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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

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

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Flex offers all the features you'd desire most in a fitness tracker while also being more attractive and more affordable than its competitors.

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Pros
  • Wireless syncing over Bluetooth 4.0
  • Convenient, simple LED display
  • Competitively priced
  • Clean, attractive design with multiple color options
Cons
  • Sleep tracking is inconsistent at best
  • Database of nutritional data is disappointing

Reviews

77
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 15

74
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 62
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion, Distance, Calories, Sleep
Media playback controls
No
Type
Tracking metrics
Media playback controls
Wearable / clip-on
Motion, Distance, Calories, Sleep
No

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

70
johndeps
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
20
gymrat60
It's really nothing more than a glorifies stop counter. It's impossible to...read more
10
aravel
I was so excited to purchase the fitbit flex until I actually purchased. It's...read more
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