Nowadays, many individuals are probably familiar with Fitbit trackers. If they’re still unsure, chances are they’ve at least heard of Fitbit trackers or heard someone in their immediate vicinity or someone they know mention them.
However, Fitbit and its range of trackers are much more than just a wearable fitness tracking device. If someone hands you one and instructs you to start using it, it could feel a little complicated or intimidating because they contain so many features. Perhaps you don’t know how to use it. the action it takes. or even how to link it to your smartphone. You might not even be aware that you need to connect it to your smartphone.
This guide seeks to deconstruct that. Understand what Fitbit is and what it does in order to take advantage of everything that it has to offer.
Advertisement WHAT ARE FITBIT TRACKERS AND WHAT IS FITBIT? Since the first Fitbit gadget was introduced in 2009, Fitbit has been the manufacturer of Fitbit trackers. Formerly a stand-alone business, Fitbit is now a part of Google. Additionally, some of Google’s own wearable and health-related products and applications will start to show some of those Fitbit influences.
On the other hand, Fitbit trackers are the gadget you wear on your wrist. For the sake of this piece, we’ll discuss both Fitbit’s fitness trackers and smartwatches in terms of their functionalities. Unless unless specified if anything is restricted to a certain device. Because both are made, there will be some overlap in the features both provide to users.
In actuality, most of the functionality that Fitbit devices offer will be present on both sorts of gadgets and on the majority of models.
Advertisement WHAT PERCENTAGE OF Trackers Does Fitbit Make? Fitbit Luxe Fitness Tracker 4 image alt=””
Due to the fact that Fitbit releases new gadgets every year or two, this number will always change. But it’s also not always producing the same number of gadgets annually. Another thing to keep in mind is that Fitbit occasionally gets rid of older devices when new ones are introduced.
Fitbit currently produces and sells 9 different trackers. This covers certain smartwatches and the genuine fitness trackers. The Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3, Fitbit Versa 2, Fitbit Charge 5, Fitbit Luxe, Gorjana for Fitbit Luxe Special Edition, Fitbit Ace 3, Fitbit Ace 3 Special Edition Minions, and Fitbit Inspire 2 are the gadgets you can now purchase from Fitbit.
Advertisement Older Fitbit devices, which you might still be able to purchase from independent merchants, are not included in this list. Both from legitimate merchants and resellers on websites like eBay, there will inevitably be some product left over.
FITBIT TRACKERS: HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? The features you want the tracker to have will affect the pricing as well. The most expensive smartwatches are always going to be those that Fitbit sells. mostly because they have the most features, some of them are more sophisticated. They could also be constructed using more pricey materials.
In light of this, Fitbit devices will cost between $80 and $299. These are, however, the Ace 3 and Sense’s two standard prices. which may be purchased right now for $60 and $199, respectively. Fitbit gadgets are frequently on sale. So, whether you’re considering purchasing one in the near or far future, it’s important to keep that in mind.
Advertisement If conserving money is your primary concern, either before or right after a new Fitbit device is unveiled is an excellent time to purchase one. Due to the possibility that Fitbit has extra inventory of a product being replaced, it may decide to lower its existing inventory in order to more quickly get rid of it. Additionally, Fitbit’s retail partners will occasionally do this.
WHAT KINDS OF FEATURES ARE INCLUDED IN FITBIT DEVICES?
It can occasionally seem insane because there are so many different aspects. But that has the beauty of choice. There are several options for different trackers, so you may choose the one that feels the best for your particular requirements.
You might want stress reduction, heart rate monitoring, a color display, and a swimproof design. However, you might not need a larger monitor. Therefore, you would choose something like the Charge 5 rather than the Sense. On the other hand, the Sense is the better option if you want the ECG app and sleep monitoring features.
Advertisement It’s also important to remember that not all characteristics will be retained by the trackers themselves. It will be housed in part in the Fitbit companion app. You can track your steps, heart rate activity, 20 various exercise modes, sleep and stress levels, and much more on the trackers.
You will receive a few features with smartwatches, such as a larger touch screen. If you want to periodically check your ECG, The Sense even includes a compatible ECG app. Alexa and Google Assistant are also supported. Additionally, most trackers have a 6 day battery life and include configurable clock faces, Active Zone Minutes, etc.
In general, there are several features. You see what I mean?
Advertisement THE FITBIT COMPANION APP: WHAT IS IT? This program can be used for a wide range of tasks. It is required to establish a connection with your smartphone, and you will typically use it to start updating your device. However, you may accomplish the same tasks using the Fitbit Dashboard for desktops. Simply put, the smartphone app is more practical because you can always have it with you.
You can access all of your tracked metrics in one location with the companion app. similar to a one-stop shop for your fitness information. And the app will have even more capabilities if you have a Fitbit Premium subscription. For instance, the Calm app integration gives users access to a variety of meditation and sleep sounds.
Not to mention customized training advice, involvement in the community, and many other things. If you want to get the most out of your Fitbit, you’ll need to use the app, we can assure you of that.
Advertisement WHICH STORES SELL FITBIT TRACKERS? They are available from a wide range of shops. Basically, at any store that sells wearables. The most well-known wearables brand in the world is Fitbit. Therefore, it will be difficult to locate a store that doesn’t sell at least one or two of the several models.
If you’re interested in specifics, you can purchase them at Best Buy, Amazon , Fitbit’s own website, Staples, Walmart, Target, Dicks Sporting Goods, REI, and a plethora of other locations.
Remember that the price of the tracker can occasionally vary depending on where you purchase it. Whether you purchase it offline or online. And if you’re purchasing an out-of-production color (these dont pop up often but it has happened before).
DO FITBIT TRACKERS WITHSTAND WATER? “Fitbit Charge 4″” alt=””
Actually, none of them are 100 percent waterproof. However, they will be waterproof for up to 50 meters. That being the case, you can undoubtedly swim in the pool with it. As long as you don’t dive deeper than 50 meters, you can wear it in the lake, river, or ocean. This implies that they are also fine in the rain and that you shouldn’t have any problems with them being sweat-resistant.
Because, let’s face it, if you utilize them as you should, they will occasionally interact with sweat. which is during working out. In the end, don’t be concerned about moisture damage unless you unintentionally drop it in a body of water that is deeper than 50 meters.
CAN FITBIT PRODUCTS BE CUSTOMIZED? All Fitbit trackers will have some level of customization. The majority of trackers are often available in a few distinct color options. This will include the strap or band’s color as well as the colors of the tracker itself. Even some, like the Luxe, will have unique, limited-edition accessories. This features a few straps that are more focused on fashion.
Fitbit smartwatches, like the trackers, cannot be worn with simply any strap, in contrast to the majority of smartwatches. The straps must be purchased directly from Fitbit or from a partner with a license to manufacture products specifically for that model. And typically, your options are more constrained.
Your device’s clock or face can also be modified. The Fitbit app contains all of those personalization possibilities.
WHICH CHARGER DO I USE FOR MY FITBIT DEVICE? Any tracker or watch you purchase will have a USB charger. However, all that is included is the cord and the component that fastens to the gadget. The adaptor is not included. This indicates that you have two options for charging it: either put the device into an available USB port on a desktop or laptop, or plug it into an existing AC adapter.
CAN I PAY WITH MY FITBIT ON MYPHONE?
You actually can, though. Your bank cards must be linked to your Fitbit Pay account, which must be set up. However, as soon as it is finished, Fitbit Pay is available at all merchants that accept contactless payments. Fitbit Pay will be supported if Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay are. That’s all there is to it. The good news is that most locations now accept contactless payments. Given that, you might want to double-check to avoid forgetting your wallet and being unable to make a purchase.
AREN’T THERE ANY HEALTH RISKS WITH FITBIT DEVICES? Fitbit products shouldn’t pose any threats to your health that you might be concerned about. You run the risk of overworking yourself if you perform any physical activities while using your Fitbit device. Of course, the activity itself, not the Fitbit, is what causes this.
It’s also possible for some individuals to develop skin itchiness or pain as a result of wearing a Fitbit gadget for an extended period of time. However, this can apply to any wrist-worn gadget. You can learn more about that if you’d like here .
CAN I USE IT TO PLAY MUSIC? The Fitbit device cannot be used for music listening. However, it functions as a controller for the music you are now listening to. You can pause, play, and skip tunes on devices like the Fitbit Sense thanks to Spotify integration. Your smartphone, which your Fitbit device would be connected to, would stream the music to you.
You cannot currently store music on any Fitbit devices and use linked Bluetooth headphones or earbuds for audio, in contrast to other Wear OS smartwatches. So if you want to listen to music, you will still need to have your phone with you.
WHAT IS THE BATTERY LIFE? You can get at least 4-5 days of use out of the majority of all Fitbit devices’ batteries. Depending on how you use it, some might even last longer. The battery will drain more quickly if you use GPS to continuously track your running routes.
However, more casual use, such as checking your heart rate once or twice daily and occasionally checking the time or step counter, will likely help it last closer to the five-day mark. Depending on the gadget, battery life might sometimes change. But Fitbit has done a wonderful job of maintaining this quality across all of its products.
ARE FITBIT TRACKERS CAPABLE OF MANAGING SMART HOME APPLIANCES? Alexa, Google Assistant, and Fitbit
You may definitely use your tracker for that if you have any at home. Providing your device has compatibility for Alexa and/or Google Assistant. Making sure your voice assistant is configured on the tracker and that your smart home appliances (lights, fans, etc.) are integrated with it is all that is required.
Only the Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense currently support Google Assistant. In addition to the Versa 2, you can utilize either of those devices for Alexa. Additionally, you can utilize Fitbit trackers for voice management of smart homes without the requirement for a Google Home speaker or an Echo speaker of any type.