Three Best Things You Can Buy From Fitbit Right Now
Fitbit has come a long way from the simple pedometer models it started with.
Fitbit has been around long enough that a quick search for its products can yield an overwhelming amount of results. From bands, to watches, to scales, and a myriad of accessories it can be tough to figure out exactly what you want. Here’s a quick breakdown to help you figure out exactly what you want.
This is the hallmark of the Fitbit lineup. These simple, low-profile bands are designed to stay on your wrist all the time and look good doing it. There are different features at different price points, but many now include 24/7 heart rate monitoring, which gives you a good look at your resting heart rate as well as analysis of your sleep cycles. They all track steps and calories burned, and many track your active minutes, floors climbed, and workouts. Some even have women’s health tracking built-in.
Think of these as the big siblings to the fitness trackers. Smart watches do all of that and then some. In addition to those fitness tracking features, they have larger screens capable of displaying more data. They can display notifications from you phone, store and play back music (if you connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones), and even talk to digital assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa.
Why would you need a scale to be smart, you ask? There are a lot of reasons, actually. A good smart scale not only measures your weight accurately, but can give close estimates of your body fat percentage, lean mass, and BMI. If that sounds like a lot of data to keep track of, that’s where the smarts start working for you. With built-in Wi-Fi, the scale will log your stats over time, automatically syncing it to the Fitbit app, giving you easy-to-read graphs so you can chart your health trends over time.