This basic version of the Fitbit fitness tracker won't tell you how well you've slept, and can't track your performance on a Stairmaster. But if you just need a device that will track your steps and calories burned, and can sync wirelessly with Fitbit's website and smartphone apps, the Zip is a good choice at a great price. If you want something more advanced, consider the gdgt Must-have Fitbit Ultra -- or wait for the Fitbit One, due out next month.
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Fitbit just bought another smartwatch startup
It now owns Vector, which made a classier version of the Pebble
Fitbit updates help you meet fitness goals through your friends
The company also unveiled a revamped Personal Trainer experience, as well as new features for the Blaze smartwatch.