Whatever your fitness goals are, living a healthier life is a lot easier when you have something to automatically keep track of your activity throughout the day. Fitbits are great tools for this, but with so many to choose from, which one should you buy and why?

Our pick

Fitbit Versa

Staff Favorite

The Versa isn't Fitbit's first smartwatch, but it is the company's best. You'll find all of the same health/fitness features on the Versa that you will on the Charge 3, but you get them in the form factor of a full-fledged smartwatch. The color display looks fantastic, you can follow on-screen workouts, store and play up to 300 songs, and download apps — all while still getting up to 4 days of battery life.

From $200 at Fitbit

Affordable smartwatch

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition

If you like the idea of the Fitbit Versa but want something a bit more affordable, the Versa Lite is a great middle ground. You do miss out on some features, such as swim-tracking, floors climbed, on-screen workouts, and local music storage, but other than those few omissions, everything about the Versa Lite is the same as the regular Versa (not to mention the gorgeous Marina Blue and Mulberry colors it's offered in).

$160 at Fitbit

The best fitness band

Fitbit Charge 3

Without a doubt, the Charge 3 is the best fitness band Fitbit's created to-date. Its hardware is sleek and lightweight thanks to an aluminum body with easily interchangeable bands. In addition to basic tracking for steps, calories, distance, etc., the Charge 3 also delivers 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, swim-tracking, up to 7 days of battery life, and allows you to respond to notifications from your phone.

From $150 at Fitbit

Cheapest you can get

Fitbit Inspire

For those of you looking for something that's as cheap as possible, the Inspire is kind of perfect. While its price may be low, this is still one heck of a fitness tracker. It's incredibly lightweight, is accessible for wrists of all sizes, and can be even be worn as a clip-on tracker on your belt/pants. There's 5-day battery life, all-day activity, sleep, and female health tracking, it syncs notification from your phone, and is swim-proof.

$70 at Fitbit

A few more features

Fitbit Inspire HR

For a few extra dollars, you can step up to the Inspire HR. The Inspire HR looks identical to the regular Inspire but gains a lot of extra features thanks to the addition of a heart-rate monitor. This allows for 24/7 heart-rate tracking, the ability to track heart rate zones during workouts, a Cardio Fitness Score that resembles how fit you are, more in-depth sleep tracking, guided breathing sessions, and connected GPS when paired to your phone.

$100 at Fitbit

Built-in GPS

Fitbit Ionic

Last but certainly not least, there's the Fitbit Ionic. The Ionic is Fitbit's most powerful product currently available in its lineup and brings a lot to the table. Along with all of the other health-tracking features you'll find on Fitbit's other wearables, the Ionic also delivers built-in GPS so you can map runs without your phone, Fitbit Pay built-in, and up to 7 days of battery life.

$270 at Fitbit

So, which of these Fitbits is best for you? If you have the cash to spend, we recommend going for the Fitbit Versa. Not only do you get access to Fitbit's excellent fitness-tracking platform, there are also advanced features like on-screen exercises and a heart-rate monitor that allow you to take your workouts to the next level. We also love all of the smartwatch features that are on-board, not to mention that the design is one that's comfy to wear and looks good on just about every wrist.