• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fitbit Zip is great, BUT there ARE flaws

    • Written by from Arlington

    Our family owns the Fitbit Zip, Fitbit Scale, and wrist monitor for a year. Fitbit has helped us loose and maintain our weight lose for a year, so it is beneficial. I love the Fitbit Zip. The monitor is fun to read and motivating.

    But, things can and do go wrong.

    My first Fitbit Zip was always accurate. Unfortunately, I lost it, so I purchased another one. The most annoying issue that I have with the Fitbit Zip is, while Fitbit Zip will give accurate readings and others will give inaccurate readings... sigh. There is no way of correcting it. So be prepared to contact Fitbit immediately if your Fitbit product starts giving you inaccurate readings!

    Second, no matter how good your habits are, Fitbit Zip are SMALL and very easy to lose. The clip on the casing is small and the rubber casing is very flexible, so your Fitbit Zip can fall off OR out of the rubber casing. You must make sure that it is secure no matter what you doing...walking, biking, running or exercising.

    Again, I love Fitbit Zip! The benefits far exceed the cost.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT Customer Support & a GREAT Tracker!

    • Written by from North Las Vegas

    I love my Fitbit Zip! It's accurate, syncs to my MacBook and iPhone making it easy to track my activity, calories burned and water intake. After wearing it for 8 months or so clipped to my pants at the waist, I lost it at work. I contacted Fitbit Customer Support asking if they could turn it off because I could see someone else's activity on MY Fitbit! The technology isn't to that stage, but they did send me a new Fitbit Zip at no cost to me. Unbelievable!
    They have my business and loyalty.

    I have a goal to lose additional pounds and my reward? Why upgrade to the Flex or Force to monitor my sleep. Great product!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by from Mermaid Waters

    I bought this for a 3 week Hiking holiday. It was great! Sometimes it was days before finding a WiFi signal and it kept all the data and upload it. I've kept using it since I've been back because it is so unobtrusive.

    It needs to track kilojoules rather than calories for Australia but it's a new product so give them time to push an update.

    It's small and cheap and it just works! What more do you need? Buy it!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best pedometer ever

    • Written by from West Simsbury

    I will never buy any other pedometer, the size is so great, I got sick of those big pedometers that always showed through clothes, anyone with a similar issue, look no further than this pedometer

    55 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Hardware and website good - but the iPhone app is flakey

    • Written by from Balwyn

    The fitbit talks OK to the fitbit iPhone app but I can only seem to see the last day of data on the app. However, the website does accurately show you a history of what has happened - although unless you have Flash the charts are not as good. You also need to use the website to set metric preferences for weight and distance. It would be nice if when setting metric, the system allowed you to use kJ instead of calories. If the iOS app was less clunky and the fitbit about $20 cheaper I'd give it 5 stars.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very cool!

    • Written by from Waldorf

    I have had this for a few months and really like wearing it without knowing its there. I've worn it daily and set my step goal to 5,000. I'm always over that, especially when I run at the gym or outside. It doesn't register on a bike, but it does on an elliptical.

    I haven't had any issues with it, it's pretty simple to use and wear daily.

    99 of 109 people found this useful