How to buy the best Fitbit fitness tracker
Fitbit offers plenty of choice: trackers such as the , children's trackers such as the and smartwatches such as the . The best Fitbit devices accurately log your steps, are a breeze to use and are comfortable to wear.
Whether you want a simple tracker for everyday use, or something more advanced with a heart-rate monitor and smart notifications, we've tested a Fitbit tracker for you. If you simply want to find out which models aced our tests, head to our list of .
But, we’ve also found some Fitbit activity trackers that lagged behind when it comes to accuracy. We’ve uncovered Fitbit devices that reported double the number of calories burned - meaning you’ll have burned half as many calories as you think - and overstated step count by more than 30%.
Fitbit fitness tracker alternatives
If a Fitbit fitness or activity tracker isn't for you, or you couldn't find what you were looking for in the table above, then don't despair. We've tested plenty of accurate and comfortable devices from other brands, including smartwatches and activity trackers from , and .
For more on what to spend and what features to look for, find out more about how to buy the best fitness tracker.
How we test Fitbit fitness and activity trackers
Our tough tests put each fitness watch or activity tracker through its paces. We check the accuracy of step, distance and heart-rate tracking in different scenarios. This ranges from a routine of daily tasks, such as loading or unloading the dishwasher and carrying the shopping, to more strenuous activities. This means we can tell you the fitness trackers that accurately measure your steps, and those that don’t.
And we don’t stop there. We know a tracker will be useless if it’s so uncomfortable you’re reluctant to wear it, so we assess how comfortable each one is during exercise and for daily life.