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The Fitbit buyer’s guide: Which Fitbit is best for me?

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A Fitbit can be a fantastic gadget for anyone looking to get more active, lose weight, manage a health condition and generally give their health a boost. If you’re thinking about buying a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, read on for a simple guide to some of the different models available.

The Fitbit Sense – perfect for stress management

The Sense is the newest, most advanced, and most expensive model of Fitbit currently available. Not only is this clever gadget a health tracker, it’s also a fully functional smartwatch. With a Sense you can do all of the following from your wrist:

  • Make calls and send messages
  • Get text notifications
  • Speak to your voice assistant
  • Shop quickly with Fitbit Pay
  • Play music and podcasts

The health, sleep, and exercise tracking capabilities of the Sense are also incredibly advanced.

Cutting edge new features include:

  • Stress management via the Reflection App
  • Electrodermal activity (EDA) scanning to monitor your stress levels
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) scanning to assess your heartbeat for irregularities

The Sense also offers:

  • PurePulse 2.0 continuous heartrate monitoring
  • 24/7 activity tracking with Active Zone minutes
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Skin temperature monitoring
  • Calorie tracking
  • Sleep tracking with Smart Wake and snooze mode
  • Menstrual health tracking
  • Guided breathing sessions

Another added bonus is that the Sense is kitted out to make your workouts easier to do, and simpler to track. It has built-in GPS, over 20 exercise modes, and water-resistance up to 50 metres.

Shop Fitbit Sense

The Fitbit Versa – perfect for versatility

The Fitbit Versa is another modern Fitbit model that doubles as a smartwatch. If you’re budget-conscious, the Versa 3 is an excellent alternative to the Sense that has many of the same features.

The Versa 3 has a similar look and feel to the Sense, and allows you to make calls, send messages, play music, and pay for your shopping all from your wrist. While it lacks the most advanced stress management features of the Sense, the Fitbit Versa is also a highly advanced health and fitness tracker.

Features include 24/7 activity and heartrate monitoring, sleep tracking, and – in the newer Versa 3 models – built-in GPS.

The Fitbit Charge – perfect for affordability

The most recent Fitbit Charge model – the Charge 4 – offers some of the functionality of a smartwatch, but without the higher price tag. This classic and reliable fitness tracker comes with:

  • Activity tracking
  • Calorie tracking
  • Heartrate monitoring
  • Sleep tracking with sleep stage monitoring
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Menstrual health tracking
  • Guided breathing sessions

The Charge 4 also has built-in GPS, water-resistance up to 50 metres, over 20 exercise modes, and smartwatch functionalities including apps and payments.

Buy Fitbit Charge 4

The Fitbit Inspire – perfect for streamlined style

If you’re looking to track your activity but you don’t want to wear something bulky on your wrist, the Inspire could be the Fitbit for you. With its chic, streamlined design, and customisable clock face, the Inspire is designed to blend perfectly with your personal style.

As the cheapest model of adult Fitbit, the features of the Inspire are more basic than the Charge 4. However, it’s still fitted with Fitbit’s classic health and exercise tracking features, including heartrate monitoring, menstrual health tracking, and sleep tracking.

 Shop Fitbit Inspire 2

The Fitbit Ace – perfect for kids

The Fitbit Ace is the only Fitbit model designed for kids. Kitted out to offer all-day activity tracking and reminders to move, the Ace is ideal for parents who want to encourage their kids to do more exercise. This model is also swim-proof, and offers sleep tracking and bedtime reminders.

The Ace has colourful straps, virtual badges, and customisable clock faces to make it extra fun for your little one to wear.

Buy Fitbit Ace 3

For more inspiration, browse our Fitbit collection.

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