WHY IS FITBIT EXPENSIVE?


Why are Fitbits so expensive?

I am not a big fan of Fitbit, but I have used two different brands of fitness trackers. One was Fitbit whereas the other was a Mi band. 

Fitbit is more expensive than the Mi, but they have proven their worth.

Why is Fitbit expensive? 

Fitbit is expensive due to its extra features and compatibility in comparison to other trackers.  Overall, Fitbit is perfectly functionalized with all the features necessary for tracking or monitoring health. 

Some of the listed features of fitbit are here:

Features of Fitbit?

  • Track sleeping patterns.
  • Monitor and track heart rate.
  • Keeps track of the level of oxygen in the blood
  • Functionalized with GPS tracking during exercise
  • Advanced feature to store and listen to music.
  • Receive call and text notifications.
  • Allows you to pay for items. 
  • Motivates one to walk or do exercise.
  • Monitors sleep and provide the sleep score. 
  • Provides the track record of the food consumed and nutrients absorbed. 
  • Records the achievement of the goal achieved. 
  • Set a regular goal and motivate them to reach it.

Fitbit is perfect in itself as compared to other fitness trackers. As I mentioned before I have used MI Band too, so a quick comparison between Fitbit and Mi band. 

Is Fitbit Better Than The Mi Band 2? 

Based on some of the features, I will quickly compare both of them.

Accuracy

Fitbit sensor input of the Fitbit is more accurate than ifit. The Mi band lost its heart rate reading, sometimes not even closely indicating the intensity of the exercise. 

It even lagged a lot and sometimes never caught up with the change of the exercise intensity. Fitbit has calibrated the heart rate and step counter very accurately.

Analytics

In terms of analytics, Fitbit is accurate as well best in comparison to other devices at their price points. 

For example, continuous heart rate monitoring is given a lot more context than just when giving your heart rate number. 

Battery Life

Fitbit offers a long battery life. It allows 4 days of battery life, whereas other devices hardly 5-6 hours. Compared to others, a Fitbit is much better than other devices.

Workout Detection

Fitbit has a GPS tracker in it, which allows automatic workout detection in case you forget to start your workout on the tracker whereas the MI band does not. 

Easy Interpretation

Fitbit’s is also a lot nicer than the Mi and the data is much easier to interpret than the Mi band when it comes to heart rate zones.

The Fitbit tells you if you’re in areas like a fat burn or cardio after you’ve finished an activity, so you know how hard you worked whereas Mi lacked proper interpretation. 

Women Health Tracking

The Fitbit is the only one that can monitor women’s health through menstrual tracking. 

As compared to the above points, I found Fitbit much more satisfying than the Mi. 

In comparison to it, I feel that Fitbit is expensive but it worth it.

Different Fitbit watches have different features. You can opt for any one Fitbit watch as per your requirement. 

The list of the Fitbit watches are:

Fitbit Inspire

The Fitbit Inspire is the cheapest among the fitness tracker offered by Fitbit, without considering the Zip, Flex, and Alta. 

It offers all-day sleep and activity tracking, notifications, clock faces, and interchangeable straps. 

It has a touchscreen display, waterproof / swim-proof and it offers automatic exercise recognition too. 

Fitbit Inspire HR

The Fitbit Inspire HR has a similar design as compared to the standard Inspire but it adds heart-rate monitoring, more advanced sleep data, VO2 Max, Goal-Based exercise modes, and Connected GPS. 

Other functions are the same as Inspire. Due to the extra features offered, it is a little costlier than Inspire. 

Fitbit Inspire 2 

The Fitbit Inspire 2 has a slightly more refined design as compared to the Inspire and Inspire HR. 

It offers many of the same features as compared to Inspire and Inspire HR but, doubling the battery life. It adds up Active Zone Minutes and Quick Replies for Android users.

Fitbit Luxe

The Fitbit Luxe is a fashion-focused tracker.

It offers a premium design and colored touchscreen, along with all the same features as Inspire 2. 

There are stress management features onboard the Luxe – like the Sense smartwatch – and the Luxe comes with Google Fast Pair

It has a SpO2 sensor, but there’s no NFC. It only connects to GPS. 

Fitbit Charge 4

After the Fitbit Charge 3, Fitbit Charge 4 was launched. It has everything that Luxe lacks. 

It adds NFC for Fitbit Pay and offers Spotify controls. It has an altimeter and has built-in GPS. 

It is better at accurately tracking workouts as a stand-alone device.

Fitbit Versa 2

The Fitbit Versa 2 moves into smartwatch territory. It offers more as the Fitbit Charge 4 does.

It has built-in Alexa, music storage, an Always-On display mode, and Sleep Mode

There’s no built-in GPS, but the Versa 2 has phone-free music.

Fitbit Versa 3

The Fitbit Versa 3 is an upgrade to the Fitbit Versa 2, 

It adds Google Assistant as an option on top of Alexa, a built-in feature of the speaker for taking calls. 

Pure Pulse 2.0 heart rate technology and most importantly, built-in GPS.

Fitbit Ionic

The Fitbit Ionic is more smartwatch than a smartwatch as per its design.

It offers built-in GPS, water-resistance up to 50-meters, mobile payments, and smartphone notifications, as well as all the features found on other Fitbit devices. 

It lacks in providing the voice assistant feature. 

Fitbit Sense

The Fitbit Sense is a smartwatch with several sensors onboard. 

It has everything the Versa 3 offers, along with an EDA sensor for monitoring stress, the ability to take an ECG, and a skin temperature sensor.

Conclusion

Fitbit is more expensive than other smartwatches or fitness trackers, but it’s worth its price. 

It offers a great range of features associated with the different bands. Every band offers a large range of features apart from monitoring the health and keeping a track record. 

Well! What is your thought on it? If you have used both the bands, do drop your thoughts in the comment section below.

Jaspreet Singh

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