Product Review: Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband
Price Range: $99 – $109
Who Would Buy The Fitbit Flex: Those looking for a stylish approach to tracking and logging daily fitness activity and goals.
Fitbit And Fitness
The purpose of the Flex wristband is to monitor and track your daily movements and sleep patterns. It also displays your daily goal progress with 5 LED lights, each representing 20% of your goal, and will fill up though out your day to show you how you’re doing.
I have worn the Fitbit Flex band now for a couple of weeks and I can say with all sincerity, it has changed my life. More than anything else the Flex consistently motivates me to go out and finish my goal every night, just to see those little lights light up and feel the band vibrate to congratulate me. I love reaching the goals I set for myself!!!
The band looks very nice and it’s comfortable to wear. The two standard colors go great with almost anything I’m wearing, so I keep mine on 24/7 – work, play or night on the town. I forget that I’m wearing some times, even when I’m typing, which is surprising.
FYI: Amazon also sells a combo pack of different color bands with a bit more flare… I love choices :). Oh I have to tell you how happy I am with how long the charge lasts on this little guy. Even using the vibrating alarm every morning for a week, it’s still going strong.
The Fitbit is outstanding at doing what it was made to do, which is counting steps. I have had zero problems with the Flex band accurately counting my steps once I set it up properly. The pedometer does pick up some extra steps on bumpy rides to the gym every day, because it doesn’t differentiate between one activity and another. How Fitbit takes into account my daily spikes (drive to the gym or other non-walking activities) is with the ‘add activity’ option on my online Dashboard. With my ‘Drive to Gym’ activity created, the extra data on the log is not counted towards my daily goal.
The online Dashboard is really easy to use and breaks down my activities (distance, calories burned, steps, overall time) on a colorful easy to read chart. I can set my goals, earn badges and access my silent alarm setting. I also sync with my iPhone throughout the day to check my stats. The online tools also let you know how well you’re sleeping by giving you a look at your sleeping/waking patterns. I haven’t used this yet, but it looks interesting.
None so far, but I’ll keep you posted.
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Value for money?
The Fitbit Flex has been more than a step and calorie counter for me; it has been an encouraging motivator. It’ll track your daily goals, sync to your smartphone, and it only takes a couple of hours to fully charge and stays charged for days. I whole heartedly recommend the Flex to everyone. It’s just the greatest little motivator and I love it.
Where to buy:
Amazon.com is the best place to buy the FitBit Flex. They have the best price of course, but their customer service is absolutely the best.