Brand : Fitbit
Model : FB301C
The Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker is a small gadget that looks like a stopwatch. You can wear it round your breast, waist or even pocket it when going for workout activities. The little device will help you track all your workout steps, record distance covered and calculate the calories burned in the workout activity. The Fitbit Zip records all these information wirelessly and sync the information to your Fitbit account on your Smartphone application or online.
Therefore, you will also get a free pedometer application, which is compatible with almost all iOS devices and selected Android devices. You can create the online account on any internet-enabled device, but only the iOS devices such as Macintosh and Mac Air will offer automatic syncing capabilities.
You will need to feed personal details on your account or application, which will then sync with your daily activities to offer you real time feedback on your progress. For instance, if you set a daily goal of burning 50 calories and running 3 miles, the device will alert you when you have achieved your goal and keep reminding you of your target.
The fun part of the product comes with the ability to link with family members or friends and challenge each other on the first person to hit specified workout targets. The device will link with other devices and alert you on your friend’s progress.
The device package comes with the following components; the Fitbit zip, battery, clip-on holder, battery cover opener, USB stick and a guide to help you fix the device. The USB stick is there for those who do not have a device that links automatically with the Zip. If you have Windows PC, you will need to feed the daily data using the USB stick.
Why should buy it
I would certainly recommend this little innovative device because of the wonderful functions it offers for people who are dedicated to workout activities. The Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker is a great device because of the following reasons;
The Fitbit zip is very simple to use especially if you have a Smartphone that synchronizes with it automatically. Once you have set you goals and details on your account, you can let the zip to the rest.
The Fitbit communicates very effectively and accurately with the user. The device will tell you when you are about to hit your targets or when you are not doing very well. The application will also send you emails on a weekly basis to give you a detailed review on your performance.
The Fitbit offers convenience that is unrivaled by many other such devices. You can wear the device in different parts of your body and measure every step you make throughout the day accurately.
The zip is a great motivator if you wish to make regular progress in your workout activities. It will help you hit your goals and help you enjoy every moment of it. The emoticon will display different faces depending on your performance.
It is cost effective, at only $47 to $60, depending on the color, and no extra expense in running it, it will give you the value of a personal trainer which is much more expensive.
Why should not Buy it
I can offer you only two reason why you should not buy this product
– First, do not buy the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker if you do not have a Smartphone device that can connect with it remotely via Bluetooth. It will surely be hectic transferring the data physically. If you are going to buy it, then make sure you enjoy its full potential by acquiring one of the smartphones compatible with the Fitbit application.
-Secondly, do not buy this tracker if you are not committed to working out and checking on your body weight. The tracker would be a total bore to you because it will always be frowning at your irresponsible behaviors. Therefore, if you will spend all you day with a remote watching Tv and playing video games, the tracker will be your worst enemy.
Otherwise, apart from the two reasons above, I can point out to only one shortcoming g of the Fitbit zip. I found it complicated to reset the tracker and reinstall the battery. For people who fear technical tasks, the resetting and battery reinstalling process might be a problem. The guide explains how to do it, but some people might forget and end up confused while out doing some workouts.
In future, the company might develop a waterproof tracker, which can be used when the weather is wet or even in a swimming pool. But that should never be an excuse not to buy it. It is just an observation.
So, is it for you or not
For those who have been lazy and reluctant to exercise, the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker offers the best training companion. Its functionality makes it an ideal workout partner for both the amateur and the professionals. Those who have used the tracker attested on its accuracy in measuring steps, distance, and calories burnt. It will always be there to give you the right information every day. Furthermore, when you are acquainted to the Fitbit account, you will realize there is so much you can check and do with the device apart from the basics. Go out and get the amazing tracker that would become your best friend.