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Old 11-16-12, 04:52 PM  
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Fitbit vs Fitbit One

Now that the Fitbit One is available I'm seeing some great deals on the previous model and I'm tempted. Are there any major advantages to the One? (I know it's supposed to use Bluetooth and sync easily to a phone or tablet but I've read some reviews saying it doesn't work seamlessly.) So do I need the One or would I do just as well with the previous model? Thanks
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Old 11-16-12, 05:29 PM  
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The reviews for the new one haven't been the greatest, I'm considering getting the previous model. Where are the good deals?
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Old 11-16-12, 05:59 PM  
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Where are the good deals?

It was at Amazon (the Canadian one) as of an hour ago. But now the price is up again I really hate how Amazon does that.
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Old 11-16-12, 06:07 PM  
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I think the biggest consideration would be how often you want to look at your data on your dashboard, as opposed to on the fitbit itself. I'm home most of the day, so it is near my computer and synchs periodically throughout the day- and this synchs automatically to my phone apps. Where I used to work I would not have been able to load their software onto my computer - in that case I may have preferred the One. Now that I have had it for awhile I don't check the dashboard nearly as often as I did the first month or so - so just being able to scroll thru and see how close I am to my goal for steps or floors is all I need.
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Old 11-16-12, 06:41 PM  
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The reviews for the new one haven't been the greatest, I'm considering getting the previous model. Where are the good deals?
Reviews? It just shipped.
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Old 11-16-12, 09:03 PM  
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Reviews? It just shipped.
amazon has quite a few reviews, maybe they are preliminary impressions?
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Old 11-16-12, 09:22 PM  
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The reviews for the new one haven't been the greatest, I'm considering getting the previous model
On Amazon, the Fitbit One's reviews average 4.3/5, the previous averages 4.0/5
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Old 11-16-12, 09:32 PM  
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Well I am not sure about the Fitbit ONE but my Dog chewed up my fitbit Ultra and I've been a fitbit user since june of 2012 and I emailed them and they sent me out a new Ultra FREE!!!! I am so excited!
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Old 11-16-12, 10:56 PM  
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Thanks to the fitbit lovefest here, I've been waiting for what seems like forever but is actually only a few months. I want a fitbit. I've scoured blogs and every review I can find to see if the new One would be better than the Ultra. I'm already behind the curve having NO fitbit to compare to! I could not believe when I looked last night & saw over 100 reviews on amazon. According to the reviews, best buy has had them for weeks. If we had a local BestBuy, I would already be wearing the new fitbit right now! An amazon reviewer recommend reading the iTunes reviews, so I did. (I had not planned on using their app--do I have to?) Most of them say there was an update & now it won't sync. From what I have read the problems seem to be: falls out of case, takes 2 usb ports, button too sensitive, registers steps/flights of stairs in a car, sleep not accurate, won't sync with phone. Does that mean only their app? I don't know. Even some of the good reviews list some problems. I don't know what the benefits are over the Ultra with the new one. The silent alarm? No clip?
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Old 11-17-12, 12:40 AM  
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I have the Ultra. Two words. LOVE IT!
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