Switch to Fitbit One from Fitbit Zip
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Switch to the Fitbit One from the Fitbit Zip
This month I switched from the Fitbit One to the Fitbit Zip step counter. They are both great gadgets for increasing your activity levels. There are many studies internationally confirming that 10,000 steps per day increases health. In addition 12,000 or more can greatly improve fitness. It has been a few weeks, and I have had a chance to understand the workings of the One.
So far I like that the One has a watch with alarms on it, tracks stairs, and tracks sleep. Also, it remembers your name, and says motivational phrases to you in the day. These are all features the Zip model lacked. However, the Zip had emoticons on it that danced to get you to workout. It also had cartoons of aliens some days when you were very active. The One replaces these with a graphic of a flower that grows. When you are being extremely active the flower has ten leafs, when you are sitting still the flower has only one leaf. This is interesting, yet I sort of miss dancing emoticon cartoons as a motivation. Both the One and the Fitbit Zip have many online games that you can play. The steps you take daily become points that let you compete daily with other step counter users in video games. It is a great deal like the Pokewalker from the old Pokemon games, yet has far more features.