FitBits are good for people who need extra motivation to be more active (ie, take the stairs, park further away, go on their walks, etc). There are no extra fees unless you want "premium" access or something like that, which is not necessary to use the product at all. It is much like a pedometer, but it gives a calorie readout/estimate for the day. The FitBit One (I think that's the new one out) tracks flights of stairs climbed too and tracks sleep, which is also nice. They are small and discreet. And yes, they do automatically sync with SP. They are typically all people need when looking for basic fitness trackers.
Personally I prefer armbands. They are more expensive, require a usage fee, but to me are just more useful, because they track not just steps and movement that way but also heat flux and the electric response to skin to give a more accurate calorie burn for the day, especially if you do gym exercises, because to me, that's half the point of having an activity tracker. But if you are OK with the SP estimates for non-step-based exercise, it's not necessary.
One thing I am not sure on: how the FitBit works for dancing (or something similar where it can register steps but not the arm movements). I assume you should take it off before you dance so you can add in calories later, but I've never used a fitbit to track that stuff, so I'm not sure.
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