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Which Fitbit is right for me?

Find out which Fitbit you should choose with our handy guide


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If you’re anything like us, you’re probably already wondering how best to shed those festive pounds in the New Year – whether by running, hitting the gym or heading out for a few post-Christmas hikes.

If so, there’s only one thing you need to help you on your way: a Fitbit. Not only will it help you get in shape, it makes exercise fun. But with so many Fitbits out there, which one is right for you?

Fitbit Alta HR: perfect for fitness tracker first-timers

In a nutshell: The ideal first fitness tracker, the Fitbit Alta HR keeps track of your steps and calories burned

Looking to get in shape without going beast mode? Prefer a light jog to an ultra-marathon? If you’re new to the world of fitness trackers, then the Fitbit Alta HR is right for you.

What makes it great?

  • Receive smartphone notifications when you’re out jogging

  • One tap is all it takes to get started

  • Daily reminders help you to stay motivated

The lowest-priced Fitbit around, the Alta HR is a straight-forward fitness tracker that does exactly what it says on the box.

The in-built heart monitor and step counter help you see your progress day-by-day, letting you decide what kind of distance and intensity is right for you.

Plus, it comes with a heap of other features. The five-day battery life means you can wear it all day and night and, if you’re waking up for an early gym sesh, the silent alarm will gently nudge you awake.

It’s splash-proof, so you can still go running in the rain, and you can customise the straps to make it match your outfit.

Fitbit Charge 3: for stylish fitness enthusiasts

In a nutshell: Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker leaves you with no excuses – and it looks pretty swish too!

Thinking of taking your workout to the next level?

The all-new Fitbit Charge 3 helps you get the most out of every sport with SmartTrack, which automatically recognises what kind of workout you’re doing for more accurate readings.

What makes it great?

  • Track much more than steps, from cardio fitness to floors climbed

  • Guided breathing courses help you improve your cardiovascular health too

  • Sync with your smartphone to receive text, email and calendar alerts

Budding triathletes take note: whether you’re running, cycling, swimming – or doing any other kind of sport – your Fitbit Charge 3 will help you get the most out of it by tracking calories burned, heart rate, steps taken and overall health. Did we mention it’s waterproof too?

The bright OLED screen displays all your vitals, from daily fitness stats to smartphone alerts, and even personalised exercise routines for when you’re low on inspiration.

And for the cool down? Pick a personalised guided breathing course and get some oxygen back into your system.

Fitbit Versa: a simple smartwatch with a Fitbit feel

In a nutshell: The Fitbit Versa is an ideal entry-level smartwatch, and it’ll help you get in great shape too

Looking for a fitness tracker that doubles as a smartwatch? Then you’ll want to get the Fitbit Versa on your wrist, stat.

This one’s for you if you’re the type of person who goes straight to the gym after work – as not only can you gradually build your training program by feeding in stats from 15 different exercise modes (including dynamic on-screen workouts), you can stay connected by replying to text messages.

What makes it great?

  • Room for 300 songs, enough to last both the morning run and the morning commute

  • Connects with your smartphone GPS to show how many miles you’ve clocked

  • PurePulse heart rate monitor provides accurate data on calories burned

Best of all? The Fitbit Versa goes way beyond fitness. Use it to get a holistic view of your heart health, your menstrual cycle, your sleep patterns and your cardio fitness.

While it doesn’t last as long as other Fitbits (4 days on a single charge), it makes up for it by including more features than you can shake a hiking pole at – and you can even download extra apps to suit you.

With so many straps to choose from, the Versa is perfect if you’re always changing style. Our recommendation? The limited-edition Fitbit Versa in Ruby & Rose Gold has a slick strap and gold frame – meaning it won’t look out of place at work, the gym or around town – and it’s exclusive to Currys.

Fitbit Ionic: everything you could possibly need, right there on your wrist

In a nutshell: PurePulse heart rate monitor, dynamic personal coaching, in-built GPS… what can’t the Fitbit Ionic do?

Want to get really, seriously fit in the New Year? Want a smartwatch that can keep up with your hectic lifestyle and your heavy gym routine? Then you have just one option: the Fitbit Ionic.

Not only does it include a PurePulse heart monitor to accurately measure your heart rate and calories burned, it comes with personalised fitness courses for you to follow. Personal trainers, beware: this smartwatch could steal your clients away.

What makes it great?

  • Built-in GPS means you don’t have to sync with your phone to track your running route

  • Store up to 300 songs and listen through Bluetooth headphones

  • Fancy a protein shake after a workout? Pay by contactless

Not only will it revolutionise your life, this clever device will help you get seriously lean too. It’ll tell you everything you need to know about your health and fitness – including your cardio fitness level, sleep quality and menstrual cycles.

It looks great wherever it goes, letting you breeze from the gym to the pool (yup, it’s waterproof) to the office – and it lasts four days on a single charge.

Plus, it’s powered by Fitbit OS, which lets you download popular apps, stream playlists through Deezer and Pandora, and receive phone notifications.

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to straps – from colourful and sporty to stylish and sophisticated – but we recommend the infinitely versatile Fitbit Ionic in Charcoal & Smoke Grey.

Want to see more? Check our full range of fitness trackers.

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