How to Choose the Fitbit Fitness Tracker That's Right for You

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Fitbit is a leader on the market for fitness trackers, boasting a vast lineup of options for every lifestyle and activity level. This guide will help you choose the right one for your needs and budget.

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Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Tracker​​
$149.95

Best Overall

The latest Fitbit Charge 3 is the best fitness tracker the company has to offer for most buyers out there. It has an elegant design, a host of fitness-tracking features, and a touch-screen interface that's a major improvement over its predecessor's. Crucially, the Charge 3 can last up to a week between battery charges.

We like that, like a proper smartwatch, the Fitbit Charge 3 can display notifications from all apps on your connected smartphone. Like its predecessor, the fitness band also has easily interchangeable bands.

More: Fitness Trackers for Logging All Your Activity

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Fitbit Versa Smartwatch
$199.95

Best Smartwatch

The Fitbit Versa smartwatch is the company's finest fitness tracker to date, as well as our favorite pick in its product range. Its features include an accurate heart-rate tracker and the ability to deliver guided workouts. You can install apps on the smartwatch, make payments, and receive notifications from your smartphone as well. Plus, the smartwatch is fully waterproof, so you can go swimming with it or shower while wearing it. 

The aluminum case is available in black, silver, and gold, and Fitbit offers a number of interchangeable bands for the Versa.

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Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch
$249.00

Best for Power Users

The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch is the company's most feature-packed offering. It has the same superb set of activity- and sleep-tracking features found in the Versa, with added GPS for tracking outdoor workouts. 

The fully waterproof smartwatch is available in a trio of cases finishes — silver, dark gray, and orange. Its bands are easily removable, so you can customize its looks to your liking.  

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Fitbit Alta HR
$129.80

Best for Having a Heart-Rate Sensor in a Compact Body

The Fitbit Alta HR looks exactly like the Alta, but it has a built-in heart-rate sensor. The latter enables the device to track your activities and sleeping patterns much more accurately than the slightly more affordable Alta. 

Interchangeable bands, up to a week of battery life, and the ability to deliver smartphone notifications round up the device's key features. We highly recommend you opt for this one over the regular Alta. They are priced incredibly closely, and the heart-rate sensor makes a much more capable fitness tracker. 

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Fitbit Charge 2
$129.95

Best for Discreet Design and Built-In GPS and Heart Rate Tracker

The hot new Fitbit Charge 2 replaces two devices in the company's product range — the Charge and the Charge HR. Designed like a larger Alta, the gadget features continuous heart-rate tracking, GPS, a handy OLED touchscreen, and swappable wristbands. In addition to tracking health data and delivering smartphone notifications, the tracker can also help users unwind via personalized breathing exercises.

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Fitbit Flex 2
$58.95

Best for Distraction-Free Tracking and Affordable Price

The swim-proof Fitbit Flex 2 is all about distraction-free activity tracking. It lacks a display, so users can only see the results on the Fitbit smartphone app. 

The device can track all the basics — such as steps, calories, and distance — as well as sleep patterns and floors climbed. A silent alarm is also on board, as are discreet smartphone notifications.

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Fitbit Ace
$79.00

Best for Kids

The Fitbit Ace has been designed for kids age 8 and up. The gadget tracks steps, activity, and sleep. Because it’s made for kids, it doesn't track heart rate and calories burned. The goal of the gadget is to make being active fun for kids via goal celebrations, achievements, and reminders to move. 

As you can see, the Ace has the same design and interchangeable bands like the Fitbit Alta. However, because it's a kid-friendly offering, it lacks smartphone notifications. 

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