Fitbit One

The Good The Fitbit One offers an intuitive way to track and analyze your sleep, the steps you take, stairs climbed, and calories burned. Small and light, the One is very portable. Its OLED screen, which has a clock, is easy to read. It sends data to phones over Bluetooth.

The Bad The Fitbit One’s clip often comes loose. The One's Bluetooth syncing function only works with a few compatible handsets thus far.

The Bottom Line The Fitbit One is a feature-rich pedometer, but the wristband-style Jawbone Up and Fitbit’s own Flex are more convenient and much better deals.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Powerful fitness tracker, weak design

The $99.95 Fitbit One is one of the most advanced fitness trackers money can buy. Besides measuring steps, this gadget can record how many stairs you climb, the calories you burn, and even the quality of your sleep. Its clippable design, however, isn't as convenient or secure as competing wrist-style devices such as the Jawbone Up, Nike FuelBand, and even Fitbit's own Flex. And unlike the Fitbit One, those devices are made to be worn around the clock, not just clipped to clothing when you hit the gym or head out for a run. So for those trying to keep tabs on every move you make, the One isn't ideal.

Design
If you've owned or played with Fitbit's past devices such as the original Fitbit tracker and Fitbit Ultra, the One will certainly look and feel familiar. Small and oval-shaped, the tiny Fitbit One is easy to carry even when placed in its silicone cover and clip.

The idea is to use the clip to attach the One to clothing, either a belt, pants pocket, or shirt. Once clipped on, the gadget records your daily activity. There's just one button on the One. Pressing it toggles through the product's various screens -- the time, steps, stairs, distance traveled, and calories burned through activity. A final screen shows a flower graphic that grows and shrinks in relation to how much you've moved recently. The longer the flower stem, the better.

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  • Typical Price $0
  • Brand Fitbit Inc.
  • Product type Fitness monitor
  • Resistance splashproof
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