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Best Fitness Trackers for All Ages Review

In today's day and age it is hard to keep with all the pressures modern life sets upon us, as rapid advancement of technology and fast paced lifestyle sometimes don't allow us enough time to focus on other aspects, such as health and well being. Realizing this, the world's leading tech brands have put in a lot of effort during the last few years to create a wide selection of fitness trackers that would help you track your activity effortlessly and maintain a healthy and vigorous lifestyle.

However, it gets as difficult as it can be when it comes to deciding which one to buy, since there are more then 30 fitness trackers now available from vendors like Garmin, Sony etc.. after reviewing most of them we can easily vouch for Fitbit which is the only vendor dedicated solely to developing fitness trackers unlike its competitors dealing with far too many products which clearly puts them as general vendor looking to make money only developing anything they could where as Fitbit is the only vendor dedicated solely to manufacturer and researching fitness trackers.

In this list, we compare the best among the best.

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Editor's Ranking #1 #2
#3 #4 #5
TitleFitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness WatchFitbit Alta Fitness TrackerFitbit Flex 2Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch
PreviewFitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Small (US Version), 1 CountFitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (6.7 - 8.1 Inch)No products found.Fitbit Flex 2, Black (US Version), 1 CountFitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large (US Version)
Steps, calories, distanceYesYesYesYesYes
Heart Rate MonitorYesYesNoNoYes
Sleep TrackingYesYesYesYesYes
Auto Sleep detectionYesYesYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesNoNoYes
Active minutesYesYesYesYesYes
Music controlNoYesNoNoYes
Continuous heart rateYesYesNoNoYes
Caller IDYesYesYesYesYes
Text notificationsYesYesYesYesYes
ClockYesYesYesNoYes
Silent wake alarmYesYesYesYesYes
Built in GPS TrackingNoNoNoNoYes
Multi-sportYesYesNoNoYes
Sleep TrackerYesYesYesYesYes
Hourly activity and stationary timeYesYesYesYesYes
Auto exercise recognitionYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofNoNoNoWaterproof down to 50 mettersNo
CompatibilityWindows,
Android,
iOS
Windows,
Android,
iOS
Windows,
Android,
iOS
Windows,
Android,
iOS
Windows,
Mac,
Android,
iOS,
Web
Battery Life5 Days5 Days5 Days3-4 Days7 Days
Size and dimensionsLarge (6.7 - 8.1 in)
Small (5.5 - 6.7 in)
X-large (7.8 - 8.9 in)
Large (6.3-7.8 in)
Small (5.5-6.3 in)
X-large (7.8 - 8.9 in)
Large (6.3-7.8 in)
Small (5.5-6.3 in)
Large (6.7 - 8.1 in)
Small (5.5 - 6.7 in)
X-large (7.8 - 8.9 in)
Large (6.3-7.8 in)
Small (5.5-6.3 in)
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#1 Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large (US Version), 1 Count Taking notes from different Fitbit trackers, Fitbit Charge 2 does a great job in polishing the existing style and design and maintaining the classic Fitbit look, just with a much smoother and slicker design this time around. Though the Fitbit Charge 2 can receive notifications, you cant reply to them or review them, since it is not a smartwatch.

Compared to its predecessors, Fitbit Charge 2 has around the same battery life, which is around 5 days(depending on the use), but the battery powers a significantly bigger screen. It offers you the possibility to chose between two sizes and six different colors, allowing you to style the tracker with your taste and preferences.

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large (US Version), 1 Count

Specificatons

  • OLED display
  • Three heart rate zones (Fat Burn, Cardio and Peak)
  • Connected GPS
  • Call, text & calendar notifications enabled
  • PurePulse Heart Rate

Pros

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  • Smooth design
  • 5-day battery life
  • Fully personalizable
  • Large display
  • Extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear
  • Very reliable in measuring calorie burn all day

Cons

  • Fitbit Charge 2 is water resistant but not water proof, Fitbit Flex 2 is swim-proof and is a great activity tracker for consumers that want this feature
  • The heart rate sensor is not always reliable at high intensity exercises
  • The interface can sometimes be fiddly but that is common

Fitbit Charge 2 certainly offers a lot for its approachable price price and more importantly, provides reliable results on a consistent basis. Updates for the Fitbit Charge 2 are constantly coming out, keeping this device as relevant as the day it hit the market. Fitbit Charge 2 is a well designed and all around quality device that has long term value.

#2 Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (6.7 - 8.1 Inch) The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is a multipurpose device that looks like a smartwatch, but does many more. At first sight, there are a few noticeable things about this fitness tracker. It's vibrant colored display tracks heart rate, sleep and steps taken, and entices you to work out more often and more efficiently. It also allows you to stay connected all times with call, text & calendar alerts and notifications from your favorite apps like Gmail, Facebook and more (when your phone is nearby).

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (6.7 - 8.1 Inch)

Specificatons

  • Battery life of up to 5 days
  • Guided Breathing Sessions
  • Cardio Fitness Level and PurePulse™ Heart Rate
  • Music Control options and a Color Touchscreen
  • All-Day Activity trackers
  • Sleep trackers

Pros

  • It gives you a lot of options and settings
  • Provides you with workout goals and summaries
  • Has automatic reminders that encourage you to move more
  • Uses multi-sport tracking to track runs, cardio, cross-training, biking and more

Cons

  • Not waterproof, while Fitbit devices are water resistant*, it’s not good for your skin to wear a wet band for long periods of time. Fitbit Flex 2 is swim-proof and is a great activity tracker for consumers that want this feature.

We have listed all of Fitbit Blaze's features in our comparison table, but the device has a lot of interesting facts tied to it besides that. One of Fitbit Blaze's biggest selling points is that it, unlike many other Fitbit devices, features a colored display that blurs the line between classical fitness trackers and smartwatch devices. It is a great choice for both casual and full time fitness aficionados, and we would definitely recommend you the Fitbit Blaze Fitness Smartwatch, as it's currently one of the best available fitness trackers.

#3 Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker

No products found. One of the most interesting devices from Fitbit is their Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker, a unique and fashionable fitness tracker suitable for every opportunity. It is equipped with features that are convenient for modest fitness users, who also like to keep their eye on their everyday fashion choices. With a good battery life of up to 5 days, and a simple OLED display, it does the job nicely, without setting any unrealisting expectations. The sleek design makes the Fitbit Alta look more like an accessory than a classical robust fitness tracker

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Specificatons

  • OLED display
  • 5 day battery life
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless
  • Syncing range: 20 feet
  • Charge time: One to two hours
  • Water resistant ( sweat, rain and splash proof)

Pros

  • Great design and custom strap options
  • Automatic and intuitive sleep tracking

Cons

  • None that we could find.

Alta syncs automatically and wirelessly to computers and 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, making in one of the best fitness trackers when it comes to this. It's slim, lightweight and very customizable.  These features, combined with its interesting specifications, secured Fitbit Alta HR a place on our list of the best fitness trackers in 2018.

#4 Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit Flex 2, Black (US Version), 1 Count Fitbit Flex 2 does all of the things you would expect from an effective and efficient fitness tracker. It differs from other Fitbit devices, because it doesn't feature any displays or screens, instead it utilizes five LED lights that track and show you how you are progressing towards achieving your daily goals. Fitbit Flex 2 has a solid battery life, its listed that lasts up to 5 days, which is very rarely the case, as it almost always lasts  between 3 and 4 days, depending on your use, which is not that great since the device functions on a relatively simple principle.

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Fitbit Flex 2, Black (US Version), 1 Count

Specificatons

  • Waterproof to depths of up to 50 meters
  • Auto sleep tracking
  • Alarm, Text and call notifications
  • Colored LED lights that indicate notifications and goals

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight and comfortable to wear
  • Accurate SmartTrack

Cons

  • No Display
  • Lacks manual activity control mode
  • The LED notifications can sometimes be difficult to decipher

Despite being a basic fitness tracking device, it is still a very good one, and its still a Fitbit product, which guarantees quality and reliability. It does a great job in tracking activity & sleep, as well as in being a reliable notification tracker. Fitbit Flex 2 is a great choice for those who want a good and sincere fitness tracker, but don't want to splurge bigger amounts of money for a more expensive device

#5 Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch

Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large (US Version) Out of all of the famous fitness tracking brands in the world, Fitbit is certainly the most distinguished one, and for a good reason. Since their first product came out in 2011, they have constantly been improving their brand with various installments like the Fitbit Surges Fitness Superwatch. The Fitbit Surge is not a perfect smart watch or fitness tracker, but it does a great job in blending these two segments. It can track your pace, route and heart rate and let you know how are you progressing in your daily workouts, as well as keep track of your active minutes and floors climbed

Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large (US Version)

Specificatons

  • Battery life of up to a week
  • SmartTrack and MultiSport features
  • Wireless syncing
  • All-day activity monitor
  • Music Control
  • Workout Selection (allows you to select your workout right from the watch)
  • Automatic sleep monitor and silent alarm
  • GPS

Pros

  • Battery life that lasts for up to a week
  • GPS life that lasts up to 10 hours
  • A reliable combination of a smart watch and a fitness tracker
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Cons

  • Bulky, but ideal for muscular bodies.

The Fitbit Surge Fitness really does offer a multitude of features that would please even the biggest fitness enthusiast. The list of options it offers is quite extensive, and is compatible with tablets, computers and more than 120+ leading iOS, Android and Windows smartphones using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. It is waterproof to up to 5ATM, but the manufacturers don't recommend users to wear the device when they are showering or going out for a swim. For further details about the Fitbit Surge, refer to our comparison table. The Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch is definitely one of the best fitness trackers in 2017

Though you should always choose the device based on your own needs, keep in mind that even these five best fitness trackers are ranked according to their quality, and that number one on our list, the Fitbit Charge 2, is on that place for multiple reasons. It is, based on its specifications, rank and sales numbers, the best fitness tracker currently available, and we would recommend it to anyone

Christian R. Berndt

I am a highly competent and enthusiastic Personal Trainer with the ability to help people achieve their fitness goals and ambitions. I have been training for the past five years myself and have gained knowledge and experience within the fitness sector which also included me learning to a high extent about nutrition and supplementation. I learnt this from being practical and additional research in my own time. I am able to apply the knowledge I have to help anyone and work around their needs and goals. I have been around physical activity for all of my teenage and adult life. My career as fitness guide through various Gyms has given me immense knowledge in recommending a variety of fitness equipments.
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