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
Polar offers, in addition to heartrate monitors and smartwatches, typical training features have also Polar Loop wristband that allows you to Convenience measurement of your daily activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read More
5.7" - 9.4"
The Zip tracker is made of thermoplastic. The clip is made of silicone and metal.
Polyurethane, ABS + electro plating, PA GF,
85 LED lights in 5 x 17 matrix
Battery life: up to 6 days
3v coin battery
No charging required, replaceable battery
-4° to 113°F
32° to 122°F
Maximum operating altitude:
It is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof.
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
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
Polar Loop is equipped with 85 LED lights in 5 x 17 matrix that informs about the various functions of the device and about your activity. Loop is only available in three colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for six days of work, which is a good result for this class of devices. This device allows swimming and diving up to 20 meters. 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 :)
Polar Loop has the typical sensors for counting steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. Measures the quality of your sleep as well. After purchasing, an additional sensor such as HR. Polar H6, or H7 will fill our hearts employment information during our training.
2b. Other Features
Extra non standard
Add heart rate to your workout with the H7 sensor
Sync Polar Loop with an H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor for accurate heart rate while working out. Get credit for calories burned during activities where you arms are stationary such as indoor cycling.
Fitbit Zip also functions as a watch and you can check the current statistics of your activities.
Polar Loop also features a watch.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
iOS 6 and newer
iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 series and iPod touch (5th gen. or newer)
Android 4.3 and later
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Windows Vista and later
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and later
My Fitness Pal
Polar Flow app
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.
Polar Flow app records detailed and advanced analysis of your day's activity, time, and quality of sleep. On the basis of the data sent training, you can analyze your activity and plan future training sessions.
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
• Work with HR sensor available in the extended package
• Inability to swim with the device
• A limited number of functions
• It sometimes falls out of the rubber housing and it can be lost
• Short battery life