October 2nd 2011 6:42 pm

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While it would be nice if it had Bluetooth for wireless syncing, Fitbit's ease of use and wide range of features will satisfy anyone from couch potatoes to gym rats. quote

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Engadget Oct 3, 2011

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.

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CNET Mar 23, 2012

The $99.95 Fitbit Ultra offers the same great features and engaging backend analytical tools that the original model did. Admittedly, though, it's not as fancy as higher-priced devices like the $149 Nike FuelBand and Motorola MotoActv that can sync wirelessly directly to iPhones and Android...

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Laptop Magazine May 10, 2012

While it would be nice if it had Bluetooth for wireless syncing, Fitbit's ease of use and wide range of features will satisfy anyone from couch potatoes to gym rats.

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PC Mag Nov 4, 2011

Fitbit Ultra is a sleek, sturdy, and affordable device that can help you monitor your general physical activity level. It's meant for casual users, not serious athletes.

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TechCrunch Oct 3, 2011

If you’re a hardcore runner, biker, luger, or anything else, this is probably not the best device. A sports watch with GPS and heart-rate monitor would be far superior.

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Pocket-Lint Dec 27, 2011

If you know that you are an active person already, then you probably don't need the Fitbit Ultra. If, however, you are on the cusp of changing your lifestyle, and getting up off the sofa, then this could just be the kickstart you need.

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TUAW Oct 3, 2011

The reason I like the Fitbit, after all, is that it's unobtrusive and I don't have to physically enter information on a small device or start and stop an app.

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ChipChick Nov 20, 2011

In case it was not clear: we couldn’t be happier with the FitBit Ultra. It has encouraged and nudged us towards a more active, and healthy, lifestyle.

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Android Central Mar 19, 2012

The Fitbit is a great fitness accessory, but this will require you to remember to use it daily, and to hold yourself accountable to trying to do better ... If you are serious about your health, and need a little extra boost to help you achieve your results, this is a great addition for you.

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JVChuy JVChuy

I do work out every now and then, but this keeps me from getting too lazy. I park in the first spot I see instead of the closes to the door. I take the stairs, instead of the elevator. In general I push myself to do just a few more things than I would otherwise. Not a big change, but still, it...

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DallasGeek DallasGeek

There are many different pedometers on the market today; however, this is one that can make a true geek get off the couch. The Fitbit online interface could use some improvement but all in all it is a great way to keep track of distance, calories, and even flights of stairs that are part of your...

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Skwidspawn Skwidspawn

The fitbit is one of the easiest devices I've ever used. Setting it up took less than 5 minutes: Plug in the base station, download the sync software, plug in the device and link it to your computer, and you're done. Once you put the device on you never have to think about it again, it syncs...

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