Striiv Fusion Lite Activity Tracker: Monitor your physical activity and sleep quality and screen phone calls with this activity tracker, which offers a splash- and sweat-resistant design with a vented wristband for durability and comfort. An OLED touch screen makes operation simple.
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Great Product! Better value than competition.
Posted by: Afterwords from: on
Firmware update released 12/25/14 enables music controls! Band and clasp is fantastic! Touch screen is awesome! New features still coming! One of the few devices that you can wear in the shower! I really like this product!
After doing some serious comparing of features of the competing activity trackers with smart watch functions, I had narrowed it down to this Striiv Fusion and the Razer Nabu. The problem is that the Razer Nabu has only barely released while the Striiv Fusion has been out for a couple of months. I found the Fusion on sale and decided it was worth a shot and I am really glad I went with it.
I'm so perplexed at some of the reviews, especially compared to the competition. Even the professional reviewers have said that they decided not to test the Striiv Fusion because it had been getting mediocre online reviews, but I don't understand how they justify that when Amazon has had less than 10 reviews on the product.
The tracking functionality seems to work just fine. The notifications are great. I hope to see them refined, but they are way better than anything the competition has been offering. The touch screen is fabulous and they've done a pretty good job at implementation and UX. The band and clasp are really a neat design. I wore watches until I got a smart phone, so I know how annoying some bands can be, but this one is solid. The clasp isn't an annoying buckle and it's easy to put on, but does take a firm push to get the pins through the holes. The documentation is kind of lacking, but their videos on YouTube make up for it and I am sure they will get documentation finalized as the features and apps mature.
I was surprised that they put music control on the box as one of the features, when it wasn't a part of the firmware, but then they updated it with the feature the next day! Thanks Striiv team!
I know that if you compare functionality and price, you too will see that the Striiv Fusion is a great value. I hope that a lot of people purchase this product to support it and enable the developers to continue to roll out new features.
22 out of 22 found this review helpful.
sleep "tracking" that isn't, features that aren't
Posted by: Edward from: on
The device is comfortable enough, staying on the wrist easily and with a clasp that doesn't come undone accidentally but can still be easily removed. The interface is very simple, giving you steps, miles, "calories," and "minutes of activity." I put the last two in quotes for reasons I will enumerate shortly. The Interface also allows you to view unseen notifications once, see the time, and turn on and off "sleep mode."
The "sleep" issue is one of the biggest for me. There are a number of free apps you can download which will have you place your phone in bed with you, monitor your movement during the night, and show you, in a graph, how much of your night was spent in light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. I assumed that when this device advertised "sleep tracking," that this is what they meant. I was wrong. It simply refers to a "sleep mode," for which the user activates the setting on the device, and this silences all vibrating notifications. When the user wakes and turns the sleep mode off, the device will tell you how long you had it in that mode. That is aggressively unhelpful. You can just look at a clock when you start TRYING to fall asleep, and again when you awaken. But everyone should be aware that trying to go to sleep and being asleep are vastly different, as is sleeping through the night and waking up several times during the night. So in addition to not actually showing the user anything relating to quality of sleep, this device also shows the user nothing related even to duration of sleep. Additionally, the screen is still incredibly bright, even in sleep mode, and every human who has had a bright light shone in their face in the middle of darkness can attest that it is a decidedly unpleasant experience.
Another feature advertised by the packaging is the ability to control smartphone capabilities, including music. After trying to figure this out, I contacted the company for information on how to control my music. I was informed by the email I received back #which was a very friendly and apologetic email#, that this feature hasn't actually been added to the software yet, but that they're "working on it."
As a fitness enthusiast who is not a runner, and not someone who is interested in simply tracking steps #I would have bought a $15 pedometer if that was the case#, the steps information means nothing to me. What interests me is my caloric input and output. While this device pairs with a calorie counting app like MyFitnessPal, it only sends data on expenditure to other apps. It doesn't display metrics of caloric intake gathered from "paired" apps. It begs the question: why bother to pair with other apps?
The calculations of caloric output and minutes of activity are very inaccurate, as well. As a trainer, I have a pretty good idea of how much time in my day I've spent working out. And when this device tells me after 8 hours working at a desk that I've gotten 80 minutes of exercise for the day, I am disinclined to believe it.
Finally, the notifications only show you notifications you have not viewed yet, even partially, in the device. There's no way to go back, even when you've swiped through to the middle of the message, to read the start of the message, or to read a previous message.
In short, if you're looking for a smartwatch, just buy a smartwatch which can actually control features of your phone and show you notifications you can have some control over; and if you're looking for a fitness band for activity and especially sleep tracking, purchase literally anything else.
19 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Great tracker for the price compared to others
Posted by: JoeTheProgrammer from: Antelope, CA on
I like that you pretty much wear this thing all the time. I take it for showers and that's about it. It is a watch and pedometer and you can notifications on it when you get text messages or other notifications as well as phone calls. So if you don't want to fork over twice the amount for a fitbit, then don't and get one of these.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great for my needs
Posted by: Skiman from: on
I purchased this item about a month ago. Since then I have gone on hikes, walks etc. The steps seem to be accurate based on what Height and Weight you put into the details.. Setting goals for each mode helps me keep motivated. Some key tips that would help before starting up would be that the device needs to be at least 10% charged before you can sync it to your iphone, ipad etc. I now get texts, incoming phone calls and meeting notices so i do not miss a thing. Tapping the side instead of tapping the top works much better to turn on the display. The charger only goes on one way so do not force it on. It will snap on very easy if put on the correct way. I have charged the device 4 times in the month I have had it. Sleep mode is there if you want to use it but, needs to turn on manually.Easy app to use also. Overall I am pleased with this device.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great combination of fitness band and smart watch
Posted by: TexasMom from: on
I mainly wanted something to track my sleep but also wanted to track steps. Looking at the fitness choices, I decided I didn't want a band that just sat on my wrist collecting info so I looked at smart watches but they were much more expensive, large and manly looking, and were mostly just a phone notification device. I saw the Striiv Fusion and liked that it was a blend of both types of watches and was also one of the least expensive ones I saw. I also really like the more slim design like a fitness band but with a touch screen as well. It looks good on both a man or a woman.
It was simple to set up and use. I have found that the company is constantly updating features and working to add even more functionality to the watch. The only things keeping me from giving it the full 5 stars are the battery life isn't as long as I think it should be (but it does recharge quickly at least), and the step tracker isn't as accurate as I think it should be. However, it's close enough for my needs.
It's been very helpful to track my sleep and see my sleep patterns. I can also set alarms to buzz on my wrist, control my music on my phone, and get whichever phone notifications I choose including: calls, texts, app notifications, etc. There's a lot more this watch can do, including syncing up to other fitness apps that I still have to explore. I highly recommend it.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: rgreer from: on
Picked this up because I was wanting a sleek watch. I love getting the notifications on my wrist. Works great with my iPhone. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 star review is because I'm still having problems getting the double-tap just right. It often takes me three tries to get it right so I can see the time.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
I really like it
Posted by: etindy from: on
I was a little leery of getting this because I had never heard of it before, but it had the options I was looking for over the bigger names. It works great and I love being able to see text messages instantly on my wrist. It paired up easily with my iphone 6 plus. Like every other fitness item out there, none of them seem to agree on how much you really are walking, but the sleep information has been a great help.
7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Not worth it
Posted by: Kat76 from: on
Since purchasing two Striiv Fusion smart watches I have not been impressed. One was for my Mom. It calculates 20% less than her old Striiv product. In order to reach her daily goal of 10,000 steps she finds she has to walk a LOT longer.
Since starting with mine I have yet to reach 10,000 steps even though I do a 3 mile daily walking video. I have emailed the company and they told me to reset the device. I did. I have noticed no change for the better. I would much rather exchange this product (and my Moms) for a similar product offered from Best Buy like a FitBit.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: FitnessHopeful from: on
I can't give too great of a review, considering the fact that I just recently bought it. But I can say why I'm taking it back.
1. It was kind of difficult to put on (Maybe it's just me). I had to get my brother to do it for me....So I'm not going to go through that every day.
2. Although it looks pretty cool, the software/app is not as good as it should be. The Striiv app, itself is kind of horrible.
3. The Fusion was able to receive my notifications (which is pretty darn cool) but my phone could never "connect" with the tracker to show me the data (steps, calories burned). So basically, the tracker showed everything, but my phone did not.
I will give the Misfit a try.
20 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Great fitness band
Posted by: Joanne from: on
Got it about a month ago. Does everything it's supposed to. Love texts and calendar entries on my wrist. Works with my Samsung GS3. Looks good too, I prefer the blue band. To the reviewer who had trouble with putting it on, if you had watched the video it was very helpful, now it's like second nature to me. I think that this fitness band deserves a lot more attention, especially since the developers are constantly adding more functionality, they are working on adding music controls in the next update.