The best Fitbits to help you hit your health and wellness goals, tried and tested by our health editor

Our health editor tried and tested each of the best Fitbits to help you decide on the one for your health goals

A selection of the best Fitbits, including the Fitbit Charge 6, Fitbit Sense 2, and Fitbit Inspire 3
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The list in brief ↴
1. Best Fitbit overall: Fitbit Versa 4
2. Best value Fitbit: Fitbit Inspire 3
3. Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Fitbit Charge 6
4. Best Fitbit under £50: Fitbit Inspire 2
5. Best advanced Fitbit: Fitbit Sense 2
6. Best premium Fitbit: Fitbit Luxe
How I tested the best Fitbits

A pick of the best Fitbits can help anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing in 2024, whether that's more steps, sleep and less stress or you have a specific goal in mind. With so many models out there now though, it can be difficult to find the one for you. 

Fitbits were among the first digital fitness trackers when they came to market almost 16 years ago, offering a level up from the classic pedometer. Since then, the brand has continued to innovate, with a recent buy-out by Google putting extra weight behind the brand and bringing technological advancements and new features along with it.  

Whether you're looking to understand more about the brand before you buy or you're looking to compare the best Fitbits to the best fitness trackers generally on the market, you're in the right place. As digital health editor at woman&home, I've tested every Fitbit on sale today in the UK, reviewing them all for at least a month. Here, I round up my pick of the bunch to help you find the perfect one for you, no matter your goal or starting point.

Health editor Grace Walsh
Grace Walsh

Grace Walsh is the health editor at woman&home, covering all areas of wellbeing, including nutrition, fitness, sleep, sex, and relationships. From revealing the surprising benefits of everyday activities to debunking the latest health fads, she loves uncovering new ways to improve our physical and mental wellbeing. 

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The best Fitbit

Fitbit Versa 4

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1. Fitbit Versa 4

Best Fitbit overall

Specifications

Size: 40.5mm l x 40.5mm w x 11.2mm h
Battery life: 6+ days
Charge time: 2 hours
Water resistant: Yes, up to 50m
Built-in GPS: Yes
RRP: £199.99

Reasons to buy

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Easy navigation 
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AMOLED full-colour screen
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Side button for turning device on/off
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More than 40 exercise modes 
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Often available for same price as Versa 3

Reasons to avoid

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Very similar to the Fitbit Versa 3 in terms of features 

When it comes to buying the best Fitbit, it's often best to go for the newest (or a newer) model as it will have the latest and greatest in the company's tracking technology - especially now it's owned and operated by Google. The Fitbit Versa 4 certainly proves this point in my view, taking elements of the Fitbit Versa 3 and levelling up with a full-colour AMOLED display, over 40 sports modes to choose from, and an improved design. 

For me, the most useful of the updates are the 20 additional workout modes (making 40 in total), on-wrist sleep analysis, and weather notifications for the day on the homepage. The side button has also been reintroduced as well, solving a grip I've had for a few models now and making it easier to bring the device to life and turn it off. 

Much like the Versa 3, it includes everything you need to monitor your workouts and track your health, including heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS, and sleep tracking provided you wear the watch at night, along with more advanced features in the Fitbit Premium app. 

I found the Versa 4 also helps you take advantage of the Active Zone Minutes more than other models - a feature that records how much time you spend in moderate to intense exercise, to make sure you're doing enough through the week to stay healthy. As well as being one of the main features on the round-up slide, it's present on the clockface underneath your heart rate. 

Unlike the Versa 3 though, it does take a full two hours to charge the Versa 4 so the previous model wins out with its quick-charging feature. However, the newer model also lasts for over 6 days even when using it at full capacity, so no real complaints here, and it's often on sale for the same amount as the previous model. So, if you're weighing up the Versa 3 vs Versa 4, it's a no-brainer which one to go for.

For a complete overview, read my full review of the Fitbit Versa 4

The best value Fitbit

Fitbit Inspire 3

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2. Fitbit Inspire 3

Best value Fitbit

Specifications

Size: 39.32mm l x 18.6mm w x 11.75mm h
Battery life: 10 days
Water resistant: Up to 50m
Built-in GPS: No
RRP: £84.99

Reasons to buy

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Longer battery life
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Budget-friendly
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Various colours available
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Secure charging cable

Reasons to avoid

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Tiny screen
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No built-in GPS

The Fitbit Inspire 3 came onto the market as one of the newer Fitbit types. It's not the most advanced of the fitness trackers (see the Fitbit Charge 6 for that title) but if you're after one that just does the basics at a good price point, the Inspire 3 should be first on your list. 

It covers all the essentials, including step count, heart rate, calorie burn, distance, and Activity Zone Minutes, with stats always available to view on the device homepage - along with the time and date - and it has 20 exercise modes to choose from within the Fitbit app. Of these, it's possible to store 6 options on the device, but I found this was more than enough. Other highlights include the 'Relax' function, which takes users through an easy guided meditation or mindfulness moment at the tap of a button, alarms, timers, and the ability to receive text and call notifications. 

While it does offer SpO2 (blood oxygen) level sensors, rivalling even the newest Apple Watch, that's about as advanced as it gets. Unlike the Charge 6, the Inspire 3 doesn't have built-in GPS so you'll need to make sure your phone is connected on the move. This device specialises in being an easy-to-use, simple tracker with fitness as its focus. If you're looking for something more orientated towards maintaining your general health, the Fitbit Sense 2 would be a better option. 

Size is the only downside of the model. Compared to others, even earlier versions of the Inspire, the actual screen is tiny at just under half an inch. While the capsule-shaped body of the tracker is much bigger than this, the screen takes up a small part in the middle, leaving a black border around the outside. 

To read more about this model, take a look at my full Fitbit Inspire 3 review.

Best for fitness tracking

Fitbit Charge 6

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3. Fitbit Charge 6

Best Fitbit fitness tracker

Specifications

Size: 38.7mm l x 18.6mm w x 11.7mm h
Battery life: Up to 7 days
Charge time : 2 hours
Water resistant : Up to 50m
Built-in GPS: Yes
RRP: £139.99

Reasons to buy

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60% more accurate heart rate monitoring
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Side button re-introduced
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New colours available
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Complete with Google software 

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life wears down quickly when in GPS or activity mode

The Fitbit Charge 6 is the newest Fitbit to be released and it's quickly caught the attention of fitness enthusiasts, thanks to one key feature: heart rate monitoring. Fitbit themselves have said that this model offers heart rate monitoring 60% more accurately than the previous model, the Fitbit Charge 5. This is an essential metric to get right when it comes to monitoring your fitness as it feeds into everything from calorie burn to fatigue predictions. 

Alongside this, the Fitbit Charge 6 covers the other essentials you can expect from this top-tier brand - everything from step count and in-built GPS to stress and sleep monitoring, with further insights in the Fitbit (Premium) app, so you can make the most of your movement. 

Unlike any other Fitbit on the market right now as well, the Charge 6 has almost complete Google connectivity. From the watch, you can access Google Maps, Google Wallet, and YouTube Music - although it still uses Alexa, rather than Google Assistant. 

Are fitness trackers worth it in 2024? When it comes to the Fitbit Charge 6, that's an easy answer. If you tend to do more indoor cycling or running than outdoor like me, this could be the best Fitbit for you. The Charge 6 allows for heart rate connectivity to many different pieces of fitness kit - including Peloton, Tonal, and NordicTrack machines, with more partners to come in the future. I found this particularly useful as many of the other best Fitbits aren't able to pick up on accurate heart rate monitoring, pace, and distance covered when used independently on a machine. Having this feature, I discovered, makes indoor workouts so much easier to track - provided you're on a compatible machine.

The best Fitbit under £50

Fitbit Inspire 2

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4. Fitbit Inspire 2

Best Fitbit under £50

Specifications

Size: 37mm l x 16cm w x 12.9mm h
Battery life: 10 days or more
Charge time: 2 hours
Water resistant: Up to 50m
Built-in GPS: No
RRP: £49.99

Reasons to buy

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Super long battery life 
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Under £50 at RRP
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Covers the basics of a fitness tracker
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Very versatile with multiple strap and clip options

Reasons to avoid

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No in-built GPS
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Only available in black

The Fitbit Inspire 2 may be an older model but at under £50 direct from the retailer and on Amazon, when it comes to value for money, it's still a fantastic option. Of course, I couldn't expect this Fitbit to have all the bells and whistles of the Inspire 3 but it certainly covers the basics. I first tested this device when it launched and three years later, it's still going strong. 

Complete with all the key elements of a fitness tracker, including heart rate, step count, and calorie-burn tracking, along with GPS (not in-built though, so you'll need to have your phone with you when in use), it covers the essentials. It also offers sleep tracking metrics provided you wear the watch a night, a relatively standard feature on the newer models. 

Most impressive though is the battery life. The brand suggests this one can go for 10+ days and I agree - if not longer, if you're not using it in GPS mode or asking the device to log multiple activities a day. Even the latest models of Fitbit, Garmin, and Apple Watches don't offer this length of battery life. If this is a priority for you, it's worth weighing up Fitbit or Apple Watch and Fitbit versus Garmin

If you're new to Fitbits, or fitness trackers more generally, and you're looking to see if they fit into your routine and lifestyle with ease, the Fitbit Inspire 2 is a great one to start with without breaking the bank. 

The best advanced Fitbit smartwatch

Fitbit Sense 2

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5. Fitbit Sense 2

Best advanced Fitbit smartwatch

Specifications

Size: 1.5" l x 1.5" w x 0.45" h
Battery life: 6+ days
Charge time: 2 hours
Water resistant: Up to 50m
Built-in GPS: Yes
RRP: £269.99

Reasons to buy

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Advanced sensors offer a complete picture of health 
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Discreet design
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Receive notifications from calls, texts, calendar
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40+ exercise modes to choose from 

Reasons to avoid

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Most expensive Fitbit on the list 

The Sense 2 is one to go for if you're looking for the very best of the best. It combines all the great elements of fitness trackers like the Charge 6 (also included on this list) with the usefulness and lifestyle interconnectivity of watches like the Versa 4 (as above). This combination makes it the top choice for those looking to go advanced, who want a watch with all the bells and whistles and don't mind paying for it.

The main difference for me with the Sense 2 is that it prioritises complete wellbeing, focusing on both mental and physical health. Along with improved sleep analysis, there are advanced sensors - such as blood glucose tracking, an EDA scan app for advanced stress management, and Sp02 blood oxygen level tracking. They are very useful for overall health monitoring and great for anyone looking to improve their fitness through better recovery rates, on the lookout for irregular heart rhythms or monitoring their breathing rate. These are not included in many older versions of the Fitbit but they do feature on the Fitbit Versa 3 and 4, so it's worth weighing up the Fitbit Sense 2 vs Versa 4 before making a final decision. 

Despite all these advancements, it's still easy to use with a simple navigation system and stats screen. The addition of a side button was a welcome return and there is a dedicated page for the element of fitness tracking most important to you, whether that's steps done, calories burned, distance covered, and so on, so you can prioritise what's important to you. 

Read our full review of the Fitbit Sense 2 here.

The best premium Fitbit

Fitbit Luxe

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6. Fitbit Luxe

Best discreet Fitbit

Specifications

Size: 36.30mm x 17.62mm
Battery life: Up to 5 days
Charge time: Two hours
Water resistant : Up to 50m
Built-in GPS: No
RRP: £90

Reasons to buy

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Sleek colourways
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Discreet design
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Simple to use
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Reasons to avoid

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No built-in GPS

Fitness and fashion go hand-in-hand with the Fitbit Luxe. It's our premium pick thanks to the price tag and alternative band options but still offers all the must-have fitness tracking features, including step count, heart rate, calorie burn, and workout modes.

It also has real-time pace and distance tracking for walks, jogs, and bike rides. It tracks your sleep and you can even input menstrual health data into the app for a better overall picture of your health. The Fitbit Luxe also offers stress management tools, guided breathing exercises, call and text notifications, and even more insights available with Fitbit Premium - but these are not unique to the Luxe.

Like the Fitbit Inspire 3, the Luxe doesn't offer in-built GPS, which may be a real deal breaker for some. This means that you can't take the Luxe out on its own without your phone and expect to record accurate distance, pace, and so on, which may be a deal breaker for those looking to record activities like running or hiking. For me, I didn't find it to be too much of an issue as I always carry my phone (which records GPS for the device) for music when I work out. If it is an issue for you, consider weighing up the Fitbit Luxe vs Charge 5, as they are similar in many ways.

The Fitbit Luxe does come with an expensive price tag but it's worth the investment if you want a stylish tracker. While I liked the small and sleek design, I initially missed the lack of a button on the side of the tracker. Instead of turning the tracker on, or pausing workouts, with the slim side button, you need to double-tap the touchscreen. It's a small factor that takes a little getting used to if you've used other trackers before.  

The main benefit of the Luxe is its design. Available in only cream and black colourways, it also has a smaller face than many other models and offers a discreet design that makes it easily missed on the wrist. Perfect for those who want a watch they can keep out of sight. 

For a complete overview of this model, see my full Fitbit Luxe review.

Best for beginners

Fitbit Charge 4 in plum

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7. Fitbit Charge 4

Best Fitbit tracker for beginners

Specifications

Size: 35.8mm x 22.7mm
Battery life : up to 7 days
Charge time : 2 hours
Water resistant: up to 50m
Built-in GPS: Yes
RRP : From £153

Reasons to buy

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A great all-rounder
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Easy to set up and use 
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Sleek design
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Offers many of the same features as Charge 5 

Reasons to avoid

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Smaller screen
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Only available to buy on Amazon

A couple of models down from the Charge 6, with the Charge 5 between them, is the Fitbit Charge 4. While similar in many ways, this tracker is missing some elements of the newer version. But as one of the best Fitbits, it's still an excellent fitness tracker. 

If you're new to trackers, smartwatches and the like, and not quite ready to invest in the latest tech, I suggest picking up the Fitbit Charge 4. It has all the essential features and more, tracking sleep and steps, calories burnt and heart rate. It has exercise modes and a built-in GPS so can track everything, whether you're running or taking up Pilates. If you wear the tracker overnight, you'll receive an in-depth sleep analysis and a sleep score. Much like the Versa 2, it's also got a vibration-only alarm for a gentle wake-up each morning. 

All in all, this is the best Fitbit for women who want all the benefits of a fitness tracker without any complicated extras. However, it's worth noting that as one of the older Fitbits, the Charge 4 isn't available to buy directly from the Fitbit website and newer models containing similar features are available at cheaper prices - including the Fitbit Inspire 3. The screen is also a little small which might put some shoppers off this model. 

For an overview of this wearable, see my full Fitbit Charge 4 review.

How I tested the best Fitbits

After consulting the experts on important factors to consider, I tested each Fitbit over a number of weeks, through various workouts from strength training to spin classes, hiking, running and more daily activities, assessing each model on a range of factors that impact day-to-day use. 

Kate Rowe-Ham, a level 3 qualified personal trainer, specialist women's health coach, and founder of Owning Your Menopause, was one of the professionals I spoke to. She is also a fan of the brand. "What is a Fitbit? These devices allow you to track important benchmarks in your fitness, like your daily step count. Once you're able to see how you're doing in various areas each day, such as your sleep and activity, you have a clear benchmark to improve on moving forward," she says. "As the saying goes, what gets measured gets managed and over time, you'll be able to spot any trends that may be affecting your wellbeing."

Kate Rowe-Ham
Kate Rowe-Ham

Kate Rowe-Ham is a level 3 qualified personal trainer specialising in helping women reach their fitness potential. As the founder of Owning Your Menopause, she prides herself on helping clients find a love for exercise, giving them the tools they need to adopt a sustainable approach to exercise with long-lasting results.

Our collection of Fitbits were all tried and tested originally earlier this year by me. However, following a further review in January 2024, I can confirm that these are still the best Fitbits to buy this year. When testing the best Fitbits, I considered the following: 

  • How easy it was to use: A tracker that charges quickly, has a long-lasting battery life, and is easy to navigate during sweaty workouts is key. It's where screen size and responsivity play a huge role, so I tested to see how easy each of the best Fitbits was to use.
  • How comfortable it was to wear: I noted how comfortable each of the smartwatches and trackers was to wear - no one wants a wristband that rubs uncomfortably against the skin or catches on clothing after all. 
  • The features it offered: There are so many Fitbit models out there now - some people will want a Fitbit that offers features such as contactless payment, on-screen text messages, and music streaming. Others might just want a Fitbit that tracks daily activity and sleep patterns, which is why we've tested a range of the best Fitbits with different features. 
  • Accuracy of heart-rate monitoring: "More advanced models will be able to track in more detail, comparing where your current heart rate sits against your usual maximal heart rate (MHR) to assess how hard you’re working at any given point", says Opper.  
  • Waterproofing: Most Fitbit models are swimproof and waterproof to 50m but this is important to consider. "If swimming forms a part of your exercise routine, or even if it's just a recreational activity you enjoy," he says.
  • Built-in or smartphone GPS: "Some models include GPS built-in, which is more accurate for tracking distance than devices that use an accelerometer, such as many smartphones."

A selection of the best Fitbits tried and tested by health editor Grace Walsh

A range of the best Fitbits, as tried and tested by digital health editor Grace Walsh. 

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Why are Fitbits good fitness trackers?

It's widely acknowledged that very few (if any) fitness trackers offer 100% reliable step-count and calorie-burning statistics, however, Fitbits are one of the best fitness trackers because they hold users accountable and can be a great source of workout motivation.

"Using a fitness track can be beneficial if you are struggling with motivation and accountability," confirms Rowe-Ham. "They are also particularly beneficial for those living with any conditions where exercise will play an integral role in managing any symptoms."

When it comes to improving your motivation, you'll be able to track your progress with a pick of the best Fitbits. "For many seeing this will help keep you on track to maximizing your wellbeing," she says. "Often trackers will have challenges associated alongside which will hold you accountable and slowly begin to create habits you want to keep."

Are Fitbits waterproof?

Yes, all of the best Fitbits are water resistant up to 50 meters. "They're designed to be swim-proof and stand up to even the sweatiest of workouts," the brand says, making them perfect for exploring all the