Fitbit Ultra

89
Global
Score
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Fitbit Ultra review

Summary

Fitbit is as easy to use as ever, but the features added to the second generation are too gimmicky to help justify that $100 price tag.

from $199.99+
Pros
  • Simple designEasy to useClean, intuitive website
Cons
  • New features are mostly gimmicksExpensive for what it isOnly really counts steps
Fitbit Ultra review

Oh, hey, Fitbit. Nice to see you again. Although we thought the original fitness tracker did too little for a $100 gadget, enough people apparently begged to differ, as the the outfit just trotted out a second-gen model, dubbed the Fitbit Ultra. Like its predecessor, this little guy analyzes eating, exercise and sleep patterns (largely with the help of an accompanying website). If you've been following along, you know that design hasn't changed much, while that website and hundred-buck price should be mighty familiar, too. This time around the company is adding a few new features, including Foursquare-esque badges and an altimeter for counting how many steps you've climbed. But does this series of minor enhancements add up to a significant improvement? Time to lace up your running shoes, kids, and meet us after the break.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Durability
4.7
Portability
8.7
Ease of use
8.5
Design and form factor
8.3
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Specs

Ultra

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion / steps, Distance, Calories, Sleep
Display
yes
Media playback controls
no
Battery life
Up to7 day
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Specs

Ultra

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion / steps, Distance, Calories, Sleep
Display
yes
Media playback controls
no
Battery life
Up to7 day
View Full Specs
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