Fitbit Flex is a lightweight rubber fitness tracker that covers the essential functionality for everyday activity tracking at an affordable price point.
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Pro Replaceable wristband with lots of options available
The fitness tracker itself is a separate part from the wristband that can be taken out and put in a different band. Therefore, not only are there 10 wristband colors to choose from on the official store, a different color of band can be worn every day with the same tracker. There are even custom bands available from third-party vendors.
Pro Comprehensive reports
The fitness tracker offers stats such as distance traveled, steps taken, calories burned, weight changes, calories consumed from foods and drinks, restless and awake states of sleep, etc.
Pro Integrates with over 40 apps so you can get the info that's most important to you
The fitness tracker can be integrated with a variety of apps that together can offer more in-depth and complete overview of your health and fitness patterns.
Pro Visually displays your daily progress using LED lights
There are 5 LED lights that, after double-tapping the wristband, display progress towards a goal. Each light indicates 20% progress towards the goal and the tracker allows choosing between steps, calories or distance to display this way.
Pro 5-7 day battery
Fitbit Flex will last up to a week on a single charge.
Pro Tracks weight goals
Fitbit Flex lets users create a meal plan and log their progress from the dashboard menu.
Pro Real-time Bluetooth syncing
Flex constantly shares data over Bluetooth, meaning that the device doesn't need to be taken off in order for the data to sync to an iOS or Android device.
Pro Adds a social layer
Information regarding goals and progress can be shared with friends, and users can even challenge each other with goals.
Pro Quick food and drink logging
Because of Fitbit's database of foods' nutritional information, food and drink logging is easy.
Con Oversensitive pedometer overestimates your step count
The fitness tracker's step counter often counts movement unrelated to walking or running as steps. It ends up reporting more movement than has actually happened.
Con Hard to get the tapping right
The double tap to activate the LED display lights must be the appropriate pressure and timing in order for it to work correctly. This can be frustrating to some users.