.
Q: How long does Bellabeat battery last?
A: The Bellabeat battery can last up to 6 months, but the exact battery life can vary from user to user depending on the type of battery that is being used.
Q: Can the Leaf be worn around the ankle?
A: Yes, one can fix it in such a way as to wear around body parts other than the neck.
Q: How does the Leaf differ the Fitbit?
A: The Leaf is splash-proof whereas the Fitbit is water-resistant. Also, the Leaf cannot track food or water intake, but it can predict sleep for the night as opposed to manual tracking.
Q: Does the Leaf track naps automatically?
A: The unit only tracks sleep between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.
Q: Can the Leaf sync without the Internet?
A: No, some kind of connection is required for syncing.
Q: What is the material of the wrist band?
A: Silicone rubber with a stainless steel clasp.
Q: What size wrist will the bracelet fit?
A: The Small/Medium bracelet will fit wrist sizes 5.51-6.89 inches as it is 16.14 inches long and 0.26 inches in width. The Large bracelet fits wrists measuring 6.69-8.27 inches.

Rating: 70%


Product Type

Fitness Activity Tracker

Brand/Model Series

Bellabeat Leaf

Overall Rating

70 %

Phone Control


Removable Band


Fitness Tracker Type

Wearable Activity Tracker (Wrist, Collar, Neck)

Number of Available Colors




Type Of Display




Sleep Tracking


Steps Tracking


Calories Tracking


Bluetooth Enabled


Heart Rate Monitor


Water Resistance Rating


Max Battery Life

4320 hrs





Product Dimensions

1.85" x 1.1" x 0.43"

On-board music storage


NFC Touchless Payment


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