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 is having trouble making a smartwatch
The production process for the company's first smartwatch sounds fraught with difficulty.
Your Pebble watch will still work after its servers shut down
A final update ensures that time keeps on tickin' tickin' tickin' into the fuuuuuture.