Fitbit is perhaps the most popular fitness tracker these days and with many options to choose from, you are likely to get confused about which model to buy if you are buying it for the first time. All the eight models help to track calories you burn, steps you take, distance you have traveled and minutes of activities and feed the data into the Fitbit app; almost all the models besides the Fitbit Zip can even track your sleeping patterns.
The Fitbit Surge is perhaps the costliest model and branded as a super-fitness tracker watch; it includes the full-motion tracking features of the Charge HR. the surge is also the only Fitbit model to offer a built-in GPS feature. It comes with the optical heart rate sensor and can give you notifications and alerts. This GPS makes it ideally suited for the cyclist or serious runner keen to track every biometric detail.
Fitbit Blaze is a relatively new model which was announced in January, 2016. This is an ambitiously-designed fitness watch with a square-shaped body and interchangeable straps. It comes with a color display which can feed texts and calls just like the smartwatches. It can be worn all day long and even during the night because it has a useful sleep-tracking function. So, it is not typically restricted to serious runners; rather this is a model for everyone.
Fitbit Charge 2
The Fitbit Charge 2 is the updated version of the popular Fitbit Charge; unlike the older model which was sold as standard Charge and Charge HR versions, this model has only one version. The display is far bigger and you can read data and notifications easily from the connected smartphone. The watch has interchangeable bands, even leather ones. The model does not have a built-in GPS but you can get map rotes for running through the phone which is connected to it. The Fitbit Charge 2 offers a Cardio Fitness Level score for gauging fitness levels and has a Breathe mode for relaxation.
The Fitbit Alta has a sleek design with interchangeable straps, even leather varieties. You will be able to enjoy a standard Fitbit-fitness experience with this watch. There is an auto exercise-detection mechanism and it can provide text notifications just like the Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Surge. It is perfect accessory for the fashion-conscious exerciser.
Fitbit Flex 2
Fitbit Flex 2 shows a marked improvement over the Fitbit Flex because of its sleeker design. The tracker is more compact and it is possible to customize this with your choice of accessories. It comes with waterproofing which is a new feature for the Fitbit models. It is possible to keep it on even while swimming laps. It also has auto recognition and its battery life is up to 5 days.
Fitbit One is one of the devices which the company launched when there were no wrist-mounted trackers. This could track the number of floors users climbed and their sleep hours; it also has an alarm function. The Fitbit is not ideally suited for the serious runner but it is excellent for general activity tracking purposes.
The Fitbit Zip is the cheapest of the models and also the least capable. It can calculate the basic steps, calories, activity minutes and distance traveled. It can also offer you the time besides these basic functions. So, the Zip is perfectly suited for those who have a limited budget. It is a basic step tracker and best for ordinary walking, not anything more strenuous than that.