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Which Fitbit Fitness Tracker is Perfect For Me?

17 December 2017 | MJ Mendoza

Fitbit has a great selection of fitness trackers starting from basic step counters to heartrate monitors to GPS trackers in various price ranges. With a Fitbit, you can track your progress and learn to push yourself to the limit. So, which Fitbit fitness tracker would be the right one.

Fitbit Zip

One of the brand's cheapest alternatives, the Fitbit Zip is a small pedometer that counts your steps, burned calories, distance, and active minutes. Compared to other fitness trackers on this list, Fitbit Zip is a clip-type device that you can place in your pocket, on your belt, or even inside your bra. Like with the rest of Fitbit's repertoire, you can also connect it to the Fitbit app to track your progress or compete with your friends.

Fitbit One

A notch higher than the Fitbit Zip is the Fitbit One which not only helps you track your steps but also your distance, number of calories burned, active minutes, and your sleep. Like the Zip, Fitbit One is also a clip-type device that can be connected to the Fitbit app. The screen is also an improvement from the Zip; instead of an LED display, the Fitbit One features an OLED screen.

Fitbit Flex 2

Replacing the original Fitbit Flex, the Fitbit Flex 2 helps track your steps, distance, number of calories burned, active minutes, and your sleep just like the Fitbit One. There are several differences between the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit One including the screen, message notification, and silent alarms. This device is worn around the wrist with replaceable bands depending on your style.

Fitbit Alta

If you're looking for a Fitbit tracker that's somewhere in between with the right features but without the hefty price tag, then the Fitbit Alta is for you. Like the Flex 2, it can monitor your steps, distance, burned calories, active minutes, and your sleep patterns but it does a better job when it comes to notifications. The Fitbit Alta has a comprehensive display that gives you the information you need such as your progress, notifications, incoming calls, and reminders. It, however, is not waterproof which means you have to take them off during the rain or when washing the dishes.

Fitbit Alta HR

Taking your Fitbit Alta to the next level, the Fitbit Alta HR is a sleek device with an added heartrate monitor to its features. Aside from that, the Alta HR also has a safety buckle for a secure fastening with an improved battery life. Moreover, the Alta HR also provides better sleep tracking data but like its predecessor, it is not waterproof.

Fitbit Charge 2

Replacing the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR, Fitbit Charge 2 is a slightly larger device than the Alta and has several new features from the previous devices such as the VO2 Max and Guided Breathing. The VO2 Max is a new feature that provides a personalized fitness score over time while Guided Breathing helps create personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate. It is also splash and sweat-proof which makes it an awesome outdoor companion.

Fitbit Blaze

Designed to look more like a sportswatch than a fitness tracker, the Fitbit Blaze pretty much offers the same as the Charge HR but without the VO2 Max and Guided Breathing features provided by the Charge 2. With the Fitbit Blaze, you can use its Multi-sports feature to track your real-time stats during the game.

Fitbit Surge

Perhaps one of the most expensive Fitbit trackers out there, the Fitbit Surge is designed to be more like a sportswatch than a fitness tracker. What makes this device special is its GPS tracker plus it also has music controls, and also a multi-sport feature much like the Fitbit Blaze. It has tons of advanced running options which makes it great for marathoners and long-distance runners, and sprinters.

Fitbit Ionic

If Fitbit Surge is one of the most expensive, then the Fitbit Ionic is the most expensive tracker on their selection. As an answer to Apple's smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic provides tons of features including a personal coach app, real-time swim tracking (which means the device is waterproof), better GPS and heartrate monitors. Fitbit Ionic is also made of aerospace aluminum which makes it sleeker and tougher compared to other Fitbit devices.

In almost three weeks, 2017 will be ending but it's never too late to pick up where you last left off on your fitness goals. Don't wait for the new year to start working out, keep yourself motivated with a trusty fitness tracker like Fitbit!

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