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Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black
- One syncs automatically and wirelessly to tablets, computers and 150+ leading iOS, Android and Windows smartphones using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. Syncing to computers requires Internet connection and USB port. Syncing to mobile devices requires Bluetooth and Internet connection. Syncing range: 20 feet. Call notifications via Bluetooth 4.0
- Water Resistance: Charge has been tested up to 1 ATM meaning it is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof. We also recommend taking Charge off before showering because, as with any wearable device, it’s best for your skin if the band stays dry and clean.
- Warning: Do not use if you have a pacemaker or other internal, or implanted medical device. Not intended for use by children under 13. Always consult your physician. Slippery when wet
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- Syncs with Windows Vista and later, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android and Windows devices
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Fitness means being active, sleeping well, and eating smarter – and the Fitbit One helps you do all three. During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. Come nightfall, it measures your sleep cycle to help you see how to sleep better; and it can even wake you in the morning without waking your partner. Your stats upload wirelessly via computer or select mobile devices (like the iPhone 4S). Powered by your stats, you can set goals, and track progress. Stay motivated by earning badges or connecting with friends for support or friendly competitions. Log food, work-outs and more. Bring greater fitness into your life – seamlessly, socially, 24 hours a day.
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Keep it Clean: Regularly clean your band and wrist—especially after working out or sweating. Rinse the band with water or wipe it with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Do NOT use hand soap, body soap, dish soap, hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes or household cleaners which could get trapped beneath the band and irritate skin. Always dry the band well before putting it back on. Keep it Dry: While Fitbit devices are water resistant*, it’s not good for your skin to wear a wet band for long periods of time. If your elastomer band gets wet—like after sweating or showering—rinse and dry it thoroughly before putting it back on your wrist. Be sure your skin is dry before you put your band back on. Don’t Wear It Too Tight: Make sure your band isn’t too tight. Wear the band loosely enough that it can move back and forth on your wrist. If you use Fitbit products with Purepulse Heart Rate tracking, for better heart rate readings during exercise, we suggest wearing the band so it’s secure, but not too tight, and wearing the band higher on your wrist (about 2-3 finger widths above your wrist bone). Lower the band on your wrist and loosen it after exercise. Give Your Wrist a Rest: Prolonged rubbing and pressure may irritate the skin, so give your wrist a break by removing the band for an hour after extended wear.
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• Make sure your band isn’t too tight. Wear the band loosely enough that it can move back and forth on your wrist. • If you use Fitbit Charge HR , Fitbit Blaze or Fitbit Surge , for better heart rate readings during exercise, we suggest wearing the band so it’s secure, but not too tight, and wearing the band higher on your wrist (about 2-3 finger widths above your wrist bone). Lower the band on your wrist and loosen it after exercise.
• While Fitbit devices are water resistant*, it’s not good for your skin to wear a wet band for long periods of time. • If your elastomer band gets wet—like after sweating or showering—rinse and dry it thoroughly before putting it back on your wrist. • Be sure your skin is dry before you put your band back on. If Fitbit Blaze gets wet or if you sweat in it, remove and completely dry the band before putting it back on. Give your wrist a rest by taking the band off every now and then, and regularly clean your band and wrist. • Even though Fitbit Flex 2 is swim-proof, it’s important to thoroughly dry your classic elastomer band and tracker, and remove any debris from your device after wear in the water, to avoid skin irritation. Please note that non-elastomer accessories should not be worn in water.
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First - I opted with the Fitbit One because a.) it had high reviews and b.) I wanted something that did both sleep tracking (so Zip was out) and I didn't have to wear in an ugly bracelet on my wrist (so pretty much everything else was out). I usually keep this in my pocket or clipped to my bra - works great in both places.
ACCURACY: when I first got it (and a few times since then) I walked around counting my steps then checked with the fitbit -each time it's been within about 3 steps of how many steps I counted out of 50, regardless of if I wear it on my wrist, clipped to my bra, or in my pocket. just now I stuck it on my wrist and shook my hand back and forth vigorously 20 times and it added on 8 steps, so if you really want to cheat the system you can - though it probably will take more effort to shake on extra steps than actually just walk. I haven't had any problems with it adding on a lot of steps after car rides. I had a baby 6 months ago and have found that it counts bouncing up and down to calm a fussy baby as a step, but I'm cool with that - it's pretty much like jogging in place. the floors climbed feature seems fairly accurate - I haven't actually spent a day counting how many times I go up and down our stairs to compare it and it think it sometimes will count walking up a steep hill as a flight of stairs (once again, I'm cool with that), but on days i'm cleaning the house and thus going up and down stairs more often than usual my flight count is significantly higher. whether or not it gets your distance correct depends on how accurately you set your stride length - I think the easiest way to make sure it's set correctly is to go for a walk and set the GPS tracker on your phone if you have one, then once you get to 1 mile on the GPS check and see what your fitbit is telling you then adjust accordingly.
SLEEP TRACKER: it's cool, it shows when you're "asleep" (not moving), when your "restless", and when you're "awake" - there are two settings sensitive and normal, apparently normal is if you're wearing it on your wrist and sensitive is if you have it in a pocket or something (because some pajama's have pockets - you know, for when you need to hold stuff while you're sleeping . . .) I set it on normal because I wear it on my wrist. I tried it on sensitive for a while to see if it worked better - it just freaked me out and told me only 1/2 of my time in bed was spent sleeping - I started wondering if I really was tired and not well rested, even though I never felt like I had trouble sleeping before. . . - just read the instructions and don't freak yourself out. Often times it will show me "restless" times during the night when I am definitely awake nursing - I guess there's a certain movement threshold you have to pass to be considered "awake", so it's not 100% accurate in that regard. it also doesn't coach you in sleeping well - just gives you the raw data on what happened during your night. (which has been super helpful with nursing - it's nice to see the trends of how long the baby's sleeping, how often we're getting up, how long we really are up for, etc. without having to have the presence of mind to make note of it while I'm half asleep). you can set goals on the app for how much sleep you're aiming for each night and set goal go-to-bed and wake-up times. putting the fitbit into and out of sleep mode is super easy (you hold down the button till it buzzes) and if you forget to put it in sleep mode one night or accidentally let it run well into your morning it's easy to go in and fix the times on the app. I love the silent alarms - I was skeptical that a little thing buzzing on my wrist would wake me up - but it works great and my husband appreciates how quiet it is. there is no snooze - which is good for me because I'm one of those snooze five times type people - this forces me to set a realistic time to get up and do it (though to be honest, I set a second alarm 10 minutes after the first one just incase. . .) you can set as many alarms as you want and have them go of on any day you want, so if you want to set alarms to remind you to get up an move around every hour or have an alarm that only wakes you up on
* Note: I'm not a big fan of the little sleep wrist thing that comes with the fitbit. after a few months the velcro stated pulling it apart. For a while I cut off the top of one of my husband's socks and wore it folded in thirds on my wrist with the fitbit tucked inside- that worked OK but some nights the fitbit slipped out - now I have a cheap 3rd-party silicone wrist band thing made to fit the fitbit in it - it works great.
DURABILITY: I have accidentally washed my fitbit twice and dried it once. it survived. And it counted the spin cycle as active minutes. The charge still lasts for a week or more. I don't recommend forgetting the fitbit in your laundry, but it has held up well to the wet and the heat. I wear it while working out and sweat has never seemed to be a problem for it. It's been over a year and is still working exactly the way it did when I got it. Two weeks ago the little plastic piece on the back of the silicone clip broke - I super glued it back together and so far so good. the clip itself would still be somewhat functional without that little plastic piece - it would just have a metal part poking out that could be poky- but you also can buy third-party replacement clips for $5 or spring for the actual Fitbit replacement clip for 3X more if branding is important to you.
APP - i Like the app a lot. I've used it both on a Samsung tablet (android) and on an Iphone and both work great. you can set daily goals, see how much of your daily goal you've achieved, get weekly/monthly/quarterly historical graphs, track your weight, amount of water drank, calories, etc. I also like that you can get rid of things you don't want on it - for example I don't track my calories so i took that tile off my app and don't have it sitting there wasting space. in the settings there is a spot to mark if you are pregnant or breastfeeding - I don't know exactly what that does - my guess is it ups your daily calorie allotment - and maybe takes that into consideration when it tells you how many calories you've burned. I don't do the friends and competitions part of it - but there's a platform to connect with people you know and set little competitions or group goals - honestly the idea of me seeing what everyone else is doing and everyone seeing what I'm doing isn't very appealing, but it could be fun accountability if you set a goal with a friend/family
IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE: Know thyself. Having this won't inherently make you healthier. I got this because I like tracking things and this gave me a way to gamify my activity - I set goals and I can see exactly how close I am to hitting them each day - which is a strong motivation factor for me - at 8PM if I see that I'm still 4000 steps shy of my daily step goal I'm much more likely to suggest we take an after-dinner walk in the evening. I've been drinking more water because I'm keeping track of it. It helped me track my activity level through my pregnancy and is helping me see how getting back in shape afterwards is going, I'm also glad I'll have this archived so when I get pregnant again I can see how I track compared to this pregnancy. If you're like me it will be strong motivation for you. If your highly competitive getting one of these then competing with your friends on it might work, or having an accountability partner who can see your daily activity may help keep you motivated. If none of those things pique your interest this probably isn't a good investment, but it is a well made product.
Over this 3 year period, I've used the Fitbit Ultra, the Fitbit One, the Fitbit Flex, the Jawbone UP, and the Jawbone UP24. And after all of that, I've stuck with the waist-worn Fitbit One. Why? Well, read on, and I'll share my experience with all of these devices over the past 3 years!
The Fitbit Ultra (the first activity tracker I owned) was great. It was pretty basic, but it got the job done. I found it to be pretty accurate and easy enough to wear. But I soon became bored with it. All these new, fancy, wrist-worn, bluetooth enabled trackers were coming out and, to be honest, they just seemed to be a lot more fun and offered features (particularly in their accompanying mobile apps). So, after having the Ultra for a year, I decided to upgrade and try a Jawbone UP.
I loved the Jawbone UP at first. Having it on my wrist (a huge selling point) meant I didn't have to think about it. It was always there; it was always recording my activity. When I woke up in the morning, I just hit the button to stop recording my sleep, went about my day, and then hit the button to start recording my sleep when I got in bed that night. It captured everything (or didn't... more on that in a bit). It even had awesome features like power nap and silent, smart alarms (which I really liked). But unlike my Fitbit Ultra, I never had to worry about moving it to a new pair of pants, or remembering to move it to the included wristband at night to record my sleep. The mobile app for it was (and still is) light years ahead of Fitbit's rather bland and uninspiring layout... the layout of the Jawbone is much more "encouraging" to use (if that makes sense). Plus, the helpful little bits of encouragement it offered me were really motivating. Simply put, the Jawbone seemed to be giving me a much more thorough experience.
One day, however, I decided to wear both my Fitbit Ultra and Jawbone UP to see how they compared. And that's where the problems started.
Periodically checking throughout the day, I noticed my Jawbone was vastly under counting steps in some instances, then vastly over counting steps in others, when compared to my Fitbit Ultra. This was very concerning to me. After continuing this dual tracking for a few days, I was eventually able to figure out what the issue was: the Jawbone UP (and any wrist-worn activity tracker) is a fancy 3-axis accelerometer (just like the waist-worn Fitbit Ultra/One). But worn on your wrist. On your *wrist*. It detects motion. Of your wrist.
That means, if your arms aren't simply swinging at your sides when you move, it's going to be ridiculously inaccurate. On the days I worked (I work with my hands, usually standing in one spot for extended periods of time), the Jawbone UP would record hundreds of steps when I, in fact, had not moved at all. To make matters even worse, it would count very few (or no) steps if I was doing something like carrying boxes or pushing a cart or carrying shopping bags. Some days, it was a wash: the Fitbit Ultra and Jawbone would be fairly close in their total step counts for the day. Other days, the Jawbone UP was off by 20-30% (we're talking 2000-3000 steps) compared to my Fitbit Ultra... not an acceptable margin of error!
And I noticed the problems even when I worked out. My Jawbone UP would consistently under report my steps/distance traveled compared to my Fitbit. I would, say, run a mile on the treadmill and the Fitbit Ultra would be mostly accurate (+/- a few hundredths of a mile), while the Jawbone UP would under report by as much as 2-3 tenths of a mile!
Thus, my Jawbone UP was returned. It was just too inaccurate, despite the convenience of having it on my wrist, the better features, and the far superior mobile app. And yes, it was both over and under counting steps, even after multiple calibration attempts.
Now, you may be asking... how do you know the Fitbit is accurate? Maybe it's the one that's wrong and the Jawbone is right! Well, I decided to fire up a GPS running app on my phone and put the Fitbit to the test. I ran a loop in my neighborhood, wearing the Fitbit Ultra and using my phone's GPS app to record the run. At the end of it, the GPS said I had run exactly one mile. My Fitbit was only off my 3 hundredths of a mile. A very acceptable margin of error, leading me to believe the Fitbit is quite accurate.
Fast-forward a few months, and I decided to give the new Fitbit Flex a try. Again, I loved that it was on my wrist and always there, unlike the Fitbit (which I was still continually forgetting to wear quite frequently). But, as with the Jawbone UP, it would either over or under count steps, depending on the situation (though nowhere near as bad as the Jawbone UP... I think Fitbit's step-counting algorithms are much more refined).
And this, my Fitbit Flex was returned.
Fast-forward another few months and I decided to give the new, bluetooth-enabled Jawbone UP24 a try. Because I really love the Jawbone UP wrist-worn form factor. I really, truly do. I wanted to love it. I tried my hardest to. It's just so convenient having it on my wrist all the time. And the mobile app and features were just so much better. But, as with the original Jawbone UP and the Fitbit Flex, it was ultimately flawed. And returned.
At this point, I snagged a Fitbit One (as I wanted the bluetooth compatibility). It (and the discontinued Fitbit Ultra) are the only activity trackers I've found to be even remotely accurate after repeated comparisons with the wrist-worn alternatives.
So, basically, it boils down to this: the wrist-worn trackers track wrist movement. By definition, unless your arms are constantly swinging at your side when you move and you don't do anything else with your hands (i.e. hold a phone to your ear, carry a box, push a shopping cart) they can't be accurate. Even if you walk with your hands in your pockets, they aren't accurate. They just can't be by virtue of how they work and where they're worn. And it took me trying 3 different wrist-worn activity trackers to realize that.
If either Jawbone or Fitbit could come out with a wrist-based tracker that was accurate when your arms aren't swinging (or they are swinging, but you're not actually moving), I would be all over that in a heartbeat. I much prefer the wrist-worn form factor. And Jawbone offers many more features and a mobile app that is orders of magnitude better than Fitbit's. But wrist-worn trackers are ultimately flawed, and until they can incorporate something like GPS or heart rate monitoring into them, I don't think the wrist-worn activity trackers will ever be accurate.
So, at the end of the day, if you want accuracy nearly on par with that of a GPS: Fitbit One. If you want convenience and more features, but (very) questionable accuracy, go with the Jawbone UP or Fitbit Flex.
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The sleep monitoring is easy to do though I don't really bother to be honest - I have 3 children, enough said...?
I ultimately chose the brand because I knew several people using one and could interact with them. I join challenges when I'm feeling competitive and if not, then we do 'goal day' challenges to encourage each other to get to our goal for the day.
Fitbit makes me more active - fact. I soon worked out that on days when I had no school runs to do I barely move! I was lucky to get to 2000 steps on those days. But now I can count on one hand the number of days this year when I haven't reached 10,000 steps so I KNOW I'm being vastly more active than I was. I even went on a walk with a Fitbit friend with the aim of getting our 40,000 steps badge - and by the end of the day we'd hit 50,000! Now I want to walk a marathon! It's a far cry from the girl who used to sigh at the idea of walking to school and back...
Fitbit has its critics but frankly, even if you could say it's not 100% accurate, scientifically speaking, it's a great guide. And if I'm doing 10,000 steps a day rather than 2,000 at my worst then I'm doing 5 times more exercise than I was - that can only be a good thing.
The frequent updates of the app add to the experience and I hope they continue to come! The new personal challenges are fun, slightly limiting in places but I imagine they will continue to evolve - and I need to understand them more! I'd love to see more challenges - based on floors for example - and making it easier to put in your activity by loading the database with common exercise classes like Zumba, Fitsteps, Metafit, Spinning etc.
Very happy with my purchase and glad I bought the One and not a wristband type - I have sensitive skin that wouldn't tolerate it, and I don't have to worry about not wanting to wear it with certain outfits. I even wore this at a wedding by tucking it out of the way :) The customer service is excellent too so if you're wavering - buy one.
I would highly recommend this gadget. It was a great motivator for getting off a train stop earlier etc. and made me realise how much I was sitting down. It has it's limitations (it is just a fancy pedometer after all) but it doesn't get in the way.
It only needed charged about once a week and this made sure it didn't run out in the middle of tracking.
It was really accurate when walking.
It was a great sleep tracker and it's fairly comfortable to wear when sleeping
It comes with a handy holder which I used clipped to the centre of my bra. Comfortable and tbh I forgot it was there most of the time.
Android app worked well and synced the majority of the time. There is an online dashboard that you can use to personalise your target steps etc. Easy to use and informative
It was always out when running. (luckily I had other gadgets for running)
About month 9-10 part of the plastic of the holder came off and it was left with a bit of metal poking out. This was fine when on my bra but when i moved it to my trouser (for running) it could dig in occasionally.
( i should say it broke due to being moved on and off my bra/trousers frequently and it costs £13+ to replace which I didn't want to spend)
For the most part, it records trackable activity at a decent level. It misses out small chunks of activities such as a few hundred steps and a couple of flights of stairs missed here and there but all good. If you forget to wear the tracker but want to record general commute/at work activity, you can always log it later. The app is as useful as with most fitbits.
It's useful to be able to have this worn inside your clothes if you're iffy about it being seen. It's presence is generally unfelt. It isn't uncomfortable and you can clips it to nearly any part of your clothing. It's light, doesn't get very warm. Silent alarm (I imagine) would be helpful if you're a light sleeper as it is quite gentle.
All of that being said, it randomly decided (6 months in) to stop charging and eventually stopped working. But as it was still covered by the warranty, the customer service staff were extremely helpful. Having went though some trouble shooting, they arranged for a new one to be sent out and it was received within the week. I don't believe this is a general occurrence but as it did add a glitch to the routine, 4 stars as my generous review on this. Definitely going for the flex 2 as seems more beneficial + swim proof.
Make sure what the One offers is all you need.
Overall, good product, does what it says.
I have had my Fitbit probably 2 months now and I'm back to using it again. As I have quite a busy schedule with college 3 days a week and work 3 days a week, I drift away from using it as much as I would like to. However on the days that I am using it, I tend to watch what I eat and take into consideration the calories I have burnt.
My Fitbit is currently linked to a calorie counting app which is really helpful as it tells me how many more calories I can eat and how much more calories I should burn a day.
My Fitbit came packaged brilliantly and had everything it should have had in the box.
I haven't yet started using the sleeping monitor as there's a lot of things I want to focus on before my sleeping patterns which I have always found to change constantly anyway.
As for accuracy, the Fitbit is great at actually detecting steps and not just waving the Fitbit around in the air, which I have tried multiple times.
This decide calculates how many calories you burn in your sleep, which can be a bit misleading when you wake up to see you've burnt 500ish calories already! I tend to ignore these calories, though.
Overall it's a great device and great for anyone who wants to be discreet about tracking their activity, it's small enough to keep on your bra or simply on your trousers/in your pocket. If you wanted to check throughout the day what you have achieved so far you can simply open the app. Sometimes you even received emails telling you what rewards you have won for the amount of steps etc you have done that day.
I got this on the recommendation of a friend who felt it really was changing his attitude to fitness and weight control.
Its a really simple little device which measures the number of steps you take, the times you climb a flight of stairs, the distance you have walked and an estimate of the calories burned, as well as having a timer. It also comes with an arm band to measure sleep patterns.The Fitbit One connects to an app which, when synced will deliver a range of stats for you.
Once a week I get an e-mail with stats on performance over the past week relative to the week before and as a piece of fun you will be awarded merit badges for milestone numbers of steps etc. Of course this is only relevant if you remember to carry it with you. There is a little case and clip to pin it to your clothes, but to my annoyance I've forgotten to take its when out for long walks, so I record 800 steps when I've actually done about 5 miles.
UPDATE April 2018 - What started as a 5 star review is now down to 3 star. There is nothing wrong with the device but I don't believe now that its adds anything very much by counting steps. Here's why. Last Autumn I took a day to tidy up around the house and garden, clear out the garage and wash the car. Without leaving the confines of the house or trying I clocked up around 7,000 steps, none of which was anything more than plodding back and forth. I wasn't out of breath in any way. The exercise came from pushing a mower lifting things out of the garage and the bending and elbow exercise from the car wash. I compared this to the dog walks taken on late Autumn afternoons trying to get there and back before dark. Into the park with pooch, who likes his exercise and a fast tramp round the park for 35 minutes had me breathing hard but I'd taken about 1500 steps. Which set of steps gave me the more cardiovascular benefit? - The dog walk.
The fitbit is lying on a shelf somewhere and when I go for a walk - even a short one - I'll go as hard as I can. Never mind the steps.
In short, there's nothing wrong with the Fitbit One, if you really need to know the number of steps you take or the stairs you climb, but you don't need one to get fit. Save the money and get a pair of decent walking shoes instead and go for it!
I was impressed by the rapid feedback from Fitbit about my sync issues - thank you, Fitbit! I took the route of removing and reinstalling the One device and it did indeed make a significant improvement. Then the other day I downloaded the final beta of Android 7 Nougat and installed it on my Nexus 6P - half expecting all sorts of sorrows and issues. Delighted to find I was wrong and not only does the Fitbit app work fine under the new OS, but the remaining occasional sync issues have gone completely.
So now I see what the enthusiasm has been about. It's reliable, it works, I've checked step measurement and pace length so I'm sure of the accuracy (which is impressive) and accordingly I'm here to update to a 5-star review (from 3) and recommend the Fitbit One to anyone wanting a small and reliable fitness monitor. I particularly like getting the weekly summaries by email - it really does encourage me to leave the car and walk more.
I think the dog would give it five bones, given a chance - she's never done so much walking.
I'm slightly suspicious of the steps counted - though not the ones when I'm out, say, walking the dog. That seems pretty accurate when compared against a GPS distance tracker on my phone. It's the "steps" that seem to get racked up when you're just wandering around the house doing the washing up, or hanging out the washing - as steps, they must surely have a minimal exercise value but I seem to do an awful lot of them!
Main gripe is sync with the Fitbit app on my Nexus 6P smartphone. It's a pain. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it can be persuaded, sometimes it can't and I end up having to switch the Fitbit off, restart the phone, then start up the Fitbit again. You'd think that these days they'd have an app which would talk; I know the phone needs to be able to connect to fitbit.com (and it can - data is always on and I have good 4G here) but it's an irritant.
1) the food database is very, very American and all the expected confusion that could lead to is very evident - chips, crisps, jam, tortilla, cookie etc the list of confusion goes on. Even though I've spent time in the US and know a bit about the food I still struggle to find what I want. Yes I know I could use another food database and everyone raves about myfitnesspal but I didn't find that much better and it only import gross calories and macro nutrients onto Fitbit so then I can'y see everything together
2) There is very limited analysis of the information you have entered. Total calories in versus out. The analysis you see on the is better but even then there is no split between saturated and unsaturated.
3) I am an Apple user and foolishly paid for premium which uses flash and wont work on iPhone or iPad. Mind you even if it did work, what I get out of it is minimal. The benchmarking is okay but it's really a long list of food. Again saturated and unsaturated fat aren't split out
4) You can only log exercise to see it count as exercise the phone app. A Fitbit activity record doesn't count/appear as exercise
So maybe I need to use another app for analysis and Fitbit just for steps.I guess that's fine. I'm already using Garmin for my run. I think Fitbit is at risk of losing customers as other devices launch unless they can add more value.
Take it as it's presented - a motivational tool - and take the numbers it presents as an overall indicator rather than 100% accurate. The clip works well, the wrist sleep band is comfortable and doesn't bother me when I wear it at night, the battery life is about ten days or so which is plenty (with daily use).
The best part of it really is the online challenge and community, competing against friends (some you make just through Fitbit by joining challenges) and joining in.
To get the most out of it you need to use with the web or mobile phone app which allows you to set weight loss or activity targets, log the food and drink (therefore calories) you consume and monitor your progress or activity over time. The also allows you to connect to friends who use Fitbit, introducing some friendly competition into getting fit. Challenges include seeing who takes the most steps in a week or weekend etc.
I keep the Fitbit out of the way in my trouser pocket. It's tiny and you can't even tell it's there. The step counter seems pretty accurate - I've walked around my flat and counted the steps it took in my head, and this consistently matches what the FitBit is counting.
As for calories burnt, I don't know how accurate this is, but it serves as a good guide to compare your calories consumed vs calories burned - which is after all what you need to know in order to lose weight.
Setting a weight loss target in the app enables the system to work out a calorie deficit required to lose the said amount of weight in a certain timeframe (with varying levels of difficulty to choose from). Two days in and I'm keeping to the goals it sets, so I guess time will tell when I weigh in after a week or so.
Device comes with a velcro wristband with a pocket to hold it which you can wear to bed so it'll monitor your 'sleep efficiency' and restlessness in the night. You can also set a vibrating alarm should you wish.
Also included is a USB charging cable and a tiny bluetooth dongle to plug into a USB port on your PC or Mac to enable wireless syncing. I am also syncing via bluetooth with my HTC Desire 620 (NOT on the approved list of devices on the Fitbit website, but it connects perfectly).
I haven't used the included belt clip so far as it seems much easier and less intrusive to just drop it in your pocket.
Lack of instructions in the box can seem a little disconcerting at first, but if you go to the website that it tells you in the leaflet it guides you through the steps to get setup with the app and get connected. An internet search for the FitBit One Manual will bring up a nice PDF instruction guide if you need more info on operating the actual device.
It seems to be very consistent with step tracking and much more accurate than my phone at doing so.
The battery is still going strong after 2 years, still lasts about a week generally, which is better than I probably would have expected after this time to be fair!
The sleep tracking is OK, I've always used it, but doesn't really provide particularly interesting data or stats on sleep like I have seen on competitors. The main thing that has always annoyed me as a key missing feature is the lack of a "smart" alarm. The simple vibration alarm is good but it'd be nice if it attempted to use sleep data to wake you up at the best time, something apps on my phone and competitor devices have done for years!
My only other gripe is the syncing on Android. I used to be on Windows Phone and they'd just about cracked the background syncing on there, switched to Android expecting a better experience due to general better support for Android and the app really struggles to sync at all never mind in the background! The widget never updates without opening the app either (so a bit pointless), disappointing.
Generally though, it's a fairly cheap, reliable little device and is recommended.
The bits of junk they send with the Fitbit...? Utterly useless. The night time wristband is huge, very uncomfortable, I do not like being scratched by velcro in the night and I am not a fan of searching under the bed for the fitbit that fell out in the night!!! Also, in 2 weeks it started falling apart!
The clip faired slightly better, that took 3 weeks before it started to fall apart.
It was the only option I had to discreetly fit on my bra as I don't want the world to know I have a fitbit or equivalent. My activity is increasing which is the point of it I guess. But not worth the money.
We didn't want to spend a fortune in case we didn't get on with them.
In reality, we are more than happy with our purchases.
Having the display on the One means you know how many steps you've done, how many flights of stairs you've climbed, how many miles you've walked, without needing to sync with your smart phone or a computer.
The FitBit app and website give you a lot more information - when you were active, how many active minutes you had during the day (I think this is when you are continuously moving).
I also used it as a sleep tracker, using the included Velcro band. However, this wasn't very successful, as the Velcro doesn't always remain closed and the tracker slipped off my wrist. Also, with the device being quite bulky, it's not very good to sleep with on your wrist.
Apart from the sleep tracking issue, this is a great device and highly recommended.
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