The goal of this section is to give you a deeper understanding of your Fitbit how it works, and how to get the most out of your tracker. The Fitbit line devices are arguably, the most complete. They can be and can be a powerful tool to help you live a healthier life.

Using a Fitbit device is a great way to feel like you are taking control of your health. Throughout this guide you’ll see Facts & Tips


Today Fitbit makes 6 devices, the Zip, One, Flex, Charge, Charge HR and the Surge. In this section we’ll cover the ins and outs of each device, and the primary use-case for each one.

Fitbit Zip

The Zip is the entry-level wireless activity tracker. It allows you to track the most important daily activity such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes. This tracker is clippable; it’s not worn on the wrist, but discreetly in a pocket or on a belt. The Fitbit Zip has a replaceable watch battery that lasts up to six months.

Fitbit One

The One is also a basic clippable wireless tracker that tracks stairs climbed and sleep. This tracker also records daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes. The One also has a silent alarm that you can set to vibrate at a desired time. Fitbit One has a rechargeable battery that lasts ten to fourteen days.

Fitbit Flex

The Flex was Fitbit’s first wrist-based tracker. It is also one of the most popular. The Flex tracks steps, distance,calories burned, active minutes, and sleep. Fitbit Flex also has a silent alarm that gently vibrates to wake users at a desired time. It’s basic display has LED lights to show users’ progress towards a daily goal. Each light represents the achievement of 20% of their goal. The Flex has a rechargeable battery lasts up to five days.

Fitbit Charge

The Charge tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. It can also receive caller ID notifications when paired with your cell phone. The Charge has an OLED display that shows users’ daily activity, time of day and caller ID notifications. This tracker logs sleep automatically and offers vibrating alarms. Fitbit Charge has a rechargeable battery that lasts seven to ten days.

Fitbit Charge HR

The Charge HR is identical to the original Charge. Additionally it has a heart rate tracker. The Charge HR battery lasts up to five days.

Fitbit Surge

The Surge is high-end tracker. It has the standard tracking features such as steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and automatic sleep tracking. Yet, where the Surge really stands out from the pack is in its premium features. They include, tracking heart rate tracker and automatically detecting what kind of exercise you are doing. The Surge displays real-time statistics such as speed, distance, and exercise routes. It also tracks heart rate during a variety of cardio workouts and other exercises. The Surge is also includes text and call notifications and music control. It’s battery lasts up to seven days.

Basics of your App

The basics features of your app is where you’ll control the majority of your Fitbit experience. The app is broken down into four main sections. The Dashboard, Goals, Friends, and Account.


The dashboard is your entry point into all of the data that you’re logging and tracking. It displays your the tracker, or trackers that you have connected, their status and your activity for current day. You can use the left or right arrows to navigate to view your activity on previous days.

Depending on the tracker you own you can choose display the following activity information:

  • Steps
  • Distance
  • Calories Burned
  • Active Minutes
  • Floors
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Calories left to eat
  • Calories Eaten
  • Weight goal
  • Water consumed


Fitbit was founded in 2008 and its popularity has been growing over the last 10 years. The company is the world leader in wearable devices. Today, people use Fitbit to track various aspects of their health. They have become so popular that to date, Fitbit has sold 30 million devices since it’s start. It sells more trackers than any other company, owning 88% market share.

Why Fitbit is so popular nowadays?

  • Hardware: trackers the devices that people wear around
  • Software: the app and website that connects to the trackers, allows you to view your progress.
  • Community: the people who use the tracker and the apps. Your friends the people in forums. These three factors are what have made Fitbit the leader that they are today.