FitBit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker in Magenta


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$ 50.34

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love Love Love!!, January 21, 2013
This review is from: FitBit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker in Magenta (Sports)
Got my fitbit in the mail a week ago and to be honest was very unsure on how much I would use it. I honestly thought I was walking at least 10,000 steps a day. Nope my average the first 3 days was around 5200. It has really helped me step up my workouts and be more proactive in getting those steps in. Easy to use and easy to read!! No problems with the battery and I am as happy as I can be!! Thanks fitbit for making an easy to use product that is beneficial to my health!!

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70 of 78 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Formerly titled “My new little buddy”, now changed to “Don’t bother if you own an iPhone.”, May 13, 2013
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MtnGirl (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

This review is from: FitBit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker in Magenta (Sports)

This modified review contains my ‘original’ review which I gave this device 4 stars. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the device itself will still be useful and enjoyable for anyone who DOESN’T have an iPhone.
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I’ve purchased several different types of pedometers in the past and they always wound up in a drawer after a couple weeks. Just couldn’t learn to love them. I finally broke down and purchased a FitBit Zip several months ago and I couldn’t be happier.

Setup: A snap. You can easily go to the main website and download the web based version of their app, which is nice to get a bigger (or easier) view of your day’s activity. You just plug in the USB dongle into an open USB slot on your PC and it’ll walk you through the rest.

Battery: I’ve heard a few people complain about the cover breaking, etc. I can honestly say I’ve had no issue here. Understand, this is a small device…if you use brute force trying to wrench the cover off, well then, I can see how you would break off one of the little clips. Use standard human force and you’ll be fine. I’ve also found that if you push down (a *little* bit, human strength people!) when you’re trying to open/close it, it works a little better. If you’re like me and tend to misplace the little tool to open the back cover, a trusty ol’ penny works just fine as well. I’ve had the same battery in this since I purchased it (about 3 months ago) and haven’t needed to replace it yet.

** Update 6/21/2013: I purchased this in February and had to replace the battery today (June 21). That basically equates to daily wear & tear (I even wear it to bed) of around 4 months of battery life. Not too shabby, and I ordered several spare batteries here off Amazon to keep handy.

Ease of use: If you can tap with your finger, you can figure this out. It will cycle through the time, steps taken, distance, and the FitBit happy face. You set your daily goals either on the website, or on the mobile app and the closer you get to your goal the bigger FitBit’s smile gets. Little thing is addicting, I tell you. Once you reach certain milestones (5,000 steps, 10,000, etc.) you’ll get an email saying you earned a “badge” (think gold star when you were in school). Such a menial little boost of encouragement but darned if I don’t find myself striving to get the “next” badge. 🙂

You can also invite your friends (who have a FitBit device) to be your “friend”, and you can watch each other’s daily steps. It helps keep me focused when I have a little bit of friendly competition. “Hmmm I’m in the mood for ice cream. < checks FitBit and sees friend has 3,000 more steps than I do >…Scratch that…&< gets on treadmill instead >”.

What I found to be the most beneficial way to start: Get this puppy up and running and just wear it like normal for a week to get your “average” step count for a week. Ladies – this easily tucks inside the strap of your bra and no one will ever see it. You’ll forget it’s there. Gentlemen – tuck it inside your inside shirt (if you wear one), or a pocket or wherever). Refrain from going overboard on your walking this first week just because you know you’re wearing a pedometer.

Then take your average steps for the week and figure out what that would equate to each day (divide by 7). Increase your “normal” daily step count by a little bit. (For this example, let’s say your daily average step count was 1,500 … try to increase it to 2,000 to start). Make yourself a commitment to walk at this “new” pace for 1-2 weeks. Then increase your daily step count by 500 steps (in my example, you would increase it to 2,500 now). Walk at your new pace again for 1-2 weeks. Wash, rinse, repeat. The next thing you realize you’re at 10,000+ steps and feeling awesome! It’s not too fast of an increase, so (for me), my asthma didn’t flare up and my body wasn’t incredibly sore (I felt pleasantly sore, but was well able to move about without pain).

I also find that I tend to fall asleep with this on simply because I forget it’s there (warning: take it off before you get into the shower, pool, hot tub, etc.)

Why the 4 stars instead of 5? Their mobile app right now is having a bit of issue. It used to sync flawlessly with my phone; however within the past month “something” happened and it can, at times, be a bit of a chore to get it to sync. I’ve reinstalled the mobile app several times, killed it from my iPhone running apps, etc. It’s not horrible, but it could be better. I’m hoping the developers will take a look and fix whatever is causing the issue. From the reviews on the iPhone marketplace I’m not the only one who’s encountered this little annoyance so I’m pretty sure they’ll look into it. Once that is fixed, this puppy will rate a full 5-stars for me. For…

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Small and syncs, September 11, 2013
This review is from: FitBit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker in Magenta (Sports)
My coworkers wear a pedometer from the work program and it has to clip with a lanyard so I see this clunky device bouncing off of people all day. I knew it wouldn’t work for when I workout, so I bought a fitbit. I was torn between the Zip and the other ones available, but I knew the Flex wouldn’t work for me because I wear an HRM when I workout and other times I like to not wear anything on my wrists. The One also was an option but since it wasn’t a big deal for me to track stairs climbed and sleep (It isn’t made specifically for sleep recording so it wouldn’t have given me as accurate as data) I opted for the Zip. So far so good. It syncs with Digifit and Myfitnesspal so I can count for the calories from walking. I’ve also found myself walking a lot more just to make it to my goals. Yesterday I reached the 15,000 because I saw I was so close. It’s a fun and simple way to motivate me.

The clip is a bit tight and I struggle to put it on without stretching fabric, but it makes sense because I wouldn’t want it to fall off. It’s tiny, so I’m just waiting for the day I throw it in my laundry basket with clothes, etc. I like the wireless syncing too. I sync it to my Mac and iPhone 5 constantly. I also enjoy the smiley faces that say “Hooray!” when I reach a goal. I know.. it’s the little things.

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