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5 Best Fitbits for 2024: Top Fitness Trackers

Confused about which Fitbit tracker to buy? Here are the best ones to get right now.

Jessica Rendall Wellness Writer
Jessica is a writer on the Wellness team with a focus on health news. Before CNET, she worked in local journalism covering public health issues, business and music.
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Fitbit Charge 5
Fitbit Charge 5
Best Fitbit overall
$198 at Amazon
Fitbit Versa 3
Fitbit Versa 3
Best Fitbit smartwatch
$65 at Amazon
Fitbit Inspire 2
Fitbit Inspire 2
Best budget Fitbit
$100 at Amazon
One white Fitbit Luxe and one black, on a gray background.
Fitbit Luxe
Most stylish Fitbit
$80 at QVC
Fitbit Ace 3
Fitbit Ace 3
Best Fitbit for kids

Fitbit has been a bit of a pioneer in the fitness tracker space. After years of success, Google acquired Fitbit, but the company continues to make some of the best trackers you can buy even in 2024. It has a lot of options, too. Whether you want a budget-friendly basic fitness tracker or a feature-packed smartwatch, there's a Fitbit for you. We've put together this list of the best Fitbit fitness tracker for your needs, to help you settle on the Fitbit that you should purchase right now.

Since this article was first published, there have been some upgrades to Fitbit's wearables lineup -- notably with the Versa 4 and Inspire 3. Whether you're trying to keep up with fitness trackers, or want to get a Fitbit for yourself or a loved one, here are our picks of the best Fitbits you can buy right now. 

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If you're looking for a fitness tracker that offers the best available features for collecting health data, while also being comfortable, easy to use (no buttons), at an affordable price and easy to read outside in the sunshine, Fitbit's Charge 5 wins.

The Charge 5 tracks things such as your heart rate through an EKG reading app, your stress level through an electrodermal activity sensor, and your blood oxygen level and skin temperature. It also tracks your sleep patterns, including breathing rates, sleep stages and restlessness. The Charge 5 monitors over 20 different physical activities, including swimming (it's water-resistant), yoga and cycling. It also has a built-in GPS, which is great for runners and has 20 exercise modes.

The Charge 5 is compatible with iPhones and Androids. IPhone users can only see notifications on the Charge 5 screen, while Android users may send quick replies.

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Note: There is a new Versa model, the Versa 4, which has a thinner design and more exercise features

The Versa 3 is a Fitbit smartwatch that combines the best features of the Charge 5 tracker with the "taking calls on your wrist" aspect of a smartwatch rather than purely a fitness tracker. Although Fitbit's best smartwatch and best Apple Watch alternative may not be quite as smart as its Apple or Galaxy Watch competitors, it is compatible with both Apple and Android operating systems and can also be paired with either Alexa or Google Assistant. One of the best features of the Versa 3 is its strong battery life -- up to six days without the "always on" display and with moderate use. (The Apple Watch, for comparison, has a less-than-ideal battery life of a day and a half.) 

The more expensive Fitbit Sense provides more health data, but the relevance of all the data Sense gives you might be moot, depending on whether you know how to read medical charts. You'll save money and lose little by going for the Versa 3 smartwatch instead. 

A note about Fitbit's Premium subscription: For $10 a month or a one-time payment of $80 for a year, Fitbit's Premium subscription can give you more insight into your sleep and stress patterns, as well as things such as guided meditation and workouts. The Versa 3 comes with a three-month trial of Premium, and the Charge 5 comes with six months. To find out more about whether Fitbit Premium is worth it, check out this guide

Fitbit Premium also includes what it calls a Daily Readiness Score, which is Fitbit's assessment of whether you need to take it easy today or if you should push yourself based on your goals for the week. This is now available for some Fitbit models, including the Versa 3. 

Read our Fitbit Versa 3 review.

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Note: There is a new Inspire model, the Inspire 3. You can read the review here, but the Inspire 2 is still cheaper. 

The Fitbit Inspire 2 is the cheapest device for adults, and it gets the job done. The "easy" Fitbit tracks health essentials that include Active Zone Minutes and heart rate. The Inspire 2 comes with a free yearlong premium subscription so you can unlock personalized health insights and programs to help you improve your nutrition, sleep and other aspects of health. 

The Inspire 2 doesn't have GPS, and it doesn't include special features such as being able to measure your blood oxygen level, but this tracker is a great (and more affordable) introduction to fitness tracking if you or someone you know is interested in monitoring their health information. The Inspire 2's included subscription to Fitbit Premium is also far more generous than other Fitbit models.

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If you want to count your steps and look like you're wearing jewelry instead of a fitness device, the Fitbit Luxe is for you. It offers many of the same features as other Fitbits, such as goal-based workouts, but it does so in a smaller and more fashionable form that might be best for smaller wrists. (The design overall is smaller, so the text on the watch's screen may also be too small for some people to read.)

Aside from its sleeker appearance, the biggest difference between the Luxe and other models might be its focus on general wellness tracking over more specific health data. When the Luxe calculates your stress rate, for example, it uses activity levels, sleep and heart rate instead of an electrodermal activity sensor as seen in the Charge 5 and Sense.

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This one is pretty simple: The Fitbit Ace 3 is specifically for kids to help track sleep and activity, two crucial things for young bodies. Goals can be set on the Ace 3 for active minutes as well as reminders for going to bed and staying active. For kids who have their own phone, the tracker can also deliver call notifications (you know, for when you forget to call Mom).

The Ace 3 comes in cosmic blue with green adjusters, black with red adjusters or a "Minions yellow" for kids who are fans of the goggle-eyed animated creatures.