Over a year after updating its last pedometer, Fitbit presented two new products – the Zip and the One. The Zip is conceived as the beginners’ model with a more narrow scope of functions and yet it offers a decisive advantage – the device runs with a battery for half a year and does not require recharging. Aside from that, the Zip behaves similar to the previous model Fitbit Ultra, only that it doesn’t count floors and cannot be used to measure sleep patterns. As an additional function, Fitbit integrated data transfer to smartphones via the new Bluetooth 4.0 standard, which allows a more energy-efficient data synchronization currently on iphone 4S, 5 and a few Samsung smartphones.
The Fitbit Zip is a real Lifestyle Gadget
The Zip has an oval shape and comes in various colors. The design and the material have a classy appearance, which creates the impression of a real lifestyle gadget. In other aspects, the little sensor also make a sophisticated impression – depending on your personal likings, you can place the device in your pocket or attach it to your waistband, bra or necklace with the protective rubber cover that comes with it. By tapping on the casing, the Zip’s screen is activated and the display of the current step-count or time is opened. Further information can be obtained with the iphone app, where your current number of steps, amount of burned calories and personal activity can be compared with your friends. The app can also be used to record your nourishment in order to gain an overview of your calorie intake. The online profile offers even more detailed information, where aside from your step-count you can also review an activity index and an activity profile over the course of the day. On top of it all, this online profile also offers the ability to record various health values such as blood-pressure and blood-sugar levels in order to compile your own health file as needed.
The Fitbit Zip is a well-composed new development
Fitbit’s new tracker boasts a compact design, convenient data transfer with Bluetooth 4.0 and practical handling without having to recharge the device. The app and the online platform allow the extensive analysis and individual complementation of activity data. This spectrum of functions, the great design and the price of $ 59,90 earn the Zip a clear recommendation for beginning and advanced users alike. However, those who would like to be able to record their sleeping patterns as well should have a look at Fitbit One, on which I will also provide a short account soon.