Top positive review
A good quality, attractive and functional activity tracker but cheaper alternatives available
12 June 2016
I was one of the first people to be excited by the thought of having all this data of my health and activity at my fingertips. The Fitbit had barely made it in to the mass market scene and it was something you very rarely saw people using at the time. The details it produces seem good and fairly accurate when comparing it with more expensive dedicated pieces of tech. It looks nice when worn on the wrist and doesn’t stand out too much that people will be staring at it when worn with casual clothing. There is a 5 light system display which provides a 20% target completion rate per light of your goal which is set by the individual through the app or computer software. It does also contain a vibration unit which is used for a number of different functions of the tracker and is strong enough to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed.
The app is very polished and one of the best that I have seen on one of these devices which means the data you are given is easily translated in to understandable info. The sleep tracker is an interesting feature and I have only used it a handful of times as I usually forget to switch these feature on. It is easily done though by giving the display a few fast taps.
There are 2 different sized bands that come with the device so should suit the majority of people and has various sizing’s per band, operated by a press stud on the back of the strap.
My main issue with this activity tracker is the price that is charged for it. There are a number of much cheaper alternatives out now and available. Whilst they may not be as finished or quite as stylish as this unit they provide a very good functionality and must be considered as a real alternative to the Fitbit flex.