With a minimalist 5 LED readout and button-free, somewhat cryptic tap-to-control interface, it was bound to take us a bit to warm up to the Fitbit. The device has received much acclaim, which is what piqued our interest. After memorising the control commands, however, we found the device quite easy and straightforward (pun intended) to use. As with most other fitness bands, the device itself is mainly for recording step data… and that's about it. The app for your smartphone (which connects via bluetooth) is what makes the device worth it in terms of functionality, and we found it both easy and fun to use. The clean interface lends itself well to a top-down view of your daily activities and has all the features you might expect of a step-tracker. The readout is handy as well, keeping track of your progress towards your daily step goal.
The vibration option is the unique feature on this device that has us wondering which fitness tracker we prefer. We're pretty die-hard Garmin folks when it comes to fitness tracking, but the vibration is a feature that juuuuust might be enough to change our minds. Waking up in the morning via cacophonic torture (literally being annoyed into a waking state) is usually the order of the day, but we found the vibration feature (alarms settable via the app), was enough to pleasantly wake up in the morning without the earful of noise.
Subsequently, we went a Bit nuts (har har har) with the styling, and presently our Fitbit bands are the largest range of wearable accessories we have, to suit a variety of tastes from simple, and understated, to wild and wacky. We simply Luv the Fitbit!