Fitbit Zip is not a wristband-type device, and for many users, this may be its biggest advantage. If you already use Smart Watch and do not want to look like a Christmas tree, this small device can be attached anywhere or just tossed it into your pocket would be a good choice for you. Zip is the cheapest tacker from Fitbit. Despite the fact that it costs less than $50, it has all the basic features for this class of devices and exactly doing what it should. Read More
Bodybugg gained its popularity thanks to NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors.” The device was advertised in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Houston Chronicle as a device that easily allows you to manage your food intake and calories burned. By purchasing this device, you gain the ability to you call to your personal trainer and access to the page with your daily results. Unfortunately, all this will require an extra weekly or monthly fee. And in fact, on this I should complete their review :( Read More
The Zip tracker is made of thermoplastic. The clip is made of silicone and metal.
Armband: ABS, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, 304 grade stainless steel
Adjustable strap/wing assembly: Nylon,polyester, Lycra (no latex content) or polyisoprene, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, silicone
Battery life: up to 7 days
3v coin battery
No charging required, replaceable battery
-4° to 113°F
40° to 140°F
Maximum operating altitude:
It is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof.
The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to come into continuous contact with water. continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the Armband in water.
Fitbit Zip is equipped with an LCD display that informs us about the daily progress and the amount much you missed the achievements of the objectives. Fit bit Zip is available in four colors. Applied battery allows for six months of work. Unfortunately, despite the basic water-resistance of the device, you will not be able to swim. Read Full Specs
The Bodybugg is designed to be worn only on the left arm! Applied rechargeable battery allows for 5 -7 days of work, which is a good result for this class of devices. The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to be in continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the armband in water. Read Full Specs
2a. Tracking Features
Activity & Inactivity
Fitbit Zip is one of the easiest trackers from Fitbit. Zip comes with sensors for: steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and tracking daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. And for many of us it will be perfectly adequate. For example, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that every one of us has passed 10,000 steps a day and that default target is included in the software - you can try every day to achieve it and this small device will help you count steps :)
Bodybugg advertise as Bodybugg® calorie management system with typical Accelerometer sensor (3-axis) and sensors for monitoring the number of calories burned during the day. The available applications record your stats and progress. The sensor measures the galvanic skin response electrically conductive skin when you sweat which allows you to determine the intensity of the workout. An additional measurement of skin temperature provides you information as to your body heat.
2b. Other Features
yes (pay subscription)
Extra non standard
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals
View your stats and progress on the web-based nutrition program
Galvanic skin response: When you sweat, your skin becomes more electrically conductive. This measurement helps the device understand how active you are.
Skin temperature: There’s an electronic thermometer inside your armband that monitors how hot you are.
Heat flux: When you move, your muscles produce heat. Your armband measures the heat that’s flowing from your body into the environment.
Fitbit Zip also functions as a watch and you can check the current statistics of your activities.
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
Windows Vista and later
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
My Fitness Pal
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System
Now with the largest advantage of that inconspicuous device. Like the other devices of the company's Fitbit Zip, it is compatible with a large number of devices. You can watch the progress in your training on your computer or smartphone. Fitbit Zip is compatible with iOS, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows, and Android. Through numerous applications you can share your results with friends, which certainly further motivates you to continue the effort. Available apps allow you to maintain a detailed record of your activity, meals, quality of sleep, and many others. And if you ever decide on another more expensive model from Fitbit, all your data stored in the cloud will be available for the new device.
The application is available Bodybugg® Calorie Management System that allows a detailed record of intake and calories. Unfortunately, after the initial free promotional period you need for it to raise additional weekly or monthly fee.
4. The Bottom Line
• Good support for users on the part of Fitbit
• Small size
• Can be worn "in the pocket"
• Long battery life
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• Inability to swim with the device
• A limited number of functions
• It sometimes falls out of the rubber housing and it can be lost
• You could have allergic problems with nickel in the plate that touches your skin
• Expensive monthly membership fee
• No display
• The system freezes many times, especially with Google Chrome
• Poor customer service
• Short battery life
• Inability to swim with the device