The Best Smartwatches and Fitbit Fitness Trackers
19 January 2023
The name Fitbit is inseparable from fitness-oriented watches and bracelets. The brand is in fact a historical reference in the fitness tracker market. Its products are among the best so far. Are you looking for a new Fitbit tracker? Here is our buying guide to choose the best model according to your needs.
What are the best smartwatches and Fitbit fitness trackers?
Fitbit Charge 5: it is the most advanced model (and therefore the most expensive). If you are looking for the best fitness tracker of the brand (and potentially on the market), this is the product for you. Despite its compact and elegant appearance, it is a complete device that can monitor your workout, your sleep, your stress level with its DAE sensor but also perform an ECG (electrocardiogram). The screen offers a display two times brighter than Charge 4 and has the “always-on display” mode. In terms of sensors, it is simply super equipped: 3-axis accelerometer, optical heart rate sensor, GPS + GLONASS, red and infrared sensors for monitoring oxygen saturation, temperature, etc. If its primary function is to accompany you during your sports sessions, it also improves your nights by studying sleep phases and offering you an intelligent alarm. Its battery allows you to use it for a whole week without worrying about having to recharge it. The Fitbit Charge 5 is also one of the few smart bracelets with integrated GPS, which allows you to see your pace in real time and map outdoor routes without having to carry the phone with you.
Fitbit Sense 2: it is the most successful tracker in the brand’s catalog. It incorporates all the sensors of the Fitbit Charge 5 but goes further with obviously a 1.58-inch AMOLED screen compared to 1.04 inches. Despite this larger and brighter screen, the autonomy remains important with 6 days of use without recharge. With Quick Charge, you can even recover the equivalent of one day of use in just 12 minutes of charging. Functionally, we will find all those of Charge 5 but also a follow-up of the climbed shares, a skin temperature sensor and an AEDc sensor that allows to identify stress signs. The Sense 2 wants to be a fairly complete smartwatch with the integration of Alexa and the imminent arrival of Bluetooth calls but also Google Maps and Google Wallet. This connected watch also has an integrated GPS for monitoring distances covered independently. That is without going through your smartphone. Finally, the connected watch Fitbit Sense 2 is waterproof up to 50 m deep and is compatible with the Fitbit Pay feature for contactless payment via NFC.
Fitbit Versa 4: is a versatile connected watch that incorporates essential Fitbit technologies. We find a design very close to the Sense 2 with the same 1.58-inch square AMOLED screen and a battery that lasts up to 6 days on a single charge. It also has an integrated GPS, a heart rate sensor, and the ability to track your activity, sleep, and menstrual cycle. It also features an ECG sensor, monitoring your heart rhythm, and providing you with valuable insights about your cardiovascular health. The watch also has access to a wide range of apps and features, including music streaming and mobile payments, and is also water-resistant up to 50 meters.