Top 7 Best Fitbits for 2018
If you’re still breathing — and chances are real good that you are — your body needs exercise to stay healthy. If you want to track your fitness goals, you probably should get a fitness tracker. There are numerous stories of fitness trackers changing people’s lives once they started counting up their steps and climbing stairs each day. People also use trackers to monitor their heart rate and sleep patterns.
But just like everything else, there are a large number of different models and brands to choose from. In fact, it seems that every other month a wave of more stylish, more powerful, and more feature-packed trackers hit the market. We happen to like Fitbit.
That said, no matter which brand you choose, you’re making a significant investment. So before you throw on your sneakers and head to Best Buy to get a fitness tracker, read our comments below about the various Fitbit models available on Amazon. It also wouldn’t hurt to listen to the YouTube videos we’ve posted. In no time, you’ll be a fitness tracker expert.
1. Charge 2
According to Fitbit, their original Charge (and Charge HR) was their top-selling fitness tracker. So it’s no surprise that they took everything trendy on the original and used it as a foundation for the Charge 2. Packed with everything you want—except GPS—the Charge 2 covers all the basics, like track workouts, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes, steps, sleep, and more.
If you’re a parent on the hunt for a tracker for your kids that will not dazzle them with the full force of fitness tracking, start here. With its reduced feature set and child-friendly reward system, the Ace is the perfect tracker for active kids.
3. Alta HR
The same size as the original Alta, the Alta HR has all of the same features, plus heart rate. It can track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep.
4. Flex 2
The Flex 2 is a great choice for those wanting something simple and water-resistant. It’s smaller and sleeker than the original, but gets a bad rap for short battery life.
The Versa is one of the best smartwatches you can buy. When compared to the Apple Watch, it tracks similar health metrics (calories burned, steps taken, heart rate, sleep). But unlike the Apple Watch, it is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
The Alta has it where it counts—week-long battery life, customizable styles, and the solid Fitbit companion app as a spine.
The Ionic is Fitbit’s second attempt at a smartwatch. Unless you have money to burn, the Versa has many of the same features of the Ionic at a $100 savings.