The Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Charge 3, Fitbit HR, Fitbit Blaze – all these Fitbit models feature phone-connected GPS whereas the Fitbit Charge 4 and Charge 5, the Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Ionic have built-in GPS. However, only the Fitbit Flex 2 doesn’t have GPS or any heart rate monitor.
Well, either its phone connected GPS or built-in GPS, this GPS feature is necessary for a fitness tracker device like Fitbit. Otherwise, it won’t be an ideal choice if you are a serious athlete.
Does Fitbit Charge have GPS?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge device has GPS. Usually, Fitbit provides built-in GPS and phone-connected GPS features on some Fitbit model devices including Fitbit Charge device models. Yet, some models don’t have this feature. In this case, you need to use the Fitbit app so you can record your GPS data.
Here, the thing is unfortunately, very few Fitbit devices have built-in GPS since most of the Fitbit devices have phone-connected GPS.
However, if you have to use phone-connected GPS, ensure that you have set the option- Allow Location Access on your phone all the time for the Fitbit app.
Besides, you need to place your phone close to your Fitbit device while you are working out. This is because these devices generally use GPS sensors so they can capture GPS data on your phone.
Does Fitbit Charge 2 have GPS?
In short, your Fitbit Charge 2 device doesn’t provide built-in GPS; however, it comes with phone connected GPS features. Therefore, to track and record your GPS data, this device works with your phone.
If you are taking your phone device with you during your workout such as for running, jogging, bike riding, cycling, etc. this Fitbit Charge 2 device will be a good option as it still can compile GPS data from your smartphone device.
Not only that but also it will show you the real-time pace as well as distance information on the Charge 2 device’s face.
Here, the drawback of this device that I found out is you need to have your smartphone with you while exercising. Therefore, for an athlete, I don’t think it is a good option although this varies depending on the distance.
Does Fitbit Charge 3 have GPS?
Well, like the previous one, this Fitbit Charge 3 device also doesn’t have built-in GPS, rather it performs with the phone-connected GPS to record the GPS data.
To get GPS features on this Charge 3 fitness tracker, you have to carry your smartphone device with you for tracking all the GPS data such as heart rate, steps, sleep, and calorie burned, etc. during your workout time.
Moreover, it also shows you the distance while you’re running, walking, or, bike riding and real-time pace on its face. Yet, the thing is it can’t support running several apps or storing music.
Besides, the Charge 3 is a lightweight, less costly, and energy-efficient device. And, if you are using this tracker device for your movement as well as health tracking purpose, it is obviously a great choice for you.
However, it won’t be a deal-breaker, if you want built-in GPS in your Fitbit model device.
Does Fitbit Charge 4 have GPS?
Fortunately, Fitbit includes built-in GPS features in the Fitbit Charge 4 fitness tracker device to independently track and record all the outdoor workouts including distance, steps, floor climbed, heart rates, calories, cardio fitness level, etc.
So, if you are a serious athlete and are looking for a Fitbit device having built-in GPS, this Charge 4 is an excellent option for you. This is because this built-in GPS permits this device to map your walking, running, bike riding, or hiking route without relying on your smartphone.
Fitbit introduces the built-in GPS features first in the Fitbit Charge 4 device in its Charge device model series. After that, the company committed to providing smartwatch features.
Yet, Fitbit doesn’t provide some of the smartwatch features in this Charge 4 device such as dictation, voice assistant, etc. although you will get access to text replies, contactless payments, as well as advanced sleep-tracking features of Fitbit.
Thus, all in all, these Fitbit’s advanced features and the built-in GPS have enhanced the overall tracking performance and experience of the users.
Does Fitbit Charge 5 have GPS?
Yes, Fitbit Charge 5 has a built-in GPS to conveniently track the daily route of your activities and to record all the GPS data without relying on your smartphone device.
Usually while looking for a fitness tracker device, most users will be searching for some key features on their tracker device including built-in GPS. Especially, when it comes to serious runners, it is an obvious thing to them.
So, while working out, they can leave their phone device behind, yet, still, they are capable of tracking their route using the tracker device.
Furthermore, like the Fitbit Charge 4 tracker device model, you will also find blood oxygen tracking and can track the data as well such as steps, distance, heart rate, calories, sleep, etc. Besides, it comes with all the upgrades as well as advancement.
For example, you will get EDA (electrodermal activity) sensors, ECG (electrocardiogram) sensors as your advanced health sensors.
Moreover, it also features some new additions which allow this device users to measure not only the temperature but also the stress level and to check their irregular heartbeat.
So, if you are a minimalist, however, you want a lightweight, compact, and energy-efficient fitness tracker device, having this Charge 5 will be a money-worth investment.
Does Fitbit Charge HR have GPS?
Basically, the Fitbit Charge HR doesn’t have built-in GPS, yet, it has phone-connected GPS when this device is linked to your smartphone. Therefore, you can’t compare this wrist-based fitness tracker to a proper GPS sports watch.
However, although it doesn’t have a built-in GPS, you can still monitor your current heart rate; can track your route of daily activities including steps, duration, sleep, calories, floor climbed, distance, etc., while linking this tracker to your phone GPS.
It tracks the heart rate regularly throughout the day, during activity, and also during the night. Thus, it is considered one of the best heart rate monitors. So, if you want to work out regularly, this Fitbit Charge HR will assist you in ramping up your daily activities intensity.
Does Fitbit Flex 2 have GPS?
Unfortunately, the Fitbit Flex 2 doesn’t have GPS as well as any heart rate monitor. Yet, the Fitbit designs this Flex 2 as an entry-level wrist-based fitness tracker device. Therefore, this device is not recommended for serious athletes.
However, this Flex 2 has a stylish-looking appearance and also features 5 small LEDs on the device’s topside that will show you the closeness of achieving your step goals. Besides, this tracker functions efficiently as a step counter.
And based on this information, with the help of some basic metrics, you can estimate your daily calorie burn though it will be less accurate compared to a heart rate monitor fitness tracker device.
Moreover, this Flex 2 can automatically handle the basic sleep tracking while you’re dozing off. Along with this, it can also automatically detect your running or walking and even swimming activities.
So, in short, you can track your workout activities including running, walking, cycling, aerobic exercise, sports, swimming, etc. but, unfortunately, you won’t find any options logging your weights workout.
Does Fitbit Ionic have GPS?
Yes, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch has built-in GPS instead of having connected phone GPS. This fitness watch is more functional than any Fitbit Charge tracker device. The Ionic’s GPS can easily track and record your daily route, traveling distance, and pace yet, the thing is it is not always turned on.
The GPS data that your Ionic smartwatch records entirely depends on the type of workout activities. For example, this device automatically records GPS data, if your workout is like bike riding, outdoor running, hiking, etc.
These captured GPS data will deliver your workout progress measurement more accurately while there won’t be any stationary activities.
Not only that but also you can store offline music that is roughly about 300 songs with 2.5 GB storage and can track sleep, calories, steps, distance, floors climbed, wrist-based current heart rate, etc.
Therefore, you can run, walk, ride, hike, as well as do all other GPS options and track a dozen workouts while also leaving your smartphone device behind. So, overall, if you are looking for a fitness-oriented Fitbit smartwatch, this Fitbit Ionic will be a great option for you.
Does Fitbit Surge have GPS?
Yes, the Fitbit Surge is equipped with built-in GPS to enhance your workout experience. With GPS tracking, this wrist-based super fitness tracker watch lets you see elevation, pace, real-time distance, split times, etc. without depending on your phone.
Besides, you can track the entire route during the workout, and then you can review your tracked route using the Fitbit app. Along with these, you will also get automatically continuous wrist-based heart rate as well as simplified heart rate zones.
Moreover, it comes with an auto sleep tracking feature that will automatically track your sleep quality. The auto-recognition feature can recognize the select workout activities and then record these data in the exercise section of your Fitbit app.
However, according to Fitbit, they introduce the built-in GPS first in this super Surge watch device for distance as well as speed. So, if you want an all-in-one fitness tracker super watch device, I think you should go for this Surge one.
Does the Fitbit Blaze have GPS?
No, Fitbit Blaze doesn’t have built-in GPS, it can only track your GPS route when it is linked with your phone’s GPS. Therefore, to get GPS features, you need to carry your phone device with you while working out.
Here, you have to ensure that you have enabled and turned on both GPS and Bluetooth if you want to use connected phone GPS features. Besides, to get the best results, you should lock the GPS satellites on your current location and have to wait for a couple of minutes before you start working out.
With the help of the SmartTrack features, this Fitbit Blaze can automatically detect and track most of the workout activities such as walking, sport, running, riding, elliptical training, etc.
Not only that but also it can track your heart rate during a workout and all day, sleeping quality, distance, steps, floors climbed, and calories burned.
So, if you can deal with your connected GPS features anyway and you really don’t feel like having a built-in GPS tracker device, you can choose and stay with this Fitbit Blaze tracker watch.