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Track Your Health With a Fitbit

Fitbits are a great way to monitor your health. Even if you're not a serious athlete, these handy pieces of wearable tech will keep you in the loop about the number of steps you take each day and the quality of your sleep. Look for Fitbits on eBay and take the first step towards improving your health.

Which model is right for you?

You'll find a huge number of wearable gadgets available, so which one should you choose? Some of them are quite basic, serving as not much more than a pedometer, while others have a range of advanced functions. Here are a few models you might want to think about.

  • The Fitbit Versa offers health tracking, as well as call notifications, apps, and music. You can use it to text and send voice messages.
  • The Fitbit Versa 2 is an enhanced version, with a longer battery life, a clearer screen, and in-built Amazon Alexa functionality.
  • The Fitbit Inspire HR adds heart-rate tracking and has a sophisticated way of monitoring your sleep patterns.
  • The Ionic has a GPS tracker, which is great if you're into running or swimming and want to map your routes.
Using the Fitbit app

Once you have your new band in place, it will automatically start tracking your activity. To see the output, you can sync it with your phone. You may want to use the company's official app or, if it's more convenient for you, sync it with another app that you already use, such as Samsung Health or My Fitness Pal. Either way, linking the two devices means that your exercise data will be quick and easy to access.

Can you wear a Fitbit while swimming?

The answer is usually yes, though there is a depth limit. These devices are not suitable for diving, so if you are planning on going deep underwater, it is better to leave yours on the shore. To be on the safe side, it's always a good idea to check the depth limit for your specific model before getting into the water.

Tracking your health information

Depending on the model, you'll find a large number of health and fitness criteria to track. All models include a pedometer, which will count your steps. You may also be able to monitor the quality of your sleep and, if you are female, your menstrual cycle. A heart rate monitor is particularly useful if you are doing a lot of aerobic exercise, and want to make sure that you are getting optimal results.