Pros waterproof, easy to wear, convenient
Cons Counts steps when typing, and other activities. It is a mess and not accurate, so why bother?
Fitbit has no consumer support. They do not respond, they mostly sell, and then leave you hanging.
Summary Wait for something else or the bugs Fitbit should have worked out ahead of time to actually be worked out
Pros It is very lightweight. It also comes with a large and small wristband so no need to worry about sizing. Battery life is phenomenal. Works as a wonderful adjunct to other members of the fitbit family
Cons Minimilistic Design Asthetic (I personally love it)
Clasp takes some getting used to, can be frustrating sometimes
Replacement bands come in three color packs but cost $30
Summary I currently own the Fitbit Aria Scale and loved that it monitored my body weight and body fat composition. Using it along with Fitbit's iOS App has allowed me to lose 13lbs over the last month along with 4% of my body fat. The app had a section I wasn't using, "Activity". I wanted an activity monitor that would work well with my existing App. I had heard many negative reviews of the Jawbone, which was a shame because I liked the feel and how soft it was. Nike has the fuelband with more bells and whistles but where it matters most, Feel and Comfort, it is severly lacking The fuelband doesn't have that much give and if you have a boney wrist it can be painful at times, plus it comes in Small, Medium, and Large. So you will be in the store opening packages trying them on. The Apple store had some crappy piece of plastic to size yourself, mine was small/medium, but when I took one out of the box it had NO give and was uncomfortable. The Fitbit Flex is light and comfortable like the Jawbone and very classy. I love it. It doesn't bother me like the Fuelband and at nearly half the cost, does exactly what I need it to do. I want it to look subtle, feel comfortable, track my steps and rest, and last for a long time on a single charge. It's brilliant and makes a wonderful understated adjunct to your personal fitness regimen. People who have noticed it, love it and like how clean and well-designed it is. Try it out!
Pros Decent technology; tracks sleep and steps pretty well. Also syncs with phone app pretty seamlessly
Cons Band is terrible. I went through two bands in 5 months, both snapped in half. Product is not worth $100, cost to produce can't be more than a couple of bucks. Need to step it up otherwise other companies are going to take this solution down soon.
Pros - small
- chargable battery
- syncs with popular fitbit online platform
Cons -does not count steps correctly: wrist or in pocket.
-no display of steps
-bad strap:difficult to fasten, pops and gets lost
-need to charge often. Dies without warning (hassle to charge)
Summary I wanted to like it. I liked fitbit zip, but bought this hoping this would be harder to lose (zip is easy to lose). Second day of use it came loose and luckily I found it at home on the floor. I wanted give it some time, but the longer I used it the more bad things I found about it: not keeping good tack, not being able to see steps, battery charge hassle. I gave up and returned it. This device is very poorly engineered. DO NOT BUY!
Pros Water resistant
Cons Not accurate when tracking steps
Doesn't track "active" minutes well
Relies too heavily on arm movement
Summary I received a Fitbit Zip as a prize at a convention and LOVED it. Super easy to use and it seemed really accurate as far as logging "active" minutes and overall distances. I was interested in using the sleep tracking function on the Flex so I passed off my Zip to my Mom and bought a Flex to replace it. What a BIG MISTAKE. I absolutely HATE the Flex. It doesn't seem to track activity nearly as accurately and since it is worn on the wrist, I get a lot of "noise" in my daily results. I was wearing my Zip clipped to the center of my bra and it was almost flawless. The Flex relies on moving your wrist, so doesn't track accurately if you run/walk on a treadmill and don't swing your arms. I played a couple hours of roulette one night and logged 10K steps just playing with my chips. I've experimented with the dominant vs. non-dominant hand and changing the sensitivity but it still doesn't work well. Very disappointing when you are using it for motivation to achieve a daily goal. DO NOT BUY!