A few months ago I excitedly announced my love of the Fitbit One. I received one as a gift when I attended BlogHer this past summer and I honestly didn’t expect to like it as much as I did.
The One is a clip-style tracker with a display showing your:
- Calories Burned
- Distance Covered
- Floors Climbed
- Very Active Minutes
I loved that I could wear it and check my stats without my phone or computer.
It also had a clock that I’d check quite frequently as I don’t wear a watch.
Honestly, there wasn’t one thing I didn’t like about that little device until I lost it. :(
Somewhere between Lexington and Baltimore it must have slipped off. I know I put it on in the morning and when I got back to the house it was gone.
I was devastated.
Well, that’s a little dramatic, but I was upset. I really enjoyed having the 10,000 step goal and it really helped me adopt more of a #wycwyc attitude. I started walking more, sneaking in short runs and playing more actively with the kids.
I heard from quite a few folks that Fitbit will replace lost units so I reached out to their customer service. They responded within 24 hours but since I didn’t purchase my unit, they couldn’t help me. I totally understood.
That’s when I decided to buy a different model and compare the two for the blog.
That’s me and my new Fitbit Flex. Unlike the One it’s worn on your wrist like a watch. At first I didn’t think I would like it but truth be told, I put it on and totally forget it’s there!
It’s made with a very comfortable rubbery material and the small fits my wrist perfectly.
Instead of a detailed display it uses a series of dots that let you know what percentage of your steps you achieved. The device also vibrates once you hit 10,000 steps and it has scared the bejesus out of me a few times, but it always makes me smile.
The Flex tracks all the same stats as the One except for floors climbed. Here’s my stats from yesterday…
Surprisingly, the One and the Flex are the same price, $99.95. I would have assumed the One was a more expensive model with the detailed display and extra stat but I guess it evens out with the Flex’s easy-to-wear wrist band water resistant nature. (The One is not water resistant.)
Honestly, I liked the One a lot more mostly because of the display, but the convenience of wearing the Flex around your wrist is a bonus.
Funny enough, Fitbit recently announced the Force.
From all the info I read it seems like the perfect marriage of the Flex and the One. It can be pre-ordered now for $129 and will ship in 4-6 weeks.
I’m seriously thinking about it!
Overall I love the FitBit line of products. They help give me that little nudge to move more and they integrate easily into my life with the web site dashboard and phone apps. Bonus: They also play nice with MyFitnessPal. :)
Full Disclosure: This is not a paid review. The One was a gift from BestBuy at BlogHer. I purchased the Flex myself. I have joined the Fitbit affiliate program through shareasale.com and will make a small percentage of any sales made online through this link and any links found in this review.