FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband

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Take charge of your life with the FITBIT® Flex™ wireless activity and sleep wristband! It tracks your activity (steps, distance, calories, and time) during the day and your sleep cycle at night, waking you silently in the morning without disturbing your partner. Set up your free Fitbit.com account, then upload your stats by syncing with your smartphone or computer; you can even share and compete with your friends for extra motivation.

Features



  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
  • Monitors how long and how well you sleep
  • Wakes you (and not your partner) with a silent alarm
  • LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal
  • Set goals, view progress, and earn badges
  • Share and compete with friends throughout the day
  • Log food, weight, and more on the free FITBIT® website or apps
  • Syncs automatically with select mobile devices and your computer
  • Instantly launch the FITBIT® app by tapping the device on your NFC enabled Android® phone
  • Works with other apps, including Lose It!, Run Keeper, Map My Fitness, My Fitness Pal, Endomondo, Spark People, and more
  • Water resistant; safe to wear in the shower
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Additional wristband colors sold separately
  • Includes Flex™ tracker, small and large wristbands, charging cable, and wireless sync dongle
  • 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty

Specifications



  • Browser Requirements: Safari® 5.0.5 and higher; Chrome® 12 and higher; Internet Explorer® 8 and higher; Firefox® 3.6.18 and higher
  • Computer System Requirements: Mac OS® 10.5 or later; Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8; high-speed internet connection; USB port
  • Mobile Device Requirements: Select devices with Bluetooth® 4.0 technology*; includes iPhone® 4S and 5, iPod® Touch 5th generation, iPad® with Retina display, iPad® mini, Samsung® Galaxy S® III and 4, Samsung® Galaxy Note® II and 10.1
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 30,000'
  • Operating Temperature: -4 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Storage Temperature: -22 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Water Resistant: Can be submerged up to 10 m
  • Dimensions (small wristband): W 0.6" x L 5.5" - 6.9"
  • Dimensions (large wristband): W 0.6" x L 6.3" - 8.2"
  • Weight (small wristband): 13.4 g
  • Weight (large wristband): 14.6 g
NOTE: If your mobile device is not compatible to sync via Bluetooth®, you can still use the FITBIT® app to view your data and track your progress, however you will need to complete setup using a Mac or PC.

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FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband
 
3.1

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (35)
  • Compact (29)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Simple controls (22)
  • Accurate (14)

Cons

  • Limited functions (12)
  • Difficult to use (9)
  • Inaccurate (9)

Best Uses

  • All day use (29)
  • Walking (23)
  • Weight loss (18)
  • Running (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (23), Gym rat (9), Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Flawless & Syncs Perfectly

This was purchased at Sports Authority by someone who gave this to me as a Christmas gift. I've been using The Fitbit for a week now and I'll give an honest evaluation of...Read complete review

This was purchased at Sports Authority by someone who gave this to me as a Christmas gift. I've been using The Fitbit for a week now and I'll give an honest evaluation of this.

SETTING UP
The setup was fairly simple. You place the mini transmitter inside the band and strap it on your wrist. Then you insert the USB dongle into your computer and it will install the driver/software for you. Once that is done you match it to your unit and setup is complete. Next you simply go to the website and create/setup a profile. After that is done you could customize the Dashboard. I have mine set to track Calories Burned, Steps, Distance, Active Minutes, Calories Burned and Sleep. Please note that you could accept the defaults... but for my particular goals, it's set too easy so I made mine more harder. For example, I set my daily calories to only 1500 so it will warn me if I go over that.

In addition, there is a log feature that allows you to log your food. This is optional, but it allows you to keep track of your calories and record your foods. The database is large and if there is something not found you can easily add any of your favorite foods.

USING THE FITBIT DEVICE
Basically, all you have to do is wear it. There are five LED lights that give you status updates. Once you learn how to read them... using the Fitbit becomes very easy. Double tapping the unit gives you a progress report... with each light indicating 20% of your progress met.

SLEEP MODE
This one was the tricky one. But tapping the top repeatly until it vibrates starts sleep mode and when you awaken, just tap it repeatly again until you feel the vibration to stop sleep mode. You will see 2 lights if you double tap it.. that lets you know it's in sleep mode.

MOBILE APP
This is the part that most people complain about. If you read the specs, it clearly states which phones are supported. So only iPhone 4S+ and Samsungs running Android 4.3+ are supported. It uses Bluetooth 4.0. If you have a Nexus 5, it will not sync because it doesn't support that device yet with the mobile app. I have a Galaxy Note 2 and I just received the Android update to 4.3 a week before receiving this so I had absolutely no problems at all. The mobile app is great and sync when you open the app. The Dongle is set to sync from your computer every 20 minutes, if you were wondering.

MY OPINION
I actually like this device a lot. There is an alarm feature built in so you can use it as an alarm clock... and you can also post daily or weekly result on Twitter or Facebook (optional). There is also a huge community/forums you can visit after opening the Dashboard and Friends you can add to see and compare results with. I really do like this device and I highly recommend it to anyone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected...

Doesn't accurately track the calories burned. According to it I burned more calories during my day at the office versus my crossfit session. It seems more like a sophisticated pedometer... A nice...Read complete review

Doesn't accurately track the calories burned. According to it I burned more calories during my day at the office versus my crossfit session. It seems more like a sophisticated pedometer... A nice one at it. Love the design and the sleep tracker function but even it said I woke up over 15 times during the night. I'm a pretty deep sleeper so that's hard to imagine... Great idea but the science behind it may not have caught up with it yet.

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1.0

APP is not Working

By Encyguy

from Encinitas, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • No Longer Fuctions

Cons

  • Inaccurate
  • New App Crashes

Best Uses

  • Non Functioning

Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

After the app upgrade I have several crashes per week. It is basically non functioning. I requested access to the older app or a refund. After several emails and 2 weeks waiting they are forwarding this problem to their engineers. The same guys who developed this app. I hope they value their customers and take similar steps as they did when it became apparent that their straps were problematic. Sorry but I know their warranty is negated by changing the app. If I had this app during the 45 day period I would have returned the product for a full refund.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FANTASTIC PRODUCT!

By RedStar

from San Francisco Bay area

About Me Rarely Work Out

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Adding Movement Daily
  • Adding Steps Daily
  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Getting Results Re Weight
  • Learned So Much Re Me
  • Lightweight
  • Love The Info Tracked
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Day Use
    • Walking
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

    I wear FITBIT all the time except for showering. It's becoming my habit to enter food just after a meal and now able to make choices as I go. So effective, I am seeing gradual progress daily! Learning more about me (sleeping habits lousy needs improvement)and as an all-day computer user now see how sedentary I had become...changing that! Differences noticeable from day one!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Charging issues occur

    By Hoopster

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Connectors Seem To Break
    • Issues With Recharging

    Best Uses

    • All Day Use

    Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

    I know two people that have had recharging issues with the Flex

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Does NOT live up to expectations

    By Cindy

    from Williamstown, NJ

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Confusing To Program
      • Difficult To Use
      • Inaccurate

      Best Uses

        Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

        Extremely disappointed. I am returning the FitBit Flex. Purchased as a gift for Father's Day. Very inaccurate and difficult to program. Don't buy one!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great item - Poor Delivery

        By dtp

        from Scottsdale Az

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Day Use
          • Running
          • Weight Loss

          Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

          Wear this constantly to monitor food intake, calories burned, activity (step counter) sleep. App allows you to track individual food items including Medifast products...nice! New software allows you to scan bar code and it automatically puts it in you log. So glad I purchased it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Like it

          By DC

          from Federal Way, WA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Day Use
            • Walking

            Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

            Some things were a little hard to figures out. It appeared that you could add something by clicking the "+" sign under a section of the webpage, but you had to go under "Log" other than that fairly self explanatory. Wish they had an app for Windows phones.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bought two and returned both

            By Mom and Daughter

            from Alpharetta, GA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Inaccurate

              Best Uses

              • All Day Use
              • Walking

              Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

              Both my daughter and I found this to be a great disappointment. I run/walk 13 miles/day and she does 5-7. These were inconsistent sometimes only registering only half the steps or distance. My cheap pedometer does a better job.
              Customer service at Fit Bit sent suggestions of things I already did like adjusting stride and swinging my arms more.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Totally not worth it

              By MD1969

              from Gilroy, CA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • It Doesn't Sync

                Best Uses

                  Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

                  I was so excited to start using the fitbit. It took me three days of frustration to set up, which turned out to be because I didn't shut off my virus software (so operator error). Then I was trucking along fine for about 5 days and now it won't sync. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, reset and generally spent hours trying to figure it out. I go to the online community and apparently this is a big problem. So I will be trying to return it. I want to spend time work out, not getting worked up.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Fitbit

                  By GmaY

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Day Use
                    • Weight Loss

                    Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

                    Love my Fitbit. It helps me push myself to get in more steps each day. Also helpful info on my sleep patterns. Big plus is that it links with the My Fitness Pal app, where I log my calorie & carb intake, so I don't need to enter in two places.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    1.0

                    Not what I expected

                    By Disappointed shopper

                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use

                    Best Uses

                    • All Day Use

                    Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

                    I was only able to use for 4 days because when I went to recharge it, it wouldn't charge. I expected it to last longer than 4 days. Because I purchased online I couldn't return to the store. It then cost me more money to return a broken product. Not happy!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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