Fitbit One activity tracker

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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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This is a perfect high performance pedometer.
Can Record An Activity
Can See A Clock
Can See Current Steps
Can Time An Activity
Can Time An Sctivity
Charge Lasts 5-7 Days
Syncs To Computer
Tracks Sleep
Best Uses
Activity Level
Calories burned
Online Allows Food Input
Steps Walked
I wear this all day to see my total steps. I can time an activity anytime:a start and stop: and see it graphed on line.<br />I love that I do not have to go online to see the steps, calories burned, time of day, but when I do go online, there are many options of viewing your activity levels, log in food for calories, see your distance in the activity. etc. I have over 5,000,000 steps Its motivating. I talked friends into getting one and we can compete online. It is very difficult to cheat and do pretend steps, you have to be moving.<br />I would love it if it could be a mapper of my walking.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic fitness tracker
Clip Broke One Time
Best Uses
Fitness Tracking
Weight loss
I've had my fitbit one tracker on my waistband since November 2011 (3 years and almost 6 months) and i've not experienced any of the problems mentioned in other reviews. I have mine set with a goal of 12000 steps per day and in that time period have only failed to reach that goal one day. From time to time I'll manually count steps to track its accuracy and it is always very close. I don't use it to track milage so can't testify to the accuracy of the milage. I suspect you have to set the program for an average pace length. I also attempt to climb one hundred flights of steps (1000 feet) per day and from time to time I verify that accuracy with a GPS and have always found it extraordinarily accurate. <br /><br />Now, the really great part - when I started wearing it I weighed 205 pounds and my fire department physician was on my case to lose weight. I now weigh 160 pounds and pretty much eat what I want - just burn it off keeping my activity level at or near those two goals. <br /><br />I believe (but I'm not sure) that Fitbit was the original fitness tracker and now, of course, it has been copied and improved upon. If mine ever fails I'm going right back to the Fitbit store but I might consider one that also monitors and tracks heart rate. <br /><br />As an aside, the Fitbit Aria Scale used in conjunction with the tracker is an awesome set of tools to maintain and track your weight down to the ounce.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
It would be wonderful IF it would work
Best Uses
The first few days that the Fitbit worked was great. It helped motivate me to get moving.<br /><br />Unfortunately, my first Fitbit tracked correctly less than a week. It had a problem recording calories burned. Fitbit sent me a replacement within a few days.<br /><br />The second Fibit also lasted less than a week. This time it stopped tracking my steps. Yesterday, I walked farther than all previous days and the number of steps recorded was underreported by thousands of steps.<br /><br />I am now awaiting my third tracker. Let's hope that three is the charm!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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