Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fitbit Zip : Review

I got a Fitbit Zip last week and I thought I'd do a little follow-up/review post on how it's going so far.

*My thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review.*

A little background for you- I got the Fitbit as part of a work fitness challenge, so two of my co-workers also have one. My brother has one as well. Having friends who also have Fitbits add a lot to the experience of using one. 

The Fitbit Zip is the lowest model of the Fitbits. There are others (the Flex and One) that offer sleep tracking. Personally, I don't feel the need to track my sleep, so the Zip is perfect for me. 

The clip holder, computer USB plug in and tool to open the Fitbit to change the battery. Battery life is estimated at 3-4 months.

Some of the screens that the Fitbit cycles through.

Calories Burned:

There are different smiley faces based on your activity level. This one is after I went for a run (very active).

I love that Fitbit has an app. It will sync to my phone automatically, so I can check my stats throughout the day. It's pretty straight forward- green means you've met your goal, orange means you're close. 

 This is really where your fellow Fitbit friends are key. Rankings are based on the number of steps over the past 7 days. (I fuzzed them out for privacy.) As you can see, I am bring up the rear. By A LOT. I need to get out there and run! 

 Another neat feature- water consumption tracker. I'm terrible at remembering to drink water, so this is a fun way to keep track. 

All Fitbits come with an online account where you can see all your data. You can set your own goals for your steps, calories, distance, and active minutes. 

There's more detailed information about your activities. You can log your food and it'll compare your calories in vs. out. 
You earn little badges for different achievements- mine is for 10,000 steps in one day. 

All in all, I really like my Fitbit. It keeps me in the mindset of being active. (I may or may not have jogged in place while watching TV to hit my daily steps goal.) Plus the friendly competition between friends adds some fun to it. It also has the ability to log your food- something I used to use the MyFitnessPal app for. Now it's all combined into one!

What do you think? Would you get a Fitbit? If any of you have a Fitbit or get one, please let me know so we can add each other! :)


  1. Dang, that is a lot of capabilities for a little pedometer! I think these features give it a huge selling point - and the mindset it helps provide seems awesome (especially for around the holidays when we all tend to eat those yummy foods lol). Definitely a great Christmas gift idea!

    1. It definitely keeps me in the mindset of moving around and staying active. :)

  2. This is a really cool gadget! I will be looking into this as a christmas gift for someone I know! Do you set your own goals, or are they given to you based on information you plug in? ~M

    1. You can set your own goals for the steps, miles, and active minutes. The calorie goal is set based upon your target weight and timeline for getting there. You can always edit it as you go, too. :)