What's this? Overall score is based on step count accuracy, calorie accuracy and the product's features and ease of use score. The score is out of a total of 100 points.
$79.99 - $99.99
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.
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.
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.
It worked fine for about a year and a half and is helpful for keeping track over tome. BUT in about 8 months the rubber bracelet fell apart and had to be replaced (at my cost) Then, despite cleaning it and the charging socket as instructed, it gradually stopped charging. A lot of money down the drain for 18 months of use. An email to the company asking for advice or a replacement was not answered. I will probably not buy another.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
How long have you owned it:
from Cincinnati, OH
Neat product, terrible quality
I've had just about every FitBit product. I pre-ordered the very first one, and have upgraded at almost every product release. The Flex has been by far, the most frustrating. I'm now on the third one, and looking to replace it despite my love of the software and the Aria scale its time to move on. <br /><br />The quality of these devices is very poor, and if you read the FitBit forums you will notice I'm not alone. After some time the device just refuses to charge despite following the recommended steps to resolve the issue. I was able to use a small binder clip for a while to get it to charge, but the ritual of spending 5-15 minutes fiddling with it, just to make it do what it is supposed to has worn thin.<br /><br />I would consider going back to a pocket tracker to stay in the FitBit universe but the convenience of the wrist based tracker is hard to pass on.