I am not new to fitness trackers. I think they are highly motivating. I am, however, new to the Fitbit world. I have a friend who loves hers. She uses it 24/7, and has for over a year now. I have been really intrigued by their online pairing. Needless to say, I am quite pleased that I was afforded the opportunity to review Fitbit’s Zip Wireless Activity Tracker in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. I was quite excited about it. In your package you will get 1 Fitbit zip, 1 battery, 1 battery tool, 1 USB wireless sync dongle, 1 clip case, and a pamphlet with website instructions. Try not to lose your battery tool. This is needed to open the battery case on the back of the fit bit.
To open the battery compartment, just put the tool in and turn it to the left. You will hear a click sound, and the back will lift off, still attached to the tool. Very easy to do. It’s about a half turn. Then install the battery and replace the top. Now, go onto the website on the pamphlet, register, and it will literally walk you through all of the steps. There is no instruction pamphlet with the zip. You need to do it through the website. This will literally track all your activity, including sleep. You can make plans like putting in a weight goal, menu plans, exercise logs, caloric intake and intake goals, connect with friends through FaceBook or email invites, and even motivation set up through your Fitbit zip. It even lets you monitor water intake. It’s amazing what this thing can do. If you can’t get motivated to get up and move, and actually think about your health during the day, then nothing will, lol. This little guy is so tiny too. It’s length, not in it’s holder is 1 3/8ths inches. The case included matches the color of the Fitbit. It is made from silicone, and metal with a silicone covering for the clip part. I received mine in charcoal, but it is also available in lime, white, magenta and blue. Too many color choices, so I went with charcoal. You can sync it with your computer and your phone. You should be able to sync it with your pad also. I have wireless with my pad, so I can easily sync with it. I love being able to see how far I walk. I’m up and down all day, and I’m always amazed how many steps I have taken. When you use this, and watch your activity level, it actually inspires you to get up and move, just to see the number increase, lol. I haven’t gotten into using every feature. You can pick and choose, add, edit as you go, and get used to it. Since, it is so light weight and unobtrusive, it’s easy to use. This Fitbit zip is truly a healthy addition to anyone’s lifestyle.
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