The 6 Top Fitbits for Health and Fitness Tracking

Best Fitbit models from Walmart including the Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Sense Editor's picks

Part accountability coach, part personal cheerleader, a Fitbit may be a smart investment for anyone looking to increase their daily activity or keep better watch over their health. But with so many available models—from basic activity trackers with heart-rate monitors to smartwatches with workout modes and on-screen notifications—it can be hard to find the right fit. That’s why we’ve created a streamlined list of best Fitbit models so you can find the right one for you, your partner or your child.

Our editor’s picks
Best Fitbit on a budget
Fitbit Inspire 2

Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

Battery life: 10 days

GPS enabled: No

Fitbit Pay: No

Google Assistant: No

  • Includes one-year Fitbit Premium trial

  • Needs phone to track pace and distance

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Best Fitbit smartwatch
Fitbit Versa 3

Smartwatch or tracker: Smartwatch

Battery life: 6 days

GPS enabled: Yes

Fitbit Pay: Yes

Google Assistant: Yes

  • Can download and play music, control Spotify

  • Has fewer health sensors than Fitbit Sense

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Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

Battery life: 5 days

GPS enabled: Yes

Fitbit Pay: No

Google Assistant: No

  • Sleek and fashionable

  • Notifications are cramped

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Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

Battery life: 8 days

GPS enabled: No

Fitbit Pay: No

Google Assistant: No

  • Sturdy and spill-proof

  • Too simple for tweens/teens

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Best Fitbit for wellness
Fitbit Sense

Smartwatch or tracker: Smartwatch

Battery life: 6 days

GPS enabled: Yes

Fitbit Pay: Yes

Google Assistant: Yes

  • Has most advanced health sensors of all Fitbits

  • Works best with Fitbit Premium membership

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Best Fitbit for working out
Fitbit Charge 5

Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

Battery life: 5 to 7 days

GPS enabled: Yes

Fitbit Pay: Yes

Google Assistant: No

  • Allows mobile payments from your wrist

  • Can’t control music player or stream music

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In this guide
Types of Fitbits
Fitbit smartwatch Smartwatch

Smartwatches track fitness stats, too, but most styles have more features, like bigger, brighter displays for reading texts and checking weather, Bluetooth for listening to music with earbuds and built-in mics for calls. They’re also often larger and pricier than activity trackers.

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Fitbit activity tracker Activity tracker

Generally smaller and more affordable than smartwatches, activity trackers record basic information like steps and heart rate, then relay the information to your smartphone. Because they do less than smartwatches, they also use less battery.

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Features to consider
  • Battery life: How often do you want to charge your tracker? If you’re OK to charge it after 12 hours, just about any Fitbit will do. If you like your battery to last more than a week, pay more attention to the predicted battery life. (Note: Battery life will be shorter than predicted if you have built-in GPS turned on.)
  • Screen size: Some people prefer a small, sleek watch face. Others like a bigger screen because it’s often easier to read and use.
  • Built-in GPS: If the Fitbit has GPS, you’ll be able to leave your phone at home when you go for a run or bike ride and still track your pace and distance.
  • Built-in speaker: You can only take calls from your wrist if the tracker has a built-in speaker.
  • Music streaming: If you want to be able to stream music right from your tracker, or control your phone’s playlist, check that your Fitbit has this capability.
  • Fitbit Pay: Some Fitbit models offer the ability to pay for purchases right from your wrist.
  • ECG and EPA tracking: Many Fitbits have the same health trackers, but currently only the Sense and Charge 5 have advanced tracking like an ECG app (to check heart rhythm) and EPA Scan app (so you can assess your stress levels).
  • Google Assistant: Only Fitbit’s smartwatches connect to Google Assistant so you can give your watch voice commands.
Best Fitbit on a budget
Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitbit Inspire 2
  • Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

  • Battery life: 10 days

  • GPS enabled: No

  • Fitbit Pay: No

  • Google Assistant: No

If you’re new to wearable technology, the Inspire 2 is an affordable, user-friendly way to get into the game. This slim, swim-proof fitness tracker is an updated version of the original Inspire HR and has a touchscreen with a faster response time, plus an Active Zone Minutes feature to tell you when you enter peak, cardio and fat burn heart-rate zones. It comes in three hues: desert rose, white and black.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • It tracks a wide range of stats including heart rate, breathing and skin temperature, allowing you to monitor your sleep and daily readiness for activities.

  • You can access 20 workout modes to track your movement more accurately or let SmartTrack automatically recognize and record your exercise.

  • It comes with a one-year Fitbit Premium trial for new members (a $106.99 value).

Cons
  • You need to have your phone on you to track pace and distance during runs, walks and bike rides because there’s no built-in GPS.

  • You can only look at call, calendar and text notifications when your phone is nearby.

The draw
A helpful way to keep active. Nice looking and works well.
-LAPR, Walmart customer
The downside
Sometimes I can turn the screen on just from flexing my wrist. It doesn't cause any problems other than lighting up the screen unnecessarily.
-Kay Em, Walmart customer
Best Fitbit smartwatch
Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Versa 3 Fitbit Versa 3
  • Smartwatch or tracker: Smartwatch

  • Battery life: 6 days

  • GPS enabled: Yes

  • Fitbit Pay: Yes

  • Google Assistant: Yes

The third-generation version of Fitbit’s best-selling Versa smartwatch, the Versa 3 will put a bigger dent in your wallet than the Versa 2 but also has notable upgrades like built-in GPS, a built-in speaker for taking calls and Active Zone Minutes to track peak, cardio and fat-burn zones. It’s available with a soft gold stainless steel face and pink clay band all black (as pictured) or matte gold stainless steel with a midnight band.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Thanks to built-in GPS, you don’t need to bring your phone with you to track real-time pace and distance during runs and bike rides.

  • It receives call, text and other smartphone notifications.

  • You can even download and play songs from Pandora and Deezer, and control Spotify from your wrist.

Cons
  • It doesn’t have as many health sensors as the Fitbit Sense, which is better at detecting stress responses and heart-rate variations.

  • It has an amazing six days of battery life in regular mode, but that goes down to about 12 hours of life if you have GPS on. Luckily, you can fully charge it in just 40 minutes.

The draw
Love my Versa 3. Has all the features I could want. Easy-to-read face and user-friendly.
-Kathi, Walmart customer
The downside
It was a gift, but the recipient didn’t like it as there were too many things to do to set [it] up.
-Zel M, Walmart customer
Most stylish Fitbit
Fitbit Luxe Fitbit Luxe Fitbit Luxe Fitbit Luxe Fitbit Luxe Fitbit Luxe Fitbit Luxe
  • Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

  • Battery life: 5 days

  • GPS enabled: Yes

  • Fitbit Pay: No

  • Google Assistant: No

Designed to be both a fitness tracker and a piece of jewellery, the streamlined Fitbit Luxe has a stylish colour display and is compatible with a range of bands (sold separately)—including those that look just like a bracelet. If you don’t need smartwatch features and want a swim-proof tracker that goes with any outfit, the Luxe is your best bet. Choose from three colours: black with graphite stainless steel, lunar white with soft gold stainless steel or orchid with platinum stainless steel.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • If style matters, the Luxe is hands down the best tracker you’ll find.

  • It’s quite affordable compared to other models.

  • It’s great for tracking basic movement as well as overall health markers like heart rate, breathing, oxygen saturation and sleep.

Cons
  • The small screen looks chic, but notifications look a bit cramped.

  • You can’t control your phone’s music player or stream music from the tracker.

  • Users complain that the calorie burn count is inaccurate—which is a common issue with all fitness trackers.[1] Don’t rely on this number from any tracker or smartwatch you buy.

The draw
Good battery life, cool-looking, good tracking results.
-Moureen, Walmart customer
The downside
The calorie burn count is extremely inaccurate.
-Popow, Walmart customer
Best kids’ Fitbit
Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3 Fitbit Ace 3
  • Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

  • Battery life: 8 days

  • GPS enabled: No

  • Fitbit Pay: No

  • Google Assistant: No

Unlike traditional fitness trackers for grown-ups, the Fitbit Ace 3 doesn’t show stats like calories burned. Instead, it encourages kids ages six and up to get moving with fun achievements that are unlocked through movement. Kids with a competitive streak will love earning virtual badges and trophies as they compete in step challenges with friends and family. It comes in blue and black, as well as a yellow Minions version.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Parents can set up a family account and make child accounts, then track their child’s activity through Parent View (or set reminders for their child to get up and move).

  • It helps kids to develop healthy sleep habits with sleep tracking, bedtime reminders and silent wake-up alarms that vibrate on your child’s wrist.

  • It’s sturdy and spill-proof.

Cons
  • It’s great for the younger demo (ages six to 10), but tweens and teens might find the features a bit underwhelming.

  • The screen is black and white, not colour, but that makes it easy to see in daylight.

The draw
Happy so far :) Kids are enjoying it and it seems to work well :)
-Laflave, Walmart customer
The downside
This watch is very sensitive. Even car rides add to the step count meaning inaccurate data.
-TJOTJ, Walmart customer
Best Fitbit for wellness
Fitbit Sense Fitbit Sense Fitbit Sense Fitbit Sense
  • Smartwatch or tracker: Smartwatch

  • Battery life: 6 days

  • GPS enabled: Yes

  • Fitbit Pay: Yes

  • Google Assistant: Yes

Fitbit’s most advanced health smartwatch, the Fitbit Sense has just about every feature you could want—at a premium price. Aside from built-in GPS, Fitbit Pay and Google Assistant, its biggest draws are its extensive health readings. It has an ECG app to track your heart rhythm and EPA Scan app to assess your body’s response to stress. It’s available in black and lunar white with soft gold stainless steel.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Since it’s a smartwatch, you can take calls (and get call, text and app notifications) from your wrist.

  • You can store and play music and podcasts from Pandora and Deezer. You can also control your phone’s Spotify playlists.

  • It tracks your sleep stages to create a Sleep Score and can detect snoring and other disruptive noises in your room.

Cons
  • Like the Versa 3, it’s one of the most expensive Fitbit on the market.

  • Some users say the heart-rate monitoring lags.

  • To get the most out of the special features, you’ll need to purchase a Fitbit Premium membership.

The draw
Great watch. Counts perfect steps. Heart rate is great, too, and new ECG.
-MD69, Walmart customer
The downside
Its heart rate monitoring looks laggy.
-MRIC, Walmart customer
Best Fitbit for working out
Fitbit Charge 5 Fitbit Charge 5 Fitbit Charge 5 Fitbit Charge 5 Fitbit Charge 5 Fitbit Charge 5 Fitbit Charge 5
  • Smartwatch or tracker: Tracker

  • Battery life: 5 to 7 days

  • GPS enabled: Yes

  • Fitbit Pay: Yes

  • Google Assistant: No

A slim, lightweight fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 5 is a great choice for any athlete. It’s water-resistant up to 50 metres, making it the perfect companion for water workouts, and has built-in GPS so you can track distance and pace on swims, runs or bike rides without needing your phone. It also has extra sensors for your oxygen levels, skin temperature, heart rate and rhythm, plus an EDA scan for stress management. The result? You get a better picture of your overall health. Choose from black, lunar white and steel blue.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • It has SmartTrack Automatic Exercise Recognition, which means the Charge 5 will recognize that you’re swimming, running or biking and start to record a workout even if you forgot to hit the start button.

  • It has a brighter colour OLED screen than the previous Charge 4, plus an “always on” mode.

  • You don’t need to bring your wallet when you work out because you can make mobile payments from your wrist.

Cons
  • You can’t control your phone’s music player or stream music from the tracker.

  • The clock faces aren’t customizable.

  • Some features, like your Daily Readiness Score, require a Fitbit Premium subscription.

The draw
This has so many features. I have been absolutely loving it. Seriously the perfect fitness and health tracker that gives so many insights.
The downside
All the good features are not free. You must pay extra yearly to get those features.
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Andrea Karr has a master's degree in Literatures of Modernity and is currently completing a creative writing certificate. Her list of interests is long and includes books, fitness, dogs and decorating her home.
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