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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).

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
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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Score Breakdown

 
77
Average Critic Score
Product Review
SlashGear
All in all, we’re left with warm, fuzzy feelings about the Flex, and even though Fitbit is later to the market with it than Nike or Jawbone, the company appears to have learned from its forebears with elements like the battery-sipping LEDs and the water-resistance.
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Engadget
If you've been monitoring the fitness-tracking space, but have been holding out for a band that offers just a little extra, then it's worth considering the Flex.
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Gizmodo
The band itself seems a bit chintzy but is infinitely adjustable for any size wrist ... The One is the undisputed activity tracker champion and this seems like a step in the wrong direction.
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TrustedReviews
With many people keen to have the time displayed accessibly on their wrist, the FitBit Flex’s lack of time telling capabilities means users will have to double up their wrist wear in order to have the time at their disposal, an oversight that is sure to put many off.
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Laptop Magazine
This unit is incredibly light, and the soft plastic is felt comfortable as we wore it around the booth for a few minutes. There isn’t much of a display on the unit, however, so the available information is pretty sparse.
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TechRadar
The band itself isn't as discrete. It resembles a kid's rubber wristwatch and, to that point, it has several notches on its underside for a proper fit.
 
90
Engadget
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.
 
80
CNET
A long list of features and a comfortable fit make Fitbit’s new Flex the best fitness tracker you can buy.
 
80
SlashGear
If you’re looking to get into wearables, that makes it a great place to start.
 
80
TechCrunch
Fitbit has a winner with the Flex. It’s comfortable to wear, works very well and, at only $100, priced competitively. The Flex is the best Fitbit yet.