The Best Fitbit in Singapore 2023
By Amirah Zakiyyah
Updated Jan 2023
After decades in the game, Fitbit watches come in more than a dozen varieties to suit different lifestyles and needs. All of which can receive smartphone notifications and covers the basics of steps and sleep tracking. This broad range of options can be a bit challenging to navigate. Read on to find out which Fitbit smartwatch is best for you.
#1 Best Overall: Fitbit Versa 3
If you want a Fitbit that looks flattering, gets the most out of the fitness tracking and has a reliable battery life, the Fitbit Versa 3 is the one we'd recommend picking up.
Combining the best of solid smartwatch staples and fitness features, the Versa 3 is slim and sits flush on your skin. It fits on smaller wrists so it doesn't look obnoxiously bulky compared to other competing watches. In addition, the Versa 3 gets six days of battery life on a single charge.
A standout upgrade from its predecessor is the onboard GPS. Now, even when you leave your phone at home, the Fitbit Versa 3 allows you to view real-time outdoor activity distance on your watch. Two other great lifestyle improvements from the Versa 2 are the increased 1.5-inch display with an always-on mode option and a flexible band adding to everyday comfort.
The Versa 3 offers all the core fitness features such as all-day activity and workout tracking but sleep monitoring remains a big highlight because of the accuracy and insights. Introduced with the Fitbit Charge 4, the Versa 3 has gained a workout feature, Active Zone Minutes, that monitors the time spent on cardio, fat burn or peak heart rate during your exercise.
However, if you're used to the speedy performance of your smartphone, you'll find the Versa 3 a tad bit frustrating as some apps may be slow to open and displays take a while to switch to another.
Overall, the Fitbit Versa 3 offers a blend of typical tracking and modern smartwatch features that hits the sweet spot for most people.
Shop the Fitbit Versa 3 here.
#2 Best for Managing Mental Health: Fitbit Luxe
Looking for a Fitbit that makes a fashion statement? Don the Fitbit Luxe, the prettiest smartwatch in town!
The Fitbit Luxe is designed with elegance in mind. This slim wearable incorporates jewellery-inspired elements in its appearance so you can easily go from the gym straight to a formal event with the Luxe. Plus, the Fitbit Luxe's battery should last five days.
First and foremost, the Fitbit Luxe is a simple health tracker that measures your blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and offers 24/7 heart rate and sleep tracking. Moreover, it has more than 20 exercise modes and also gets SmartTrack or automatic workout tracking. This means you no longer have to launch a workout for data to be tracked! We're fond of the "me-time" mode in the Luxe where it helps you to sleep or focus better by turning off your screen and silencing notifications to keep away distractions.
We're impressed with the new Stress Management Score introduced with the Fitbit Luxe which measures your stress levels by analysing data such as physical activity, heart rate and sleep levels. Not only that, it comes with other stress management tools that include guided workouts and mindfulness meditations. Though the bulk of these features is available in the Fitbit Premium, you get a neat freebie of a 6-month trial when you purchase the Fitbit Luxe.
It doesn't have GPS so you'll have to bring your phone along during your workout sessions. If you're a casual runner, this wouldn't be a huge dealbreaker. The Luxe also skips on NFC where you're unable to use the smartwatch for contactless payments.
Overall, the Fitbit Luxe is a capable yet stylish fitness tracker we've seen in a while.
Shop the Fitbit Luxe here.
#3 Best for Swimming: Fitbit Charge 5
Great for motivating you to live a more healthy life, the Fitbit Charge 5 has all the fitness goodies anyone could ask for coupled with reliable swim stats if you want to add swimming to your wellness goals.
The Fitbit Charge 5 boasts a superior colour AMOLED display, making it far more visible under bright sunlight and in water. Fitbit has also made the Charge 5 touchscreen. Fitwise, this smartwatch is 10% thinner than the Charge 4 and is more comfortable to wear. Battery life is great as the Fitbit Charge 5 can run up to seven days, meaning you'll only have to juice it up once a week.
We need to talk about the Daily Readiness score that's also available on the Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3, Fitbit Versa 2, Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit Inspire 2. Based on three different metrics (fitness fatigue (activity), heart rate variability (HRV), and recent sleep), users are given a score each morning that indicates their readiness for exercise. The Charge 5 also measures your body's response to stress using an EDA, or electrodermal activity sensor. Pair the smartwatch with the Fitbit app and you'll gain access to a comprehensive "Health Metrics" dashboard that tells you wellness stats like blood oxygen level and skin temperature variation.
The Fitbit Charge 5 works well as a swim companion. Just like other swim-friendly Fitbit watches, you also get stats like distance, swim duration, lengths and average pace per 100 metres. There's even an option to set targets if you're keen on improving your swimming fitness. To view these stats, hop over to the Fitbit companion app which at the same time, provides an overview of how the recent pool session contributes to your overall health goals.
The only qualm we have with the Fitbit Charge 5 is the lack of buttons. While the touchscreen makes it easier to navigate the Charge 5, it's especially fiddly when you're scrolling on runs with sweaty fingers.
Whether you're looking for a smartwatch to use on land or water, Fitbit Charge 5 is the one you want on your wrist.
Shop the Fitbit Charge 5 here.
#4 Best for Beginner Tracking: Fitbit Inspire 2
The Fitbit Inspire 2 tracks key health metrics like basic health metrics, accurate sleep insights and automatic health tracking perfect for the beginner fitness tracker.
Fitbit has lightened the weight of the Inspire 2 by curving the edge and slimming down the depth of the watch. It's so light that you might even forget you're wearing it! In place of a physical button, you'll instead find dual haptic side buttons on the watch. The Inspire 2's activity bands mould to your arm so it's comfortable even after prolonged use. With a battery life of 10 days, it makes the Inspire 2 the longest-lasting Fitbit.
The Fitbit Inspire 2 comes with almost everything you could ask for. Other than offering automatic workout-tracking, you can also easily begin a workout from the exercise app with just a tap on your wrist. On top of that, when you wear the Fitbit Inspire 2 to bed, it can tell how well or not you've sleet each night. The Inspire 2 also allows you to log water intake and changes in your weight and menstrual cycle. If meditation is something you'd like to inculcate more, you can also set mindfulness goals based on the frequency of such sessions per week.
Because of the small size, the Fitbit Inspire 2 misses out on the built-in GPS hence it's not as ideal for tracking outdoor activities.
Overall, the Fitbit Inspire 2 nails the basics at a super affordable price.
Shop the Fitbit Inspire 2 here.
#5 Best for Workouts: Fitbit Sense
The Fitbit Sense offers everything the Fitbit Versa 3 has but it's also pricier because you're paying for new sensors.
Shaped in a more circular squircle, the Fitbit Sense is small and light. It's a watch you don't mind wearing both day and night. While reviewers find the silicone Infinite Band strap fussy to strap on their wrist, the bands are fortunately easier to switch out. The Sense's AMOLED display is bright, crisp, and easy to read the outdoors.
This smartwatch is meant for fitness. It has a built-in GPS and a heart rate monitor that's easy to read even when you're on the move. There's the ability to customise the screen's display as you're running, switching to always-on during your exercise, Auto-pause and Run Detect. The watch tracks yoga, hiking, interval workouts, pilates and many more.
The Fitbit Sense is one of the most ambitious when it comes to health features. The Sense features an EDA sensor that quantifies how stressed you are, a skin temperature that provides an overview of your overall health, an ECG sensor that monitors for irregular heartbeat and a SpO2 sensor to monitor blood oxygen. Its sleep tracking provides you with an overall sleep score, estimated oxygen variation and heart rate. The app shows more sleep data including the time spent in light, deep and REM sleep.
Overall, the Fitbit Sense gives a more rounded view of your body to make sure you're healthy.
Shop the Fitbit Sense here.
On a basic level, most basic Fitbit watches offer the same core features to help you stay on your workout course and a plethora of tracking features. Depending on what your fitness goals are, specific features on some Fitbit are more optimised to help you achieve your best.
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