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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and Fun at a Great Price

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    BriGuyWolf
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    I originally purchased this activity tracker to participate in a group challenge at work that measured steps for the workweek. I'm glad I did! One of the biggest pluses I can say about this comes with the battery life on each charge. Being able to have this monitor on you for days at a time without worrying about battery is a gigantic positive! If you are looking to get a very consistent reading on your activity - what better way than truly wearing it for extended periods of time? This activity tracker is also water resistant which is another notch in the "I don't have to take it off for certain activities" plus! So far I have had not had any issues with any exposure to water and look forward to trying this in the summer when swimming may come into my fitness routine. The accompanying app and website for iOS has been a pleasure to use and has a lot of different options to see your progress. Although I don't really use the notification ability - it's nice to know that it is there. The goal reaching alert though always gives me a boost when I realize I reached my goal for the day! One feature that I was very interested in checking out was the sleep monitor. Granted this isn't hooked into brain waves or anything like that, but I must say, for me at least this feature was scary accurate. I know people have had mixed results on this, but to my best knowledge, the "restless" moments during the night were spot on and the hours count was eye opening (both in accuracy and the fact I'm not getting as much as I should be)! The fact that this has been accurate also highlights how I can wear the tracker for days without charging. If I had to charge it every day I'd charge it while sleeping! In terms of fit and feel, there's enough on the included band to find the right fit that I forget that it's even there. Long sleeve and even during intense HIIT workouts, it does NOT get in the way during pushups or any other type of activity that has given me trouble on other wearables. Granted there's no screen so it's a lot slimmer - but at the same time the no screen is also a plus with the slim structure! So if you're wondering why I didn't give it a full 5 stars - I would simply say because of the fact it is somewhat limited in readings. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it doesn't have every feature you might be in the market for - you may want to get a more advanced model for heart rate for example. For it's class though, this product is top notch and if the feature set fits your needs I wouldn't hesitate at all buying this wearable!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's great for what it does

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    jvillepete
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    Accurately tracks my steps (seems to me its main function is as a pedometer). It alerts me when I've been sitting still for too long... usually 10 minutes before the top of each hour. Tracks my active minutes. For me this is walking or cycling, but it also tracks swimming (waterproof), aerobic exercise, etc. Through the app you can also monitor caloric and water intake, set exercise goals and weight loss goals. I really like the alerting functions that I have tied to my phone. I get an alert whenever I receive a text or phone call. My phone is often on silent mode, so this unexpected benefit was huge to me. It also tracks your sleep (time sleeping, restless and awake). I've found it to be quite accurate though I don't have sleep issues and so really don't use it. Package came with both the large and small adjustable wristbands, so this should fit just about any one. If I had complaints these would be minor. The power charge only seems to last about 2-1/2 days. This isn't an issue for me. Since I don't sleep with it I charge it each night with my phone. Also, I previously had a Fitbit Zip which required a battery. Charging is much better than buying a battery. That said the charge to full seems relatively short (2 or 3 hours). But, I can see if you are someone who would wear the tracker all the time (including sleeping) that this may be a hassle for you. Also, there is no heartbeat monitor or stairs (incline) counter/monitor. I knew this when buying and was not looking for either. If you are then this item is not for you. Otherwise, I think it's great for what it is and recommend it to someone wanting a reliable pedometer with some extra features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Little Device

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    Lisa
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    I bought this not quite knowing what it's full capabilities were (I'm a bit of a technophobe). I was able to set it up with even my limited capabilities thinking it was essentially just an electronic pedometer. I was pleasantly surprised it was soooo much more. It allows me to put in my food log and tell me how many more calories I have. It increases that when I continue to do my part to burn calories through walknig or various exercises. It also logs my sleep cycle and gives me goals for how much sleep I'd like to get in. Same goes for weight loss goals. It allows me to tell it how much I want to lose and at what pace I can lose it at. It will also help me maitain my weight when I've hit my goal with a new set of suggestions for caloric intake and output. I kind of find myself excited for my weekly weigh in and watch the little graph chart decline. I also force myself to hit my goal steps when I can actually see what I have left to do. It vibrates when you've been succesful at something (a sort of mini applause). My only frustration is that often there is a delay in displaying how many steps I've put in. Frustrating when you're watching it as you work out and want to see the numbers climb in real time. Can't beat the price and I am working harder than I have before as far as losing weight because I have this little partner helping me and oddly encouraging me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!

    Posted
    jess

    I just received this yesterday, in lavender. I have had the one (clip) fitbit for 3 years and finally lost it over the weekend. I love how thin and simple the band is, going from a hidden clip for 3 years I wasn't sure I wanted a bulky piece of rubber around my wrist but its awesome. For those who don't need to see on a screen their progress, this works great. I have my phone all the time anyway so there was no reason I wanted a screen that had to be tapped or pushed to see my steps- just look at your phone. I wear it next to my watch so no need to see the time either. I love that its waterproof as well! Very light weight, very pretty color. and you can pop out the actual tracker and put it in your pocket if need be. It vibrates twice hourly to keep you moving, and vibrates for calls/texts. Very simple alternative if you don't want the bells and whistles of other Fitbits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love my FITBIT Flex 2

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    Insurance
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    I had the first flex and I really liked it. I don't need to have bells and whistles -- I need to know how many steps I'm walking each day. That is it. What I like about the new Flex 2 is that the band is thinner. I have small bones/wrists so I like the bracelets that are thinner. Also, this feels like different material. The old Flex I had to take it off every single night it bugged me so much; this one I do not have to take off. Some of the problems I'm having is that in order for it to be synched all the time, the bluetooth in my phone has to be on. But that isn't enough either -- I have to log in (I try to every morning) so that I at least get the notification for low battery. The bottom line is this part of the Flex could be fixed (I'm sure w/a software update?). The old flex you knew ASAP if your battery was low. It would last about a week. This one, even tho I sync most days, I don't know if my battery is getting low. Also, this battery expires after about 4 days. The new Flex I can use in the pool WHOOP - this is the BEST part for me personally. I also like the new dashboard where I can see how many hours in my day I've been active. And lastly, I do sort of use the sleep information -- I have no reason to use the food, or water parts. I would recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    Posted
    Zook
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    I have purchased 3 Fitbit Shines. The first for myself which seems to work fine most the time and 2 more for my Fiance. With mine, I did notice that the app is slow, and seems to have constant issues with synching the info properly but other then that, for $60 bucks, I do like it quite a bit. Since I have liked how mine works, I ordered one for my finace. The first one I purchased for her worked good for a few days but then stopped working altogether. It died when we were on vacation out of the country, so I just reordered her a new one since it was easier at the time and there was not a BestBuy to try and return it to. She received that one last week, but it doesn't seem to be working for her at all and it only stays charged for about 12 hours after fully charged. She can't even wear it to bed because the battery is dead in the morning. Most likely out of luck on the first one I bought since she left it at the hotel since it didn't work but I am going to have her stop by BestBuy and try to get a replacement for the new one. I'll update when I see how they handle it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Affordable and Flexible

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    PPTphile
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    I have owned Surge and Alta before. Both have been great trackers and they still work. As the initial novelty of trackers faded, my real requirements from a tracker became clearer. Having spent countless minutes impatiently staring at my step counts, participating in futile challenges and brooding over my sleep, I was looking for something less intrusive. Timing of Flex 2 couldn't have been...well, timely. The reason I got Flex 2 is because it doesn't have a screen so no frantic taps to worry about. It has a much smaller form factor which makes you forget you are wearing one. It keeps track of steps, sleep and calories without breaking the bank and best of all, the tracker part is removable so it can be easily put in to the wrist-belt or can be accessorized with bangles and pendants (sold separately). I don't have much use for bangles and pendants so I bought a separate clip-on holder to tie this to my shirt pocket whenever I don't feel like wearing it on my wrist. I expected the battery life to be better than Alta but I felt it's the same so no improvement there. Overall this is a reliable tracker at a small price. If not for you, this could be a good gifting item this holiday season.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for water exercise. It's waterproof!

    Posted
    Want2Bhealthy
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    GREAT for my pool time exercise. Waterproof is what was needed for my exercise tracking. I have arthritis and find water exercise is what works best for me. I do pool walking and some laps almost daily. I tried it with my water dumbbells, and I didn't get credit using the dumbbells while standing still. So moving is what it takes with arms and legs. It may not be 100% perfect, but it gives me some credit. I love the sleep tracker. I like also that it reminds me to get up and move if I find myself being lazy. Good motivator! I have been very happy with this fitness tracker. Although you have to have your phone, tablet or a computer nearby to see your accomplishments it's not a burden since most of us have our phones glued to us anyway or a Tablet handy. I wish I didn't have to manually add my calories eaten for the day or each meal. Overall I love my Fitbit Flex 2. Hope they get more variation of colored bands available retail in small and LARGE. Thank You Fitbit for the waterproof band. Negative points: No AC adapter included. I have one with my android phone, but nervous about using it. So have to plug into computer to charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Love!

    Posted
    Chels1715
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    I did my research and debated on which Fitbit was right for me, and I'm so glad I picked this one! I've had it for almost a week and it's been so beneficial already. The step tracker and calorie counter have been very helpful, but the sleep tracker is one of my favorite features. It has given me more insight as to why I always wake up so tired. Another favorite feature is the vibration that it gives you if you haven't walked enough steps within the past hour. It's kind of a gentle way of telling you to stop being lazy and I love that! Also, it was easy to setup and the app that goes along with it is very user friendly and helpful. I also love that you can purchase extra bands to change up the colors. A friend of mine was waiting to hear my feedback before they purchased one and they're now going to get their own. I'm also looking at buying the scale that goes along with the Fitbit to keep track of my weight and body fat. Great product and I would highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, but that's about it

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    bhunni
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    I was very excited to purchase this, but it's been anything but exciting. I walked more than 7,000 steps yesterday and it only counted 20 of them...I only know that because I had my phone with me all day and it kept an accurate-enough count. So needless to say, it's not accurate on steps and sometimes if I'm moving it will alert me to move, even though I have been recently. Also, if I wear anything dark, it comes off on the high tips of the rubber band and I haven't been able to get it off. Lastly, I called the store (Louisville, KY on Shelbyville Road) to make sure they had the pink color, they said they did, several in fact. I do not live close and went into the store an hour later and they had zero. They ordered it for me and said it would arrive in 2 days, and apologized for my inconvenience. It did not arrive for FOUR days. I have thought about getting the bracelet, however it is more expensive than what I paid for the actual unit, so doubtful that will happen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally waterproofed! A lil short on battery.

    Posted
    Joker
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    Does what it says it'll do, tracks your steps, monitors your sleep, and finally they're waterproof so it can also track swimming laps. I like how it has notifications for phone messages and movement reminders that you can opt in and out of. It's light, comfortable and very easy to wear/use solid little fitness friend. Down side is with certain settings it has a very short battery life, upside is if you set it right the charge last is about 4 days with continued wear. Charging isn't that slow either but it does take around an hour for a full recharge (I tend to charge it at night as tracking my sleep is a secondary use on it for me)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised

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    imaref
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    I've stayed away from Fitbit (and other fitness trackers) because they were not waterproof. I read about the Flex 2 Fitbit being released and it can be worn while swimming and showering. I wanted one that I would only have to take off to charge once a week or so and this one fits the bill. Good price, very comfortable. The setup with the Fitbit App from the Windows store for Windows 10 was very easy, and my computer bluetooth saw the unit right away. Please note that there are both a small and large band included, but only one of them has the metal clasp for closing the band. If the band you want to use does not have the clasp on it, you have to remove the clasp from the other band and put it on the one you want to use. Very pleased so far. I'm figuring the band will last a year or two but I can always replace the band when needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Minimalist Fitbit

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    Tambo
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    I wasn't sure which type of fitness band I wanted and opted for the fitbit flex 2 becuase it was the smallest and least bulky of the options. I have really small wrists and don't like to be constantly interrupted with notifcations and information overload. At first I wished I'd gotten a model that could measure my heart rate too, and I'm not quite sure how much it actually understands that I am rowing on the water when I'm 'exercising,' but I decided that I don't mind. I like that it is small, it nudges me to move, it lets me know when I'm getting a text message or call (I NEVER have my phone volume on, so this is very helpful), and I am very motivated to move more and try to get steps in. It's just enough bang to help me think more about not being sedentary which I like. If here was a fit bit the same size that also measured heart rate, I would probably upgrade to that, but I don't like anything bulkier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic Fitness Tool To Replace Fibit One

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    mjb1955
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    I used the Fibit One for about 3 years until the battery no longer charged. Bought the Flex 2 right away because I was addicted to knowing how many steps I do in a day. I like the wristband because it's light, thin and I don't really notice it. Nice not having to remember to pick something up and put it in your pocket. Seems to be as accurate as the One as my step count remains consistent between the One and the Flex 2. Two things I wish were better. The Flex 2 needs recharging about every 5 days and the One could last longer. It also takes about 2 hours to recharge the Flex 2 and that seems much longer than the One use to take. In general, I've very pleased with the Flex 2 especially because when I go out walking I always have it on me. I would occasionally forget the One and that was a pain when you are half way through your walk :-(

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first Fitbit device

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    Wizard
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    This was my first Fitbit device, and I am very pleased with its performance. I had debated getting the Flex 2 or the Alta, but chose the Flex 2 for its slim profile, waterproof design, and lower price point. I have yet to incur water damage, and the five-light design is very minimalist yet informative. One of the main reasons for purchasing a Fitbit was for the silent alarms, as my alarm would annoy both my roommate and me in the mornings. Although I at first set backup alarms on my phone, I turned them off as I realized the Flex 2 had very strong vibrations that have never failed to wake me up in nearly a month's use. A common complaint is the press-on design of the band, and at first, I was disappointed at how difficult it was to put this on. However, after use, it became much more comfortable to put it on, but not to the point where I felt it was in danger of falling off by itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good band

    Posted
    GadgetGuru
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    I looked at many activity tracker bands and finally choose the FitBit Flex 2. The battery lasts about 4 days, the band is waterproof in the shower and swimming, but if you get it wet you have to remove the charging part from the band and dry it out. I had to get use to the colors and what they mean. I like how when someone calls, texts or if I set the alarm the band vibrates. One of my favorite features is the band will vibrate once an hour to remind you to get up and move if you have been sitting to long. The cons of this band is you can't see anything on the screen other than the colors. So if you need a watch or want to see the read out this is not the band for you. I have a watch and wanted a band to track my activity, the band I wanted I did not want to look like I had a watch on both wrists so that is why I choose this band. In addition I love the app for FitBit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the upgrade from the original Flex

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    soma415
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    I saw the sleeker design of the FitBit Flex 2 and decided to upgrade. I had owned the original Flex for several years and the charge on that device was starting to fade more rapidly throughout the day. The Flex 2 is an improvement over the original. For those of you who don't want a big bulky bio-metric device or, like me, have a nice watch which I also wear on the same wrist, this is a thin, stylish band that almost looks like an accessory bracelet. Things I like about Flex 2 over Flex 1: - Better look and fit, with rounded edges - Better battery charge from what I can tell so far - No need for the laptop dongle - The clasp is MUCH BETTER - I dropped my old Flex at least three times and almost lost it because the clasp was too easily dislodged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoy tracking everything!

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    Noname
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    I have been looking at this for a while. Missed the January sale and waited. When they went on sale in may I jumped at it figuring I had the Best Buy 15 day warranty to try it out. I was tracking steps with my phone but it wasn't accurate because I don't always carry my phone. I choose this one because I already had a garmon forerunner for running and didn't need another watch ( maybe when that dies I"ll upgrade) I really like that I can swim in this one and track laps ( I haven't tried this yet) once it gets warm enough for me to swim. I enjoy using it now to track steps/activity, food, and especially sleep! I didn't realize how many times I was "restless" through the night. I am considering getting the metal bracelet in the future with my rewards certificates:) I obviously kept it past my 15 days and enjoy using it daily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh.

    Posted
    SalemK
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    I bought this because I wanted a step tracker, and it was on sale. It's decent, I mean, it does what it's supposed to do. But...I feel like I have to frequently charge the battery (every 3-4 days), though there's nothing that says you need to charge it unless you check in the app, which works for some people because they check the app frequently. I don't. I rely on the bracelet to tell me where I'm at step-wise (this uses lights for levels of steps - 10,000 steps breaks down to ~2,000 steps per light). To charge the battery, you have to pop the tracker out of the bracelet. I'm wondering how long until the rubber in the bracelet no longer keeps the tracker secure? My feelings on this piece are this: as I'm sitting here writing this review, I'm wondering how long I've had it so I can figure out if I can return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    1/2 way

    Posted
    Rob1
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    Fit bit on training wheels missing the engine. The fit bit App and main purpose is to track your fitness level 4 different ways. 1. Track your heart rate while exercising to get you in the zone for cardio fitness. 2. Track your heart rate during the day to see irregularities or target stress that may occur. 3. Track your sleep to help you get on track for quality sleep. 4. The meditation program helps you get balanced and present. These are all great but none of the cheap fit bits utilize any of these functions. I re-purchased and got the Charge -2 that does all this and more. Don't waste your money on this unless you like to see lights and figure out the what the sequences and colors mean when they blink....really. 1980's had better technology...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend