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Activity trackers

Fitbit Flex
 
Price range:
$74.89 - $119.00
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Summary: This activity tracker, the Fitbit Flex, counts steps, tracks calories, logs calorie intake from foods you consume, monitors sleep efficiency, syncs wirelessly to your computer or smart phone, and it has an indicator to tell you how close you are to your daily activity goal. You also can swim or shower with this tracker and it has an alarm.
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About - Fitbit Flex

The Fitbit Flex is part of the activity tracker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, activity trackers models like the Flex are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Step count accuracy:
Combined step count accuracy for walking for five minutes on a level treadmill at 3 mph, using an elliptical exerciser for five minutes, walking up and down several flights of stairs and picking up toys from the floor.

Calorie accuracy:
Combined calorie use accuracy from walking on a level treadmill at 3 mph for five minutes and using an elliptical exerciser for five minutes.

Ease of use and features:
Ease of use includes clarity of instructions and how easy it was to operate the device, and important features.
User Reviews - Fitbit Flex
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2.0
Below Average
11/26/2014
Pros
Moderate price
Cons
Computer Tracking Only
Fragile construction
Poor Battery Life
Best Uses
Comment:
Purchased to replace Nike product. Lacks tracking on device. Short battery life. Fragile - mine broke in two months due to faulty assembly. Difficult band to connect one hand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Poor Product
10/26/2014
Pros
Syncs With Iphone
Cons
NOT ACCURATE
Poorly made
Poor made
Stopped working
Wrist Band Poorly Made
Best Uses
Comment:
Nothing great about this product. The tracker isn't reliable or accurate. Fitbit has sent me five of the trackers. Fitbit is good about replacing defective trackers but this gets a little old after awhile. I've tried to get my money back without success. My wife and daughter also have fitbits. Both have had the same problems.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Fitbit Flex? More like Fitbit Frustrate
9/4/2014
Pros
Easy to use
Lightweight
Syncs Easily
Cons
Died after 8 Months
Little to no support
Not very accurate
Best Uses
Comment:
I got the Fitbit Flex as a Christmas gift from my wife. Once I set it up, it was easy to work with, comfortable and lightweight and synced easily with my iPhone and Android phone. However, about eight months later, the bit died. The company doesn't want phone calls (no phone number anywhere on its site) and sends a we will get back to you message upon emailing support. Unfortunately, the company either does not respond, or responds up to a week later. I am still waiting for a reply from an inquiry sent almost a week ago. You will not receive much support if you have issues and I am exploring other brands. <br />In addition, my wife and I walk together (I bought her a Flex for her birthday 6 months ago) and our trackers differ SIGNIFICANTLY with the results. Same pace, same distance but hers will show half the active minutes as mine and less mileage. When support DOES reply, they send a standard script that men and women are different, results differ by gender, etc. Kind of suspicious that we walk the same distance, but hers records LESS. So between the inaccuracy and the lack of support, I would not recommend this product as a long-term useable fitness product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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