To get the most out of Fitbit, you want to use it as much as possible. This means all day at work, all night while you sleep, and on every trip to the gym. Make sure Fitbit is super comfortable around your wrist by following one of the size guides before you buy. As our top choice for 2019, we recommend the Fitbit Versa to most.
Products used in this guide
- Fitbit's best fitness tracker: Fitbit Versa ($ 200 on Fitbit)
Why do you need to measure your wrist before buying a Fitbit?
Fitbits come in two standard sizes, small and large (although you can get an X-large by ordering models through the Fitbit website). It's a bit strange that it's not a medium or regular size. Does this mean that the normal-sized wrist is actually a large one? How small is small? How big is big?
Fortunately, Fitbit breaks wrist sizes based on their circumference (the distance around the outside of the wrist) and binds them to the different product sizes. This makes it easy to buy a Fitbit and know that it will fit your wrist properly, even if you can't try it on.
What do you need to measure your wrist?
Fitbit actually makes it very easy for you to get an accurate measurement of your wrist, so you can be sure that the Fitbit you choose will fit properly.
If you have a printer, you can click on the images below to download individual dimension tools for the device you are interested in. Just print it out, cut it out and use it to see which size fits your wrist best.
If you don't have a printer, don't worry. Find a piece of string, wrap it around your wrist about two fingers below the wrist. Once you've done that, measure how long the string is. Once you get that information, you're ready to match your wrist size with a Fitbit band size.
Which Fitbit size matches your wrist size?
Fitbits come in small and large sizes out of the box. You can also get an X-size by ordering through the Fitbit website. If you know the circumference of your wrist, you will know which Fitbit size to buy.
Remember that your Fitbit band is a bit adjustable, so you can have some wing space. If in doubt, it's best to go up in size and then use Fitbit's adjustable straps to tighten it to your wrist.
Overall, you want to keep the Fitbit loose enough to comfortably slide back and forth on the wrist. . For Fitbits with a built-in heart rate monitor, place them around two fingers above the wrist.
Try this for size
. Fitbit needs to be comfortable to wear. Otherwise, you will not like to use it. Using these tips will help ensure the right Fitbit size for your wrist. From there, you can enjoy charting your progress as you reach your training goals. And because you have sized Fitbit properly, it doesn't slip off when you pat yourself on the back!
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