Which Fitbit Should I Get?

Which Fitbit Should I Get?
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With a plethora of devices on the market, it has become something of an art to decide on the right Fitbit you should buy. Fitbit has recently introduced new high tech models such as the Fitbit Versa and the Fitbit Charge 3. However, earlier devices like the Fitbit Surge, the Fitbit Flex 2, and the Fitbit Alta HR still offer an outstanding fitness tech experience for the right person. For those on a budget, the Fitbit Flex 2 and the Fitbit Zip let you get in on the action for relatively cheap. high-end buyers, on the other hand, could be better served with the Ionic or the Charge 3.

Fitbit Flex 2: Best Budget Fitbit

For those looking for a low-cost Fitbit, the Fitbit Flex 2 is one of the best options on the market. This fitness tracker remains one of the company’s most popular devices, and with good reason. It has a stylish design, available in black, lavender, magenta, and navy. Complementing its design is a set of features that cover all bases, including sleep tracking, swimproof support for tracking in the water, and call notifications from your phone. Its $59 price point makes this a winning device for a low budget.

Fitbit Ionic: Best high-end Fitbit

The Fitbit Ionic is not only among the latest devices from Fitbit, but it’s one of the best fitness wearables you can get anywhere. It is a smartwatch, comparable in concept to the Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch. The Ionic, however, has a unique focus on fitness. Its onboard GPS lets you track distance run or walked, along with speed tracking. It also includes fitness insights, apps, and music playing capabilities. The regular Fitbit Ionic costs $269.95, while the Adidas Edition Fitbit Ionic goes for $299.95.

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Fitbit Charge 3: Best Value

With a mix of advanced fitness tracking and personalized insights, the Fitbit Charge 3 is an incredible gadget. It costs $149.95 in the regular version. For this, you get heart tracking around the clock, calorie burn rate tracking, sleep tracking, activity tracking, along with 7 days of battery life. The Fitbit Charge 3’s touchscreen, its apps such as the weather app, and sync ability with Android or iOS smartphones, make it a powerful package. A more advanced version, the Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition, costs $169.95.

Fitbit Versa: Best for High Tech Enthusiasts

For the high tech enthusiast, the Fitbit Versa is the ideal fitness tracker. It tracks an unbelievable range of activities and metrics, including:

  • Steps tracking

  • Sleep tracking
  • Floor climbing
  • Guided breathing activities
  • Swimming tracking in the water
  • Cardio tracking

Along with these, it also packs popular apps, plays music, syncs with your phone, and sends notifications for activity on your phone. For a price of $199.95, you get a high tech fitness tracker that ticks most of the boxes that would matter to a tech fan.

To Consider Before Your Purchase

If you want the ability to use your Fitbit for payments with Fitbit Pay, you will want to get the Special Edition Fitbit Charge 3. It integrates with a multitude of banks, including Chase Bank, Bank Of America, and Wells Fargo.

Our Notes

  • Fitbit Flex 2: Its swim-proof technology makes it a great bargain for swimmers.
  • Fitbit Ionic: Includes multi-sport modes such as Bike and Weights.
  • Fitbit Charge 3: Can operate at altitudes of up to 28,000 feet.
  • Fitbit Versa: Comes in black, peach, and gray color.

What Do They Say on Other Sites

"The Charge 3 has a lot more power and features than the Alta, so my opinion of it may be a bit rose tinted compared to those coming from the Charge 2. The battery life is great. The usability is great.” (Beau Steward on Amazon

“Very disappointed in this product. Only 5 clock faces on the Fitbit 3; there are 11 on the Fitbit 2. The FB3 doesn't show the date, nor does it give a clock face concurrently showing just the time and number-of-steps” (Mark Alessandrini on Amazon)

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