Fitbit Flex

Keith Shaw Network World
18 July, 2013
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Wearable fitness devices are the rage now, giving you tonnes of information about how much activity you’re doing on a regular basis. The Fitbit Flex can measure how many steps you take, how far you walk, how many calories you burn and how many minutes that you’re ‘active’. In addition, when you wear it at night, it can track your sleep in terms of how many hours, how many times you wake up and the quality of the sleep. Plus it can provide you with a silent vibrating alarm. You can check how you’re doing by tapping the unit to get LED lights in terms of your daily goals, or you can synchronise statistics with your smartphone and computer.

The Flex wristband is water-resistant, so you can keep it on when you’re jumping into a pool or taking a shower (or if you feel like running in the rain). The unit has about a five-day battery life, and can recharge via the included USB cable. Synchronisation with a computer occurs via a tiny USB dongle – with a smartphone it’s via Bluetooth.




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  1. CCA says:

    This reads like a product description, which the manufacturer might issue. I would be more interested in what “how many mouses” rating the independent expert reviewer gives it?

  2. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    Hi CCA
    The gadget guide section isn’t an advertorial or reprinted PR, but it’s also not the review section, where a product would be rigorously put through its paces by staff. So we do just list information about the product and don’t rate it or review it. Hence the no mouses, er mice. We could make enquiries about doing a review of the Fitbit Flex though, if that’s something you’d really like to see.

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