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fitbit one reviewFitbit One is an activity monitor and sleep tracker. It counts steps taken, distance travelled, stairs climbed, and calories burnt. In sleep mode, it tracks the number of times you got up or were awake, and gives a calculated quality of sleep score. It retails for $99 and we have one to give away!

The Fitbit One is one of the most successful activity monitors on the market and certainly one of the most feature packed; it’s also tied into the platform for tracking activity data Kickstart Your Summer Fitness & Weight Loss With FitBit Kickstart Your Summer Fitness & Weight Loss With FitBit With summer approaching, many of us are starting to think a little more seriously about our weight. In particular, it's that time of year when people worry about how they'll look in those summer outfits.... Read More collected by the device and more. The functionality can all be achieved using various apps for the iPhone – and indeed, many of them can also tie your data directly into the Fitbit web app with the extensive API available – but it’s the seamlessness with which the tracking occurs and the device is able to fit into your daily life which makes it so attractive to me. I’ve tried other services like Fitocracy, and they’re just too much effort Tried And Tested: 3 Gamification Tools That Try To Make Your Life Better Tried And Tested: 3 Gamification Tools That Try To Make Your Life Better I'm a big fan of gamification, truth be told. I'd even go so far as to say our entire society should be gamified, with pleasures in life reserved as rewards those who actually contribute. Apparently... Read More .

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

There are other fitness trackers on the market – the Nike+ is perhaps one of the most well known, though limited to specific activities like running rather than measuring a full day’s worth of activity. A selection of similar devices was also announced at CES 2013 this year, so expect the market to be flooded soon; most offer the same functionality as the Fitbit One, though this Withings device is purported to have a pulse monitor too. More recently, a free iPhone app called Moves Moves For iPhone - Activity Tracking Done Right [iOS] Moves For iPhone - Activity Tracking Done Right [iOS] Moves is a new iPhone app designed to track your activity - running, walking, and cycling - over the course of a full day. It's free, and requires no additional devices. The only requirement is... Read More has been launched that offers similar, all-day background tracking; however, it doesn’t appear to tie into any particular web service so the data remains in the app (for now).

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

Initial Impressions of the Fitbit One

Inside the box, you’ll find:

  • The small, plastic Fitbit device itself
  • USB charging dongle
  • USB Bluetooth adapter (not needed if you sync with iOS device)
  • Rubber and metal clip for day use
  • Velcro sleep band for night use

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The Fitbit One itself is small and made of plastic; it has bright and clear LED display that’s visible in any light. I was afraid it would get scratched up fairly soon, but that hasn’t been the case. The clip has a stiff metal core to securely attach to any pocket, bra or other item of clothing, while the rest is made from lightweight rubber. Otherwise, everything is solid and feels well made. The Bluetooth adapter is tiny; it protrudes less than a centimetre when in a USB port.

Main Functions

The Fitbit One is a general activity tracker; it is designed to be attached to your body throughout the day, so that it may measure your overall level of movement. Specifically, it records:

  • Steps taken
  • Approximate distance travelled (presumably a function of the number of steps, since it isn’t equipped with a GPS)
  • Floors climbed
  • Approximate calories burnt

Pressing the only button will cycle through the various displays – the last is a curious flower which grows taller the more active you are at any given time. It’s not particularly useful, actually.

You don’t need to press start when you begin a specific activity, nor does it allow for any fine grained control to differentiate between say a jog or a leisurely stroll – it simply measures the steps. For the kind of people who like to track thier run route around the city, or get statistics on average speed and elevation, or have words like “power jog” in their vocabulary – this device probably isn’t for you.

fitbit one wireless activity tracker review

It is in fact perfectly aimed at people like myself; people who would like some degree of activity tracking with predefined goals, but who don’t really care for all the effort that goes into typical run-logging applications. This is the Fitbit’s greatest strength then; transparency. I clip it onto my trouser pocket in the morning, check it periodically throughout the day, and review my online dashboard when I want.

fitbit one wireless activity tracker review

In terms of syncing the data, the process is again completely automated and invisible to the end user. It syncs over Bluetooth, either using the supplied USB Bluetooth dongle, or when paired with any latest generation iOS device (iPad 3, iPhone 4S or newer). Either way, it occurs seemlessly in the background when in range – this is how all device syncing should be done. Do note however that there’s only an iPhone-optimized app available, so accessing it from your iPad will mean running in 2X compatibility mode, as you can see below.

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

Initial installation is relatively simple on either iOS, Mac, or Windows. Simply head over to Fitbit’s setup page and the neccessary software will be auto-detected to download.

Sleep Mode

The only real interaction you need with the device is to activate sleep mode; you do this by holding down the button for a few seconds. Do the same when you wake up. A wrist band is also supplied with a pouch that the device fits in rather loosely. The opening is fairly large and although it does feel like the small plastic Fitbit One might slip out, it has yet to happen to me.

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

Night time monitoring is essentially divided into either asleep or active, indicated by red and blue on the graph. Using the data, you’re given stats on how long it took you to fall asleep, how many times you awoke, and how long you were actually asleep for; this results in a sleep efficiency score percentage.

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

While the sleep tracking functionality is a nice feature, it’s difficult to make any actionable goals. However, if you’re tried various methods to sleep better then perhaps you could get some value from this; general trends can be seen at a glance on the sidebar. I’ve always slept rather well so this data is so useful to me, but it’s interesting to look at none the less.

This review wouldn’t complete without at least mentioning the web app with which it interfaces. is clean and functional, yet it lacks a certain pizazz that some gamification based sites have. The interface is clinical, with easy to read graphs and lots of data breakdowns.

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

In addition to the basic Fitbit One syncing functionality, you can also manually specify activities, and even track your dietary intake if you wish. Again, for me, this would entail more effort than it’s worth.

There’s a social aspect to the system too; however, the default privacy settings appear to mean nothing is shared at all. Even with sharing enabled, the competitive element is largely irrelevant; you’ll see a summary of your friends on the sidebar, but there’s no encouragement to “beat” them in a particular task.

Badges are standard fare; achievements for 5,000 steps or 25 flights of stairs, but again, not really fully utilised to be motivational. I just feel there’s more that could have been done here. Functional then, but lacklustre. 

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

Silent Alarm

The silent alarm feature, a new addition which requires a firmware update before you can use it, is perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the Fitbit One. First and perhaps most importantly, it has yet to actually wake me up, which is obviously a fundamental flaw in anything that is designed to be an alarm. You must absolutely have a backup alarm in place in case this is the same for you. In fact, the only time I ever felt it was when I was already awake, and even then I dreamily assumed it was the dog snoring quietly with its face on my hand (it made perfect sense at the the time). That said, I wake up exactly 8 hours after throwing my head on the pillow anyway (whether I want to or not), so the only time I was really able to test this was after the drunken late nights of Yule and New Year, and it may be that even a foghorn wouldn’t have woken me up then; I have been known to sleep through fire alarms before. The point is; don’t rely soley on this alarm if your job depends on it.

My other concern is that it’s just a regular set time alarm when it could have been so much more – the device is sitting on your wrist, identifying sleep patterns – surely the alarm could be a little more intelligent? There is an iPhone app called SleepCycle Can An App Really Help You Sleep Better? Can An App Really Help You Sleep Better? I've always been a bit of a sleep experimenter, having for much of my life kept a meticulous dream diary and studied as much as I could about sleeping in the process. There are a... Read More  which I’ve used very successfully in the past. The phone would sit on my bed, watching my movements via the accelerometer – and given a window of about half an hour, it would identify the best time to wake me. I would wake up feeling thoroughly refreshed – not that typically groggy feeling which so often happens with obnoxiously timed alarms. I was hoping therefore that the Fitbit One would be able to do this too; it has better access to the sleep data than the iPhone app did; it could theoretically interface with my iPad if it needed additional computing power (it syncs over Bluetooth without any effort on my part anyway). Yet, it doesn’t. It’s a simple vibration alarm at a set time, and a huge wasted potential. However, given that the silent alarm feature was available via a firmware update, it is conceivable more updates will allow for intelligent alarms in future that do react to your sleep pattern.

Battery Life

Considering that it stays on day and night, the battery in the Fitbit One is incredible – it needs a recharge about once a week for me, though this may vary if you’re more active. Even when it indicates a low battery though, you needn’t recharge immediately. I waited a full day until recharging, when I was planning to veg out in front of the TV anyway, so no activity tracking was lost.

fitbit one wireless activity sleep tracker review

Charging is done through the supplied USB base station; you’ll need another USB port for this, in addition to the Bluetooth sync dongle, though you could also charge using a mains USB adapter I suppose.

Living With the Fitbit One

The Fitbit One embodies succinctly the new “internet of things”; interconnected devices that become a part of our lives so effortlessly. Yes, you can track the same data by launching an iPhone app and hitting the start button, then waiting for it to upload, or manually entering data – but can you really be bothered? I know I can’t, and that’s why the Fitbit One works so well for me. It syncs without my input, seamlessly in the background. It counts my every step and gives me a tangible and beneficial goal to work toward every single day. It makes me strive to be healthier in a way which fits my life – who could ever ask for more than that?

That said, after using the device for a month now, I’ve managed to hit the daily step targets only a handful of days. It may be just a little too invisible in daily use, because it doesn’t really motivate. The gamification element of the website is weak, basically. There’s no reminder emails to hit a daily target, no badges or achievements.

One minor point – the bottom part of the rubber clip case has developed a small rip; it still holds the Fitbit One securely, but it could be a problem if it gets bigger. Some users have managed to get free replacements, but there doesn’t appear to be an official policy on this.

Ultimately, there’s no device in the world that’s going to make me get fitter without any effort on my part. If you are prepared to put in the effort though, the Fitbit One is a great way to track your progress -just don’t expect it to give you anything more than a mild nudge in the right direction.

Our verdict of the Fitbit One:
Buy it to effortlessly track your activity, but add your own motivation.

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  1. C. Devesh Prabhu
    April 2, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Who won this?

  2. Paula west
    March 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Love the idea of this, I teach high school nutrition & culinary arts, will have to share this product with them! Would love to have it. Appreciate the review!

  3. Cindy Gottwald
    March 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Awesome!!! I really really need 1 of these for my workout.Plz..

  4. John Michael Borja
    March 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm


  5. Madhukar Kedlaya
    March 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I always wanted one. First I thought jawbone was the answer. Byt fitbit looks like a way better alternative.

  6. Rubina Kouser
    March 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Hope to win :)

  7. Tee Dee
    March 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    This could be fate. Just stumbled across this & have been researching these gadgets all week. The giveaway ends 29th March, my 46th birthday!! Hint Hint :)

  8. Lesley O
    March 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This seems like a cool gadget to try out that would hopefully improve my fitness!

  9. sonalkhodiyar
    March 21, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I would love to have this piece. This is going to be the best win ever... I can have excellent use of this thing...

  10. Niccole West
    March 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways!!

  11. James Fitzgibbons
    March 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm


  12. Jonathan Smith
    March 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I would like one of these.

  13. Bogdan Nikolov
    March 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I have an application on my phone, but I have to add everything manually. This is the better way to track my activity. Give it to me :-)

  14. Kish
    March 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this. I bought one for my wife and she loves it!

  15. naomi bailey
    March 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    My husband has already placed dibs on this. Great giveaway and love the features!

  16. Raman Singh
    March 16, 2013 at 6:08 am

    fitbit wireless activity

  17. Jaye
    March 16, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Nice a very poor sleeper would love to have it

  18. Rajiv Soni
    March 16, 2013 at 1:15 am

    very useful product. dont know if available in india? thanks for d review.

  19. Ashu Pratap Singh
    March 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    thank's giveway

  20. danielooi
    March 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Nice little piece to track my daily heath =)

  21. Prakash Babu Padmashali
    March 15, 2013 at 4:31 am

    will make your life easier

  22. Claudia C
    March 15, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Wow, what an ingenius gadget - I'd love to put it to use!

  23. Sara Smith
    March 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    This looks so cool. Would love to try it.

  24. Lela Lilko
    March 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    good contest

  25. magda s
    March 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    love it !

  26. magda s
    March 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway !

  27. Bima
    March 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

    This device support for tracker & long battery good for try this device.
    Hope i can get it,.

  28. James Moore
    March 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I've seen the fitbit, it's really awesome and I really want one

  29. Hardik Ashar
    March 13, 2013 at 4:19 am

    fitbit ........ u r awesome!

  30. Muz RC
    March 13, 2013 at 3:48 am

    This is a great gadget and its will be a great gift to win this :)

  31. Jay Krick
    March 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Booo. No android support

  32. Bishal Mahat
    March 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Awesome gadget ! Thanks for reviewing it and organizing giveaway.

  33. Duane Adam
    March 11, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I'm a freelance personal trainer. This would make a good use to that.

  34. Donna Estrada
    March 11, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Ooo! This sounds like something I could really use! Thank for the product info!

  35. Anthony
    March 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    What is the retail cost?

    • muotechguy
      March 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

      $99, or £99 in the UK.

  36. carlos
    March 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I see no form. There's a large, blank gap after the the step about filling out the form, but no form to fill out.

    • Muo TechGuy
      March 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Please ensure you have Javascript enabled and are not running any privacy related plugins like AdBlock, NoScipt, Ghostery, or DoNotTrack. If that doesn't work, send a full browser screenshot to me, james@ this domain.

  37. Jennifer Craker
    March 10, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Awesome product,,this would take my health management mobile with me rather than having to enter my details on my notebook when I got home.

  38. Tony
    March 10, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I had the original Fitbit Ultra until I lost it. I would love to win a Fitbit One, Fitbit's are great motivators. Really good giveaway!

  39. John Martin
    March 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    What a fantastic piece of kit, what I would give to be a proud owner of such a fine instrument. Most have taken many man hours to make a product as fantastic as that

  40. jbwhite99
    March 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I don't want something like this - I need it! Why am I not sleeping as well as I should? Plus anything that encourages more walking = goodness! Thanks for testing it, and giving it away after you test!

  41. Larry Johnson
    March 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I use my Android for workouts using Endomondo. This looks cool as a general step counter though. Maybe let me know how many times I get wacked snoring at night :-)

  42. Cheri
    March 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Great review! This seems like a cool gadget! I hope I win!

  43. Jemcelz Lorenzo
    March 9, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Nice! I should have one like this.

  44. kaushmc
    March 9, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Realy awesome........

  45. Jim Lumpkins
    March 9, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Read another review looks good

  46. Jae R
    March 9, 2013 at 1:42 am

    During a boot camp started at work - it was suggested that we use the website LoseIt .. I was having problems with keeping track of the cardio things I was doing .. mostly because they were spontaneous and so someone suggested the FitBit as an easy integrator ...
    Its incredible all the exercise sites that will upload that data ... its great .. easy to use .. there are groups that can be created (we have one for our workers) which I've found motivational ..
    Oh .. check this out too .. there are some sites that insist that you subscribe before you get to use their best tools or interfaces .. not FitBit .. you can use the site even if you didn't have one ..

  47. Rod H
    March 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I've been using my Fitbit for a couple of months now, and its great. And it DOES send encouraging reminders. When I've done, say, 8500 steps in a day I get a pop up message on my iPad and Mac telling me I'm close to my goal "Only 1500 steps to reach your goal!". Good stuff!

    • Muo TechGuy
      March 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

      I guess I need something more like 10 emails a day saying "get off your arse fatty!". Notifications are just too discrete..

  48. Gary Coles
    March 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    This was an excellent review of a product that seems interesting to me. I have trouble sleeping and have had some problems with sleep apnea. This seems to be a good way to learn more about my sleep activities. It would also be interesting to see how my physical and sleep activities change as I travel. I am currently driving my Jeep to the tip of Argentina after recently leaving Wyoming (www.LatinAmericaByJeep,com).

    I noticel differences in my physical and sleep activities but it would be nice to have a more accurate view of the effects of my trip. I hope to find a few extra dollars in my budget for one and would really be excited to win one in the excellent giveaway campaign.

  49. Steve Montgomery
    March 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Yet another cool toy with a great review!

  50. William Strandwitz, PhD
    March 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    This is just what I have been looking for. I have for years used mechanical "step counters" but found them lacking. I really love to have one of these.
    Thank you for the opportunity to own one.

  51. MS
    March 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I have an Android phone app that tracks the number of steps I've walked. And in the Walking exercise mode, it also tracks the calories burnt, speed, and the amount of time spent walking (or jogging/running etc.).

    Most importantly, it is available for FREE and it keeps tab on your workouts and synchronizes them to a remote server too.

    As for the sleep tracking, I do the tracking myself depending on when I go to sleep and when my butt gets out of the bed. And how I feel (whether rested, groggy, fatigued, crabby, hungover and so on), when I wake up.

    My two cents!

    • Muo TechGuy
      March 9, 2013 at 8:24 am

      You have to put the phone into "walking" mode though. That's the whole point really - I didn't want the added effort of activating things and telling it to stop. Otherwise, sure - theres runkeeper for that, or fitocracy.

  52. tarzan2001
    March 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I could really use this! My current pedometer has been dropped so many times and is held together by duct tape! :P

  53. MS
    March 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I have an Android phone app that tracks the number of steps I've walked. And in the Walking exercise mode, it also tracks the calories burnt and the amount of time spent walking (or jogging/running etc.).

    Most importantly, it is available for FREE and it keeps tab on your workouts and synchronizes them to a remote server too.

    As for the sleep tracking, I do the tracking myself depending on when I go to sleep and when my butt gets out of the bed. And how I feel (whether rested, groggy, fatigued, crabby and so on), when I wake up.

    My two cents!

  54. dee
    March 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    wow this looks like a cool item. I should go out and buy one. But I think I will wait until the drawing is over just in case I win one.
    Thanks for the review.

  55. Aaron Clifford
    March 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    It would be fun to try to mess with your stats, spend one day being as active as possible and then the next day do nothing. =)

    • Muo T
      March 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Heh. that would involve me being really active one day though, which is where the whole plan falls apart. ...

  56. rich
    March 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    great idea, looking forward to using it.

  57. Darrell Walery
    March 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I have used my fitbit for several months. Check out my comments here:

  58. fibroman
    March 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I'm In!!!
    Good luck to all!!

  59. Mohammad Wasiullah
    March 8, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for giveaway i hope i will win insha Allah

  60. Va Du
    March 8, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I'm using the previous version of this and I have actually lost over 20 lbs using it. They seem to have updated everything from the clip to a soft plastic from a thin hard plastic (mine broke like after 2 months of daily use) the charging station, and wristband but the online interface looks exactly the same.

    A lot of the motivation comes from you and if you like to challenge yourself by beating your numbers everyday, this works in your favor. I just wish it was easier to track everything else. You also will have to manually enter your food and weight log which I find too time consuming.

  61. Jerry Ireland
    March 8, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I need this real bad.I have a sleep problem,would be awesome to see what my sleep is like.Also I work as a Dept manager and am on my feet for 8 hrs and would love to see what my activity level is like

  62. Stephanie Braithwaite
    March 8, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I have a fit it zip. I love it. If I could have afforded the fitbit one I would have gotten that....It is fantastic and discrete...

  63. Duane Adam
    March 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I was looking for something like this for a long time already and closest I can find is the Nike+ Fuelband which is way too expensive. I hope I win this, would definitely put this into good use.

  64. Patsy Ashley
    March 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaways you guys always have. Now, can't wait until I win one!!!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Zaheer Abbas
    March 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    another great giveway thanks and hope i could win this prize!

  66. Ana Georgievska
    March 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    great an useful giveaway

  67. Ana Georgievska
    March 7, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    great an useful giveaway

  68. Charles Simpson
    March 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Man I love the Fitbit trackers! I used the original Fitbit WIFI religiously until somebody stole it from my gym locker. This one would be a great addition! *crossing fingers*

  69. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    March 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks! ))

  70. Nathan Kaufman
    March 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    These are great, but they need a 'pause' button.

    Mine counts my communte (lots of hills) as 8 billion flights of stairs.

    Doesn't register that many steps, but the altimeter is a deal-breaker for driving.

  71. therealzedman
    March 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Great Review i have been looking at the Fitbit Ultra (older version) so now i hope i can save money and win this (and get fit)

  72. James OMalley
    March 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Very cool.

  73. raymond mcnatt
    March 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    wow I was just talking to a friend about the need of something like this yesterday

  74. Arron Walker0
    March 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Looks pretty good, fingers crossed

  75. Cristopher Ablanque
    March 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for the info...very nice review of this item...i hope i will iwn

  76. Ruth
    March 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    The giveaway code page on Facebook loads to a blank page. :-(

  77. BC
    March 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I've been using my FitBit for a few months now & I love it. I use for food & exercise tracking and the FitBit connects to aid in tracking my activity. At first, the only complaint I had was that I could only sync my FitBit via my PC since I have Android devices but they have now updated the Android app so my FitBit will sync via Bluetooth to my phone. Easy peasy!

    I love how it keeps up with how many floors I've climbed at work and it won't count elevator trips so I can't cheat. :)

    The sleep function was really interesting when I started using it. My wife had told me that I woke up a lot at night but I didn't realize how much.

    Overall, this is a great review of a great product. I highly recommend the FitBit! (no, I don't work for them or have any affiliation with FitBit. I'm just a really satisfied customer!)

  78. Ravi Theja
    March 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    This is the one thing that i'll let track me!

  79. Dave Rimmer
    March 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Another great giveaway count me in.

  80. Garris Rago
    March 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    damn that one fine piece of kit

  81. GuyMcDowell
    March 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    With just a few more features, such as heart rate monitoring, I could see a device like this being revolutionary. Perhaps integrate nutrition tracking into the app/website side of it and you've got a tool that does it all.

    I think devices like FitBit will eventually become standard everyday carry items. Imagine if you could give your doctor or health care provider access to this kind of information. It would go a long way to helping diagnose issues and prevent potential issues.

    It wouldn't surprise me if some insurance companies started giving discounts for using FitBit as well.

    • Triavalon
      March 8, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Actually, the integration idea has been done, but the other way around. My favorite calorie tracking site ( has fitbit integration, along with integration for a bunch of other apps and trackers. They have a calorie tracker-esque activity tracker for things like weight lifting too.

  82. Dandy Putra
    March 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    nice review and giveaway, I like it.

  83. Xeon Shu
    March 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    My old Sony Ericsson phone used to do the step counting.And I love it and it really motivate me to walk more just to brag to my friend that I can walk up to 6 digit a day :)

    • Zlate Jovanov
      March 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Yeah, my old Sony Ericsson W705 have that too... good old days :D