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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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(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.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
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