Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker Review
Looking for a simple and affordable fitness tracker to monitor your basic daily activity? The Fitbit Zip is a solid choice. The simple clip tracks and displays your steps, distance traveled and calories burned. Just clip it onto your pants and tap the display throughout the day to check the time and see your stats. Sweat, rain and splash proof, the Fitbit Zip is a reliable fitness partner that will help you keeps tabs on your daily activity.
What To Know About the Fitbit Zip
The Fitbit Zip is a simple clip-on tracking device. Just clip it on to your waistband or bra strap (or pop it in your pocket) and you are all set. It wirelessly tracks your steps throughout the day and syncs this data to your smartphone via Bluetooth. You can then view your daily stats and monitor your progress on your Fitbit profile. You can view a range of basic stats including time, steps, distance, and calories burned. The Fitbit Zip is discreet, soft and comfortable. In fact, many users have noted that it’s so discreet that they actually stop noticing it throughout the day. It’s a good choice for those that want a tracker that isn’t intrusive.
Other Fitbit Zip Key Features and Specs:
- Track your steps, distance covered and calories burned daily, weekly and over time
- Sync your activity stats wirelessly & automatically to PCs and 200+ iOS, Android and Windows devices
- Comes in different colors with matching clips
- Comfortable and discreet
- Replaceable battery lasts up to 6 months
The Fitbit Zip is comprised of a Fitbit Zip tracker and a silicone clip. At just 35.5 mm by 28 mm (and 9.65 mm) the tracker is lightweight and discreet, so it’s a non-intrusive tracker to wear. You will hardly notice having it on. The battery will need to be replaced around every 6 months (3v coin battery). The tracker is made of thermoplastic and the clip is made of silicone and metal. The tracker is sweat, rain and splashproof (although not swim proof). It’s best to keep it clean and dry although you don’t need to sweat if you’re caught out in the rain for a short time.
As for sensors and components, the Fitbit Zip features a 3-axis accelerometer and can sync your activity data wirelessly and automatically via Bluetooth (4.0) to computers and over 200 iOS, Android and Windows devices. The package features a wireless sync dongle for anyone who doesn’t have a device with Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, so you can instead sync the data to your PC. You can then view all your stats and track your progress through the FitBit dashboard online.
In conclusion, the Fitbit Zip is an affordable, easy-to-use tracker that will help you keep on top of your daily activity. It’s not for hardcore athletes, but for those looking for a reliable activity tracker for walking, it can help you keep on top of your daily step count with ease. While the device will not force you to walk up an extra flight of stairs or pack in a few more steps, the activity stats motivate you towards designing better healthier habits and exercise schedule. It’s a great tool for motivating you to increase the amount of physical exercise in your day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fitness Activity Tracker
Fitness Tracker Type
Type Of Display
Heart Rate Monitor
Water Resistance Rating
Sweat, rain and splashproof
Max Battery Life
What is included in the box?
Tracker, silicone clip, replaceable battery, wireless sync dongle, battery door tool
28 mm x 35.5 mm x 9.65 mm
On-board music storage
NFC Touchless Payment