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Activity trackers

Fitbit One
 
Approximate retail price:
$100
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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Community icon12 people have reviewed this model.
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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2.0
Not a great experience for me...
4/13/2014
Pros
Great when it works
Cons
Counts Golf Cart As Steps
Syncing Issues
Best Uses
Comment:
I was very excited about the Fitbit when I first got it. My whole family got one and we were all competing to see who could get the most steps. I was always trying to achieve the 10k steps/day goal, I even found myself walking around my room late at night to get those last extra steps. <br /><br />However, after about 8 months of solid use, the product stopped syncing with my phone. Turns out that it needed an update. No big deal. Then a few months later, it stopped syncing again. I got on the phone with their support people and they told me that I needed a new one. A new one was sent and then that one worked for about 2 months and it stopped syncing as well. I was done with it after the 2nd failure.<br /><br />If you're just using this product to keep count of your steps, then it will likely work for you, however, if you're relying on it to sync up all the time, then you may want to hold off until some products are on the market.
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)
 
4.0
Really measure steps taken? Not really!
2/19/2014
Pros
Excellent Motivator
Cons
Measures Arm Movement
Not Tracking Walking
Best Uses
Comment:
I was interested to see that standing while peeling potatoes, dusting while only taking 10 steps, washing table and counter surfaces and other arm movements registered as walking. I wondered how I walked 5,000 steps while hardly leaving the kitchen!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
14 months and still going strong!
2/16/2014
Pros
Long Battery Life
VERY Accurate
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I simply put this in my front pants pocket every day. I ride my bike a lot and walk for exercise. It is consistent about my activity. While biking it counts leg pumps as a step. It does't display how far I've ridden but it shows how many leg pumps. It shows my activity level. I charge it about once a week and it signals my phone when it needs charging.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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