Yes I’m talking once again about the Fitbit, because you already know I absolutely LOVE mine. I was talking to my mother a couple weeks ago and she kept saying how she wanted to see how much her husband walked on a daily basis, and he was telling her about this “thing” that syncs up to the computer when you get near it and uploads this type of information. Instantly I knew she was talking about the Fitbit and I explained to her what it was and all the benefits. Little did she know at the time that I was giving her a Fitbit for Christmas.
Unfortunately shortly before that conversation I lost my own Fitbit. After using the Fitbit for a year I did notice that the outer shell at the top where the Fitbit must give a little to clip onto your garment starts to wear down and break a little. Also depending on the pants I wear there are times that the Fitbit just pops off. I was wearing one of these pants when this happened and I didn’t notice that it had popped off.
I remember thinking about the Fitbit Zip we had reviewed and how well the clip worked. Then I saw that Fitbit had come out with the Fitbit One. This Fitbit solved the problem with the wearing down of the shell and staying put. Who would have thought the Fitbit could get any better. So of course I had to have one. I was able to chose between the black and (maroon?). The color was unimportant to me since my Fitbit is usually out of view but I decided to go with black since that is what I seem to wear most.
The Fitbit One comes with a rubber like clip that surrounds the Fitbit. With it being rubber like instead of plastic it no longer breaks down like the original. Also the design of the clip keeps is clipped securely to your garment. Definitely and upgrade.
This was not the only upgrade. The charging/syncing stand was redesigned. No longer are they one piece. Instead there is a small USB that you insert into your computer that will do the syncing. If you have a computer with USB slots in the back then it is virtually hidden, where before the stand had to stay plugged in to sync. To charge the Fitbit there is an additional USB cord that plugs into your computer and your Fitbit and can be put away when the Fitbit is charged. This is a nice change, no additional pieces need to take up room on your desk.
Another upgrade that I absolutely LOVE is the Fitbit One can now sync up throughout the day with my iPhone. In the past I use to have an additional stand hooked up to my computer at work (only because I had an extra one) so that it could sync throughout the day. Now all I have to do is have my iPhone around me and it will sync to my iPhone. You do have to download the Fitbit application, however I already had it downloaded because I used it when away from the computer to log my food.
Disclaimer: I received a Fitbit One to reveiw. All opinions are my own. You may read more of my disclosure.