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Fitbit Force

Fitbit Force
alaScore 85

44 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Fitbit Force. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Fitbit Force is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Force

 

The Fitbit Force takes everything we love about the Fitbit One and puts it into a secure wristband, making it an affordable alternative for users who don't need all the data that more expensive options like the Basis B1 provide.

Sharpest display of any activity tracker. Thoughtful design. Comfortable and lightweight. Comprehensive Web interface and mobile apps. Tracks sleep and uses silent vibration alarm.

Relies on a proprietary charger. No heart rate monitor. Does not automatically differentiate between activities.

The Fitbit dongle is a miniscule USB stick that, once connected to a laptop, blends right in. You'll forget it's there. But anytime your Force is within range of that dongle, the data uploads and syncs. The result is frequently updated stats that you...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Fitbit Force review: a wrist-worn pedometer with smartwatch aspirations

 

The Force takes what made the Flex fitness tracker successful and adds an extremely useful OLED display. Unfortunately, the diet and sleep tracking features are both still in need of improvement.

The Force is, in many ways, an ideal mashup of its previous Flex and One fitness trackers. It's a souped-up, feature-rich, wrist-mounted pedometer. And when you look at it from that angle, it's an unmitigated success. It accurately counts your steps...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Fitbit Force review

 

I've come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I'm not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games....

It has a display ; Great battery life ; Improved design

Doesn't replace your watch or your smartwatch ; Gets uncomfortable when wet ; Clasp is finicky

An improved Fitbit, but not a revolution

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Fitbit Force Review

 

The Fitbit Force is a wearable fitness tracker with a bright OLED display and can record your sleep and the number of stories you climb.

Attractive, comfortable design; Tracks stairs climbed; Records sleep patterns; Easy setup

Hard to attach to your wrist

The Fitbit Force is a wearable fitness tracker with a bright OLED display and can record your sleep and the number of stories you climb.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Fitbit Force review

 

Editors' note, February 21, 2014: Fitbit has halted the sale of this product after a small number of consumers experienced skin irritation while wearing it. (Our review sample created no problem for CNET editors during our testing period). Those users...

The Fitbit Force makes it easy to track steps, sleep, and calories. Its wrist strap design is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and also functions as a watch.The Force syncs wirelessly over Bluetooth, and Fitbit’s solution provides plenty of ways to...

Closing the Fitbit Force’s strap shut is a challenge. Direct syncing is only available with newer iPhones, the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and Note 2 handsets.

The Fitbit Force leaps to the top of the fitness tracker heap, with a bright screen, comfortable fit, and a bevy of slick features.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Anthony Domanico (tomsguide.com)

Fitbit Force Review

 

Minimalist, comfortable design ; Tracks stairs climbed ; Records sleep patterns ; Easy setup ; Strong app ecosystem

Hard to attach to your wrist ; A bit more expensive than competing fitness trackers

The Fitbit Force is a solid wearable fitness tracker with an OLED display that can record your activity, sleep patterns and stories climbed.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Dexter Hammett (appleinsider.com)

Review: Fitbit Force fitness monitor

 

Fitbit's latest activity tracking device looks to improve on the company's earlier offerings by incorporating a host of sensors, onboard screen and wireless connectivity into a wearable package.

Great design ; Beautiful OLED display with good animations ; Long battery life

Inelegant charging cable ; No multi-device or easy migration from old device to new ; Updating firmware can be a chore ; Not waterproof (water-resistant only)

Despite these problems, when it comes to recommending a device to family members, Fitbit is one this author can vouch for.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Fitbit Force review

 

A bit less fit

Comfortable to wear ; Tracks activity and sleep ; OLED a helpful motivator ; Altimeter for stairs tracking

10,000 reports of skin rashes ; Annoying clasp ; Proprietary charger ; Sleep tracking is inaccurate

Sure, there's a Fitbit Force recall, but we have heard from a several loyal owners who aren't turning it in for a full refund, a testament to how well the activity tracker works. It's flexible design gives it more of a relaxed fit than the Nike...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Fitbit Force

 

Hands-on at CES 2014: Fitbit Flex successor adds display and richer smartphone support

, Fitbit is going to have to work harder to stay out on top.

Oct, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Simon Jary (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Fitbit Force review

 

The £99.99 Fitbit Force adds in a bunch of the features long desired by users of the (still available) Fitbit Flex fitness wristband – and envied by other trackers such as the Nike FuelBand and Jawbone. Read our hands-on review of the Fitbit Force to...

The Fitbit Force is a big, ahem, step up from the Flex, although it’s also somewhat bigger itself. The much-more informative display means you can ditch your watch and inspect your smartphone app less for up-to-date activity data. The altimeter that...

Feb, 2014