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Activity trackers

Fitbit One
 
Approximate retail price:
$79.95
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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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4.0
Great product, great customer service
7/26/2014
Pros
Accurate Step Count
Convenient Sync Options
Easy to use
Motivator
Cons
Sleep Stat Questionable
Stairs Not Accurate
Best Uses
Activity Tracking
Motivation
Comment:
Had this product over a year and a half. Have never had any problems with battery or syncing. It's been a great motivator. Even more important (to me). Was their customer support. I lost my first one a few weeks after I got it and they were 'over and above' helpful in getting me a replacement very quickly.<br />Not sure how they could make steps climbed more accurate but it appears to go off of pressure changes. If I go up an elevator it still registers as steps climbed. As long as you're aware, it shouldn't be an issue. ( I solved it by no longer using an elevator unless > 10 stories ;-)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Great Until It Died
7/7/2014
Pros
Informative
Motivating
Cons
Didn't last
Best Uses
Comment:
I got mine a year ago, for free, after running a 5-K at a conference. I loved it for the first 7 months. It was easy to wear on my waistband, the data was informative, the battery lasted for a few days at a time, and I liked how it kept track and kept me motivated to reach the 10,000 step goal each day. <br /><br />Then it died, after about 7 months. I couldn't revive it. I searched online help. I left it recharging for a week. I soaked it in dry rice for 2 days in case it had somehow gotten wet. I spent 2 weeks trying to revive it without success. <br /><br />For the price, a device like this should last a year or two, not 7 months. I know I got mine free, but I would not replace it knowing that it might die again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
LOVE IT!
6/26/2014
Pros
Counts Stairs
Motivating
Syncs Automatically
Cons
none
Best Uses
Motivates Me To Exercise
Comment:
I have had my Fitbit One for over a year and have never had any problems with it. It motivates me to get in more steps or to take the stairs instead of the elevator. My only question on the accuracy is why it says I have walked up 2 flights of stairs during a time I was driving up a slight hill on my way home from work. As long as I know that I really didn't do that, I'm okay with it...I just find it odd. My husband and I have competitions on who got in the most steps each day...which is surprisingly a good relationship builder. :) It measures sleep, but I quit using that aspect because it kept falling out of the wrist holder and I wasn't really getting any useful information from that anyway.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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