AH Reader's Choice Awards 2021: Best Fitness Tracker – Fitbit Charge 5

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We chose the Fitbit Charge 5 as the best fitness tracker of 2021, and it seems like you, our readers, agree with that choice. You chose that very same product on Twitter, where we opened up a poll for the best fitness tracker of 2021. There were three options in there, and the Fitbit Charge 5 won.

The Fitbit Charge 5 is a favorite amongst our readers, when it comes to fitness trackers

The Fitbit Charge 5 managed to secure 77.8-percent of your votes. The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 was second-placed with 22.2-percent of votes. The only other choice was the Amazon Halo view, which received 0 votes.

This fitness tracker seems to be loved amongst our readers, even though it’s not exactly the most affordable one out there, quite the contrary. Still, the Fitbit Charge 5 has a lot to offer, and people recognize that.


This thing is usually priced at $179.95, but it’s now discounted by almost 30-percent on Amazon (at the time of writing this article). That discount brings its price down to $129.95, which is a great deal for the Fitbit Charge 5.

The design of the Fitbit Charge 5 is nothing to write home about, it’s solid. It’s one of the better-looking fitness trackers in the market, though it’s very easy to figure out what it is just by looking at it.

It comes with two silicone bands

It comes with a silicone band, well, two of them. Fitbit will include both S (small) and L (large) bands on the inside, and one of those two will fit your wrist. They do offer a lot of flexibility.


This fitness tracker has a really nice, color display on the front, and that display is touch-sensitive. GPS is also built-in, which is not surprising, as it’s kind of a must-have feature for fitness-oriented people these days.

The Charge 5 can keep track of your heart rate as well, thanks to a heart rate sensor. The Active Zone Minutes feature can use your heart rate in order to guide you to the desired intensity of your workouts, which is an immensely useful feature.

It also includes the SmartTrack feature which can automatically recognize and record your workouts. Speaking of which, there are 20 exercise modes that you can choose from here, and you can also set personal goals such as runs, rides, and more.


You can go swimming with it without a problem

It can, of course, count your steps, and calories that you’ve burned. It’ll also let you know what your VO2 max status is, and you can easily take this fitness tracker with you when you’re going swimming. It has the 5ATM rating, so you’re good to go.

If you’re wondering whether it can track your sleep cycle, yes it can, and it can also help you improve your sleeping habits. The battery life is also good, as you’ll get up to 7 days of battery life.

So, as you can see, this device has a lot to offer, to say the least. If you’re looking for a reliable fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 5 is definitely worth considering.