Fitbit Flex Review

If you’re a long time reader you will remember that I use to own a Fitbit. Well stupidly I lost mine on one of my beauty blogging events but I was recently contacted by the lovely people at L&G asking if it would like a new band to review. I was super pumped to start using the Fitbit again knowing that it would fit perfectly in to my new years fitness regime.

So what is a Fitbit and how can it benefit you in keeping fitness goals?

The Fitbit Flex is a fitness tracker, if you look in to them you will know that they are a few different types and bands out there. But the market place is still basicly made up of Fitbit, Jawbone and Garmin. My fiancé and his father used to use a Jawbone last year, but both broke quickly within a few weeks of each other, as did the replacement bands that they reluctantly sent out. So with that in mind it led me try Fitbit.

Fitbit Flex Review

The Fitbit Flex is basically a bluetooth pedometer and you can view progress on your smart phone. The app will show you steps so that you can see how much you have moved during the day and the Fitbit Flex also has ways to monitor sleep patterns. If you’re like me this will be one of the features that will interest you more. I always have the problem though that I forget to turn it to sleep mode and wake up with 1000-2000 steps of the following day already done (looks like a turn a lot in my sleep).

The Fitbit Flex can show you distance, steps and calories through a simple light display. It also has the ability to made a food dairy, its not on par with MyFitnessPal but can be useful if you like to keep it all on the same app .

So is it worth it? When it comes to a item like this you have to ask yourself, will you move more if you know that you haven’t had a active day? If so these trackers are great. If on the other hand you don’t think that would, its not the item for you. For me a quick reminder that I have to do a little bit more movement really helps. They are currently in the sales, at Sainsburys they are £54 and £60 at PC World and Currys.

Fitbit Flex*

Fitbit

£59.99
Fitbit
8.5

Design

8.8/10

Interface

9.2/10

App

8.0/10

Support / Website

7.9/10

Pros

  • Different size wraps
  • Comfortable
  • Tracks steps and sleep

Cons

  • Doesn’t tell you much without the app
  • Plain
  • Phone might not be supported
Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.

  • Dressed with soul

    Sounds like a convincing and helpful device! Thanks for sharing :) Happy New Year!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • Gemma

    This sounds really good, I have often looked for something that keeps track or the distance and amount of steps you take, but this sounds like it has a lot of added extras.

    Gemma x

  • Alex Quinn

    Sounds like a great item! Not heard of them before :)
    Alex // http://www.prettythoughtsx.blogspot.co.uk

  • Marsya Jauzi

    Sounds like a great product to gear up your fitness routine! Great post xo

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

  • I own the fitbit flex but haven’t been using it much lately! Need to start wearing it more as it does work well xx

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  • kitty kaos

    I totally need to get one of these. I love tracking my fitness and find when I am monitoring steps I am so much more inspired to try and improve on it x

  • B.

    I recently won a little fitbit that clips on to your pants or shirt. I didn’t think I ever needed or wanted one, but I LOVE it! It’s motivating to up your step count and burn calories!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

  • Amber Rhodes

    This looks fantastic. Great review. Think I need one!
    Amber
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

  • This looks so good! I may have to get one! x

    http://theperksofmeg.blogspot.co.uk/

  • tiggles

    I’ve been wondering what on earth these things are, I’ve noticed a lot of people around the city wearing these weird bands haha. They sound really good! I think I understand what the craze is about now.

    Beauty Challenged

  • Neziya

    That’s pretty cool.

    And happy new year

    XO

    Neziya

  • I’ve had the Fitbit One for well over a year now. I love the little reminder & easy way to track if I’m actually being as active as I think I am. I’m not sure if I could do the Flex, because I’m not one to wear bracelets for too long. Still, very cool devices!

    -Cory U of CUExperiments | Cory U