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80
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

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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User Reviews

90
splatmatt
This is definitely the best FitBit to date! Many of the reasons that would...read more
90
Robert Patterson
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
Ralf Mueller
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion, Distance, Calories
Display
Yes
Battery life
Up to 18014
Media playback controls
No

General

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion, Distance, Calories (Yes)

Display

Display
Yes

Other

Fitness analytics
Yes (No)
Media playback controls
No
Multiple user profiles
No
Water resistant
Yes (Up to1 m)

Sync and connectivity

Sync type
Wireless (Bluetooth)
Sensor network
Bluetooth

Power

Rechargeable battery
No
Battery indicator
Yes
Battery life
Up to 180 days

Other features

Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
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