(Closed) Any Fitbit users out there?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012


I’ve got a very elderly Ultra and I’m getting a One at the weekend. My brother has a Flex.

Honestly, I love it. It has made losing weight so much easier, as I always know how much I can actually eat (which is WAY more than I thought).

Plus it motivates me to move more.

My husband just uses his to track how much he’s walking and enjoys that he can sync it to his phone, so I can’t really review it. I far prefer having mine hidden under my clothes than ’round my wrist!

Post # 4
1558 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@futuremrste:  I’m a fitbit user! 

I had the Flex for 5 months & then my fiance got me the force for Christmas. And yes, I got the dreaded rash that casued a recall and they no longer sell it. 

I exchanged it in the recall for the One because I like the option for the floors measurment. And then that One stopped working & they’re sending me another One to replace it.

I really like the metrics and the interface, which is why I’m putting up with all of this. If it weren’t so good, I’d have completely jumped ship when the rash began.

Post # 5
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I have the One, and I love it!!! It really does motivate me to move and to hit my walking goals. More than the step count, I love the number of staircases. I find that more motivating sometimes. I walk uphill to work and found out that it’s the equivalent of walking up 7 flights of stairs everyday.

I chose the One because I wanted something small and I like that I can hook it onto my bra and not have to worry about losing it. I didn’t want something that went on my wrist. Not only are my wrists claustrophobic, but I wouldn’t want to wear it all the time and with every outfit.

Post # 6
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have the flex, I like it. I typically don’t have an issue with syncing etc and it seems pretty accurate. I like not having it on my clothes but thre are definitely downsides to wearing it on your wrist. One being that things like clapping, cooking, banging anything (if you wear it on your dominant hand) can either set it into sleep mode, or count extra “steps”. 

I also don’t wear bracelets anymore because it gets in the way. I could move it to my left hand but I wear a watch on that wrist and i don’t want to double up.

I do like the new force because I think it shows you actual step numbers on the wristband? But maybe I”m wrong…

Anyway I’ve had it for about 6 months, wear it in the shower at the gym, sweat in it, and it still works! I had a syncing problem with it once but I think it was because I hadn’t synced with my phone for so long the data overloaded it, once I synced with my computer using the dongle it re synced with my phone again.

Post # 7
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have the flex and have been using it about a month now. I like it! I kind of wished I had gotten something with a heart rate monitor in it, but I am still pleased. I especially like it for tracking sleep because I am a terrible sleeper and it has allowed me to see what’s going on and why I always wake up exhausted. Apparently I am restless an average of 30x night.

Post # 8
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have the Fitbit Zip. I really like it because it is small and fits neatly onto my clothes. It is fairly unobtrusive so I can wear it all the time. I think it is fairly accurate in measuring my steps and it has been a real eye opener to how little I walk each day! It does make me want to get moving more!

Post # 9
1558 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MsJ2theZ:  Don’t get the Force. I had some major issues with it after wearing it for 5 weeks. I think they’re coming up with a new design that does everything the Force was supposed to do, but without the potential for causing major skin disruptions.

Post # 10
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@futuremrste:  I do! I had an Ultra, but switched to a Zip when I found out it could sync with my phone. I love it, it really helps me move more to try and beat my step goals. And the fact it sync’s with my phone now is awesome!

Post # 11
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I have the Force and thankfully have not had any of the skin issues that caused the voluntary recall, so I chose to keep mine. 

I had the One but it fell off me at the doctors office and when I was getting out of the car at work..where of course I ran over it when I was leaving without even noticing.

If I remember correctly, the Flex didn’t count stairs at the time which was a big deal for me. For that reason I would get the One or the Force again (when they release an updated version).

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