Top positive review
6 March 2016
I have waited until now to review this product as I feel that in order to be fair I needed to have used it for a while. I bought this two months ago, primarily to stop me from constantly carrying my phone (which I was using to track my steps) and which was proving to be huge distraction, games, email, social media etc. I just love this device. It counts my steps, stairs climbed as well as total distance travelled. I am interested in my heart rate and tracking my sleep pattern too which were the extras that prompted me to buy this one rather than just the 'charge'.
It is not as elegant as my normal wrist watch, but it is still quite neat and unobtrusive. I bought the large size and have quite small wrists and started with it on the third last hole on the wrist band and am now on the last but one hole. Perhaps in hindsight I should have bought the small, but other review indicated that is was quite small! I think on the Fitbit website it advertises a medium as well?
I wear it 24 hours a day (except for showering and washing dishes) and the battery last about 4 days from fully charged to completely drained of charge. I have never managed to get it to last 5 days. Just for info as a guide to my usage, I walk a reasonable amount a day, (anywhere from 6 to 12 km) run 5km three times a week and climb about 80 -100 flights of stairs a day (M to F!) I use the alarm feature Monday to Friday. Not sure if this is 'normal' use or heavier than normal according to the guide it says up to 5 days of normal use.
The free app is great and I love the fact that I can set a morning alarm for weekdays only. It is also encouraging me to drink more water as I can log that as well.
Overall, I am delighted with it.