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The 7 best fitness trackers we tested in 2021


The best Fitbit fitness tracker


Fitbit


Fitbit’s Versa 3 combines the brand’s excellent fitness tracking tech with in-depth smartwatch capability, unique sleep tracking, and a clean design reminiscent of the Apple Watch

Pros: Automatic activity tracking, built-in GPS, in-depth sleep tracking and exercise data, great battery life, offers unique mindful minutes feature, and is water resistant up to 50 meters

Cons: Doesn’t always automatically sync

Fitbit’s line of Versa watches ushered in the brand’s first foray into smartwatch territory, and the resulting products (from the original Versa to today’s Versa 3) has been a triumph. Each combine the in-depth and reliable fitness tracking Fitbit’s built its name on with functional smartwatch features and a clean, stylish (and recognizable) design.

Not only is the Versa 3 the latest in this new-ish product category for Fitbit, but it’s also the brand’s best. It has built-in (and accurate) GPS, is water resistant up to 50 meters, and offers excellent battery life, meaning you won’t have to worry about throwing it on its charger each nigh.

That last part is an important distinction, too, as the Versa 3 provides wearers with in-depth sleep tracking, including how much REM sleep you get, how much you toss and turn, and when you’re sleeping lightly. During my tests, I was amazed at how tumultuous my night of sleep can be — and the data allowed me to try to fix certain things about how I sleep, or when to start winding down to give myself the best chance for solid rest. Though this is starting to pop up on more fitness trackers today, I’ve found the Versa 3 to provide one of the better, more insightful experiences.

From a tracking perspective, the Versa 3 shines. I really enjoyed the automatic tracking function, which allowed me to immediately start running after I put my shoes on instead of navigating a menu just to hit Start. This may seem a minor feature but I ended up using it far more than I thought I would.

The other major component of the Versa 3 is its smartwatch capability. Though the features won’t blow you away, I found that it did still function exactly as I needed, providing me quick glances at notifications without having to pull my phone out of my pocket (or locate it in my apartment). Android users get more features, like voice-to-text responses, but it still functioned well, albeit quite basic, with my iPhone.

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