FitBit Review: Does it Work?


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Fitbit is a line of high-tech active lifestyle products.

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Claims & Features

  • Track activity, exercise, food, weight, and sleep
  • App and dashboard deliver complete connection 24/7
  • “Unbeatable technology”
  • Variety of products available to fit different lifestyles and needs

Cost & Availability

There are a variety of Fitbit products which range anywhere from about $60 to $250.

Fitbit Commercial

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Fitbit Reviews

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Fitbit is a line of electronic fitness trackers which can be worn during a variety of activities. They are typically minimal is appearance, but loaded with features.

Popular products include the Fitbit Charge HR which provides real-time heart rate monitoring, which allows for precise measuring of activity and even sleep.

Other Fitbit products include a line of one-named gadgets such as zip, one, flex, charge, surge, and aria. Products are categorized into Everyday Fitness, Active Fitness, Performance Fitness, Wi-Fi, and Product Extras.

All of the Fitbit products have a minimal display and are meant to be worn. Most are worn on the wrist and track a variety of activities such as steps, calories, heart rate, etc.

  • Fitbit Zip: This gadget is merely carried with the user and tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
  • Fitbit One: Can be carried in pocket or purse and tracks steps, floors climbed, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
  • Fitbit Flex: Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes.
  • Fitbit Charge: Described as an “activity+sleep wristband” the Charge tracks steps, calories burned, active minutes, plus sleep monitoring
  • Fitbit Charge HR: The Charge HR adds heart rate monitoring to the features included in the regular Charge.
  • Fitbit Surge: Featuring a larger display, Surge is described as “the ultimate fitness super watch” and includes distance, pace, split times, elevation climbed, and GPS tracking to review routes. Includes multi-sport features and continuous heart rate monitoring
  • Fitbit Aria: This is a “Wi-Fi Smart Scale” to track body mass index which can include up to 8 different users.

Similar Products

There are a number of fitness trackers which perform similarly to Fitbit, with similar pricing.

Epic Conclusion

Fitbit is a line of wearable fitness trackers. They are minimal in design, but loaded with excellent features. There are products covering a large range of prices and features, and Fitbit generally garners positive ratings online, from 3.5 to about 4 stars.

If you’ve used Fitbit, please give it a star rating and comment below.