Like a lot of people fitness is something I am into big time. If I’m not out on a run I’ll be jumping up and down on the spot trying to burn those few extra calories. Normally when I am doing this I am looking to set different goals and targets as I know that when I have something in my mind which I know I have to beat I normally work a lot harder! Before the new wave of fitness trackers came out you had to rely on a stopwatch to see how well you were doing, but thankfully now technology has caught up and made the whole process easier! Fitbit are a big name in the fitness world right now, so in this review we will be taking a look at their Flex wireless activity tracker in a bit more detail!
What are the features?
For starters this tracker is so small that you probably won’t even notice you have it on your wrist. As we have discussed at Fitness Exact, this is a big plus point as some other comparable trackers are much larger and clunkier to take out each day. The Fitbit is made of rubber so it will grip onto your arm well and be extremely comfortable whilst on there. It can do an awful lot for a machine which is so small, and it can track not only your steps, but also your distance, calories burned and number of minutes you have been active. The Fitbit doesn’t only tackle what you get up to when you are awake as it will also monitor how long and how well you slept, meaning you can change your sleeping pattern if needs be! There is a silent alarm included which will wake you and not your partner up and this is a very handy feature to avoid those early morning moans! This is also the perfect tracker for any member of the family as the simple LED lights demonstrate how well you are doing each day, and as it syncs wirelessly to the computer you won’t even have to lift a finger (just your feet!)
What are the positives?
The Fitbit does a lot more than most of its competitors in the fitness tracker market. Not only does it measure how many steps and generally how fit you are being each and every day, but it will also help you get better sleep so you will be much better rested than you may otherwise have been!
What are the negatives?
There are a few complaints here and there saying that the Fitbit is rather inaccurate with its readings (of steps and calories etc.) As you will want a machine which can tell you exactly what you have done and still need to do, this is a problem.
What’s the conclusion?
The Fitbit is very good but it is not perfect. Whilst it will be fine for everyday users, if you are looking for a highly accurate and sophisticated piece of tech you may want to wait until it is refined slightly more.