Monday, June 24, 2024

The 5 Best Fitbits for 2024: Top Fitness Trackers

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Note: There is a new Versa model, the Versa 4, which has a thinner design and more exercise features

The Versa 3 is the best Fitbit for people who want a smartwatch combined with the best features of the Charge tracker. It gives you the “taking calls on your wrist” aspect of a smartwatch rather than purely a fitness tracker. Although Fitbit’s best smartwatch and best Apple Watch alternative may not have quite as many smart features as its Apple or Galaxy Watch competitors, it is compatible with both Apple and Android operating systems and can also be paired with either Alexa or Google Assistant. One of the best features of the Versa 3 is its strong battery life — up to six days without the “always on” display and with moderate use. (The Apple Watch, for comparison, has a less-than-ideal battery life of a day and a half.) 

The more expensive Fitbit Sense provides more health data, but the relevance of all the data Sense gives you might be moot, depending on whether you know how to read medical charts. You’ll save money and lose little by going for the Versa 3 smartwatch instead. 

A note about Fitbit’s Premium subscription: For $10 a month or a one-time payment of $80 for a year, Fitbit’s Premium subscription can give you more insight into your sleep and stress levels to allow you to dive deeper into stress management, as well as things such as guided meditation and workouts. The Versa 3 comes with a three-month trial of Premium, and the Charge 5 comes with six months. To find out more about whether Fitbit Premium is worth it, check out this guide.

Fitbit Premium also includes what it calls a Daily Readiness Score, which is Fitbit’s assessment of whether you need to take it easy today or if you should push yourself based on your goals for the week. This is now available for some Fitbit models, including the Versa 3. 

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