If you’re serious about getting fit this year, or even if you’re a seasoned fitness fanatic, chances are you’ve got, or are looking for, an effective way to track your progress with a fitness tracker. Fitbit is possibly the best-known fitness tracker, second maybe to the Apple Watch.
The latest and best Fitbits are far more advanced than they used to be, doing much more than just counting how many steps you take every day. They’re all-encompassing fitness trackers that give Apple’s Watch a real run for its money, but at a fraction of the cost.
The best Fitbits at a glance:
• The best overall Fitbit: Fitbit Charge 5 - View now on Amazon UK
• The best budget Fitbit: Fitbit Inspire 2 - View now on Amazon UK
• The most convenient Fitbit: Fitbit Charge 4 - View now on Amazon UK
We've broken down the best smartwatch Fitbits to buy this year with the latest tech, best features, and at a range of price points. Whether you're looking to track your fitness, monitor your wellness, or want everything you need within reach on your wrist, we've got you covered.
Without further ado, let's get into our list of the best Fitbits...
Please note: All prices correct at time of writing. Prices, stock and deals subject to change without notice.
The best Fitbits 2023
The best overall Fitbit
The Fitbit Charge 5 is bang up-to-date and has all the best features with in-built GPS that tracks
- Solid battery life
- Great water resistance
- None for the price
The best budget Fitbit
The more advanced version of the Fitbit Inspire, the Inspire 2 is a great fitness tracker for
- Amazing value
- Great battery life for the price
- Lacks a colour display
3. Fitbit Ace 3
The best Fitbit for kids
Fancy getting your kids involved and promoting a healthy lifestyle to them? The Fitbit Ace 3 is a
- Charges fairly quick
- Fun colours
- No in-built GPS
4. Fitbit Luxe
The most sleek Fitbit
If you're looking for a Fitbit that looks the least like a fitness tracker and that you can
- Stylish design
- Battery life is outclassed
The best Fitbit for newcomers
Fitbit Versa 2 tracks your morning, night and everything in between without needing to stop for a
- Great array of features
- Nice display
- Overall battery life could be better
The most accurate Fitbit
If you're looking for the most advanced Fitbit that'll monitor all things health-related, the
- Great accuracy
- Brilliant features
- Some may find it to be a bit bulky
The best Fitbit for GPS
At the other end of the scale is one of Fitbit's latest smartwatches, the Versa 3. A dead ringer
- Good companion app
- Reliable GPS
- Not as lightweight as some others
The most convenient Fitbit
This Fitbit may not be the most up-to-date, but it still seriously delivers in 2023 with a simple
- Able to use for payments
- Perfect size
- Not as recent as other Fibits
The best Fitbit: Our verdict
The best part about the Fitbit range is that there’s a vast range of models to choose from. Whether you want something simple to use to an all-singing, all-dancing fitness tracker, Fitbit has you covered.
Of particular note is the latest Fitbit Charge 5 which lasts seven days on a charge, can go with you into the pool, and comes in a variety of colours. But there’s more than just that; you can interchange wristbands and straps, so you don’t have to settle for just one colour, and there’s even a set of Fitbit scales for a rounded approach to getting fit, tracking progress, and staying fit.
What makes a good Fitbit?
The two key factors to really focus on and consider about a Fitbit are its selection of tracking abilities and how comfortable it is. The latter is pretty self-explanatory, you want to choose a model with an easily adjustable band that won't slip around and agitate you during activity. Bonus points for any model with a clear and easy-to-read screen.
As for tracking, you want to think about what you're using the Fitbit for. Some simple models are very effective pedometers and heart rate monitors, but higher-end Fitbits can track your calorie intake, sleep patterns, and even your hydration. There are other convenient functions to look out too, such as calendars, GPS, or even hands-free payments.
How important is waterproofing?
Most Fitbits come with some degree of waterproofing, but the strength of it varies by model. You can tell how strong the waterproof rating is by its ingress protection rating, usually written as IPX and then a number. The higher that number is, the more water it can withstand. While you should always check beforehand, most Fitbits sit around IPX7 or IPX8, meaning they can be submerged for a short while without being damaged. For the ones that aren't that high, you can expect them to be around IPX4 or IPX5, which keeps them protected against rain and sweat.
Eleanor Weaver is the Deputy Homes & Garden Product Editor for Yours, specialising in home décor, furnishings and appliances. Having worked commercially on Yours magazine and Yours.co.uk for the past six years, she's previously hosted Yours Live events and loves looking for home inspiration online.