Coming to you from FitBit company, professionals in developing tech savvy health gadgets, the FitBitflex. This tracker is one of the more affordable models on the market, allowing people to get it without having to dig deep into their pockets. It comes with advantageous specs that make it stand out from the crowd as well as good looks. The combination of both of these features is what make it worth a look into why you might or might not want to buy the FitBit Flex.
The Flex is a tracker that comes in different colors. It is a wrist accessory, so it can be worn on the wrist. The Flex is made of two basic parts that allow functionality: the strap and the sensor. The sensor is the main part that enables tracking mode. It does not include an LED display and is much smaller, enabling a compact design. There are, however, other LED lights, five of them in fact, that indicate the number of steps taken while the device was worn. The user can activate the tracking mode by a double tap on the device.
The wristband itself is quite comfortable, given the lightweight rubber material it is made of. Also, the watch comes in a simplistic yet sophisticated design, featuring different colors and minimal controls. It fastens around the wrist with a simple but safe latch mechanism which feature holes and prong closing mechanism. The user can customize their FitBit flex with the myriad of colors available to choose from. Plus, now that the company has allowed third party designers to get in on the designing frenzy, the number of options is even more expanded.
The FitBit Flex has some cool features that a user can work with. For instance, it sports a sleep tracking mode which allows the device to track sleep patterns. This is made possible by the sensor that is included in the arm band. This feature exists hand in hand with the sensor for walking which tracks and keeps count of steps. The user can choose to turn off these features instead of taking the watch off completely. With such ease of use, you have control over whether the band is tracking you or tracking your sleep or if it is off.
The Flex also includes Bluetooth technology which is a miracle worker in wireless syncing. Instead of removing the Flex from your hands to plug it on to a computer, it will actually automate syncing over bluetooth to the your chosen device. This enables data stored in the Flex to be distributed to your mobile or computer device with ease.
However, some tech reviewers who have checked out and have tried the FitBit flex are still iffy about the device’s accuracy. Especially in step measuring. Though it is not perfectly accurate in counting, it is quite close and future models of the device are likely to be much more accurate due to better technology integration. In the mean time, the FitBit Flex is one of the more functional, aesthetically appealing, and affordable models of trackers.