Fitbit One Review

I personally use the Fitbit One as my pedometer of choice, and make sure to wear it every single day. It never rests, even when you’re asleep, tracking your total daily steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, and your sleep pattern.

Throughout the day, I will constantly check to see how much I have done, how active I have been, and how much more work I need to do to hit my daily 10,000 step goal. It works great on the Ultimate field, the rugby court, or even around the office to pick up every single step and track accurately.

Compact and light, it will easily fit on or in any clothing style you may wear without worrying if it will either get lost or looks bulky. Slim enough to fit into a pocket or bra, or you can use the silicone clip to clip onto your wasteband while running.

Improved Dashboard for your Competitive Side

With the online dashboard at, I keep track of my weekly, monthly and lifetime progress, and also see how I stack up against my friends and co-workers with regards to steps and distance.

Each day I come to work, it automatically syncs with the wireless dongle, and can also sync with several other devices for both Mac and PC/Android users. All it takes is an online account that is free and easy to set up and use.

Feel Confident Knowing it’s Safe

The best part about the Fitbit One is that it is rain-, splash-, and sweat-proof to allow you to brave the elements for a daily commute, or keeping track of during a race.

I used to put my Fitbit Ultra into a plastic baggie when playing Ultimate Frisbee or going for a run when it was wet outside to keep it from damaging the pedometer. No longer having to do so is an added bonus to make this product one of the best pedometers on the market.

Side note, it is not completely waterproof, so refrain from wearing swimming or in the shower.

Track your Sleep Pattern

At night, slip it into your wristband and have it track how long and how well you sleep, logging the duration of rest and times you were either restless or awake during your slumber.

Equipped with a silent alarm, you can be sure to wake up in the morning through the vibrations on your wrist and not disrupt your partners sleep.

If you prefer not to keep it on while sleeping you do not need to, but it is an added bonus to see online how well you actually slept the previous night. Simply press and hold the button to start the sleep period when you are ready to lay down, and press and hold it when you awake to the alarm.

For more information or reviews on other pedometers, you can check out the Best Pedometer Guide here.


Comes in: Black or Burgundy

Included from The One tracker, Silicone & metal clip, Wireless sync dongle, Charging cord, sleep wristband and free membership.

Display: Steps, Distance, Calories burned, Floors climbed, Flower (recent activity levels) and Clock

Syncs: Wirelessly to PC or Mac through the included dongle when the One is within 20 feet and the device is on. Also through certain Apple and Android devices with Bluetooth technology.

Memory: With minimum battery power, it will keep a detailed, minute-by-minute data of the previous 7 days in all categories. For the preceding 23 days, it will summarize your daily calories, distance, floors climbed and steps taken.

Battery and power: Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery with 5-7 days battery life. Recommended charging at least once a week. Full charging may take up to 2 hours.

PC and Mac Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.5 and up, USB port and Internet connection.

Browsers Supported: Chrome (12 and up), Firefox (3.6.18 and up), Internet Explorer – PC only (8 and up), Safari – Mac only (5.0.5 and up)

Sensors and Motors: MEMS 3-axis accelerometer that measures your motion to determine the tracked statistics, and an altimeter to measure stairs climbed. Also contains a cylindrical vibration motor for the alarm system.

Size and Weight:
Height – 1.89 inches (48 mm)
Width – 0.76 inches (19.3 mm)
Depth – 0.38 inches (9.65 mm)
Weight – 0.28 oz (0.02 lbs, 8 grams)

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