Which Fitbit is Right for You? Fitbit Models Comparison and Guide

Which Fitbit is Right for You? Fitbit Models Comparison and Guide

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In this Fitbit Guide, I have some recommendations which Fitbit is right for you with a handy Fitbit models comparison chart. I’ve included the newest trackers announced in 2021. I’ve purchased several health gizmos in the past, but Fitbit trackers have become a staple in my pursuit of healthy living. Fitbit has genuinely revolutionized the health industry with its tracking devices, and things continue to get better.

Smartwatch or Tracker? Which FitBit to Buy?

You have two options when choosing a Fitbit device. The tracker or smartwatch. If you are interested in a lot of features that integrate with your smartphone then you likely will want one of their smartwatch models. However, alternatively if you really just want to track your fitness, steps and a few other basics a tracker may be of more interest.

For me, an affordable smartwatch that helps me reach my fitness goals, that’s the dream that is Fitbit. Of all the fitness gadgets I have had, Fitbit has proved to be a force in many health and wellness goals. There are models for kids, those wishing to track steps and fitness goals to full-on smartwatches. So how to choose the right FitBit? We have some suggestions and a comparison chart of Fitbit’s latest trackers.

Latest Fitbit models and comparison
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The Fitbit Health Revolution

When you look back at past fitness crazes, none has had the impact and longevity of Fitbit. The ease of use, setup, connectivity to apps and its many models at various price points, has made owning a Fitbit easy. Many of us have owned a Fitbit model to track health goals.

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For those not willing to shell out for an Apple Watch, Fitbit has options that can connect some of your smartphone’s features. Once you’ve jumped on the bandwagon, it’s hard to drop off as Fitbit connects to everything and becomes our tracker of choice for so much more than the number of steps we are taking each day.

Currently, I’m on my fourth Fitbit tracker, the Fitbit Versa (2018). This discontinued model is now available in two models the Versa 2 or Versa 3.

Which Fitbit is Right for You? Fitbit Models Comparison and Guide

Fitbit Models Comparison Chart

I have put together a list of Fitbit trackers available today so that you can see the different features in a comprehensive Fitbit models comparison. Unfortunately, the older clip models, Fitbit Flex and Alta, are discontinued from the lineup. However, there are a few new models to look through with clip accessories.

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When making our Fitbit comparisons we started with the higher end more costly smartwatches and continued with the more affordable Fitbit Trackers.

Fitbit Smartwatch Models Comparison

SmartwatchDescriptionBest ForPrice Point
SenseThis Fitbit smartwatch includes new features including the EDA Scan app, heart rhythm assessment with the Fitbit ECG app, and a skin temperature sensor. The smartwatch features include an always-on display, customizable clock face, Spotify integration, payments, and access to Alexa and Google Assistant.
Fitbit |Amazon US | Amazon CA
Smartwatch users who want advanced and latest features.$$$$
Versa 3All the fitness features you need with Smartphone integrations, apps and access to both Alexa and Google Assistant can be found in the Versa 3 model. In fact, the Versa 3 has everything the Sense has minus the heart health EDA, ECG and skin temperature features.
Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CA
Smartwatch users
Alexa + Google
Versa 2The Fitbit Versa 2 model has Alexa integration, on-screen workouts, an always-on screen, Fitbit Pay, voice replies to texts, swim tracking and more. 
Fitbit | Amazon US Amazon CA

Fitbit Tracker Models Comparison

TrackersDescriptionBest ForPric Point
Ace 3 This Fitbit is primarily made for kids ages 8+. Features include Activity and sleep tracking. Clock faces, reminders to move. Check out the new, special edition Minions model too!
Fitbit | Amazon US |  Amazon CA
Fitbit Luxe The latest fashion tracker in the Fitbit family is the new Fitbit Luxe. Like the Inspire it has a number of Health & Fitness features including heart rate, oxygen saturation, guided breathing and sleep monitoring to name a few. Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CAFashion, Slim Style, Tracker features.$$$
Inspire 2 The premium model of the Fitbit Inspire adds heartrate functionality to the watch. This will add more advanced sleep-tracking and Heart rate monitoring to your fitness tracking. 
Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CA
Slim style, tracker features$$
Charge 4 The Charge, adds a few more features to its higher price point. These include quick replies on text notifications, floor climbing and Fitbit pay functionality. 
Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CA
Slim style, tracker features$$$

Lifestyle photo of Fitbit Versa 2.,,Photographer: Matt Hawthorne.

Fitbit Gift Buying Guide – The Latest Fitbit Models

To help you choose which Fitbit model you should get, I have put together a detailed description of each model below. I will start with the models with the most features and smartphone integrations.

Fitbit Sense – $$$$

The latest model in the Fitbit family the Fitbit Sense includes the newly added EDA Scan app, heart rhythm assessment with the Fitbit ECG app, and a skin temperature sensor. For those looking for these advanced heart health monitoring, this model is best. Fitbit has also added Google assistant with Alexa in this model in addition to the many other smartwatch and fitness tracking features you can find in the Versa Models. Fitbit |Amazon US | Amazon CA

Fitbit Versa 3 – $$$

If you want to spend a little less and are not as interested in the latest heart health technology but want a few added features then you will find the Versa 3 is packed with plenty of smartwatch features and smartphone integrations. This model includes the always-on display and customizable watch faces, payments, Spotify and other smartwatch apps. The watch is swim-roof, includes workouts, personalized reminders, fitness scores and plenty of fitness tracking tools to help you with your wellness goals. Fitbit |Amazon US | Amazon CA

Fitbit Versa 2 – $$

If you are serious about tracking your fitness, sleep and want an affordable smartwatch, which allows you to respond to texts, keep the display on, pay for things, and connect Amazon Alexa. The Fitbit Versa 2 if you can still find them Versa 2 is packed with most of the features found in Versa 3. Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CA 

Fitbit Charge 4 – $$

For those looking for a slimmer model the Fitbit Charge 4, a smartwatch with a sleek design. This fitness tracker has heart rate monitoring in addition to Fitbit features like reminders to move, phone notifications and fitness tracking. Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CA

Fitbit Luxe – $$$

For those looking for a more fashion-forward model that comes with a number of great wristbands but is sleek in its design you will want to take a look at the Fitbit Luxe. Like the Inspire it has a number of Health & Fitness features including heart rate, oxygen saturation, guided breathing and sleep monitoring to name a few. Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CA

Fitbit Inspire 2 – $$

If you were a fan of the Fitbit Alta, then you’ll likely have your eye on the Fitbit Inspire 2. Both are swim-proof and have similar features, but one has the cardio features added by the Heartrate monitor. Fitbit |Amazon US | Amazon CA

Clip it and wear it: For the fans of the old clip Fitbit products, you’ll be happy to learn that you can buy a clip case for your Inspire to wear it as a clip.

Fitbit Ace 3 – $

The Ace Tracker designed and built for kids tracks your children’s steps and pairs with a child account on Fitbit. Children can earn badges when they reach their goals. The Fitbit Ace 3 is swim-proof and water-resistant to 50M).
Fitbit | Amazon US |  Amazon CA

Fitbit Aria Air

The Fitbit Aria Air is a Bluetooth enabled and measures and displays weight on screen but it syncs stats to your Fitbit dashboard using Bluetooth wireless technology vs being connected to a WiFi network. Fitbit | Amazon US | Amazon CA

Lifestyle photo of Fitbit Inspire.,,Photographer: Chris Ozer.,Actual capture date: 9/5/18

What Does Fitbit Track?

While some of the Fitbit models have more features than others, the basic models track steps and sleep patterns mainly. The higher models include advanced features like auto exercise tracking.

  • Steps
  • Sleep Patterns
  • Notifications to Move
  • Heart Rate (some models)
  • Auto exercise recognition (some models)
  • Auto sleep recognition (some models)

Other Things Fitbit does

  • Call, text and calendar alerts (some models)
  • Female health tracking (with the app)
  • Food tracking (with the app)
  • Water tracking (with the app)
  • Music storage (some models)
  • Fitness coaching (some models)

I’m on my fourth Fitbit tracker, the Fitbit Versa, and I love it. I like how Fitbit integrates with all my health and fitness apps, and here in Canada and the smartphone integration comes in handy too.

Images used with Fitbit’s permission.

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