My FitBit Zip - After 11 days of use
Friday, January 11, 2013
I have been asked to describe my Fitbit. I received the Fitbit Zip which is nice and small. There are not buttons to push or accidentally push to reset. It automatically resets itself at midnight each night.
Mine is black. It tracks my steps, my miles, and my calories burned (probably rough estimate, I'm not 100% how this feature works but it's nice to have). It also has a clock and displays a face too. It's a little bigger than a quarter but not as big as most of the pedometers I've had in the past.
I love that my Fitbit account links up to Sparkpeople and that I don't have to remember to plug in my numbers. For me, this is a wonderful feature of my fitbit. I did have some trouble after about the 6th day; my fitbit didn't want to sync so I wrote to Fitbit customer service after trying all the suggestions on their site. Their advice wasn't so successful for me. My husband suggested that I should take out my battery (only a few days old), wait a few moments then put it in and re-sync with my computer. He tried it a second time while sync-ing and was successful. I haven't had trouble since. The best thing was that my Fitbit has kept track of the steps for the days that I wasn't able to sync and uploaded them so that I was still on track. It was great to know that all the steps hadn't been lost especially since I had been working hard to get over 10,000 steps each of those days (total of about 2.5 days worth of steps).
I love that the Fitbit Zips come in multiple colors like blue, magenta (reddish-pink), lime, black and white. It comes with a Dongle (wireless USB device for the computer), replaceable battery, battery door tool, free fitbit.com membership, and a silicone and metal clip. The fitbit can be worn at the hip or on your bra. I haven't tried the bra but it works great at the waist.
I am interested in the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Flex (to be released soon according to Fitbit.com) which both are suppose to track your sleep (hours slept and quality of sleep). I wanted to start out with the Zip because I have been known to have trouble with my pedometers in the past. The Fitbit Flex really interests me because it is supposedly able to be worn in the shower.
I hope this helps those interested in a Fitbit device.