FitBit Flex Counts Calories From Your Wrist [CES 2013]

CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – FitBit – the OG fitness-tracking dongle – has gone toe-to-toe with the Nike Fuelband and Jawbone’s Up. Or maybe that should be “wrist-to-wrist,” as the new FitBit Flex is a tracker which wraps around your arm.

The Flex consists of a silicone strap and a little plastic brain with a row of LED lights which pulse in the Standard KITT Rhythm. It tracks almost exactly what the other FitBits track – steps, sleep, calories – but adds in a new concept called Active Minutes and drops support for counting the stairs you climb (the altimeter function). Active minutes seem to be some kind of made-up metric to gauge your activity.

And like the newest mini FitBit, the Flex has low-power Bluetooth 4 for syncing direct with your late-model iPhone or iPad, and soon with Android handsets.

You can pre-order now for $99.

CES 2013 small banner

Related
  • Cortney Sauk

    So instead of fixing and updating their website they made a completely useless and inferior alternative to their original great product so they can compete with the other useless wristbands.

About the author

Charlie Sorrel Charlie Sorrel is the Reviews Editor here on Cult of Mac. Follow Charlie  on Twitter at @mistercharlie.

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by .

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , , , , , |