I had this little guy when it first came out. I find it too small for me. I almost lost it twice. It worked well though if you just want to count your steps. It links to My Fitness Pal account so I didn't have to enter my calories burned using Fitbit. It is better than any pedometer I had.
I have be using this fitbit for almost a year. I have done resurch on what fitbit would be best for me. And I deside on the zip. I liked he fact that it was not on my wrist. With using my hands all day I was not sure I was going to get an accurate step count. With the zip it did not need to be charged everday. And I get a request to the daily step challenge from a friend and she would win. But how could she win if she was on bed rest? But because she would be always using her phone and reading books moving her arm she was getting a step count. I like knowing to get my step count I have to actually take the steps.
I loved wearing the Fitbit Zip. I have a fancy dress code at work, so can't really get away with wearing a fitness monitor on my wrist. The Fitbit zip is so small I can attach it innocuously under my clothes (like on my bra) and track all of my steps for the day. I love being able to challenge myself and make myself top 10,000 steps a day. I only get very frustrated when I have to change he battery. I've lost the tool the Fitbit came with and while you would think a coin or a screwdriver would work, this has proven very difficult in the past. I also love that I can connect my Fitbit to My Fitness Pal to track calories burned. But a word to the wise, don't attach the Fitbit zip to your bra and then go through airport security, unless you want to flash everyone the security line!
I take that little gizmo with me everywhere I go and I've noticed an increase in my activity level. I feel the need to do more each day since I invested money in the Fitbit Zip. Except for some small issues with syncing (not really bothering me), it's been a wonderful help to me. You get badges when you don't expect them and it lifts your spirits, helping you to get going! If this one dies on me, I'm considering upgrading in the same brand. I love it! So far, it's been accurate in reading steps and it's hard to come by a reliable counter.
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