This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Fitbit Ultra
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Fitbit Ultra

1:35 /

Small, lightweight, and both simple and fun to use, the $100 Fitbit Ultra helps couch potatoes get up and moving.

Hi. This is Brian Bennett for cnet.com and today we're taking a first look at the Fitbit Ultra. The Ultra may be tiny, even what some what would call cute, but this little fitness gadget packs plenty of slick abilities. Costing 99.95, the Fit Bit is basically a high tech pedometer that you clip on and wear all day. The idea is for the Fitbit Ultra to record your movements which you then analyze using powerful data tools online. Shaped like a clip, the Fitbit Ultra weighs under half an ounce. It has a tiny strip like OLED screen that's easy to read. Pressing the device is one button cycles through steps taken, stories climbed, a flower graphic that shows your current activity level by growing or shrinking and the time. A USB bay station charges the Fitbit Ultra, connects to Maxim PCs and wirelessly and automatically syn data when you're within 15 feet. It even can track the amount and quality of your sleep. iOS and now a new Android app make checking your Fitbit status on the go easier. The Fitbit Ultra isn't perfect though. Unlike more expensive fitness gadgets, it doesn't measure running routes or log speed and time data. It also isn't waterproof so I don't recommend using it for activities like swimming or taking it out in soaking rainstorms. Some of the more compelling features like detailed activity reports and personal trainer functions cost extra. I'm Brian Bennett and this has been a first look at the Fitbit Ultra. Be sure to check out our full review at cnet.com.

New releases

Canon SX60 HS packs all the zoom...
1:28 September 15, 2014
Want to get up close and personal? The SX60 has 65x optical zoom and one of the widest lenses on a camera...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 051: Microsoft buys...
21:19 September 15, 2014
On today's show, Rich and Ashley discuss a jetpack that helps you run a 4-minute mile, a tiny radio the size...
Play video
On the road: 2015 Chrysler 200...
8:02 September 15, 2014
When the Chrysler 200 first came along, it was a warmed over Sebring and results were tepid. But the new 2015...
Play video
Top 5: Things we value most in...
2:52 September 15, 2014
With so many choices and features in the center head unit, what do we really value? Brian Cooley tells you...
Play video
Check out library books on any...
2:15 September 15, 2014
Many libraries now support e-books. Find out how to check out library books and get them sent directly to...
Play video
Car Tech 101: How to get TV in...
3:15 September 15, 2014
Brian Cooley tells you about emerging technologies that could make watching TV in your car a reality.
Play video
Smarter driver: How fast are the...
2:11 September 15, 2014
Some states have much faster speed limits -- and real driving speeds -- than others. Is there a correlation...
Play video
Digital Storm Krypton offers the...
1:59 September 15, 2014
This is a massive 17-inch gaming laptop that's nearly a clone of other, more expensive, systems.
Play video