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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent motivator and tracker of calories in and out, 3 Nov. 2012
The FitBit One is the latest in a range of what are described as pedometers but the FitBit One is so much more. It tracks you going up stairs and also your sleep patterns, the website will track food intake and so much more!

Upon opening the box you will find the tiny Fitbit One with its smooth plastic front and dark titanium style metal back this thing is seriously small and light, you almost don't feel it in your hand. Thankfully there is a silicone rubber and metal clip which means you shouldn't loose it, there is also a wristband for use when your sleeping as this thing tracks your sleep.

You goto the website and signup, this also downloads the latest version of the software and you just follow what it asks you to do and before you know it your done and ready to go. Charge the unit for an hour and get to work! LOL

Like most other pedometers this tracks your steps and stores them, unlike other pedometers it will track altitude so it tracks the extra energy you use going up steps and hills (converted to stair floors), it also tracks your sleep patterns, pop the device in the supplied wristband at night and press a button (long press) to tell it your going to get to sleep, wake up in the morning and press that button again to tell it your awake and it marks that as sleep and will tell you how you slept based upon your movement in the night.

All this data gets synced to the website where it is displayed and stored. I can't describe the website it has SO MANY options and SO MUCH information its crazy and its free unlike many other similar services.

Can't get to your PC? You can get an app for iPhone and Android to view your progress, enter foods you have eaten (though I advise the use of MyFitnessPal as it does barcode scanning, personal recipe storeage and more and links with FitBit), even record your mood and more.

If you have a more modern smartphone (iPhone 4S and 5 at present) you can also sync to those directly when out and about, more phones will be compatible soon but they do need Bluetooth 4 which not many have at present, but the FitBit One is at the cutting edge of this tech so most new phone models released will likely be compatible (ie. your next phone will probably work)

This is an excellent motivation, once you see your stats and even how often your sedentary it will make you want to do more. I am definite proof of this :-)

Worth the money, if your looking to loose weight this tells you calories in, calories burnt and really you can't hide how your putting on or loosing weight if you use this, its all there in detail which means you can change things, just make sure you put out more than you take in, even for a fatty like me its actually easier than any diet you've ever been on. Trust me!

PROS:
* Small and Lightweight
* Tracks the extra work it entails to go up stairs and up hills (converted to stair floors)
* Tracks Sleep patterns
* Only needs charged every 5-7 days
* Excellent Website
* Links to modern models of smartphones (Bluetooth 4 needed)
* Plays well with others, links to MyFitnessPal, Endomondo and so much more

CONS:
* Some people could be prone to loosing such a small device, I used a lanyard which I put into a keyring, the keyring then goes into FitBit One clip, I loop the lanyard around my belt loop pulling the fitbit through the middle, this means its locked to my jeans and can't escape and I can still pull it out and read it, pop it on charge when at the computer, etc.
* I would recommend once you install the software, update the Fitbit One via the software as mine did not pick up that first update automatically right away, it may do that after a sync or two but you want to start with the latest software, so best double check it with a manual update.
* No backward compatibility even with a button push to Bluetooth 2/3.

Is this better than the Fitbit Ultra? In a word, Yes, its smaller, lighter has a better armband, has a better brighter clearer display, has a better clip, is more resilient to damage and is splash proof and waterproof to 1m, will let you sync to mobile, firmware upgrades via computer or via mobile. So to repeat, yes, its worth the upgrade.
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2012, 17:22:18 GMT
Andreas says:
hello..i order the one and i am waiting for it.The main reason i order this item is for tracking the sleep.I had the option to choose between the ultra and the one but i choose the last model.Did you notice any differend in sleep software or hardware between the one and the ultra?when i saw the one sleep graphic card seems differend that the ultra.but i dont now if this is software or hardware change..thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2012, 17:26:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Nov 2012, 17:27:45 GMT
As far as I can tell (with one nights data) it looks the same as the Ultra on the website. But there are many other good reasons for going to the One from the Ultra such as the better display, the better clip, the silent (vibrating) alarms, the better syncing, mobile syncing, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2012, 19:08:31 GMT
Andreas says:
Ok friend..thank you..i will received mine in one week.also the problem with these items is that when you drive it count steps.and my job is driving most of the day.i hope that this will be fix ....

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012, 10:24:44 GMT
Hi andreas, I've had the fit bit ultra and one. I drive about 2 hours solid a day and havent really noticed any steps being added. Checked my graphs for the week and whilst i've been driving its just blank.

Considering my car is low profile and dont take bumps to well I don't think you have to much to worry about.

Plus you are still moving more than what you would be if you were just sitting still so the odd step is not going to hurt.

Hope this helps.

C

Posted on 23 Nov 2012, 21:59:44 GMT
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Posted on 15 Feb 2013, 22:45:05 GMT
D Tune says:
Do you have to pay a monthly subscription to use the website like you do with other one thats now on the market?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013, 22:56:18 GMT
No. There is an option for more data, automated trainer but I nor any of my fitbit buddies have ever used it.

Posted on 6 Aug 2013, 12:33:12 BST
SheffShopper says:
so can you use it while swimming, if it's waterproof to 1m ?

Thanks
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