Fitbits are not 100% waterproof (Fitbits are only waterproof up to 50 meters below water).
They are only designed to withstand water splashes, rain, sweat, and water pressure from swimming.
5 Best Waterproof Fitbits
Here is a brief summary table comparing the first three best Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers:
|Fitbit Inspire 2||Fitbit Sense||Fitbit Charge 5|
|Activities Tracked||Heart rate, running, cycling, swimming, treadmill, weights, calories burned, etc||Stress levels, heart rate, sleep, menstrual cycles, calorie count, etc||track stress, breathing rate, skin temperature variation, oxygen saturation in the blood|
|Sensors||Optical heart-rate tracker, 3-axis accelerometer which tracks motion patterns, Vibration motor||heart rate sensor, Gyroscope, Altimeter, 3-axis accelerometer, skin temperature sensor||heart-rate sensor3-axis, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor,|
|doesn’t have built-in GPS tracking||Has built-in GPS tracking||Has built-in GPS tracking|
|Swim Tracking||Yes, Fitbit Inspire 2 tracks swimming||Yes, Fitbit Sense tracks swimming||Yes, Fitbit Charge 5 tracks swimming|
|Check on Amazon||Check on Amazon||Check on Amazon|
1. Fitbit Charge 3
The Fitbit Charge 3 not only comes with a casual feel but also a workout feel as well. Fitbit Charge 3 is a waterproof Fitbit that is able to withstand up to 50 meters of water pressure.
So no matter if you get it exposed to water say through swimming or spills it can’t be damaged. As you swim the smartwatch can monitor your pulses thanks to the new pulse oxygen-detecting technology used.
This Fitbit tracker can show a maximum of three bits of information at once. So, if you want to see more you will need to change metrics.
If you love listening to music, the Fitbit Charge 3 wouldn’t be the best option because it lacks music remote controls. Fitbit Charge 3 comes with a good battery life of up to 6 days on normal use.
Other reviews from customers say the fitness tracker may last even up to a week hence they charge the tracker less time and spend more time with it around their wrist.
In addition, if you are a swimmer you can check your swimming speed using Charge 3 thanks to the timer and stopwatch apps that come installed.
You can answer calls and reply to texts from this fitness tracker.
2. Fitbit Inspire 2
Apart from recognizing swimming activities, there are over 20 activities that Fitbit Inspire 2 can monitor.
A few examples include cycling, running, yoga, hiking, kickboxing, dancing, and much more. Adding the pool’s distance is paramount when tracking your swimming with the fitness tracker.
Swim tracking includes the pace, distance, lengths, and durations. The smartwatch is water locked therefore, no accidental taps are experienced.
Setting yourself targets on the tracker will help burn calories and you get real-time updates when your goal are met.
Fitbit is also able to monitor your heart rate as you exercise and work out. Swimming, cycling, and walking are great ways to lower the overall resting heart rate.
Inspire 2 has an outstanding battery life that doubles that of most Fitbits. In full charge, the fitness tracker can last for 10 days. For that, you can swim, cycle, run or jog all day without the fear of running short of charge.
3. Fitbit Ace 2
The Fitbit Ace 2 would be one the best waterproof Fitbits for a child. The fitness tracker can withstand raindrops and spills from the pool.
It is water-resistant up to a depth of 50 meters. Therefore, your son or daughter can wear it to the pool.
The tracker comes with a waterproof wristband that keeps it firm around the wrist. And so, no matter how hard your child jumps or dives in the pool it doesn’t go loose.
Fitbit Ace 2 has good battery life therefore, your child will spend more swimming with it.
No matter how much your child is rooted in an activity the vibrations made by the vibration motor will capture his or her attention and they will respond to whatever the notification is.
If your child prefers a Fitbit that has a fairly large screen then Fitbit Ace 2 wouldn’t be the right fitness tracker.
The fitness tracker is able to count calories lost while your child runs, cycles, and swims. This intern helps your beloved child lose a bit of weight.
Fitbit Ace 2 is a special activity tracker for kids to track their daily workouts. That’s evident from the kiddie style used on it.
4. Fitbit Charge 5
Fitbit Charge 5 is a touch screen therefore interacting with it is pretty easy as you only tap the screen.
The screen display is an AMOLED-colored screen. The screen display is well light and always on for convenience.
The Fitbit is able to monitor your heart rate as you, cycle, swim, and run thanks to the 24/7 heart monitoring feature.
Whenever the heart rate is too high or too low the waterproof watch sends you instant notice.
The Fitbit ensures you are fit when it comes to you will all the fitness features to keep you active and most importantly healthy.
This waterproof fitness tracker will also track your skin temperature while recreating in pools and beaches or even when you are taking a shower thanks to the SpO2 feature.
Thanks to the EDA (Electrodermal Activity) sensors include in the system you can now monitor stress levels as you work out.
Fitbit Charge 5 is waterproof up to a level of 50 meters.
Talking of battery life, the waterproof watch can last up to 7 days on regular usage. The use of GPS and other sensors will negatively impact the 5 days service period.
Connect your Bluetooth headset and enjoy listening to your favorite playlist as you carry on with your workouts. This fitness tracker can be worn by both ladies and gentlemen.
5. Fitbit Sense
Fitbit Sense is a more advanced waterproof Fitbit that comes with wellness and health features too. The Fitbit can safely be used in a swimming pool to track laps while swimming with no fear of damage.
Fitbit will automatically count your steps while walking, jogging, or running. Apart from swimming with the activity tracker, you can also take a shower, do dishes or wash clothes with it on with no fear of damage.
With the battery charged to 100%, Fitbit Sense guarantees you 6 days of use. You can peacefully run, and go to the beach or swimming pool to swim without the fear of running out of charge.
But with Bluetooth and GPS the charge cannot last long. Fitbit also claims the battery can last up to 12 hours with continuous use of GPS only.
The ECG on this premium Fitbit keeps track of atrial fabrication. Anytime the watch detects an abnormal change in heart rate you get notified.
For swimmers, if such a scenario finds you in the pool performing your daily practices it would be best to take a break preferably until your heart resumes a normal beating.
Fitbit Sense is at a relatively high price and so not many will afford to spend on it. Lastly, if you are looking for a Fitbit best for women consider Sense.