Fitbit Flex Review

Posted by Mayank on May 6, 2013 in Gadgets

The Fitbit Flex is a Fitbit you wear on your wrist. And it’s truly great! It has been some time that a truly great product floored us and Fitbit Flex has us in awe.

All you need to do with Fitbit Flex is to wear this slim, stylish device all the time – you can even wear it in the shower. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it tracks  your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you silently in the morning. You can access your stats anytime from your iPhone or Android device, tablet or your computer.

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Fitbit Flex Review

Features of Fitbit

  • Pedometer
  • Sleep tracker
  • Vibrating alarm
  • Android and iOS companion apps
  • Dimension: 0.6 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches ; Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • $99 MSRP

Pros

  • Very comfortable to wear
  • Packed with features
  • Doesn’t wake your partner (due to a silent wake alarm)
  • Wear it all the time – even in the shower
  • Syncs automatically with select mobile devices and to your computer

Cons

  • Shows wear and tear

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Flex uses LED lights to show you how you’re stacking up against your daily goal. I’m not sure why, but a lighted up scoreboard somehow gives you the motivation you need to get up and keep moving. It works with a lot of devices and configurations – Bluetooth 4.0 devices, Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II, and more), as well iOS devices (iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 3rd gen., iPad Mini, and more) and PCs and Macs. This gives you real-time access to your stats on the Fitbit dashboard throughout the day.

Fitbit Flex is comfortable to wear – wear it all night, and it tracks how well you slept. Though in our testing, the sleep monitor did leave room for improvement. Silent Wake technology wakes you with a gentle vibration at a desired time without an alarm or disturbing your partner.

It shows historical data for distance walked and sleep patterns along with letting the user easily track water and food consumed. The app completely controls the Fitbit. There is also a web interface with even more info and the Flex ships with a tiny USB syncing dongle for owners without a Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC smartphone.

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Fitbit claims the Flex’s battery lasts five to seven days, which was pretty much the same as what I observed wearing it the last week.

My only grudge is that the Flex does show wear and tear, especially the black version. You might want to select slate or some other color. Thankfully the rubber strap is just a holder. The actually Fitbit slips inside the band. You need to pop it out to charge by USB. It takes about 2 hours to charge.

Nevertheless these issues are tiny compared to the quality of the Flex. What you get with Fitbit Flex is an absolute winner! It is priced competitively at $100. The Flex is the best Fitbit yet. Highly recommended.

Fitbit Flex ($99.95) has already sold out, but you can reserve your place at Amazon.com to get it as soon as it become available.

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