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Fitbit Zip Review and Price Compare

The Fitbit Zip is one of Fitbit trackers which tracks steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. The device is the first Fitbit product to include a disposable battery. The Zip is affordable, water resistant, and links to Fitbit’s powerful fitness analysis tools in the cloud.

Announced on September 17, 2012, the Fitbit Zip is able to sync its data wirelessly to supported mobile devices, just like the Fitbit One. The supported mobile device are the iPhone 4S and higher, iPad 3rd generation, iPod touch 5th generation, Samsung Galaxy Note II and higher, Samsung Galaxy S III and higher, LG G2, HTC One, Moto X, and Nexus 4 or higher.

Fitbit Zip Design

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The Fitbit Zip design is larger than both the original Tracker and Ultra devices.Weighing 0.282 ounces, it measures 1.4 inches height, 1.1 inches width and 0.38 inches depth. The Zip is available in five different colors, Black, White, Blue, Green and Pink.

Fitbit Zip Features

Fitbit comes with great features like tracking your daily activity like Tracks steps, distance and calories burned; sync wirelessly via Bluetooth connection; Set goals, view progress, and earn badges; Share and compete with friends throughout the day; Free iPhone and Android Apps; Small and discreet – wear in pocket, on belt or bra; Log food, weight and more on Fitbit’s website or apps; Sweat-, rain-, and splash-proof; Replaceable battery, .

The Fitbit Zip is aimed to log user’s activity level in terms of steps taken which then uses it to calculate total distance traveled and calories burned. The Zip displays the current time as well as a smiley icon. When users move around enough then they will get smiley icon. But if the device detects that users are lazy then the smiley icon will stick out its tongue.

The second feature of Fitbit Zip is its ability to sync wirelessly via Bluetooth connection. This is one of the most useful new features on the device and is an improvement over the company’s previous devices. The previous fitbit tracker, the ultra, required a USB base station, connected by a long cord to a PC, to transfer activity data up to the cloud.

The Zip also supports sharing data with iPhones via the Fitbit iOS app allowing users to have their stats updated in real time as long as they have a network connection. Users with Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 handsets can enjoy the Bluetooth syncing between phone and tracker, while Android users are supported through Android app. The company has also recently enhanced its companion smartphone app, both on Android and iOS.

Here are some of Fitbit Zip features:

  • Tracks steps, distance and calories burned
  • With Fitbit’s accelerometer, Zip captures all-day activity that old-school pedometers can’t handle. It bases calculations like calories burned on your personal profile.
  • Syncs automatically to your computer or select Bluetooth 4.0/Bluetooth Smart Ready devices (iPhone 4S or later, and the iPad (3rd generation)
  • Set goals, view progress, and earn badges
  • Share and compete with friends throughout the day
  • Free iPhone and Android Apps
  • Small and discreet – wear in pocket, on belt or bra
  • Log food, weight and more on Fitbit’s website or apps
  • Sweat-, rain-, and splash-proof
  • Replaceable battery, lasts 4-6-months

Fitbit Zip Specs

Fitbit Zip has up to 180 days battery life, 3D accelerometer, LCD Capacitive Touchscreen display, with fitness analytics. It is up to one meter water resistant.

Here are the detail specs of Fitbit Zip:

Dimensions1.4 inches (h) 1.1 inches (w) 0.38 inches (d)
Weight0.282 ounces
TypeWearable / clip-on
Tracking metricsMotion / steps, Distance, Calories
DisplayYes
Battery lifeUp to 180 days
3D accelerometerYes
DisplayYes
Screen typeLCD (Monochrome)
TouchscreenCapacitive [finger]
Fitness analyticsYes
Water resistantUp to 1 m
Sync and connectivity
Sync typeWireless (Bluetooth)
Sensor networkBluetooth
Battery indicatorYes
Battery lifeUp to 180 days
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2012

Fitbit Zip Pricing & Availability

The Fitbit Zip is now available for purchase with the original price of $59.99 though you can get the device with lower price now.

Fitbit Zip Colors

Fitbit Zip is available in five different colors :

1. Black

2. White

3. Blue

4. Green

5. Pink

Fitbit price: Available at $59.95, Fitbit Zip offers much of the abilities of its pricier competitors. Though it has some weakness, we can say that the Zip is one of the great fitness partner for everyone.

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