Friday, February 22, 2013

Wearable Fitness Devices Part 2: Fitbit One, quick review


Ok.  So when I went back to the store to return my Jawbone Up, I decided to try again.  This time I walked away with the Fitbit One.
Pros
-very small, worn on your belt or pocket.  I really liked this compared to wearing it on my wrist
-least expensive of all the competition
-Bluetooth 4.0, completely wireless, just plug it in to charge once a week
-Tracks steps as well as floors climbed

Cons
-The software is not great
-sleep tracking doesn't seem very accurate at all
-sleep tracking requires a separate wristband (included)

Conclusion
I ended up keeping the Fitbit One.  I like the product but ultimately this technology has a long way to go.  Future generations of the product could be a lot better.  I find it useful, and motivating, but most people could live without it.  Because the sleep tracking is inaccurate and the wristband is annoying, I have stopped using the sleep tracking feature entirely.

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