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
The company Basis being under the wings of Intel launched the SmartWatch basis peak. The watch consists of a disc and two-piece removable strap available in different colors. The device is available at a price below $200. Read More
10.2 in (259.1mm)
The Zip tracker is made of thermoplastic. The clip is made of silicone and metal.
thermoplastic polymer and silicone
1.25 inches OLED High Contrast Touch Screen Made With Gorilla Glass 3™
3v coin battery
No charging required, replaceable battery
a depleted battery can be charged to 90% in 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours
-4° to 113°F
14° 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
Basis Peak features a 1.25-inch touch monochrome display which operated by moving a finger. Applied rechargeable battery lasts for four days of work, which is a good, but not the best result. The device is waterproof and allows the Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling, and similar activities. 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 :)
Basis Peak notifies you of the duration of the activity, calories burned, and number of steps. With the sensor-to-date HR will get your heartrate during the workout. Basis Peak also measures the quality of your sleep.
2b. Other Features
Extra non standard
Galvanic Skin Response
Fitbit Zip also functions as a watch and you can check the current statistics of your activities.
As Wristband-Watch Basis Peak show you the typical information about the time and date but when you get an email or text message, it will show you a notification with the ability to transition directly to them. Basis Peak through BodyIQ, unerringly detects your activity, whether you're running, walking, or driving bicycle. Then adjust the information on the screen to a given activity. But when I sit and write these words, the machine tells me that just does. Sitting on the couch and watching TV treats as a light sleeping.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
iOS 7 and later
Android 4.4.2, KitKat
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
Windows Vista and later
My Fitness Pal
Basis Peak 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.
The device synchronizes the data on the achieved activity and sends it via Bluetooth installed on your mobile device Basis Peak app. The device also works with other applications to the more famous are Endomondo, MapMyFitness, and Strava.
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
• Monitor HR
• Touch screen
• A large number of additional features
• Compatible with many programs
• 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
• Inadequate recognition of certain activities