List of Fitbit products

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This is a list of Fitbit products that American consumer electronics company Fitbit has released.

Comparison[edit]

Fitness Trackers[edit]

Model Type Released Steps Floors Heart rate Sleep Clock GPS Fitbit Pay Water resistance Battery life Customizable appearance
Classic Clip 2009 Yes No No Yes No No No Resistant 7 days
Ultra Clip 2011 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Resistant 7 days No
One Clip 2012 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Resistant 10–14 days Yes
Zip Clip 2012 Yes No No No Yes No No Resistant 4–6 months Yes
Flex Wristband 2013 Yes No No Yes No No No Resistant 5 days Yes
Force Wristband 2013 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Resistant 7–10 days No
Charge Wristband 2014 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Resistant 7–10 days No
Charge HR Wristband 2015 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Resistant 5 days No
Surge Smart watch 2015 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Resistant 7 days No
Blaze Smart watch 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes via smartphone No Resistant 5 days Yes
Alta Wristband 2016 Yes No No Yes Yes No No Resistant 5 days Yes
Charge 2 Wristband 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes via smartphone No Resistant 5 days Yes
Flex 2 Wristband 2017 Yes No No Yes No No No Waterproof 5 days Yes
Alta HR Wristband 2017 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Resistant 7 days Yes
Ionic Smart watch 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Waterproof 5 days Yes
Versa Smart watch 2018 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Via smartphone Select models Waterproof 4 days Yes
Ace Wristband 2018 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Via smartphone No Resistant 5 days Yes

Other products[edit]

Model Type Released Tracks Connectivity Battery life
Aria Scale 2012 Weight, body fat %, BMI[1] Wi-Fi 6 months
Flyer Earbuds 2017 N/A Bluetooth 4.2 6 hours
Aria 2 Scale 2017 Weight, body fat %, BMI Wi-Fi

Fitbit Tracker[edit]

Fitbit Ultra activity tracker in teal clipped to pocket

The Fitbit Tracker was a small black and teal device that could be clipped discreetly onto clothing and worn 24/7. It uses a three-dimensional accelerometer to sense user movement. The Tracker measures steps taken and combines it with user data to calculate distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed and activity duration and intensity. It uses an OLED display to display this and other information such as the battery level. It also measures sleep quality by tracking periods of restlessness, how long it takes the wearer to fall asleep and how long they are actually asleep.[2]

A wireless base station is included to receive data from the Tracker and to charge its battery. When connected to a computer, the base station will upload data to the Fitbit website, where a number of features are available: seeing an overview of physical activity, setting and tracking goals, keeping food and activity logs and interacting with friends. Use of the website is free.

The Fitbit Classic tracked only steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, activity intensity and sleep.

At the TechCrunch50 during the "Mobile" session on September 9, 2008,[3] Fitbit received positive reactions during its panel from experts like Rafe Needleman, Tim O'Reilly, and Evan Williams who cited its wearability, price, and lack of subscription fees.

Fitbit Ultra[edit]

The Fitbit Ultra was announced on October 3, 2011.[4] The new features included:

  • an altimeter that measures elevation gain in terms of floors, with one floor roughly equivalent to ten feet
  • a digital clock visible on the device's display
  • a stopwatch that can be used to time activities
  • randomized "Chatter" messages show when the Ultra is moved after sitting idle for a while
  • new colors

The Fitbit Ultra is powered by a small lithium polymer battery.[5]

The Fitbit Ultra suffered from a small design flaw: the unit had a permanently curved shape in order to clip directly onto any piece of clothing. The plastic used in the unit was not appropriate for the strain experienced at the looped end, and with time would become brittle, and crack. While most users experienced only minor cracking with no effects to the device's function, in a few cases the cracking led to total failure.[6][7][8] Fitbit offered replacement or repair of affected units that were under warranty.

Fitbit One[edit]

A white Fitbit Zip, showing the distance in miles covered by the wearer

Announced on September 17, 2012, the Fitbit One is an update to the Fitbit Ultra that uses a more vivid digital display, has a separate clip and a separate charging cable and wireless sync dongle.[9] The Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip were the first wireless activity trackers to sync using Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth SMART technology. The wireless syncing is currently available on iOS and Android devices such as the iPhone 4S and higher, iPad 3rd generation, iPod touch 5th generation, Samsung Galaxy Note II and higher, Samsung Galaxy S III and higher, LG G2, HTC One, Moto X, and Nexus 4 or higher.[10] Fitbit One can record several daily activities, including but not limited to, number of steps taken, distance traveled on foot, number of floors climbed, calories burned, vigorously active minutes, and sleep efficiency.

Fitbit Zip[edit]

Announced on September 17, 2012, the Fitbit Zip is roughly the size of a United States quarter and tracks only steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. Compared to the other Fitbit trackers, the Zip is the first Fitbit product to include a disposable battery. Similar to the Fitbit One, it is able to sync its data wirelessly to supported mobile devices.[10]

Fitbit Flex[edit]

Fitbit Flex with accompanying wristband

In May 2013, Fitbit released the Fitbit Flex, the first Fitbit tracker worn on the wrist. It tracks movement 24 hours a day, including sleep patterns. It has a simple display of 5 LED lights that indicate the progress toward the goal number of steps walked in a day and vibrates to indicate when the goal has been reached. The sync functions are similar to the Fitbit One and Zip. The Flex is the most water-resistant tracker, though cannot be worn while swimming.[11] It includes a specialized USB charger; the battery lasts 5–7 days, and it takes 1–2 hours to charge.

Fitbit Flex 2[edit]

Released in 2017 as a replacement to the original Flex, the Fitbit Flex 2 replaces the lowest end of Fitbit's wristband line. It is the first model to be waterproof and track swimming. The tracker can be worn in a wristband, pendant, or carried in a pocket. The LED lights function similar to the original Flex, with the number of illuminated dots indicating progress toward the set goal. It features "reminder to move" alerts and vibrations when a call or text is received.

Fitbit Force[edit]

The Fitbit Force was announced on October 10, 2013. It has an OLED display[12] that shows time and daily activity. The Force tracks a number of statistics in real-time, including steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day. At night, the Force tracks sleep and can wake a user silently with a vibrating alarm.

On January 13, 2014 it was reported that an unconfirmed number of Fitbit customers had complained about skin irritation after wearing the Force for extended periods of time.[13] Fitbit stated on its website that the company consulted with medical professionals whose assessments are that these irritations are most likely allergic reactions to nickel, a component of the surgical-grade steel or the adhesives used to assemble the Fitbit Force.[14] Fitbit, working with the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, recalled the Fitbit Force on February 20, 2014.[14] On March 12, 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) made the recall official.[15] At that time it was revealed that The Fitbit Force had caused about 9,900 injuries.[15] It is no longer for sale on Fitbit's website.

Fitbit Charge[edit]

Announced in October 2014, the Fitbit Charge is intended as a replacement for the recalled Fitbit Force. It was released in November 2014 for US$130 retail. The Charge's wrist band is textured and has a screen that can display caller ID information from a connected smartphone through the Fitbit app. The Charge automatically tracks users' steps, sleep, flights of stairs (using an altimeter) and an approximation of distance traveled. It tracks steps using a 3 axis accelerometer by tracking forward movement along with upward movements.[16][17]

Fitbit Charge HR[edit]

Fitbit Charge

Announced in October 2014 and released in early January 2015, the Charge HR is similar to the Charge, with an additional heart-rate monitor. With this addition, the 7-day battery life is reduced to 5 days. The Charge HR has the same textured band as the Charge and comes in black, plum, blue, tangerine, pink, and teal colors. The Charge HR band clasp resembles that of a traditional watch instead of the snap-on band of the original Charge, as the band needs to fit tightly for the heart rate feature.[18][19][20]

Fitbit Charge 2[edit]

The Fitbit Charge 2 has many similar features as the Charge HR, which it replaced. It features a new Multi-Sport Mode allowing users to start workouts from their Fitbit. Compared to its predecessor, it features a larger screen. It also enables the wristband to be changed in a way similar to the Fitbit Alta.

Fitbit Surge[edit]

Fitbit Surge

Announced in October 2014, the Surge is intended to be a smartwatch as well as an activity tracker. It features a heart-rate monitor and the ability to track pace, distance, and elevation using the GPS on the device. The Surge also can send alerts of text and incoming calls from a connected smartphone.

The Surge was phased out and discontinued in late 2017, replaced with the Ionic in Fitbit's lineup.

Fitbit Aria[edit]

Fitbit Aria

In April 2012,[21] Fitbit released a weighing scale called the Fitbit Aria. It recognizes users and measures weight, body mass index (BMI) and percentage of body fat of the user. It can keep track of eight individual users and updates information to fitbit.com automatically via Wi-Fi network.[22] The information is also updated to smartphone apps.

Fitbit Aria 2[edit]

An updated version of the Aria was announced in August 2017 concurrent with the Ionic. The Aria 2 has been re-engineered for greater accuracy and easier Bluetooth setup. The Aria 2 also has personalized face icons and greetings, compatibility with more Wi-Fi networks, and has an increased weight tolerance of up to 400 pounds. The product was released in late 2017.

Fitbit Blaze[edit]

Fitbit Blaze

At the CES event in January 2016,[23] Fitbit announced the release of the Fitbit Blaze. It is similar to a smart-watch, such as Apple Watch, Pebble Smart-watch, and Android Wear watches. Unlike the Surge, the Blaze comes with a colored touchscreen, and exchangeable strap and frame. Some functionality from the Surge has been retained, such as auto-tracking exercise and heart-rate monitor. Blaze has connected GPS,[24] meaning it tracks location using the connected smartphone's GPS. It can display notifications, including incoming calls, texts and calendar appointments.[25] The Blaze introduces the Sleep Stages feature.

The Fitbit Blaze also integrates with Fitstar, Fitbit's website for customized workouts. These workouts can be displayed on the Blaze's screen.[26]

The Blaze was discontinued in early 2018, replaced in Fitbit's lineup by the Versa.

Fitbit Alta[edit]

The Fitbit Alta[27] was released in 2016. The wristband offers a full OLED screen that can be tapped for reminders, a clock and smartphone notifications. While not a touch screen, it is interacted with by tapping the band, similar to previous models. The Alta is also able to recognize the type of activity in progress: running, playing football, or just walking.

Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker wristband showing heart rate monitor display.

Fitbit Alta HR[edit]

The Fitbit Alta HR was released in March 2017. It has the same features as the Alta, with an added heart rate monitor. While lacking an altimeter, making the Alta HR unable to track flights of stairs climbed, it does include the new Sleep Stages feature, which intends to show the stages of sleep, rather than just time asleep as in previous versions.

Fitbit Ionic[edit]

Fitbit Ionic in Slate Blue & Burnt Orange
The Fitbit Ionic in workout mode on Fitbit OS 1.0

The Fitbit Ionic[28] was released in late September 2017. Designed to compete with the Apple Watch Series 3, it is a successor to both the Blaze and the Surge. Like the Surge, the Ionic uses built-in GPS, using GLONASS to tap into global satellites and provide better accuracy when recording exercises, with the antenna being integrated into the watch case for a stronger connection. The Ionic also features SmartTrack, which auto-recognizes user activity and records it in the Fitbit app. The Ionic has interchangeable bands, including classic Fitbit bands, leather bands, and perforated bands for a more sport-like appearance, and the release mechanism has been modified to make swapping out bands easier. It is also water-resistant, making it safe to wear when swimming. Many of the Blaze's clock faces return, as do several new clock faces. New to the Ionic is the ability to load apps onto the watch itself such as AccuWeather and Starbucks, as well as an NFC chip that allows the Ionic to be used for credit card purchases at places that allow contactless payment. As a result, the tactile buttons on the Ionic have some new functions. When not in workout mode, the right side buttons now function as shortcuts for the leftmost two apps loaded onto the watch, while a long press on the left side button brings up Fitbit Pay as well as music and quick settings. The Ionic is shipped in three color combinations of the wristband and watch case: Charcoal & Smoke Gray, Slate Blue & Burnt Orange, and Blue Gray & Silver Gray.

In 2018, the Ionic was updated to Fitbit OS 2.0 alongside the release of the Versa. The most notable change from OS 1.0 is the addition of a new app called Fitbit Today, a much more intuitive and informative dashboard displaying the user's health and fitness data. It is accessible by swiping up from the clock face, while the notification tray is now accessed by swiping down from the clock face. In addition, a long press on the back button now opens up the music controls, payments, and the shortcuts screen, instead of just Fitbit Pay. In July 2018, Fitbit announced the 15+ Best Fitbit OS Apps for Travel, that can be downloaded in Ionic and some are also available in Versa.[29]

Fitbit Versa[edit]

Released in April 2018, the Fitbit Versa is the successor to the Fitbit Blaze. It has a squircle design similar to that of the Apple Watch and previous Pebble watches. Although it does not have built-in GPS like the Ionic, instead using connected GPS like the Blaze, it retains most of the Ionic's features and interface and is capable of tracking women's menstrual cycles. There are two variants of the Versa, a regular edition and a Special Edition. The Special Edition comes with woven wristbands as well as the standard wristbands. In international markets, all versions of the Versa have NFC for Fitbit Pay like the Ionic, but in the United States, only the Special Edition features NFC.[30]

The standard Versa comes in three color variations: Black, Rose Gold, and Silver. The Special Edition comes in two variants: Rose Gold with Lavender bands, and Graphite with Charcoal bands.

Fitbit Ace[edit]

Released alongside the Versa in 2018, the Fitbit Ace is a variant of the Alta meant for children and pre-teens 8 and older.[31] It will go on sale in the summer of 2018.[32]

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