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“Can you help me out with my smartwatch?”
“Yeah, sure. What type?”
“Oh, it’s a FitBit.”
“Cool, what type?”
In this age of smartphones and smart devices, wearable fitness apps are taking the fitness world by the storm. Many companies and brands have launched their line of products to meet the growing demands.
But one brand that stands out from the rest is Fitbit. Many of you might be already using a Fitbit. We all know there are a million types of Fitbit (or, it feels like it), so many ask the question, “What kind of Fitbit Do I Have?”.
To help you answer that and some other questions, in this piece we will walk you through the various types and models of Fitbits.
The current range of products with Fitbit is either Trackers or Smartwatches. Let’s find out more about the Fitbit range and see what kind of FitBit you’ve got.
What type of Fitbit do I have?
If you’re unsure what type of Fitbit you have on your wrist, there are a few distinctive things to look for. Check out this image to see what Fitbit you’ve got.
Also, if you want to compare different Fitbits, check out this comparison page to make sure you buy the right one for you.
Fitbit Charge 3
This is one of the best fitness trackers around. It is a nice upgrade to its previous version the Charge 2 with a much bigger screen.
The features include the heart rate monitor, swim tracking, guided breathing, sleep tracking, calorie counter, etc. As an upgrade to the previous versions, Charge 3 comes with improved notifications. The Fitbit Charge 3 connects and uses your phone GPS to track your runs but that means it cannot track locations on its own.
Considering the price remains the same as Charge 2, everything is a notch better in Charge 3.
- Bigger and Better Screen
- Improved Notifications
- Swim tracking
- option available on the special edition
- No GPS available
Fitbit Inspire HR
This is one of the latest Fitbits in the market and is a superior version of all the previous versions launched by the company.
It is loaded with all the features of the standard fitness tracker, is Water-Resistant and can connect to your phone’s GPS.
Apart from that the Fitbit Inspire HR also features an amazing battery life, sleek and looks quite premium. As such this emerges as a clear favorite among the users looking for a good looking fitness tracker.
If you don’t mind taking your phone for your runs or don’t need a smartwatch in a tracker, this may be the best pick for you.
- Sleek and premium design
- Loads of metrics that are tracked
- Huge Battery Life
- No Swim tracking
- No GPS
Fitbit Versa 2
The Versa is the first smartwatch in the Fitbit range and is undoubtedly one of the best products in the market in its category.
Packed with all the features of a fitness tracker this gets one level up with Alexa on your wrist. You can also access loads of other third-party applications through Versa 2. With this smartwatch as well, there is no built-in GPS function which means you will have to carry your phone with you for location tracking.
With so many features at prices better than other similar products in the market, this certainly is the preferred smartwatch-cum-tracker for many.
- Improved Design
- Always On option for display
- Lacks GPS
- High on price compared to other options
Fitbit Flex 2
This is the tracker for the minimalist. If you are one of those simple men who are not fond of complicated devices that much this is the device, you are looking for.
Cheaper than most of the other smart trackers with Fitbit, this is a definite hit among the users. The Fitbit Flex 2 dwells on the idea, that you need a phone for location tracking anyways, and a wearable tracker without the screen shall solve the purpose.
With almost all the basic fitness tracking metrics on board, this is certainly the best for the minimalist in you.
- Light and comfortable
- Super-sleek and minimalistic design
- Fun intuitive software
- Charges slowly
- No Heart-rate tracker
- No GPS
- No Screen
Fitbit Versa Lite
It looks remarkably similar to its top-end version of Fitbit Versa with a downgrade of a couple of features.
You get all the standard fitness tracking features such as the heart rate tracker, sleep tracking, among other features. There is again no in-built GPS but you can connect it with the Phone GPS for location tracking. It does not have the swim tracking feature and has no storage for music.
If you can live without a swim tracker and can carry your music on the phone for your runs, this is the smartwatch for you, given the extremely affordable prices they come for.
- Stylish and Comfortable
- Good Battery Life
- No GPS functionality
- No on-screen workout feature
- No Swim tracker
If you are looking for a smartwatch from Fitbit, which is a complete package of all features you are looking for, this is the product for you.
This smartwatch is actually a fitness tracker with some smartwatch functions to place it under the smartwatch category. It has features that can tackle and track swimming, weight lifting, running and a lot more. What sets it apart is the in-built GPS tracker that is absent from most of the Fitbit devices.
There are in-built dedicated programs for your daily workouts. But though, it is a decent attempt to match the Apple and the Samsung variants, it still does lack behind. Having said so, this is still the best in its range and category.
- The display is bright and beautiful
- Loads of options to track your fitness and workouts.
- Water-resistant with Swim Tracking
- Comes with 2.5 GB storage
- In-built GPS
- Slow Interface
- Lacks applications
- High priced
Apart from the above products, there are a few other Fitbit products that are favorites with the buyers, such as the Fitbit Inspire, the Fitbit Versa, the Fitbit Alta HR and the Fitbit Charge 2; every single one is a great product a prized possession of every Fitbit owner.
Now that you know about many of the top products with Fitbit, you should be able to make an informed choice and a decision on which one is the best and what to buy. And by now, you might also know the answer to the question What type of Fitbit do I Have? and is it the best one?
Best one or not, if you are wearing a Fitbit, you are certainly wearing a product that is better than the Rest!!