Fitbit was one of the first companies to manufacture wearable gadgets for health monitoring, working in conjunction with a smartphone. The first popular brand offerings were Fitbit Ultra, Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex.
The company has been on the market for more than ten years; today it’s doing well. The success is justified by the fact that Fitbit manages to combine in their products the wishes of consumers and the latest trends in the field of health care while adhering to a simple design and usability.
Today Fitbit offers a wide selection of wearable electronics absolutely for everyone – athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and even those who just want to know the number of steps per day or looking for a tracker for a child.
Usually, the company produces two devices per year. So, in 2018, Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker and Fitbit Versa smartwatch were presented. A year earlier, Fitbit Alta HR and Fitbit Ionic were released, and in 2016 the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 were released. It is expected that in 2019 the brand will offer Fitbit Ionic 2, Fitbit Charge 4 or Fitbit Versa 2.
Below is a selection of the best gadgets from Fitbit, which can be found on sale. Unfortunately, the Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Surge 2016 sports watches can no longer be purchased from the company’s official website, but you can find them from many retailers, so we decided to include them in our list. It is also worth noting that the company has a special children’s tracker Fitbit Ace, but since the collection is aimed at adult users, it is not listed.
1. Fitbit Charge 3: One Of The Best Fitness Trackers
The best fitness gadget is undoubtedly Fitbit Charge 3. It has a host of necessary functions, including heart rate tracking, breath management, swimming activity monitoring and an improved notification system. In addition, its display is larger than the previous devices of the Fitbit Charge line.
The Charge 3 Special Edition model provides support for payments via Fitbit Pay. To calculate the distance travelled, the tracker uses GPS paired smartphone. Without a mobile phone, it is not able to determine the location, so for Fitbit Charge 3 joggers, it may not be the best choice.
At the time of release, Fitbit Charge 3 cost as much as the second-generation model. Given this fact, we can say that Charge 3 will appeal to many of those who want to purchase a functional tracker in 2019.
2. Fitbit Flex 2: A Great Budget Fitness Bracelet
Need an extremely easy-to-use fitness tracker? Here he is. Fitbit Flex 2 is suitable for swimmers: it has water protection and is able to collect information about the swim. It is thin, light and costs less than Fitbit Charge 2. It has all the basic functions of trackers.
What it lacks is the display. If the presence of the screen for you is fundamentally important, pay attention to the alternative – Fitbit Versa.
3. Fitbit Versa: Fitbit’s Second Smart Watch
The main features of smartwatches, which were previously presented in Fitbit Ionic, have been continued in Fitbits Versa. The Versa model has a relatively small size and low price tag. She has support for Fitbit Pay, file storage, and all applications written for Ionic are available to her.
Unfortunately, there is no GPS in Versa, so this watch is not suitable for running (unless you’re ready to take a smartphone for a run).
Externally, the Versa watch does not look like a premium product, but they can be called an excellent find for anyone who appreciates compact gadgets.
4. Fitbit Ionic: The First Smart Watch, Unlike Others
Fitbit Ionic failed to meet all the expectations placed on them, but despite this turned out to be an excellent wearable gadget with an emphasis on sport. They are great for jogging, weightlifting, swimming and more.
Specialized workout programs and Fitbit Pay support are the main benefits of Ionic. It is worth noting that this gadget is sharpened just for sports and does not provide a full experience of using smartwatches, such as for example Apple Watch 3 or LG Watch Sport.
The price is high. Considering all the shortcomings, we gave the Fitbit Ionic an average rating in our ranking. However, for lovers of jogging in the fresh air, they are out of the competition. Fitbit Ionic is one of the reliable gadgets with built-in GPS. When you go jogging, you can leave your smartphone at home and not be afraid to miss an important notice.
5. Fitbit Alta HR: The Most Stylish Tracker With Heart Rate Monitor Function
Fitbit Alta HR inherited a stylish design from Fitbit Alta. In the thin case, there was a place for everything that was in the predecessor, and even for the sensor for tracking heartbeats.
Coming to the standard Fitbit Alta model, the emphasis was placed on an attractive appearance, and not on technical capabilities. In Alta HR, the manufacturer has tried to take into account both. The result is a beautiful and functional bracelet.
The disadvantages, however, he has. The main ones are the lack of a GPS module and water protection. However, this is the gadget that you don’t want to leave for a minute: it is convenient, has the function of monitoring sleep, and also monitors the frequency of the heartbeat.
A full charge lasts for a week, the tracker is capable of displaying notifications from a paired smartphone. This is already enough to consider a Fitbit Alta HR to purchase. Especially if you do not need an abundance of functions or something massive like Fitbit Ionic
6. Fitbit Charge 2: The Once Best Fitness Tracker
Before the appearance of the Fitbit Charge 3, Charge 2 was the best of its kind. She won at the expense of a large display and the presence of additional fitness functions. For example, it has a Multi-Sport mode: it allows you to track physical activity during running, walking, athletics, etc.
The tracker tracks the distance travelled using GPS data obtained from a paired smartphone. But for swimmers, it is not suitable – there is no water protection. Swimming lovers should take a look at the Fitbit Flex 2 or Fitbit Charge 3 described above.