Is the Fitbit Zip swim proof?

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Is the Fitbit Zip swim proof?

Best answer: No. The Fitbit Zip is more of pedometer and not designed to be worn swimming or to track swim laps. It can handle sweat and splash but not much more. For the swimmers, look into the Fitbit Charge 3.Fitbit: Fitbit Zip (opens in new tab) ($60)Fitbit: Fitbit Charge 3 (opens in new tab) ($129)

The Fitbit Zip is not waterproof

The Fitbit Zip is designed to be more of a pedometer than a full on fitness tracker. It will keep track of things like your steps, distance moved, and calories burned throughout the day but that's about it. It is about an inch big and half an inch thick so as to be as indiscreet as possible. It even comes with a silicon case with a hook on it so you clip it anywhere and forget about it. It also will sync all your data back to your smartphone so you can keep track of all your fitness goals right from the Fitbit app.

Due to the nature of workouts, sweat is bound to happen and there the Zip has you covered. It's sweat and splash proof meaning you'll be fine on your runs and gym visits but Fitbit does not recommend taking it into the pool. It won't track your swim laps either so it's not really worth trying.

For the swimmers

If you are a swimmer and you're looking for a fitness tracker that you can get wet, you should definitely check out the Fitbit Charge 3. It's the company's newest wearable and it's designed to be waterproof so you can take it in the pool or even the shower too. Best of all, it has a swim workout built into it so it will keep track of your laps as you're swimming. It comes packed full with a ton of other features too including GPS tracking, yoga workout tracking, and much more. Check out our full review for even more coverage.

Jason Cockerham