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1. Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit Charge 3
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  • Reviewed on: 12 July 2019

The best all-round Fitbit

Fitbit has successfully redesigned its most popular product with the Charge 3. For first-time buyers, you won’t find a better-featured activity tracker on the market at such a fair price. It tracks Steps, Distance, Calories burned, Active Minutes, Floors Climbed, Heart Rate, and Sleep Stages, and can connect to your phone's GPS if you want to map your runs.

You also get a full set of on-screen notifications such as Caller ID, texts, Calendar, WhatsApp, and others. It even has its own Weather app.

Given that it comes two years after the Charge 2 we think it’s a warranted upgrade, particularly if you desire the longer battery life (7 days) and full waterproofing. It is a worthy upgrade to Fitbit's most popular-ever fitness tracker.

Read our Fitbit Charge 3 review.

2. Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa
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  • Reviewed on: 12 July 2019

The best Fitbit smartwatch

While it lacks the built-in GPS of the Ionic, the Fitbit Versa is otherwise identical in features, and is smaller and lighter on the wrist. And, of course, it can still connect with the GPS on your phone. As a smartwatch it can use a growing number of apps (Weather, Starbucks, Runkeeper, Strava and more) as well as on-wrist Fitbit Pay and music storage and control, plus notifications such as Caller ID and texts.

Fitbit Coach offers animated on-screen workouts. It also boasts more designer accessories than the Ionic. While aimed at women (who might find the Ionic too large) the Versa is most definitely a unisex design – although it would take a confident man to wear the Peach/Rose-Gold version.

Read our Fitbit Versa review.

3. Fitbit Versa Lite Edition

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition
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  • Reviewed on: 12 July 2019

The best Fitbit smartwatch for less

The Versa Lite is physically same as the Versa except for the lack of two buttons on the right edge. Inside, it loses a few features: Wi-Fi, altimeter, Fitbit Coach on-screen workouts and the ability to store music.

But wait! It's still excellent, and we didn't miss any of those features. It's cheaper, lasts for four or five days on a single charge, looks great and has tons of compatible straps and accessories. 

Read our Fitbit Versa Lite Edition review.

4. Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
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  • Reviewed on: 3 April 2019

The best Fitbit for sports

The Fitbit Ionic is the most fully featured Fitbit smartwatch and activity tracker. It has it all, and its built-in GPS is great for runners or exercisers who don’t want to lug their phone around with them.

As well as all the usual fitness stats it features automatic multi-sports tracking, Fitbit Coach for on-screen workouts, Caller ID and texts notifications on wrist, can store up to 300 songs with music control and be used for contactless payments, as well as chose from a range of special apps (Weather, Starbucks, Runkeeper, Strava, and more).

The Fitbit Versa (which has the same features minus the built-in GPS) is cheaper and smaller, but the Ionic is still lightweight enough for you not to realise you’re wearing it.

Read our Fitbit Ionic review.

5. Fitbit Inspire HR

Fitbit Inspire HR
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  • Reviewed on: 1 April 2019

The cheapest Fitbit with a heart-rate monitor

The Fitbit Inspire HR's fitness feature set covers the basics well - steps, calories burned, distance travelled, and the ability to auto-detect workouts with reasonable accuracy - but it does not have GPS or an altimeter. For those features, you should consider the Charge 3, Versa or Ionic Fitbits

The heart-rate monitor deepens the device's exercise analysis and makes its sleep tracking far more sophisticated. It's a major step up from the plain Fitbit Inspire and well worth the extra £20/$30.

This is a good price for a light, smart-looking device with a solid feature set. Fitness fanatics will want something more advanced.

Read our Fitbit Inspire HR review.

6. Fitbit Inspire

Fitbit Inspire
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  • Reviewed on: 28 March 2019

The best Fitbit for beginners

We'd happily recommend the Fitbit Inspire to a casual fitness enthusiast, since it's affordable, smart-looking and easy to use. And of course it works with Fitbit's fantastic mobile app.

It tracks your basic steps, distance, active minutes and calories burned, and offers on-wrist notifications including Caller ID, texts and calendar alerts.

But be warned that you don't get a lot by way of advanced fitness features: there's no GPS, no heart monitor, no altimeter. If you can live without these, this is a sensible money-saving option.

Read our Fitbit Inspire review.

7. Fitbit Ace 2

Fitbit Ace 2
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  • Reviewed on: 3 July 2019

The best Fitbit for kids

The Fitbit Ace 2 is designed especially for younger children. It's a well-priced if basic activity tracker. It lacks the more advanced health measurements you’ll find on the pricier Fitbits but it has enough to motivate a family to up their exercise.

Until recently children under 13 were not allowed to have a personal Fitbit account. Now the minimum age is 6 – as long as you use the Fitbit Ace 2, which measures Steps and Active Time, plus basic sleep monitoring. Special family account features mean kids (and parents) can track their basic activity stats through secure Kid View and Parent Views, where they can see their progress, compete in challenges, and earn badges.

The Ace is about exercise not just weight loss – Fitbit hides the calorie counter to stop children obsessing about their weight. Older kids might prefer a Fitbit that does more, such as measure heart rate.

Read our Fitbit Ace 2 review.