Fitbit One vs Fitbit Flex – A Comparison
Fitbit One is a clip pedometer and comes with a built-in altimeter. Fitbit Flex is the more popular version that you can wear on your wrist and does not have an altimeter. Read the comparison report for Fitbit Alta and Fitbit Charge 2 here.
Fitbit One and Flex Comparison Chart
|Product||Fitbit Flex||Fitbit One|
|Battery Life||Around 5 days||Around 10 days|
|Charge Time||Two hours approx.||One hour approx.|
|Display||Five LED lights||OLED display|
|Release Date||May 2013||September 2012|
|Colors||Black, Slate, Navy, Tangerine, Teal||Black, Burgundy|
|Compatibility||Android, iOS, Windows, OS X||Android, iOS, Windows, OS X|
|PC Sync||USB Dongle||USB Dongle|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 compatible||Bluetooth 4.0 compatible|
|Water Resistance||Water resistant (Not water proof)||Water resistant (Not water proof)|
|Operating Temperature||-4 deg F to 113 deg F||-4 deg F to 113 deg F|
|App Compatibility||Fitbit App, MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness||Fitbit App, MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness|
|Tracking||Activity and basic sleep tracking||Activity and basic sleep tracking|
|Activities tracked||Steps, Distance, Calories burned||Steps, Distance, Calories burned|
|Alarm and Reminders||Yes||Yes|
|Elevation / Stairs||No||Yes|
Fitbit One overview
Fitbit One is a small fitness tracker that is supposed to be on you at all times. It tracks your number of steps taken, measures your calories burned, tracks the number of floors that you’ve climbed and tracks your sleep. It will help you track everything from the food you eat to how much activity that you get in the day. Using this data you can offset the number of calories that you are consuming so that you can lose weight.
This convenient tracker can create personalized fitness plans for you depending on if you want to lose weight or keep your current weight. According to these plans, it creates a daily goal for you so that you can complete that goal and it will let you know by a flower growing on the display itself. This is very convenient for those who do not have much time to keep track of their workout statistics.
Fitbit One tracks your sleep movements at night when you place it in the flexible wristband provided. To start sleep tracking press and hold the button on the tracker which starts a timer. That is the sleep timer and it tracks the number of hours you sleep. It also senses your movements which tell you how many times you’ve possibly woken up or tossed and turned at night. Fitbit One does not have a heart rate monitor. Check out and compare a list of fitness trackers with a heart rate sensor here.
The battery inside Fitbit One lasts a little more than one week on a single charge. Synching this device with the Fitbit app is very smooth and once all the data is uploaded to the app, you open a door to a lot of features such as leaderboards and badges. If you have friends added to the Fitbit.com website, you can compete with them on a weekly basis.
Fitbit Flex overview
The Fitbit Flex is an activity tracker placed inside a flexible and durable rubber band. The strap is adjustable so you’ll likely find a position suited to your wrist. The tracker can easily be removed from the strap. Since Fitbit sells a variety of different colored bands, you can easily change the color depending on what you like without having to buy a whole new device. Once you wear the tracker, you can check your improvement all day long whether your objective is number of steps, distance travelled, calories used or active minutes, by gently tapping on the device.
Your advancement is shown on the device using the five flashing LED lights giving you an idea of how you are doing without having to use your Fitbit app. The LED lights also show you the remaining charge on the battery. It syncs with your iPhone or Android phone wirelessly using Bluetooth 4.0. As for the battery life you get about five days of use before you have to charge it up. To charge it you take out the tracker out of the band and put it into the charging cable which then plugs into a USB jack.
Sleep tracking is similar to Fitbit One. You can turn on sleep tracking from the app or tapping on the tracker several times quickly. It gives you a nice graphical display in the app of when you were in deep sleep or restless or awake. You can set an alarm and it will buzz when it’s time to wake up.