By Rajinder B.
Fitbit is a popular activity tracker and here is just an overview of some of the models current models 2017.
Is an older model, but the clip on tracker, and uses a coin cell battery. This is good for those who just want to track their steps and activity through the Fitbit app. You can mount to your belt, strap, and shoes.
Clip on like the zip, but this one has sleep tracking too, comes with a sleep wristband to measure sleep.
Fitbit Flex 2
An updated version of the Flex, the Flex 2 is now waterproof, the rest of the Fitbit line are water resistant. The Flex 2 has pendants and bangles. Which can be accessorized really nicely, let’s say a night out on the town, as seen here
Flex 2 look
It looks very chic.
There is also SmartTrack™ by Fitbit, which automatically detects certain sports after 15 minutes and records it accordingly rather than manually putting it into the app.
This model is like the flex, but with a display. The strap of the Flex 2 and Alta are the same. At first its very hard to secure the band, but later on it gets easier. Sometimes they can get lost. It is suggested to contact Fitbit to see what they can do. There is also smart phone notifications too.
Fitbit Alta HR
This model is like the Alta, but with heart rate (HR) monitoring, Purepulse, which uses leds to measure. It is suggested to wear the HR models off the wrist bone for more accurate measurements. There are also Fitbit’s other technologies Fitbit Technologies
Also the Alta HR has a buckle on the watch strap, prevents accidental loss and for the HR measurement. This version is slimmer than the Charge 2.
Fitbit Charge 2
This one came out a while ago, and it’s the previous Charge HR, but the Charge 2, you can change the wristband. Also has a bigger screen, to see the time, notifications, timer, and this model also monitoring breathing sessions, and interchangeable wrist band.
This one resembles the smart watches, color display. GPS connect, need to have GPS on your phone in order to track routes, a color display to interface with the Fitbit app, as in to add activities. Depending on your budget, a smart watch could be an alternative.
The Surge has been around for a while and this has GPS built in, good for tracking routes.
This is the Fitbit scale, it connects with your Fitbit account and you can keep track of everything fitness related. This can be a complete package of activity monitoring.
As with most trackers you need to put in which activity you’re doing, but there are more detection algorithms. Like with all trackers, after several days or weeks, needs to be synchronized as the device can only buffer so much data.
You can set up several trackers on one account.
These how to videos can be really good for specific models
Developer Fitbit If anyone is into app development, and wants to create apps with Fitbit data this can be really interesting.
If it doesn’t sync, try turning off Bluetooth, rebooting the phone/tablet, uninstalling, reinstalling the app, and resetting the tracker according to Fitbit’s instructions.
Any issue you can always contact Fitbit support, they are very helpful.
Collaboration with Public School.
Fitbit Ambassadors including Gabby Reece, volleyball player.
And a fun video with American dancer Julianne Hough.
Overall you can use the Fitbit Comparaison to compare the different models of Fitbits. You can add your friends to compete against. I have heard that if you have friends with another company tracker, you can push the data into the Myfitnesspal then compare. There are many other apps like Fitbit Partnerships.
There are other trackers out there, but Fitbits are really good general trackers.