Hi, in this review we well be looking at a different style of activity tracker. This Fitbit One Review will be looking at some of the great features of this little product, we will also discuss how those benefits can help you achieve your fitness and lifestyle goals. We will look at any of the drawbacks of using this piece of wearable technology, including what other users have to say about their experience with this unit.
Unlike some activity trackers in the marketplace which can be somewhat cumbersome to wear and use, the Fitbit One is anything but. It has a small form factor, is extremely light and offers a screen that provides useful information about your daily activities and sleep patterns. Plus it allows effortless syncing of your data between your smartphone or computer. This one appears to be a crowd pleaser amongst its users. So, don’t be fooled by its cute and simple design, the device packs plenty of power to keep you on your toes and steer you, in the gentlest possible way, towards a better lifestyle.
Super Tracking Features
The Fitbit One comes with an awesome array of features. Apart from monitoring the usual things like number of steps taken, stairs climbed, calories burnt and total distance covered, it tells you how you’re progressing against your daily targets. In order to keep you active during the day it displays a digitised flower on its OLED display, that waxes or wanes depending on your recent activity.
An important part of gaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the overall quality of your sleep. In this area the Fitbit One, like the Withings Pulse, functions as a sleep monitor. Measuring the quality of your rest during the night, it tracks how many times your sleep was interrupted. As a sleep monitor it does a reasonable job of detailing your general sleep patterns, but don’t expect it, or other fitness trackers for that matter, to measure brain activity. Now, a really neat feature of this product is the presence of a silent alarm which gently wakes you, without it disturbing your significant other. When you get up it will provide useful advice on how to improve the quality of your sleep, based on its results.
Unlike other fitness wristbands we’ve discussed on this website, the Fitbit One isn’t actually worn on the wrist during the day. It does come with a strap for wearing at night, however it is too wide to use during every day. This device, which is about the size of a USB drive, is designed to clip onto clothing.
A drawback is that the thing is so tiny, it is easy to forget or even lose. Another shortcoming is that it isn’t waterproof, unlike the Misfit Shine. But the good news is that it offers a decent battery life of 10-14 days between charges, which is much better than a lot of the competition.
What are the Features and how do these Benefit You?
- Tracks steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed
- Monitor how long and how well you sleep
- Wakes you (and not your partner) with a silent alarm
- Syncs automatically to your computer or select smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth 4.0
- Set goals, view progress and earn badges
Using an activity tracker makes it easier to achieve your ultimate fitness and lifestyle goals. The unit offers a very simple to use interface, with one-button navigation. The OLED screen and indicator lights give feedback on how you’re progressing. It also provides gentle reminders and encouragement to keep your active and moving towards your daily targets. Despite its small size the Fitbit One allows you to store up to seven days worth of personal fitness data, so you don’t feel pressured to sync it daily.
A really useful feature of the Fitbit One is its ease of syncing. When you’re within 20 feet of your computer, with its accompanying dongle, or a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, data transfer happens automatically. This allows you to monitor your stats in real-time. The companion app manages and presents your data into easy to understand charts and graphs, which provide useful insight into your everyday habits. The app also allows you to input calories and liquid consumption, or even customise for activities like weight training or swimming. It also lets you set stretch goals, win badges and compare yourself to family and friends, by establishing leaderboards. It’s been shown that sharing data and friendly competition can help you obtain your fitness aims sooner.
Some fitness trackers only let you share information with its associated app, the Fitbit One however is compatible with heaps of third-party apps and add-on devices like heart-rate monitors, to enhance your fitness experience.
The device is made by one of the leaders in the field. Fitbit offers great support to get you headed to your lifelong fitness and lifestyle goals. You can reach them by email, or get help online. Like all the best activity trackers it provides a full one-year warranty, so you have peace of mind in case something goes wrong.
We think this is a great little device, it’s very flexible in what it offers and is compatible with a wide range of device and apps. On top of that, the Fitbit One gives you the encouragement you need to stay active during the day, so that you can reach your lifelong fitness goals sooner.