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There are so many different Fitbit models available for various cases. You can quickly identify them if you can get hold of their original packaging. However, issues arise if you receive a Fitbit as a gift without packaging or if the Fitbit was purchased as a used one. Then, it becomes challenging to identify which model you own and its features.

In this blog post, we will explain what a Fitbit is and outline ways you can identify your type of Fitbit.

What is a Fitbit?

According to Wikipedia, "Fitbit is an American consumer electronics and fitness company. It produces wireless-enabled wearable technology, physical fitness monitors, and activity trackers. Examples of such devices are smartwatches, pedometers, and monitors for measuring heart rate, quality of sleep, and stairs climbed as well as related software".

Fitbits can provide you with complete important health data. Some can even track your menstrual cycle or identify the exercise you are performing (such as swimming, cycling, jogging, etc.) and provide tracking tailored to that activity.

What does a Fitbit do exactly?

Most Fitbits are fitness trackers that keep track of your daily routine and physical activity. The precise functions vary depending on the model.

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How to identify the Fitbit that I have

You can recognize your Fitbit in four different ways:

  • By looking at the model number.
  • Visiting the Fitbit website.
  • Using the Fitbit app.
  • Checking inside the Fitbit device.

Finding the model number on the watch's side or back is the simplest way to determine what kind of Fitbit you own. It is a five-digit code that starts with the letters FB before three numbers.

If you want to use the Fitbit website to identify your device, visit and click on the products category. Go through the images of the devices shown and identify your device. The model of the identified Fitbit will be on the image caption.

If you are using the Fitbit app, connect and set up the Fitbit with the app. look for the devices menu in the app, and you will see the details of your connected Fitbit, including its model number.

Finally, locate the "Regulatory info" button from the About section under your device's Settings. All details about the device will be listed there.

Is Fitbit worth having?

It is an excellent tool for monitoring and increasing your fitness levels. It is merely a tool, though. You still have to put in the work to get fit.

It's worth having because it is an affordable and quality option considering the price of other high-end fitness trackers.

Checking health data on a Fitbit smartwatch

What should you know before buying a Fitbit?

There are some things you need to know before buying a Fitbit, and they are listed below:

  1. You want to know what a Fitbit can do.
  2. Information concerning price and other options.
  3. Check out reviews and tutorials about the model of Fitbit that you intend to buy.
  4. Check for subscription services that come with the device and other payment options.

Should I get a Fitbit or an Apple Watch?

If Apple devices seem too expensive for you, get a Fitbit. Fitbits will easily outperform an Apple Watch in terms of battery life. A Fitbit spokesman touted its horn by saying, "The Apple Watch offers an 18-hour battery life, which means you need to charge it every day, whereas many Fitbit trackers and watches can last for days without charging."

Compared to the Apple Watch, Fitbit offers more options that fit a modest budget with its longer battery life and more thorough health tracking service.

Also, Fitbit trackers are superior in helping to reduce stress. The Fitbit app provides options for meditation and other practical suggestions, while the Fitbit Sense employs an EDA sensor to measure your stress level.

What is the difference between Fitbit Smartwatches and Trackers?

Fitbit smartwatches are basically watches that come packed with a lot of smart features, including fitness tracking. Some other features of the Fitbit smartwatch are GPS, calorie burn measurement, notifications, and heart rate monitoring.

On the other hand, Fitbit fitness trackers are wearable devices whose features are mainly focused on measuring the user's health data.

There is a lot of overlap between the two devices, but a fitness tracker will provide better in-depth monitoring of your health and physical activity all day.

A Fitbit Smartwatch

Can you charge a Fitbit with a phone charger?

No, You cannot charge a Fitbit with a phone's charger because Fitbits come with their own charging cable. Although, they do not come with socket heads that you can plug into a wall socket. So, most users plug the USB end of the Fitbit's charging cable into a phone's charger head or into any available USB port.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fitbits devices

Q. How many years does a Fitbit last?

A. A Fitbit will typically last between one and two years if it is appropriately maintained. How long they last depend on the Fitbit model you choose, the hardware quality, water resistance, cleaning frequency, battery health, and frequency of resets.

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Q. Which Fitbit is waterproof

A. No Fitbit device is entirely waterproof, but most are water-resistant to some degree. The Fitbit Ace 2, the Fitbit Versa, the Fitbit Charge 3, the Fitbit Inspire, and the Fitbit Ionic are among the models that can withstand water.

Q. How to charge a Fitbit

A. Hold the charging cable's end close to the watch's backport until a magnetic attachment occurs. The screen of your device will display the charging status. The gold contacts on the watch's back must line up with the pins on the charging cradle.

Wrap up

Regardless of whether your Fitbit is connected, there are ways to obtain the model name and number, as indicated in this post. Even if your Fitbit isn't working, you can manually verify the model by checking online. Alternatively, Google Lens can aid you in knowing the model.

If you have questions about Fitbit devices, please ask them in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

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