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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 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 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.
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    It seems half my SP friends have a Fitbit. I should look into this device! Also wanted to wish you congratulations on achieving 60,000 SP points :D Keep up the excellent work.
    2224 days ago
    Thanks for the detailed info on the Fitbit. I am thinking about getting a Fitbit One as I need the sleep tracking device to prove to my doctor just how badly I sleep. It is nice to know how well it tracks and remembers things.
    2225 days ago
    Thanks for such detailed information. I'm strongly thinking about a FitBit, but I have to really decided if this will work for me...about 6 months ago I spent $400.00 for a Garmin Forerunner 610 and I'm not happy with it at all.
    2226 days ago
    Thanks for the info. I've been thinking about getting one!
    2226 days ago
    I am waiting for my Fitbit One delivery. My hubby got it for me for my birthday later this month. emoticon
    2226 days ago
    I am thinking about getting the new fitbit. I have the ultra and love it.
    2226 days ago
    Thanks for the info!
    2226 days ago
    have been curious about it... I'm not very techie at all so am hesitant.... I appreciate your I do know more about it
    2226 days ago
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