Review Wednesday: Fitbit Flex

Previously I wrote a review for the Fitbit Zip. I loved it so much that I asked for a Fitbit Flex for my birthday.

I love my Fitbit Flex. I wear it around my wrist like a watch or bracelet.

It does a lot of what the Zip does with a few added features.

It counts your steps (miles), which can calculate calories. The Flex syncs to an app and a website. On the app and website you can track calories in and calories out, you can track your weight and activity (which will adjust calories out).

My favorite feature is that the Flex tracks your sleep. You can see when you are asleep, awake and restless. It also has a silent, vibrating alarm.

When you hit your daily goal of 10,000 steps the bracelet lights up and vibrates in celebration. It’s fun.

It took me time to get used to the fact that on the Flex I can’t see what my steps, miles and calories are, unless I go to the app or website. But if you tap the bracelet it lights up and shows you the percentage you are up to to getting to your … Continue reading

Review Wednesday: Fitbit Zip

About two months ago I got my first Fitbit. I have the Fitbit Zip. It was a prize I won for participating in my company’s wellness program.

The Fitbit Zip (along with the other two mentioned on the website) tracks steps, distance (in miles) and calories burned. They sync wirelessly to computers and my iPhone (and other smartphones).

The Zip has a replaceable battery, which according to the website lasts 4-6 months. It is sweat, rain and splash proof. If you don’t get a Zip for free from your company it costs about $60, which for everything it does is a great price.

There are two other types of Fitbit, which I am looking into investing in at some point. The One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker and the Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband. They are both $100 and you can read more about them on the Fitbit website.

Fitbit also sells the Aria Wi-Fit Smart Scale, which according to the website, measures weight, BMI and percentage of body fat. It costs about  $130 and uses wi-fi to upload information automatically to Fitbit.com.

After I received the Zip it took me a couple of weeks to set up. … Continue reading