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 improving everyday health
In a nutshell: For a slim fitness band you’ll barely notice you’re wearing, try the Fitbit Alta.
Alta tracks everyday activity like sleep, steps, distance covered and calories burned – all in a slim band that feels light on your wrist and looks stylish.
As soon as you begin exercising, the Fitbit automatically starts tracking. When you’re done, sync your stats wirelessly to your smartphone for a breakdown of your daily activity.
When you’ve been sitting down too long, it’ll even give you a gentle nudge, reminding you to get moving.
Don’t fancy wearing a plain fitness band to dinner? Change it to suit your style with interchangeable bands and a range of clock faces.
Get the best from your gym sessions
In a nutshell: Go for a tracker that can record a variety of different activities, giving you data that’s more personalised to your workout. We recommend the Fitbit Charge 2.
Whether youre lifting weights or stretching out on the yoga mat, the Fitbit Charge 2 can track specific exercises, so you can learn which workouts give you the best results.
The PurePulse heart rate monitor also gives you a live display of your heart rate, so you know when to up the intensity or take it down a notch.
Out for a run? Link up to your smartphone GPS for accurate pace distance and route mapping.
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