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 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (33)
  • Compact (27)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Simple controls (21)
  • Accurate (12)

Cons

  • Limited functions (12)
  • Difficult to use (9)
  • Inaccurate (8)

Best Uses

  • All day use (27)
  • Walking (22)
  • Weight loss (17)
  • Running (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (22), Enthusiast (8), Gym rat (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (16)

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 of 1 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 3 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

            (1 of 1 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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Returned for Money Back!

                  By CJ

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Inaccurate
                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

                    I was excited to receive this gadget for a mothers day gift as a nice to have for fitness progress (calories burned). I use a Garmin for the actual milage/speed. From the moment I opened the box, I was immediately googling all the blogs/video's...b/c it would not charge. I guess it finally charged (no lights every blinked) b/c for 3 days it actually had output according to the portal. However, it would not charge again. I didn't find it very intuitive to remove the fob and I found the lights maddening on progress, I like quick details not turning on my app/computer.. Also, the distance was not right for those three days either. I know b/c I ran/walked well known mileage routes and used my Garmin.

                    I really really really wanted to love this product. SA seemed surprised that I returned and didn't want another one. I think another batch of great products will be out shortly so I'll wait.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Keeps me active...

                    By CB

                    from FL

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Mobile Application
                    • Lightweight
                    • Simple Controls

                    Cons

                    • Clasp Is Difficult To Clo
                    • Hard To Put On

                    Best Uses

                    • Running
                    • Walking
                    • Weight Loss

                    Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

                    This devise works well with the mobile application on my iphone, and seamlessly syncs my workout data. It motivates me to climb stairs and exercise a little more to reach daily goals. The clasp is a pain to take on and off. Other than that one con, it is a highly motivating device.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great!!!

                    By DocNic

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • App Friendly
                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Simple Controls

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions

                    Best Uses

                    • All Day Use
                    • Running

                    Comments about FITBIT Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband:

                    It's very easy to use and minimal work to set-up and get started. If you have a smartphone or a tablet; it can pretty much track anything. Best used to track: running, walking, calories burned, and sleep patern - all you need to do is move or tap. Trackers that require a little effort but still handy are: food intake, water intake, activities log done in stationary equipment (i.e. Bicycles, weights, resistance training, etc.) because this fitbit is a motion detector; if you're not moving quickly with it, it won't log it as being active.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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