Review

Fitbit Flex Review

About a year and a half ago I bought myself a Fitbit Flex, and I absolutely love it!

Pretty much the Flex is worn on your wrist day and night. The battery in it lasts about 5 days at a time, and it’s waterproof, so it literally is worn all day, every day.

What does it track?

  • Steps
  • Calories Burned
  • Distance Walked
  • Quality of Sleep
  • Weight, Body Fat %, and BMI (You can buy the Fitbit scales which automatically upload your data, or your can manually input if you’ve got “non-Fitbit” scales)
  • “Very Active Minutes”
  • Water Intake
  • Calorie Intake and Calorie Deficit

Below is a screen shot of the Fitbit App. When you near your step goal, you’ll get a notification on your phone telling you how many steps you’ve got left to motivate you to meet your goal. Once you meet it, the Flex flashes and vibrates in celebration. I still get excited every time!

Fitbit app

What else can it do?

  • Sync with your My Fitness Pal account to track your food instead of using the Fitbit App
  • Rank you against your friends each week to show who did the most steps
  • Allow you to compete in competitions with other Fitbit users (who can do the most steps in a day/ week, etc)
  • E-mails you a weekly report of what you’ve done (below picture)

 

Fitbit weekly report

Fitbit Flex Downfalls:

  • Can really only track cardio where your arms are moving
  • Band becomes easily discoloured (comparison Picture Below: look at the edges. That’s not reflected light, the edges have turned dark. This is after only about 1 month of use of this band.)

Fitbit discolouration

Final Verdict:

I love it! It motivates me to be more active in my day to day life and I never forget to put it on because it’s already on! I find myself walking laps of my house at the end of the day just to make my step goal! And when I spend the day with friends, they’re always interested to know how far we’ve walked, and how many calories we’ve burned. It’s given me a much clearer view of how many calories I actually burn every day. If you’re thinking about buying a Fitbit Flex, I can definitely recommend it!

xx Laura

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