Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker, Black/Blue

Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker, Black/Blue

Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker, Black/Blue

  • Accurately tracks daily steps, stairs climbed, distance, calories burned, and activity level via 3-d motion sensor and altimeter technology
  • Measures how long and how well you sleep – just wear it on your wrist at night with Fitbit wristband (included)
  • Small and discreet enough to wear all day- tuck it into a pocket or clip it to a belt or bra
  • Wirelessly uploads data to Fitbit.com; No monthly fee
  • See online graphs, compete with friends, earn new badges and log food, weight and other workouts at Fitbit.com and on new iPhone app

The new Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker makes every step you take a step toward better fitness, even on your busiest days. Like the original, the Ultra tracks your day down to details a pedometer can’t catch, giving you access to the exact steps you take, calories you burn and distance you travel, along with how long and how well you sleep. And now, with its altimeter technology, Fitbit can track the heart-healthy activity of climbing stairs, encouraging you to take the stairs not the e

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  1. 1,192 of 1,272 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Life-changing gadget, October 9, 2011
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    Liora Hess (Southern California, USA) –
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    This review is from: Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker, Black/Blue (Sports)

    I purchased the original Fitbit (now referred to as the Fitbit Classic) only to have the company roll out the Fitbit Ultra a couple of days later. The overlap between the two devices has given me a great opportunity to experience both and know what’s different about this one.

    How both Fitbits Work: You have a few choices on where to wear the Fitbit (typically waist, pocket, chest pocket or bra), and you keep that Fitbit on you for 24 hours. There’s another piece that can be attached to the Fitbit if you have thicker clothing on in order not to spread the Fitbit apart too far and damage it. Every time you’re within 15-ft range of your WiFi base station plugged into your computer, the Fitbit attempts to upload your data. After an upload it then doesn’t try again for another 15 minutes. You can force an update by placing your Fitbit actually on the base. This is also the way you charge the Fitbit.

    Speaking of the charge, it is fast and lasts days, maybe even weeks. Many choose to charge the Fitbit in the base while they’re in the shower. Since I work at the computer, I just take it off once a day or so and rest it in the base until I’m ready to get up and go do something.

    I should also mention installing and pairing the device is hassle-free. The instructions are clear. You download the software from their web site. Pairing the device with the software on your computer is a piece of cake. It’s also easy enough to do if you have a replacement Fitbit you’re installing. Just right-click on Account Setup in the system tray, and the Fitbit guides you through the quick process.

    What will the Fitbit Ultra do? The Fitbit Ultra is a very accurate step counter. It also shows calories burned and distance walked. There’s a cute (not too girly, guys) flower that you make “grow” the more activity you do. And it tracks your sleep. You have a little Velcro wrist band (perfect size for women and men) with a pocket. At night, you slip the Fitbit into the pocket and press and hold the button, which puts the Fitbit in sleep mode. You have a choice between normal and sensitive setting, adjustable from the web site.

    The sleep was something I thought would be kind of gimmicky and not really that important to me. Boy was I wrong. I really enjoy seeing how many times I wake up during the night and if there’s that typical 90-minute cycle of sleep reflected or if I barely moved at all. On the web site, this information is reflected as a sleep efficiency percentage. Now, it’s not extremely accurate, because Fitbit doesn’t know the difference between your lying there still and your being asleep. However, you’ll probably realize soon that if you’re lying there, reading a book, just move your hand every one in a while. Later, in the morning, you can adjust your sleep times through the web site to cut off any unnecessary activity at the beginning.

    What is Fitbit Not Good at? It’s very step-oriented, so that means it’s not going to accurately record your use of an elliptical machine, Pilates, weight lifting, rowing machine, swimming (don’t get it wet!) or anything else that doesn’t result in a typical stepping motion. However, you can manually record these activities on the web site, and it will overwrite the data for that period of time.

    New to this version:
    —It will also count stairs climbed (hills count) and translate those into floors. It’s just one more way to challenge yourself. On the web site you can earn badges for how many stairs and floors you’ve climbed. The site also gives you interesting little messages about what that climbing equals, such as “you’ve just climbed the world’s tallest snowman,” and if you’re the curious type, you can click the message to learn more.
    —You’ve got a clock! Since I almost always have a phone on me, I underestimated how much I was going to enjoy this feature. It’s so much easier and to just press a button at your waist and look down to see the time.
    —There’s a stopwatch. Training for a race? Just trying to beat your previous times? You can use the stopwatch to record an activity.
    —Righty and lefty friendly. I’m right-handed, but I like to wear the Fitbit at the left side of my waist. The words were backwards, but I learned that through the web site I could change the direction of the words.
    —Give it a name. You have 8 characters to input a name or other info. That’s not enough for a full phone number with area code. However, you if you search the Internet for “short email address,” there are a number of email address services that would fit that 8-character allotment and allow you to forward any email to your regular email address. This might come in handy if you (heaven forbid) were to lose your Fitbit.
    —Friendly little chatter. So you’re sitting on the sofa and you realize you should really get up and move your body. You stand up, and a blinked message catches your eye: GO GO GO or…

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  2. 127 of 131 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice Design, Well Made, Website is great too, February 6, 2012
    By 
    Martin Stiefer
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    This review is from: Fitbit Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker, Black/Blue (Sports)

    The device is well made, and has a sleek design to it. It doesn’t feel like it would break open if it got dropped. The button is hard enough to push that you won’t push it by accident, but easy to push when you want to.

    I’ve come to really appreciate the ability to track my sleep patterns, especially helpful as I’m a life long insomniac who has taken every sleeping pill ever made. To be able to see the real difference in how I feel on 5 hours of sleep versus 8 hours has been very helpful. And to be able to track the number of times I wake up during the night especially when I’m taking these so-called prescription meds that guarantee me a peaceful nights sleep has been eye-opening, to say the least. Melatonin 10 Grams Melatonin 99% Bulk Powder, as a side bar, has resulted in less “wake ups” than the prescribed meds. Sometimes natural is better for getting a full nights rest, who knew.

    The website is very impressive. Good overall feedback of your productivity on any given day/night. You can track just about anything you can imagine with regards to health/wellness. It also correlates that information with your tracker to give you a better picture of health.

    I do agree with other reviewers’ comments about using the leash, Safety Leash for Pedometer (1) Unit. Helps Save Pedometers From Loss. For a couple extra dollars it’s well worth it.

    I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to track their daily activity levels or just be more conscious of how much effort they put out during the day. Really a great little device.

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  3. 581 of 627 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Idea, Still Needs Work, December 28, 2011
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    I received my first Fitbit for an early Christmas present last year in 2010 and LOVED the features. I had been increasing my workouts at the gym and was working retail at the time, so I loved seeing my steps and calories burned adding up. I also don’t sleep well, and the Fitbit was able to tell me how restlessly I actually slept. After having the Fitbit for a month, I was in love.

    HOWEVER…by the end of February, my Fitbit was falling apart. I was attaching the device to my bra as suggested or to slim pants. If you want your Fitbit to last beyond two months, I suggest you NEVER do this. The blue plastic part on the inside separated from the outside shell revealing the hardware inside and making it impossible to attach to the base station and charge. I’m the kind of person who is never hard on things I own and was very frustrated by the seemingly cheap, inflexible plastic. I did wear the device every day, but being that it is a device meant for tracking fitness progression, I assume the goal IS to wear the Fitbit every day.

    I finally contacted customer service in March describing my disappointment in the product and to their credit they did send me a new Fitbit with no questions asked and simply asked me to return my old one. Unfortunately, when my new Fitbit arrived, the display was so faded that I could only read my stats in a completely dark room. Once again customer service had to ship me a new device.

    I am now using the same device that was replaced in March and while it still works, it started falling apart again in November. I had ONLY been using the Fitbit with the included belt clip so as not to break the device’s delicate structure, but the outer shell still started breaking away from the blue plastic. The belt clip is also made from the same cheap, inflexible plastic so I’m on my second one of those as well.

    In short, I love what the Fitbit is aiming to achieve. The features are great, and I became almost obsessed with trying to beat my personal bests. Unfortunately, a lot needs to be done to improve durability. If you plan on using the Fitbit every day with the belt clip, it still may only last you a year or so. If the company comes up with a way to solve these problems, I would rate this product five stars. Until then, it is only just so-so for me.

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