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TOPIC: Fitbit Ultra vs. Fitbit The One

 
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September 20, 2012 10:16 PM
Hi guys,

I'm looking into purchasing a Fitbit. I had decided on the Fitbit Ultra, but upon looking on the products page of the Fitbit website I noticed a pre-order option for the new Fitbit The One. Just looking at the specs/options, I don't see any difference compared to the Ultra besides the body style.

Does anyone have any input as far as the differences between the two?
September 20, 2012 10:19 PM
I've done a little research on the new Fitbit One, and from what I have found there aren't any real tracking differences. The one is supposed to be more comfortable and easier to wear. Also, you can directly sync the Fitbit to your device via bluetooth. However, you can only use the new direct sync on low energy Bluetooth 4.0 devices, which currently doesn't seem to be all that many. I also remember seeing something about that being an iOS only feature, but I could be mistaken.
September 20, 2012 10:26 PM
Thanks for that reply. Doesn't seem like enough of a difference to wait more than a month until it would ship.
September 21, 2012 1:10 AM
Woah, wait. The One is sweat and rain-proof! That is the absolute biggest reason you should get one. The ultra will completely die on you if you get it wet or even moist. Sure, they sent me a new one free of charge, but it's a little ridiculous at how incapable the ultra is for handling a little bit of sweat.
September 21, 2012 12:00 PM
I saw the Fitbit One at Best Buy yesterday...
September 21, 2012 12:01 PM
Wait for a One! The water resistance is a HUGE plus.
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September 21, 2012 12:02 PM
QUOTE:

I saw the Fitbit One at Best Buy yesterday...


Really? Are you sure it wasn't a Zip?
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September 21, 2012 1:02 PM
Really? The Ultra isn't sweatproof?! Who the hell makes something like that and doesn't at least make it resistant.
Strange.
September 21, 2012 1:40 PM
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Really? The Ultra isn't sweatproof?! Who the hell makes something like that and doesn't at least make it resistant.
Strange.


I know, right?! I had mine for two days before I went out for a hour long walk with the fitbit on my waistband and it died because of the HUMIDITY outside. I've only had mine for three weeks now (4 days waiting for my replacement in the mail), and darnit, it seems unfair that they come out with One right after! Hahaha. Doesn't it always work that way...

If you don't want to wait, get the new zip one. It doesn't have the sleep tracker, but it's also 40 bucks cheaper (plus wireless, water resistant, etc.) and it comes in pretty colors. I think that's a plus. :P

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I saw the Fitbit One at Best Buy yesterday...


Pretty sure you didn't see one for actual sale. Fitbit One isn't even available on the fitbit website yet. Everything's still pre-order, but the Zip is out.
September 21, 2012 1:49 PM
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Really? The Ultra isn't sweatproof?! Who the hell makes something like that and doesn't at least make it resistant.
Strange.


I wear mine on the band of my bra under my arm and live in Florida. It's gotten pretty damp from sweat and has survived. My first one certainly didn't survive a ride in the washing machine, but Fitbit replaced it for me for free.
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