• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, seamless sync, food database needs work

    • Written by from Washington

    I wish I could give the fitbit-one four-1/2 stars. The device and backing database couldn't be better really. It's tiny, accurate, and syncs flawlessly with my iPhone. Fit bit has really helped me change my behavior by knowing the fitbit is tracking every movement. And the competition between me and two friends has provided lots of additional motivation. As someone with a background in behavioral psychology, I couldn't recommend the fitbit more.

    The only downside is the food database on the website/mobile device. It's limited as compared to the competition. In the end I went back to using the Livestrong/MyPlate food database and the fitbit for everything else.

    I highly recommend the fitbit-one.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product.

    • Written by from HUNTINGTON WOODS

    I have owned this device for now 2 months, I love it.
    Activity wise, it is a smart pedometer, and can monitor stairs/floors. You end up doing more to try to reach your set goals. I did not give it 5 stars because there I think a 5 star product should monitor calories not only by how you walk and go upstairs, but when doing other activities it should include a way to track heart rate. That is probably the only negative. I wear a HR monitor with calorie counter watch to get as close as possible to actual calories burnt on exercises. The app lets you add your own calories burnt, which is cool.
    As to sleep, it is no different than a standard actigraph. It senses movement and it is a very accurate way of measuring actual sleep time.
    I am ordering another one for my wife and possibly one for my mother soon, if that means anything to buyers.
    True it can easily get lost, I have wasted at least a good 20-30 minutes trying to find it. Careful not to leave it in clothing, or it my end up in the washer. Charging? 2 hours once a week. I sometimes do it fi on the computer or watching a movie. You can track battery life in app.

    Overall it is a great product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Syncing and Pedometer are great! Sleep tracking useful.

    • Written by from New York

    I've been using the FitBit Flex for a weeks now. The wireless syncing makes this easy to use. You can track your steps, mileage and calorie burning. Take the calorie burning accuracy with a grain of salt; what's more important is the consistency and trend of all of the metrics. The Fit Bit also integrates well with MyFitnessPal and the the Aria can track your weight and body fat percentage. The sleep tracking will track end-to-end from when you lay down until you wake up; it also keeps track of the number of times you wake up at night. Still not sure how well it calculates the number of hours you sleep. Again, I think the absolute number is not as important as the trend and day-to-day comparisons. For people who like to utilize data to track and improve your health, this is a great device. Would like to see a more seamless integration of other biometrics such as heart rate monitoring, but overall this is a very good product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    We have 2 fitbits one and we love them, but

    • Written by from Clarence Creek

    Love the tracking of our days activities, steps, stairs and food.
    The night tracking could be more precise, like the Jawbone Up.... How long it takes to fall asleep, light sleep, deep sleep and how many times you wake up...
    The Fitbit one only sees how long to fall asleep, awakened xx times and frankly not very precise. But if you are snoring this will count as waking up??? But if you are on the other side of the coin and you don't move to wake the snoring person then you have night without awakenings???
    Between the 3 I tried the fitbit is the best so far. Can't wait to see who will make a better one.
    Looking to get the scale.
    Also, not enough compatibility with Android or non-Bluetooth 4.0 devices.

    83 of 93 people found this useful