Fitbit Comparison Chart: Find Your Perfect Fitbit

Which One Is Right For Me?

If you’re interested in buying a Fitbit activity tracker, you might be wondering which is right for you. Currently, there are three available models to choose from (there used to be four, but the Force was recalled). The remaining trackers include the Fitbit One, Flex, and Zip. Each has its own unique pros and cons, ranging from fitness tracking to sleep recording. Check out the recommendations below for a better sense of what each is good for. If you’d rather dive into specifications, check out the Fitbit comparison chart below to help you determine which one is right for you. Not sure what each category means? Find the category key with explanations under the chart.

Fitbit Comparison Chart

ModelSteps TakenCalories BurnedDistance TraveledActive MinutesStairs ClimbedHours SleptSleep QualityGoal SettingsClockType
Fitbit One
Clip
Fitbit Flex
Wristband
Fitbit Zip
Clip

Chart Category Key

Model– The tracker’s model name along with an image of its appearance.
Steps Taken – The device tracks the amount of steps you’ve walked while wearing them.
Calories Burned – The device tracks the amount of calories you’ve burned and how much you have left for your daily intake.
Distance Traveled – The device tracks how far you’ve walked in your choice of miles or kilometers.
Active Minutes – The device can distinguish your activity levels between high intensity and low intensity training.
Stairs Climbed – It can record how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed.
Hours Slept – It can record the amount of hours you’ve slept, you simply activate/deactivate sleep mode before/after your sleeping session.
Sleep Quality – It’s able to track restlessness and movement while you sleep, logging how many times you’ve awoken in your sleep.
Goal Settings – You can set your own unique goals on the devices, such as “walk 10,000 steps today” or “eat 1,600 calories.”
Clock – It allows you to check the time.
Type – It either has a rubberized wearable wristband cover or a rubberized clip-on cover.
Price – The device is either inexpensive or expensive. Prices range from $50 – $100 between all three fitness trackers.

I Want To Track Steps & Calories Burned

the zip

If you’re just easing into a fitter lifestyle or aren’t planning on doing any intense training and need something simple and basic to track your steps and calories, the Zip is the one for you! At about $55, it offers the three basic features of the others: track steps, distance, and calories. This is perfect if you just want to get a better sense of how much you’re actually walking each day, or want to keep track of how far you’ve walked. It also comes with a digital clock display, which is always handy. You can easily clip it onto your belt, pocket, book bag, anything really, and start raising that step count!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, all of your data automatically syncs to your computer, smartphone, or tablet wirelessly via bluetooth! Keep track of your progress on a day to day basis, compete with friends who also have a Fitbit device, and best of all, unlock achievements by walking longer and farther day by day. Turn everyday walking into a friendly competition with family and friends. View the Fitbit comparison table below to see how it stands against the other two.

I Want To Track Activity Levels & Sleep Quality

sleep trackerIf you’re looking for more than just the basic pedometer and calorie counting activity tracker, your best bets are either the One or Flex, coming in at around $85 and $99, respectively. Both of these trackers offer you the basics, as well as a deeper look into your daily sleep schedule. They’re able to track how long you sleep, as well as how well you sleep each night. The trackers sense motion and take note of times you’ve awoken during your sleep, giving you a summary of sleep efficiency in the morning, such as how fast you fell as sleep. Laid in bed for 8 hours? Surprise, you’ve only slept six because you were restless! No wonder you feel groggy.

However, be careful because both trackers don’t offer the same features when it comes to goal setting, activity levels, stairs climbed, or including a clock. If you’re a high intensity workout fanatic, go with the Flex, it’ll track how intense your workouts were and let you know when you burned the most calories. You can also set custom goals and it’s waterproof. The downside is, it doesn’t have a clock and it won’t track how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed. If you’re looking for those features, you’ll find them in the One, however, it’s missing the features offered by the Flex. Check out the Fitbit Comparison table below for a clearer representation of features offered by all of the fitness tracking devices.

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