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Review: The Fitbit Flex wristband bests its closest competition

At a Glance
  • Fitbit Flex

    Macworld Rating

    The Fitbit Flex matches the core functionality of the company's other socially-connected digital pedometers, but it's worn on the wrist. Its Bluetooth syncing and durability help it best competitors like...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The Fitbit Flex matches the core functionality of the company's other socially-connected digital pedometers, but it's worn on the wrist. Its Bluetooth syncing and durability help it best competitors like the Jawbone Up.

    Pros

    • Tracks steps and sleep with accuracy
    • Hard to lose
    • Bluetooth syncing
    • Vibrant user base across Fitbit line for social step competition

    Cons

    • Five day battery life unimpressive
    • Clasp a bit fussy to use
    • No numeric on-device display

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