Fitbit is one of the pioneering fitness tracker brands, and for good reason – their wide and ever-expanding selection of wearables have redefined what it means to track, monitor and improve your health and fitness. Despite the recognition, Fitbit doesn’t falter when it comes to results, earning a great reputation as one of the best fitness tracker makers around. Choosing to finally bite the bullet and indulge in a Fitbit is a great first step, but seeing the overwhelming number of options to decide between can be rather intimidating and daunting. To ensure that you get the best Fitbit for your needs, lets break down some of the most popular models (all of which are available to rent for a trial period through Lumoid) and their features so you can make the best possible choice!
Probably the most accessible of all the models, Fitbit Flex is a slim, stylish device that comes in a variety of different colors. During the day, it tracks steps, distance and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. It’ll serve as the motivation you need to get out and be more active.
Make every beat count with Charge HR, a high-performance wristband with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking. With more features than the Flex, you can monitor your heart rate all day to get more accurate calorie burn counts, reach your target workout intensity and maximize training time. Track steps, distance, floors climbed and sleep quality while staying connected with Caller ID and time of day on the display. Charge HR also wirelessly syncs to your smartphone and computer so you can monitor your trends and get the motivation you need.
Train smarter and go farther with Surge, a sleek, fitness super watch designed to get you in tip-top shape. With built-in GPS, multisport functionality, and automatic, continuous heart rate, Surge delivers the stats you need to measure your effort and maximize your training time. Add activity tracking, automatic sleep detection, music control and text and call notifications, and you have everything you need to stay connected, motivated and in the zone. This one is for the hardcore trainers and fitness buffs.
Easily the most attractive and stylish of the Fitbit trackers, Alta is completely customizable and designed to fit your personal style. Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and get credit for your workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. At night, track your sleep and set a silent alarm to wake you for better rest. No matter where you’re headed, the easy-to-read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time and call or text notifications on display.
Fitbit Blaze is Fitbit’s foray into its first true smartwatch. With advanced technology in a versatile design, this revolutionary device is built to track your workouts, monitor your performance stats and gauge your progress. PurePulse continuous heart rate and multi-sport modes enhance every exercise, while next-generation features like Connected GPS and FitStar workouts on your wrist help you take your fitness to the next level. All-day activity and sleep tracking and call, text & calendar notifications help you track your day with ease. As the cherry on top, Blaze has interchangeable bands, frames and customizable clock faces that let you personalize your style for every occasion.
If you still can’t decide which Fitbit is right for you, why not just try a bunch out and get a feel for them all? You can rent the Fitbit Kit, which includes the Flex, Alta, Surge and Charge HR models, in order to compare them and settle on the Fitbit that speaks to you.