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Activity trackers

Fitbit One
 
Approximate retail price:
$84.99
Summary: This activity tracker, the Fitbit One, counts steps, tracks calories, logs calorie intake from foods you consume, provides real time results throughout the day, 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. It also has a built-in clock and an alarm.
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Type: Can be read in real time
About - Fitbit One

The Fitbit One is part of the activity tracker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, activity trackers models like the One 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 One
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great tool, but tools need to be used
11/4/2014
Pros
Easy Read Any Lite For Me
Easy to set up
Easy To Set Up And Revise
Easy To Set-up And Revise
Easy To Set Up Revise
Great "nudger" To Work
Long Charge Life
No Trouble In Any Light
Size Makes It Unobtrusive
Tracks Lots Of Activities
Works With Multiple Apps
Works Wmultiple Apps
Cons
Can't Use If Charging
Logging All Readings Slow
Logging All Takes Time
Best Uses
Activity Logging And Food
And Activity Tracking And
Calorie Intakeburning
Calories In And Out
For Me Sleep Tracking
Tracking
Comment:
Best uses for me are activity tracking (especially steps), tracking sleep, & counting calories.. I always tend to over-estimate my activity & under-estimate calorie intake. Though tracking calories (via My Fitness Pal) can be a pain, if weight's a concern then you need to do it. I have fairly severe sleep apnea so the sleep tracking is a great feature. My sleep doctor explained how it tracks sleep and restlessness. He said its method is sound and usually accurate. But the FitBit is just a tool and, like any tool, if not used properly, it's just another device sitting around.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Tool!
9/29/2014
Pros
Accurate
Ease of Use
Cons
Best Uses
Increase Energy
Increase Health
Sync With Myfitnesspal
Track Activities
Weight loss
Comment:
As a direct result of tracking my activity and calorie levels, I have lost 38 of the 50 pounds I need to lose in about seven months. My doctor has lowered my cholesterol and my blood sugar meds. I am a 65-year-old woman, and I purchased my Fitbit at the recommendation of my doctor. Now I have more energy. It is so easy to log my foods on (synced) MyFitnessPal, then watch my Fitbit One to make sure I use up all those calories. The only problem I have ever encountered was that it didn't recognize all the steps I climbed, as the steps were at a lower-than-normal height. I love my Fitbit, and will use it always to keep my weight, diabetes, and cholesterol at manageable levels.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Ciustomer Care EXTREMLY POOR!!!!
9/14/2014
Pros
great concept
Cons
Customer Care Nonexistent
Best Uses
Comment:
Love everything about it except service when there are problems. Resolution and communication the poorest I have seen from a technology company in several years
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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