The best Fitbits to help you hit your health and wellness goals

Our round-up of the best Fitbits includes stylish smartwatches and advanced trackers that will take your fitness regime to the next level

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The best Fitbits are the perfect companion for creating healthier habits and taking your fitness to the next level. We tested a range to bring you five of the best models on the market.

Fitbits have developed a reputation as some of the best fitness trackers out there. Founded in 2007 by James Park and Eric Friedman, the brand is constantly innovating. What sets Fitbits apart from its competitors is that it's a great option for those who are new to the world of fitness trackers. The touch-screen devices are easy to navigate and can track workouts, count daily steps, monitor your heart rate, help you improve your sleep routine, and help you introduce mindful moments into your day. Fitbit trackers feature all the basics and can monitor daily activity, while Fitbit smartwatches have all the bells and whistles, including music streaming, on-screen smartphone notifications, and contactless payment. These devices can help you hit your health and wellness goals by developing a routine that works around your lifestyle.

How we tested and selected the best Fitbits

We tested each Fitbit over a number of weeks and assessed each model on functionality, design, and the features it offered. We considered: 

  • 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.
  • How comfortable it was to wear—no one wants a wristband that rubs uncomfortably against the skin or catches on clothing.
  • The features it offered—some people will want a Fitbit that offers all the features of the best smartwatches out there, such as contactless payment and on-screen text messages. Others might just want a Fitbit that tracks daily activity and sleep patterns, which is why we've tested a range of Fitbits with different features. 
  • How it helped us track our progress—for most of us, finding workout motivation isn't easy and in that case, a fitness tracker that motivates us to move and tracks our progress is a must-have. This is why we also explored the free Fitbit app and Fitbit Premium during our testing.

The best Fitbits as chosen by our experts 

Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch in navy

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1. Fitbit Versa 3

Best Fitbit watch overall

Specifications
Size: 40.48mm x 40.48mm
Battery life: up to 6 days
Charge time: 12 minutes
Water resistant: up to 50m
RRP: $229.95/£199.99
Reasons to buy
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All the features you need in a fitness tracker
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Easy to use
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Large touchscreen watch face 
Reasons to avoid
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More expensive than other options 

For those looking to take their fitness to the next level, the Fitbit Versa 3 is the perfect option. It's got all the features you could ever need in a fitness tracker, including built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, active zone minutes, voice assistant, and music playing abilities. What's more, it's swim-proof and has on-screen visual workouts for you to do anytime, anywhere. You can also receive call, text, and app notifications, and if you're connected to the app via an Android you can send quick replies from your watch. 

It'll motivate you to get moving for your next sweat session, whether that's a couch to 5k run or a boxing workout. And, it'll encourage you to prioritize your wellbeing with two and five-minute guided breathing exercises. When compared with some of the smaller devices, we also really appreciated the wider touchscreen.

It really does fulfill the 6+ day battery claim, especially if you're not using the GPS every day. It also charges super quickly and can give you a full day's charge in just 12 minutes. This Fitbit was a clear winner for us. It's one of the more expensive options, but if you're happy to invest and looking for a tracker and smartwatch combo, it's a must-have. 

Fitbit Inspire 2 fitness tracker

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2. Fitbit Inspire 2

Best budget Fitbit tracker

Specifications
Size: 37mm x 16mm
Battery life : up to 10 days
Charge time : 2 hours
Water resistant: up to 50m
RRP: $99.95/£89.99
Reasons to buy
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Simple to use and easy to navigate
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Very affordable
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Comes with a free one-year trial of Fitbit Premium
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Tracks and monitors all the basics 
Reasons to avoid
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It doesn’t have some of the more in-depth features other Fitbits do

For those looking for a simple, easy-to-use fitness tracker, try the Fitbit Inspire 2. It's sleek, stylish, and compact. We found the Inspire very easy to navigate—a simple swipe up and down takes you to all of the features, while you can swipe left and right on the home screen for a quick-view look at the basics like step count, calories burnt and distance you've walked/ran.

In terms of features, you can connect the Inspire to your phone and receive calls and texts, as well as social media updates on the tracker's screen. You can track your exercise, be it a walk, run or swim (it’s waterproof to 50m). With all the essential features of the best Fitbits and nothing further to complicate things, it's ideal if you’re a little nervous around tech and want a super-easy introduction to the world of fitness trackers. The downside to this product is that it doesn't have features such as music streaming, which might be a deal-breaker for some.

Black Fitbit Charge 5

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3. Fitbit Charge 5

Most advanced Fitbit tracker

Specifications
Size: 21.93mm x 14.75mm
Battery life: up to 7 days
Charge time : 2 hours
Water resistant : up to 50m
RRP: $179.95/£169.99
Reasons to buy
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On-wrist ECG app 
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Comes with six-month Fitbit premium membership 
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Most advanced tracker yet, but still easy to use 
Reasons to avoid
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Limited color options available 

Let us introduce you to the most advanced Fitbit yet—the Charge 5. What sets this fitness tracker apart from the rest of Fitbit's lineup is the on-wrist ECG app, allowing you to monitor heart health at the tap of a touchscreen. The feature assesses your heart for an irregular rhythm and alerts you if you're above or below the threshold so you can investigate it further with a medical professional. 

The Charge 5 also features a Daily Readiness Score, providing personalized recommendations of when to exercise and when to rest, based on your activity, sleep score data, and heart rate. It's got all the features of the other Fitbits, including smart notifications, built-in GPS, breathing meditations, and more. Fitbit's latest launch also comes with a 6-month premium membership to the Fitbit app, allowing you to delve further into your personal data and the workout programs on offer.

The only downside to this Fitbit is there are currently limited color options available. While the other trackers come in a range of bright colors, the Charge 5 is only available to buy in black, white, and blue. 

The Fitbit Charge 4

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4. 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
RRP : $128.95/£129.99
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 
Reasons to avoid
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Smaller screen
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Longer charge time 

If you're new to fitness trackers and not quite ready to invest in the latest Fitbit, we 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 walking for weight loss or taking up Pilates for beginners. If you wear the tracker overnight, you'll receive an in-depth sleep analysis and a sleep score. 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 the screen is a little small which might put some shoppers off this model. 

Gold Fitbit Luxe

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5. Fitbit Luxe

Most stylish fitness tracker

Specifications
Size: 36.30mm x 17.62mm
Battery life: up to 5 days
Charge time: 2 hours
Water resistant: up to 50m
RRP: $149.95/£179.99
Reasons to buy
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Stylish jewelry design available 
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Free six-month Fitbit Premium membership 
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Range of colors available 
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Tracks all the essentials and more 
Reasons to avoid
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Fully touchscreen with no button on the tracker to turn it on or pause workouts

The Fitbit Luxe is a fashion-forward fitness tracker that will help you hit your health and wellness goals in style. Available in three colored wristbands or a link bracelet style, this Fitbit tracks all the basics and then some. It's swim-proof and automatically recognizes when you're swimming, it's got 20 exercise modes and real-time pace and distance for walks, jogs, or bike rides. It will track your sleep and you can input menstrual health data on the app for a better overall picture of your health. It's also got stress management tools, guided breathing exercises, call and text notifications, and even more insights with Fitbit Premium.

The Fitbit Luxe does come with an expensive price tag but is worth the investment if you want a stylish tracker. While we liked the small and sleek design, we 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, all you need to do is double-tap the touchscreen. It's a small factor that takes a little getting used to if you've used other trackers before.  

Ciara is the digital health editor at woman&home.com, covering all things health & wellbeing from fitness to sleep to relationships. She's always on the lookout for new health trends, innovative fitness gadgets and must-read wellness books. 


Originally from Ireland, Ciara moved to London to study journalism. After graduation, Ciara started her career at Goodhousekeeping.com/uk. Her time there was spent writing lifestyle features about everything from fashion and beauty to health and interiors. 


Ciara qualified as a meditation teacher with the British School of Meditation in 2020, and outside of her day-to-day now runs her own meditation school called Finding Quiet. She is all about bettering that mind-body connection but believes wellness looks different to everyone. In her spare time, you’ll find her trying out a new fitness class, hiking up a mountain, or browsing luxury and sustainable fashion in an attempt to build a capsule wardrobe...