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

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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. In this Fitbit Guide, I have some recommendations which Fitbit is right for you with a handy Fitbit model comparison chart.

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What Kind of FitBit to Buy?

An affordable smartwatch that helps you reach your 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 complete comparison chart of Fitbit’s latest trackers.

Which Fitbit is Right for You? Fitbit Models Comparison and Guide
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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 price points as Versa Lite or Versa 2.

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

Fitbit Model 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 model 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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The Fitbit comparison chart below begins with the simpler, more affordable Fitbit Trackers and continues through to the higher end more costly watches.

ModelDescriptionBest ForPrice Point
Fitbit Ace 2This Fitbit is primarily made for kids ages 8+. Features include Activity and sleep tracking. Clock faces, reminders to move. 
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Made for Kids.$
Fitbit InspireThe stylish and sleek model includes many of the standard fitness tracking features including calories, steps, distance and active minutes, automatic exercise recognition, reminders to move, basic smartphone alerts and up to 5 days of Battery. 
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Best for fitness trackers looking for slim design and some smartphone integration.$
Fitbit Inspire HRThe 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. 
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Best for fitness trackers looking for slim design and some smartphone integration.$
Fitbit Charge 3Wider design but similar features to Inspire HR. The Charge, however, adds a few more features to its higher price point. These include quick replies on text notifications, floor climbing and Fitbit pay functionality. 
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Best for fitness trackers looking for slim design and some smartphone integration.Reg $$
Fitbit Charge 4The Charge, adds a few more features to its higher price point. These include quick replies on text notifications, floor climbing and Fitbit pay functionality. 
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Best for fitness trackers looking for slim design and some smartphone integration.Reg $$$
Fitbit Versa LiteThe Fitbit Versa Lite has less features than original 2018 model. These features and a few new ones can be found in the more expensive Versa 2 model. It will be easier to state which features it DOES NOT have: Stair climb, swim tracking, onscreen workouts, always-on screen, GPS features, pay features, music and voice assistants. 
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Best for fitness trackers not looking for minimal, smartwatch functionality.$$
Fitbit Versa 2The Fitbit Versa 2 model has Alexa integration, on-screen workouts, an always-on screen, Fitbit Pay, voice replies to texts, swim tracking and more. 
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For those who want it all, smartwatch features, fit pay and advanced fitness tracking.$$$
Fitbit IonicThe Fitbit Ionic was the most advanced tracker but comparing it against the new Fitbit Versa 2 we see that it does not have Alexa built-in, voice replies, designer accessories or always-on mode. It does have Adidas On-Screen workouts.  
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Best for serious fitness trackers.$$$$
Fitbit Aria 2 ScaleThe Fitbit Aria scale is wifi enable scale that measures weight, body fat percentage, lean mass and BMI. Stats can be synced to the Fitbit dashboard and other compatible fitness apps. 
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To link your weight to your health & fitness apps.$$$$
Fitbit Aria AirThe Fitbit Aria Air is a bluetooth model of the scale. Like the Aria 2 it 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.  
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To link your weight to your health & fitness apps.$
Lifestyle photo of Fitbit Versa 2.,,Photographer: Matt Hawthorne.
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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 Ionic – $$$$

The Ionic is Fitbit’s most expensive smartwatch and fitness tracker. With customizable clock faces, fitness tracking, coaching, health stats, music storage and the availability of downloading apps to it, the Fitbit Ionic is chock full of features for the serious smartwatch or fitness enthusiast. However when comparing it to the new Fitbit Versa 2 – this tracker falls a bit short due to its price tag


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 is probably the watch for you.


Fitbit Versa Lite – $$

Don’t be confused by previous versions of the Versa. My model bought in 2018 has a mix of features of the 2019 Versa Lite and Versa 2. What’s missing from the Fitbit Versa Lite version? It does not have swim tracking, but it is swim proof. It also does not have Fitbit Pay, music, Alexa or voice replies. They have removed advanced features like music, which allows you to buy a smartwatch. The Versa Lite is for serious fitness buffs looking for a more affordable smartwatch.


Fitbit Charge 4 – $$$

The latest Fitbit model is 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 Charge 3 – $$

The Fitbit Charge 3 is a smartwatch with a sleeker design. This fitness tracker has heart rate monitoring in addition to Fitbit features like reminders to move, phone notifications and fitness tracking.


Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR - $

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


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 - $

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 Ace 2 is swim-proof and water-resistant to 50M).


Fitbit Aria Scale 2

If you'd like to complete your tracking, most health and fitness apps that are compatible with trackers are also compatible with the Fitbit Aria Scale. It can track up to eight people and keep all their information private. The Aria scale measures weight, body fat percentage, lean mass and BMI.


Fitbit Aria Air

The Fitbit Aria Air is a bluetooth model of the scale. Like the Aria 2 it 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. 


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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