/// New FitBits Use Bluetooth to Sync Directly to Your iPhone

September 17, 2012  |  All Things Digital


FitBit, the tiny device that clips onto clothing and helps users monitor their activity levels and sleep patterns, is undeniably popular as far as activity-tracking devices go. But over the past year, products like the Nike+ FuelBand, the (now-paused) Jawbone UP and even the BodyMedia Fit Link Armband have elbowed their way into the space — and sync with smartphones, too. FitBit One Well, FitBit’s now joining that fitness club, too. The new FitBit Zip and FitBit One both have Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities to let users send their stats directly to iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and new iPad via the FitBit’s updated iPhone app. There’s an Android app, too, but my understanding is that this app is supplementary and won’t let users update their stats on the go. The Zip is positioned as a kind of baby FitBit, priced at $59.95 and aimed at more casual users. It’s about the size of a quarter, according to the company, and while it’s pocket-friendly, also has a clip so you can clip it directly onto clothing (I’d probably still lose it). It has an easy tap interface so you can see stats directly on the display, and is water-resistant, which means sweat-resistant. The FitBit One packs more features. It’s a sleep tracker and an alarm clock, which you can set from either a mobile device or FitBit’s online dashboard and vibrates to wake the wearer. It shows a clock on its improved display, and sends motivational messages to the wearer

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New FitBits Use Bluetooth to Sync Directly to Your iPhone


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