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Fitbit has been around for over a decade and has become a household name when it comes to wearables and activity tracking. There are dozens of different Fitbit devices out there on the market and are different in design and functionality.

Choosing a Fitbit can be a little confusing, so hopefully our Fitbit Product Comparison can help to break it down a bit an assist with your choice.

It is difficult to tell you which Fitbit is the best because making a decision is purely subjective and based on your personal needs.

If you are someone, who is out and about trying to break records and constantly wanting to Running Mountain

improve yourself, then it is likely that you will need something with plenty of activity tracking features, but if you are a bit more casual with your exercise and are looking for something more like a smartwatch so you can pay for your sandwiches without pulling out your wallet, then there is a device for you too.

My point is, when deciding what is best for you, take into consideration of what you need it mostly for and what you want to get out of owning one.

If you are new to Fitbit or activity trackers in general, when you set these devices up, you will need to sync it with your smartphone to get the best use out of it. (compatible with Android and iOS)

The Fitbit app is free to download, easy to set up and simple to use. The app will display all of your data and depending on your device, you can use it to choose different clock faces, which notifications you will receive as well as many other features.

Fitbit Dashboard

I personally enjoy syncing and checking out the stats on the app after exercise, such as heart rate and amount of steps. It’s nice logging in any weight loss too, sometimes and seeing some progress helps to motivate me a bit if I start to see myself slacking off a little bit.

It’s worth noting that you should try to get in the habit of syncing your Fitbit regularly if you don’t have it set to auto, as the data will be written over in time, depending on your device.

I will disclose that I have not personally tried all of these devices, my comparison between them is based on their included features and overall design.

I have personally owned a Fitbit Charge 2 since 2016 and it has been a great device for what I need, and is still holding up well. There are a few extra features that I am interested in and will be looking to upgrade in the near future, but haven’t yet decided what to get just yet.

It also worth noting that many of the devices offer various different colors for wristbands that may not be included in the descriptions below, you may need to shop around for those though.

Please take the time to click on the links included and have a good look at the devices before you make a choice, there are many options available to suit any budget.

Fitbit Charge 3

  • Heart rate tracking
  • Fitness & sleep tracking
  • Fitbit Pay & Smartphone notifications
  • Swim tracking
  • 5-6 day Battery Life
  • Lightweight Design
  • Connected GPS
  • Guided Breathing Sessions

Colors: Black/Graphite, Blue Gray/Rose Gold, Frost White/Graphite Aluminum, Lavender/Rose Gold

The Fitbit Charge 3 is the latest upgrade of the Charge series and has been labeled as one of the best fitness trackers on the market today.

Some of the upgrades from the Fitbit Charge 2 include 100% waterproofing for swim tracking, 40% larger screen, a more lightweight design and Fitbit Pay support. (US & UK will need to opt for the Special Edition for this feature)

It has a sleek design and can receive smartphone notifications, such as text messages but unfortunately does not have the built in GPS capability of the Fitbit Ionic, so lugging the phone around for accurate GPS is necessary.

The Fitbit Charge 3 is a definite improvement and a well priced entry into the world of fitness trackers. Upgrading from the Fitbit Charge 2 is necessary if you require these upgrades but the Charge 2 is a still a pretty solid device at this time.

Due to the age (3yrs) of the Charge 2 though, if this is your first device, you would be better off with the upgraded Charge 3 for only a slightly higher price than the Charge 2.

Price: $140-$150

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Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit Charge 3

 

Fitbit Inspire HR

  • Heart rate tracking
  • Fitness & Sleep Tracking
  • Smartphone Notifications
  • 5 day Battery Life
  • Guided Breathing Sessions
  • Waterproof
  • Connected GPS

Colors: Black, Lilac, White/Black

The Fitbit Inspire HR is a reasonably priced fitness tracker with almost as many features as the Fitbit Charge 3, including being fully waterproof, but unfortunately does not allow for swim tracking.

The Inspire HR records up to 15 different indoor and outdoor activities, however, like many of the other Fitbits, does not have on board GPS and requires a Smartphone to be kept with you to get accurate GPS monitoring.

It has a smaller screen than the Charge 3, allows for smartphone notifications and has excellent battery life at around 5 days and has a sleek lightweight design.

If you are not after a Smartwatch type tracker, the Fitbit Inspire HR is definitely up there as one of the top trackers on the market right now and worth considering for your activity tracking needs.

Price: $175

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Fitbit Inspire HR
Fitbit Inspire HR

 

Fitbit Versa 2

  • Heart rate tracking
  • Fitness & Sleep Tracking
  • Fitbit Pay, Apps & Notifications
  • Swim tracking
  • 5-6 day Battery Life
  • Amazon Alexa Built In
  • Control Spotify
  • Lightweight Design
  • Connected GPS
  • Music Storage (up to 300 songs)

Colors: Black/Carbon, Stone/Mist Grey, Petal/Copper Rose, Bordeaux/Copper Rose, Emerald/Copper Rose

The Fitbit Versa 2 is the younger sibling of the original Fitbit Versa and an awesome fitness tracker in its own right. It has great smartwatch features and excellent battery life, however, like the Versa Lite (below) it too does not have built in GPS chip, so you would have to carry your smartphone with you if you are needing that feature.

Visually, it’s a nice looking watch and has faster, smoother processing power than the original Versa and has the addition of Amazon’s voice assistant which can be handy to set reminders, check weather and start your exercising routine without trying to search for it.

A drawback with the Versa 2 is that the without the built in GPS tracker, the distance on walks or runs has been known to be inaccurate unless you are carrying your smartphone, but it does allow for local storage on the device for music for up to 300 songs.

If you can get past the GPS issue, and are looking for a reasonably priced smartwatch, the Versa 2 is definitely a great option. It looks great and has plenty of features for your fitness and productivity needs.

Price: $324

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Fitbit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit Ionic

  • Heart Rate Tracking
  • Fitness & sleep tracking
  • Fitbit Pay, Apps & Notifications
  • Water Resistant
  • 4-5 Day Battery Life
  • Built-In GPS
  • Music Storage (up to 300 songs)

Colors: Coral/Blue Gray, Black/Charcoal, Cobalt/Lime

The Fitbit Ionic is regarded as Fitbit’s first entry into the smartwatch market and a formidable one at that. It has a great screen, is comfortable to wear and is very fitness focused with its features.

One of the best features that is lacking in many of the other Fitbit’s is the built-in GPS, which means you don’t have to lug you smartphone around with this one. It also has the ability to store up to 300 songs and Fitbit Pay compatible.

The Fitbit Ionic is an excellent fitness tracker with plenty of activity tracking options, including swimming, and many smartwatch app to keep you occupied, but it’s one of the more expensive Fitbit trackers, which could be a turn-off for some.

The Fitbit Versa is a newer and similar product to the Fitbit Ionic and slightly cheaper, but if GPS data is important and you don’t want to carry your smartphone, than the Ionic maybe a better option.

Price: $249

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Fitbit Ionic
Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Versa

  • Heart rate tracking
  • Fitness & sleep tracking
  • Fitbit Pay, Apps & Notifications
  • Swim tracking
  • 3-4 days battery life
  • Music Storage (up to 300 songs)

Colors: Rose Gold, Black Aluminum, Silver Aluminum

The Fitbit Versa is the second smartwatch attempt after the Fitbit Ionic and is a device that has taken into consideration some of the criticisms from its predecessor to produce a quality tracker with smartwatch features.

It tracks a large range of activities, including swimming, and is able to store up to 300 songs, which is handy for your motivational needs, including running upstairs playing “Eye of the Tiger.”

The display on the Versa is very clean and able to be customized to suits your needs, including 100’s of watch face designs, and is a much better looking device in general.

The Fitbit Versa is a really good improvement on the Fitbit Ionic and is a great option as a smartwatch and a tracker, however, it’s worth checking out prices of the Fitbit Versa 2, as you can sometimes get it for around the same price.

Price: $249

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Fitbit Versa
Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Charge 2

  • Heart rate tracking
  • Fitness & sleep tracking
  • Smartphone Notifications
  • 4-5 day battery life
  • Guided Breathing Feature
  • Water resistant

Colors: Light Blue, Dark Blue, Black, Purple

The Fitbit Charge 2 is an excellent fitness tracker and heart rate monitor released in 2016, but still holding it’s own as a great, affordable device.

It allows for smartphone notifications, such as messaging and calendar reminders as well as automatically detects if you are exercising and begins to monitor and log this without starting an individual session.

Unfortunately, this model is not waterproof so cannot be used for swim tracking, but offers multi-sport tracking, such as, running, treadmill, walking, bike, weight training, elliptical trainer and interval workouts.

The Fitbit Charge 2 is a very good device and is affordable, however, if you have the budget, it would be best to go the upgraded Fitbit Charge 3, which has more features and is almost the same price.

Price: $129

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Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Flex 2

  • Activity Tracking
  • Notifications
  • Swim Tracking
  • 4-5 Days Battery Life
  • Light comfortable design
  • Basic Features

Colors: Black, Lavender, Navy, Magenta

If it’s simplicity and comfort that you are after, then the Fitbit Flex 2 could be for you. It may not have all the bells and whistles as some of its more expensive siblings, but it is a handy, sleek tracker that can be removed from its wristband and inserted into a bangle or pendant.

Without having a screen, certain notifications can set up with your smartphone to alert you of certain reminders, such as text messages and “reminder to move” notifications, via the vibration and LED lights on the device.

Being fully waterproof, it can be used for swim tracking and even if you are not a swimmer, it is great to not have to take it off to shower.

The Fitbit Flex is a one of the more basic Fitbit devices but a handy, stylish device that does what it needs to do with no fuss.

Price: $247

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Fitbit Flex 2
Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit Versa Lite

  • Heart rate tracking
  • Fitness & sleep tracking
  • Apps and notifications
  • Swimproof
  • 4-5 day battery life
  • Connected GPS

Colors: Charcoal/ Silver, White/Silver/ Lilac/ Silver, Mulberry, Marina Blue

The Versa Lite is a nice looking slightly stripped down version of the original Fitbit Versa. The company has made it that way to make it a more affordable option, if the original Versa or Versa 2 is a bit out of range price-wise.

A couple of the main features that have been removed are the integrated GPS and device storage for music. What this means is that you would still need to keep your smartphone with you if you are out exercising and want these features, which can be an inconvenience for many.

The Versa Lite is water resistant up to 50m, but it is not really designed for swimming as it does not allow for swim tracking and does not include an altimeter sensor to track elevations, which will likely impact hikers.

That being said, the Versa Lite is a solid, entry level tracker aimed more at someone who is a bit more casual with their exercise and tracking. It has some good smartphone features and is very comfortable to wear and comes in a range of colors at an affordable price.

Price: $219

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Fitbit Versa Lite
Fitbit Versa Lite

Fitbit Inspire

  • Fitness & Sleep Tracking
  • Smartphone Notifications
  • Waterproof
  • 5 Day Battery Life
  • Basic Features

Colors: Black, Sangria

Take away the HR from the Fitbit Inspire HR and it leaves you with a fairly basic fitness tracker that has a quite a nice design.

The HR being taken away, stands for Heart Rate, so clearly the heart rate monitoring is not available on this device. I’m sure that won’t bother the Tin Man too much, though…(boom, boom!)

It obviously lacks a few features, but you can expect that with the cheaper price, though it’s not really aimed at the person who is too serious about their training and will hopefully “Inspire” you to get moving a bit more.

That being said, it will still track your activities and sleep quite well, it’s waterproof and it’s not too expensive if you are new to using activity trackers and don’t want to lash out too much.

Price: $128

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Fitbit Inspire
Fitbit Inspire

 

Fitbit Alta HR

  • Heart Rate Tracking
  • Fitness & sleep tracking
  • Smartphone Notifications
  • 7 Day Battery Life
  • Slim Design

Colors: Black, Blue, Plum, Teal

The Fitbit Alta HR is the upgraded Fitbit Alta with heart rate monitoring, of course. It’s very similar to the Fitbit Charge 2 in design and almost the same price too.

It has a slim, stylish design which is great if you can deal with a smaller screen size than the Charge 2 and can go up to a week without charging.

Although it is a really good activity tracker, it does lack some features, such as GPS and swim tracking. This device is not waterproof so you will have to take it off in the shower, but that’s not such a big deal really. I mean, it’s easier than taking your shoes off..

It may not be that elaborate but as a step counter it is very accurate and the addition of the heart rate monitoring, makes it worth considering.

It’s an excellent device but if this is your price range, then I would consider adding a few extra bucks and going for the Fitbit Charge 2 or Charge 3, which tick a couple more boxes for me.

Price: $97

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Fitbit Alta HR
Fitbit Alta HR
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