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Fitbit Zip

Fitbit Zip
alaScore 89

984 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 984 reviews of Fitbit Zip. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fitbit Zip is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fitbit Zip

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Fitbit Zip from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New! Fitbit - Zip Wireless Activity Tracker (2-Pack)New! Fitbit - Zip Wireless Activity Tracker (2-Pack)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Fitbit Zip

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Fitbit Zip from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, CharcoalFitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, Charcoal

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Fitbit Zip review: A basic and affordable fitness tracker

 

The Fitbit Zip remains one of our favorite entry-level fitness trackers.

Affordable; tracks steps, distance and calories burned; up to six months of battery life.

It doesn't track sleep or stairs climbed.

The Fitbit Zip is still a great entry-level tracker for people that don't want to wear a wristband.

May, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Fitbit Zip ( magenta)

 

Unlike many of Fitbit's other trackers, the Zip isn't worn on the wrist. The tracker comes with a silicone sleeve that can be clipped to your belt, pocket or bra, which makes it one of the most discreet trackers on the market today. It's not pretty,...

Affordable; tracks steps, distance and calories burned; up to six months of battery life.

It doesn't track sleep or stairs climbed.

The Fitbit Zip is still a great entry-level tracker for people that don't want to wear a wristband.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Mat Honan (wired.com)

Review: Fitbit Zip

 

The Fitbit Zip body monitor has a clip on one side that hooks to your clothes. Slip it in your pocket, on your collar, or...

Tap-to-view stats are wonderful and motivating. Goals and badges give you something to work towards. Syncs better than the kitchen section at Home Depot. Comes in multiple colors so you can express your individuality in one of five ways

You snooze, you lose: This Fitbit doesn’t do sleep tracking. You are so going to lose this sucker harder than a Pac 12 team playing in an SEC home game

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Zip

 

Another solid addition to the excellent Fitbit line of products, the Fitbit Zip gives price-conscious users a lower-cost smart pedometer to monitor their fitness.

Tiny. Inexpensive. Counts steps, miles walked, calories burned. Runs on a watch battery; no charging. Wireless syncing to Fitbit Web account.

Lackluster display. No altimeter (stair climbing) information. Does not monitor sleep.

Should You Zip?Miniscule, yet effective, Fitbit Zip certainly does meet the needs of anyone looking for a good quality fitness tracker at an affordable price. But seeing as you only have to shell out an extra $40 for the upcoming Fitbit One, which will...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Fitbit Zip Review

 

Wearable fitness trackers, they're all the rage nowadays it seems! From the juggernauts in the consumer electronics space, like the Samsungs and LGs, to other companies you wouldn't fathom even to think of being a part of the space, everyone is getting...

A very accurate pedometer ; Simple and easy to use ; It doesn’t really require a user to have a smartphone to view data ; Available in 5 different colors

Inability to view data from previous days without using the mobile app ; Lacks backlighting, so it’s tough to view in the dark ; You’ll need to buy a replacement battery at some time

Sporting a price point of $60, it’s nice to know that your wallet won’t be drained as much picking this thing up. However, as we’ve alluded already, the Fitbit Zip isn’t necessarily the ideal thing for fitness conscious individuals. Instead, it’s meant...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : David Wise (techgearlab.com)

Fitbit Zip Review

 

Earning the Top Pick Award for Best Clip-On Trackers, the Fitbit Zip is the perfect option if you are looking to move your fitness tracking wearable off your wrist. This minuscule tracker is the perfect way to discreetly track your steps and fitness...

Inexpensive, minimalistic, solid display

Limited set of features, few ways to influence healthy habits

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

FitBit Zip Review

 

Small and light design ; Works with multiple third-party apps ; Diet tracking

No sleep tracking ; Can't be worn on wrist

The $59 Fitbit Zip is an effective fitness tracker in a compact design for those on a budget.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

FitBit Zip In-Depth Review

 

Here's a fun fact to start out with: The FitBit Zip is actually probably the only product where I've written the review after over a of use with the device. Well, two devices actually. But, more on what happened to the first one later. Still, given the...

– Silly simple usage – only one action: Tap ; – Connects wirelessly to phones via Bluetooth Smart ; – Battery lasts 5-6 months, only costs $2-3 to replace ; – Dashboard and app work well, easy to consume data ; – Good 3rd party support/partnership...

– Selection of Bluetooth Smart compatible phones is limited outside of iOS and absolutely latest Android phone units ; – Doesn’t track metrics such as sleep or stairs/steps ; – Step-counter accuracy seemingly varies a bit ; – The export functionality...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Bill Kuch (the-gadgeteer.com)

fitbit one and fitbit zip review

 

As an adult I realize that it is prudent to take care of your body so that it lasts as long as possible, but intentions are easier than practice. Motivation is the issue, and that's where two devices from fitbit, the One and Zip, can help you keep...

Easy to use ; Provides comprehensive details of activities ; Small and unobtrusive

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker

 

The tiny Fitbit Zip is a great motivational tool and wireless syncing is effortless

Battery doesn't need recharging ; Wireless Bluetooth syncing ; Great motivational tool

Doesn't count stairs climbed ; Monochrome screen isn't backlit ; Background sync through iOS is hit & miss

The FitBit Zip's tiny design, long-lasting battery and wireless synchronising capabilities make it a great "clip and forget" device that should keep you motivated. However, the non-backlit screen and the lack of an altimeter to count stairs climbed are...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Blue / Charcoal / Green / Magenta
Device type:Clip-on
Housing material:Metal, Silicone
Protection features:Splash proof
Splash proof: Yes
Waterproof up to:39.4

Display

Display Type:LCD
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery Type:CR 2025 / CR2025
Battery voltage:3

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 360000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-17.7 - 54.4
Storage temperature range (T-T):-17.7 - 54.4

Packaging Content

Receiver included: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Brand compatibility:Apple
Calories burned:Y
Compatible products:iPhone, iPad, iPod
Distance traveled:Y
Pedometer:Y
Stopwatch: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Power

Battery Type:CR 2025 / CR2025
Battery voltage:3

System Requirements

Browser supported:Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.38
Height:1.4
Weight:0.282
Width:1.1