You might have noticed that two of my 13 goals for 2013 are health and fitness related. The two goals are Run a 5k and Lose weight, both are two things that are critical for me to improve my overall well being.
I was super pumped whenever I was offered the opportunity to try out the FitBit Zip. My husband recently bought me one of those armbands from one of the other health brands, I wasnt much of a fan of having to wear this big bulky band all of the time. I was pleasantly surprised whenever the FitBit Zip arrived, because it was TINY (think the exact opposite of big and bulky).
Coming in at only 1.4 inches tall,1.1 inches wide and, weighing in at only 0.282 oz. (0.018 lb, 8 grams). Crazy right? You can hide your Zip in your pocket, belt, or better yet wear it in your bra (my favorite place to wear it). In addition to being crazy small and visually nice to look at, it also comes in a variety of colors (black, white, blue, green and pink).
I had my husband handy whenever it arrived because I thought for sure that I was going to need his help setting up my FitBit Zip. I was surprised to see how easy it was to set up. I simply plugged in a very small wireless sync dongle and connected the Zip to my Macbook via bluetooth. I later discovered that it was even easier to set up on my iPhone by simply syncing it by thumping my Zip and syncing it to my phone. Super simple to set up and get moving.
Some of my favorite things about the Zip (but most certainly not limited to):
- FitBit’s mobile app is incredible. As far as I can tell I can do everything on the mobile app that I can do on the website.
- The battery is a 3V coin battery, CR 2025 and lasts 4-6 months. You tap the screen to wake the device and see your progress so that it does not waste the battery by staying on all of the time.
- The Zip has five tap cycles: Steps, calories burned, distance, Fitbit Smiley (highlights your recent activity level) and, Clock.
- You can get even more from your FitBit by syncing it to other apps like: Lose it!, myfitnesspal, SparkPeople,Microsoft Healthvault, DigiFit, MapMyRun, Earndit, Edomondo, Health Month (the game), about.me, FitBit Daemon, EveryMove, TactioHealth, Low Battery Notifier, FitBolt, SleepDebt, Macaw, TrendWeight, FitKit, FitTap and, Calories 3. WHEW! Thats a lot of apps!
- FitBit has a pretty supportive online community, find new friends or add people that you already know. Getting support is key to reaching your goals!
- I can earn badges and track my progress against my friends to see my 7 day ranking versus my friends.
- The website and app both allow you to track your foods, work outs and weight.
- I can easily increase (or decrease) my goals to fit my needs.
Over all the FitBit Zip is very easy to set up and use. Though I have only had a week to play around with it, I really enjoy it and fully plan on purchasing the FitBit Flex whenever it comes out. The website (and app) are nice to look at, and offer much more than the competitors. From logging goals, to earning badges, and being social, the FitBit Zip has it all.
Did I mention that the FitBit Zip is only $59.99 at Best Buy? Incredibly affordable… but wait… theres more. To help you get on track living a healthier lifestyle I have two coupons one for any health and fitness product and one for small kitchen appliances! You just cant beat that.
Clicked the two links below to get a copy of the coupons for yourself (and a friend!)
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.