Deciding which Fitbit activity tracker to buy can be a difficult decision. Not to worry, we’re here to answer your questions with the Fitbit buyer’s manual. Here’s a breakdown of each Fitbit activity tracker with their Features and Pricing.
Fitbit Zip is the entry-level wireless activity tracker. It allows you to track the most important daily activity such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes. This tracker is clippable; it’s not worn on the wrist, but discreetly in a pocket or on a belt. The Fitbit Zip has a replaceable watch battery that lasts up to six months.
The Zip is budget friendly and a great way to begin to track your steps. If you’re looking to get into the fitness tracking game without spending a pretty penny, this is the activity tracker for you.
Fitbit One is also a basic clippable wireless tracker that tracks stairs climbed and sleep. This tracker also records daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes. Fitbit One also has a silent alarm that you can set to vibrate at a desired time. Fitbit One has a rechargeable battery that lasts ten to fourteen days.
The Fitbit One Activity tracker is a great device for those who are looking for a tracker but don’t want to wear it on their wrist. However our recommendation is that the Fitbit Flex is a better device for the price.
The Flex was Fitbit’s first wrist-based tracker. It is also one of the most popular. The Flex tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep. Fitbit Flex also has a silent alarm that gently vibrates to wake users at a desired time. It’s basic display has LED lights to show users’ progress towards a daily goal. Each light represents the achievement of 20% of their goal. The Fitbit Flex has a rechargeable battery lasts up to five days.
The Flex is a great tracker if you want to track sleep in addition to your steps.
The Fitbit Charge tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. It can also receive caller ID notifications when paired with your cell phone. The Charge has an OLED display that shows users’ daily activity, time of day and caller ID notifications. This tracker logs sleep automatically and offers vibrating alarms. Fitbit Charge has a rechargeable battery that lasts seven to ten days.
The Charge is ideal for those people who are interested in adding caller ID to their device.
Fitbit Charge HR
The Fitbit Charge HR is identical to the original Charge. Additionally it has a heart rate tracker. The Charge HR battery lasts up to five days.
If you’re choosing between the Charge and the Charge HR definitely go for the HR. The heart rate tracking is worth the extra $30 in our opinion.
Fitbit Surge the high-end tracker. It has the standard tracking features such as steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and automatic sleep tracking. Yet, where the Surge really stands out from the pack is in its premium features. They include, tracking heart rate tracker and automatically detecting what kind of exercise you are doing. The Surge displays real-time statistics such as speed, distance, and exercise routes. It also tracks heart rate during a variety of cardio workouts and other exercises. The Surge is also includes text and call notifications and music control. It’s battery lasts up to seven days.
The Fitbit Surge is the tracker geared towards athletes. If you’re a runner, biker, or you’re looking to measure your performance this is the device for you.
No matter which Fitbit you own, when used regularly they can have a huge impact on how you manage your health and the decisions you make in your life.