CNET First Look
The iFit Active tries to be your everything trackerAn activity tracker that can track your steps, measure your diet and wirelessly sync with treadmills from some of the top brands.
The latest activity tracker from iFit hopes to be your everything tracker. I'm Dan Graziano and I'm here with the iFit Active. This little device can track your daily activities, your diet and even the workout you do on treadmills. Like other activity trackers on the market, it will track your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep, all of which is displayed on the small LED screen. Where it's unique is its ability to wirelessly sync with treadmills from ProForm, FreeMotion and NordicTrack to accurately measure your workouts at home or at the gym. With the company's Android and IOS app, you can also keep track of your diet. You can scan a barcode with the mobile app, or quickly enter calories in intervals of 50 on the devices so, iFit's food database doesn't seem as large as the competition and unfortunately you have to use the company's app for everything, rather than some third party options that are better. I really like the versatile design. You can wear it on your wrist, clipped on to your waist, or simply in your pocket, although I found accuracy takes a hit when you don't have it on your wrist or your waist. The Active has a very strong battery life. I got just over two weeks from my first charge. Another cool feature is that you can also set up alerts that will remind you to get up and move if you have been idle for too long. Unfortunately, the tracker isn't waterproof. There's no heart rate monitor and the screen can be very difficult to read in direct sunlight. The Active is available for $129 in the US, 99 pounds in the UK and is compatible with the iPhone 4S and above and Android 4.3 devices and higher. For more information, be sure to check out my full review at CNET.com. I'm Dan Graziano and that was a First Look at the iFit Active. [MUSIC]