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Which Fitbit to choose?

Written by  Nov 24, 2017

Fitbit has been around for a years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.

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Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem you have probably since found however, is deciding which of the nine Fitbit activity tracking devices is the right one for you.

We have broken each of the Fitbit trackers down into how much each costs, what features each offers and why you might considering buying each one. This feature is all about helping you work out which Fitbit will suit you and your lifestyle best.

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Fitbit Zip


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  • What it tracks: Steps, distance, calories, active minutes
  • Type: Clip-on
  • Features: LCD display, clock
  • Battery: Four to six months
  • Price: £49.99

The Fitbit Zip is the cheapest activity tracker available within Fitbit's portfolio and it allows you to monitor basic activity discreetly. It is a clip-based device that can be worn on a belt, pocket or a bra.

The Zip has an LCD display for easy access to stats without the app and its replaceable coin battery should last between four and six months. Through the Fitbit app, Zip users will be able to see their progress, complete challenges with friends, log food, record workouts and earn badges.

The Fitbit Zip comes in charcoal, lime, midnight blue and magenta colour options.

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Fitbit One


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  • What it tracks: Steps, distance, calories, active minutes, sleep
  • Type: Clip-on
  • Features: OLED display, clock
  • Battery: 10 to 14 days
  • Price: £79.99

The Fitbit One is similar to the Zip, only it adds sleep tracking to its list of attributes, as well as a more slender design. Like the Zip, it will sync wirelessly to the app or your computer and it is also a clip-based device so you can wear it on a belt, pocket or bra.

Rather than an LCD display, the One opts for an OLED screen and its battery type changes to a rechargeable lithium polymer that offers between 10 and 14 days on a full charge.

The same app features apply as the Fitbit Zip, but users with the One will also get access to sleep trend graphs, sleep goals and sleep quality data. The Fitbit One comes in black or burgundy colour options.

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Fitbit Flex 2


Buy now from Amazon.co.uk


  • What it tracks: Steps, distance, calories, active minutes, sleep
  • Type: Wrist-worn
  • Features: Five LED lights, text and call notifications, special accessories, waterproof, silent alarms
  • Battery: Up to five days
  • Price: £69.99

The Fitbit Flex 2 replaces the original Flex and offers exactly the same as the Fitbit One in terms of tracking features. The OLED display is replaced by five LED lights, meaning more visits to the app for progress details, while the design moves from a clip-on device to a wrist-worn band.

As there is no display, there is no clock feature like there is with the Zip and One, but the Flex 2 does offer text and call notifications in the form of colour-coded LED lights. Battery life is up to five days.

The Flex 2's tracker is removable so while you can stick with the standard rubber band comes with, you can also buy special accessories. There is a bracelet in gold, silver or rose gold options and a necklace in gold or silver for those that want to increase their fashion status with their step count. For those happy with the rubber band, it comes in four colours including black, navy, lavender and magenta.

Read full review: Fitbit Flex 2 review

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Fitbit Alta


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  • What it tracks: Steps, distance, calories, active minutes, sleep
  • Type: Wrist-worn
  • Features: OLED display, clock, smartphone notifications, interchangeable bands, silent alarms
  • Battery: Up to five days
  • Price: From £99.99

The Fitbit Alta offers many of the same features as the Flex 2, meaning no elevation or heart rate data, though it does smartphone notifications in a slightly more useful way compared to the Flex 2.

The Alta is slim and sits in line with the Flex in terms of size but the display allows you to see your progress and alerts, including text notifications, incoming caller ID and calendar alerts. The same app functions apply as the Flex 2, along with the same battery life, which stands at five days but the Alta is not waterproof.

The Fitbit Alta comes in four standard colours comprising black, blue, teal and plum, but there are also two leather band options for an extra £50 each or a metal bracelet for £80 extra.

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Fitbit Charge 2


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  • What it tracks: Steps, distance, calories, active minutes, sleep, heart rate, elevation, VO2 Max
  • Type: Wrist-worn
  • Features: OLED display, clock, smartphone notifications, interchangeable bands, Connected GPS, multi-sport tracking, automatic exercise recognition, silent alarms
  • Battery: Up to five days
  • Price: From £139.99

The Fitbit Charge 2 replaces the Charge and Charge HR in one device. It is slightly larger than the Alta, Alta HR and Flex 2 but it adds several extra features, including Cardio Fitness Level (essentially VO2 Max), which gives you a personalised fitness score over time, and Guided Breathing, which offers personalised breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

There is also Connected GPS on board the Charge 2 and battery life is sits at up to five days, so around the same as the Flex 2 and Alta. It is sweat, rain and splash proof like the Alta and Alta HR, but not waterproof like the Flex 2. App functions are the same as the other devices but unlike the Flex 2 and standard Alta, you'll get the added bonus of being able to monitor your heart rate data, as well as see more detailed analysis of workouts.

The Fitbit Charge 2 comes in black and silver, plum and silver, blue and silver, and teal and silver. There are also two special edition models and a number straps that can be bought separately for a different look as the Charge 2 offers interchangeable straps, like the Alta and Alta HR.

Also see: Fitbit Charge 2 vs. Fitbit Alta: Whats the difference?

Read full review: Fitbit Charge 2 review

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Fitbit Ionic


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The Fitbit Ionic is the company's answer to a proper smartwatch and it is the most expensive Fitbit available, but it is also the most feature rich, offering all the features available on the likes of both the Charge 2 and Blaze, while adding plenty of extras on top of these devices like NFC for mobile payments, waterproofing with real-time swim tracking and improved GPS over the Surge.

It comes with Fitbit Coach, a new personal coaching app, as well as partner apps like Strava and like the Blaze, it offers on-screen workouts, though the Ionic takes things one step further in that they will be more personalised. The Ionic also has interchangeable straps, a unibody made from aerospace aluminium for a premium look and improved heart rate tracking over other Fitbit devices.

The Fitbit Ionic is said to have a four-day battery life and it offers extended smartphone notifications to include apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Gmail. The Ionic will be available in three colours from launch (October 2017), each of which will be compatible with the two leather straps and three sports bands available separately.

Read full review: Fitbit Ionic review

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