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Which Fitbit should you buy?

so you're thinking about getting a fist

it inevitable your next question is

going to be which Fitbit should I buy

because the company has put out four new

fit fits this year and still sells three

older fits it on top of that I mean

deciding which Fitbit to get is gone as

complicated is figuring out which TV

model to buy or what headphones to buy

but fortunately for you I have all of

them here with me

literally all the fitbit's and we're

going to help you decide the entry-level

category if it fits are the super simple

clip-on fit bits first there's the zip

then there's one they both track your

steps your calories burned and your

sleep and they both have a display the

biggest difference between them is going

to be battery life the zip has a six

month battery life while the one has a

two week battery life also the one will

track your stairs climbed but the zip

won't but for some people these

glorified pedometers just aren't going

to cut it and they're easy to lose or

accidentally throw in the wash and

sometimes you're looking for something

that you can just look down and see

really easily which brings us to risk

based activity trackers here's where

Fitbit designed a couple of their

activity trackers to look more like

bracelets and less like activity

trackers that are going to ensure you'll

never have a date again the first and

less expensive one is the new flex 2

which tracks again steps calories burn

and sleep activity as well as active

minutes and how long you've been sitting

for it's biggest upside is that it's v

its first swim proof activity tracker

you can wear it in the pool the biggest

downside it doesn't have a display so

you either have to read the tea leaves

and the tiny little LED lights on the

band or you have to open up the Fitbit

mobile app to see your data that's why I

like the new Fitbit Alta more even

though it's more expensive this one

tracks all the same stuff that the Flex

2 does but it has a tap sensitive

display that lets you actually see all

of that step data plus it's not as cheap

looking as the Flex 2 although the Alta

isn't swim proof oh and neither of these

have optical heart rate sensors which

brings us to the Fitbit charge the

charge is in a category all of its own

not just because it's the best-selling

Fitbit but because it really

hit the sweet spot for a lot of people

it's aimed at people who are a little

bit more active maybe they work out

sometimes and they want something that's

going to record that in addition to

tracking stuff like steps and sweets

last year's charge HR did all the basic

activity tracking you could want it to

do but also added optical heart rate

sensors and automatically recognized

when you started a workout

now there's the brand new charge too

which replaces the charge HR honestly

Fitbit changed the look of its

bestseller without really changing the

tech inside of it too much it has a

bigger display and multiple sport modes

and it does pull GPS data from your

smartphone during workouts but otherwise

it's not a huge step up from last year's

charge HR then finally there are the

Sport fitbit's the workout watches I'll

start with the older one first the surge

I call this one the mother if it fits

when it came out not only because it

looks like a giant Fitbit but because it

has built-in GPS and tracks a bunch of

different sports in addition to everyday

activity tracking it's also the most

expensive Fitbit available but the surge

was Fitbit being like hey Garmin were

here and also it's still the only Fitbit

with built-in GPS if you're into that

sort of thing then there's the blaze oh

the blaze Fitbit rolled out this

connected modular watch earlier this

year and resisted comparisons to a

SmartWatch even though it looks like a

SmartWatch and kind of acts like a

SmartWatch instead it's supposed to be a

smart fitness tracker but again it has a

lot of the same technology inside of it

as some of the other fit bits including

optical heart rate sensors and the auto

exercise tracking but it doesn't have

built-in GPS like the surge it's an odd

kind of in between activity tracker and

in right

not super attractive and then there's

the eighth and final option which

shouldn't necessarily be your last

option which is don't get a Fitbit at

all why not you ask well if you're

looking for a reason here are a few for

one a lot of people buy activity

trackers and then end up tossing them

into a drawer after a couple months I

mean you could end up spending a hundred

dollars or more on something that just

isn't that compelling for you to that

that might not always be the most

accurate I mean I've had some issues

around distance tracking with the new

charge - and Fitbit has even come under

fire for what some consumers allege is

inaccurate heart rate tracking during

intense workouts lastly there are plenty

of other activity trackers out there now

I need tons of them ranging from the

super cheap and casual to high-end

fitness trackers so if you aren't

totally sold in the idea of a Fitbit I

suggest doing a little research first

and see if there's something else out

there that might work better for you

and where else do that research but on

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