Which Fitbit is right for me?
Thinking of getting a Fitbit? As fitness trackers become more advanced, there are loads of models offering different features. Here’s how to find the right one for you…
If you know someone who wears a fitness tracker there’s a good chance it’s a Fitbit.
Fitness trackers are worn on your wrist, recording how many steps you take and how much distance you cover – and some of the most popular ones are made by Fitbit.
Some 21 million Fitbit trackers were sold last year, according to IDC
With several models all offering different features – there’s a Fitbit for everyone. Find out which is right for you…
For getting the best from your gym sessions
In a nutshell: Fitbit’s most popular tracker with multi-sport mode setting to track everything from running to weights
Whether you’re looking to break into fat burning mode or simply want to increase your overall fitness levels, the Fitbit Charge 2 provides all the stats you need to measure your progress. From lifting weights to stretching out on the yoga mat, you can track specific types of exercise to help you understand which workouts work best for you.
Get the best from your performance with the built-in heart rate monitor. Use its readings to adjust your pace when you need to – from stepping up the intensity to taking it down a notch. Out for a run? Link up to your smartphone GPS for accurate pace distance and route mapping.
Reach your goals in style
In a nutshell: Stylish and slim-line, the Fitbit Alta HR tracks your heart rate and looks great too
A key indicator of cardiovascular health is your resting heart rate – using a fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor can help you see the impact your workouts are having on your overall health.
The PurePulse technology makes it easier for you to reach your weight loss goals too. It measures how hard your heart works so you get a better measure of the number of calories you’ve burned. You can even make a fashion statement with your fitness tracker – choose from leather, metal or even designer straps to get the look you want.
Look the part with a stylish (smart) watch
In a nutshell: Fitbit Blaze looks like a watch but does a lot more than your average fitness tracker
Like the idea of a fitness tracker that looks and works like a watch? The Fitbit Blaze is part fitness gadget/part smartwatch. As well as helping you get fit, it can keep you organised too.
From the moment the silent alarm gently wakes you, to climbing into bed at night – Blaze works hard to monitor your daily activity.
Record everyday stats like steps, distance and calories burned – from walking and running to cycling. Get the lowdown on your performance with the built-in heart rate monitor.
Blaze is more than just a fitness tracker though – notifications like calls, texts and calendar alerts will keep you plugged into your day like a regular smartwatch. Find out more about its clever tracking abilities.
Plus it looks great in a sleek finish, with interchangeable bands to suit your style.
Boost your training
In a nutshell: If you’re serious about sport the Fitbit Flex 2 tracker built for fitness addicts – and it looks great too.
Ideal for runners, cyclist and swimmers, this clever tracker can tell automatically when you are moving to a different activity, so there’s no need to pause and change the settings mid-workout.
See your distance, calories burnt and steps instantly on the app to keep on track with your goals. The Fitbit Flex 2 even reminds you to move if you’ve been at your desk for too long – ideal if you need a gentle nudge for motivation.
As it’s the smallest activity tracker yet, you can wear it all day in complete comfort - even in the shower thanks to its waterproof design.
Get a good night’s sleep with Fitbit
Want to not only track the amount and quality of sleep you get as well as improve it? With Fitbit’s new Sleep Schedule feature you’ll be well on your way to getting the optimum night’s sleep.
It’s available on the Fitbit app now and works with all Fitbit devices that can track sleep. With it you can:
- Set personalised sleep goals, using your sleep data to make sure you get the right amount of sleep
- As well as bedtime and wakeup targets. Your device can remind you of these or use a silent alarm to gently wake you up at the right time
- See how you’re progressing with your sleep schedule history