FitBit Flex Wristband Tracks Health, Syncs to iPhone, Android
The new Flex tracks steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned, encouraging users to walk more and do more through LED indicator lights.Digital health and wellness specialist Fitbit debuted the Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, which syncs with Bluetooth 4.0 to track activity and sleep wherever the user goes. The new Flex tracks steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned, encouraging users to walk more and do more through LED indicator lights on the wristband, giving users feedback on progress to a goal throughout the day. It also tracks how long and how well a user is sleeping. The indicator lights will illuminate as users hit 20 percent increments of reaching a goal (such as walking 10,000 steps). The wristband comes in five different colors, and users can also switch bands to match moods or help make fitness a more integrated part of the day. Flex also syncs wirelessly and automatically to a computer, as well as to select iPhone and select Google Android-powered devices. The device is also water-resistant so users can wear it in the shower or the pool.
Mobile capability also extends beyond mere syncing ability with iPhone and Android applications and online tools that show activity charts, leaderboards and more, allowing users to set goals, view progress and earn badges.