Wearable Tech World Feature Article
February 15, 2013

Fitbit One: New Generation of Wearable Technologies

With wearable technologies escalating in popularity and expected to explode in the coming years, more and more companies are introducing new wearable technologies, especially fitness wearables. Fitbit offers several different products including the Fitbit Flex, a band-style personal fitness tracker, but its Fitbit One may be the most impressive. There are plenty of wearable technologies out there that measure fitness and generally do it pretty well.

There’s the Nike+ FuelBand that measures a user’s movement throughout the day using a sports-tested accelerometer. Then you have Amiigo, which has the ability to identify certain exercises using innovative gesture recognition. It has the ability to recognize hundreds of exercises while making working out smarter. Amiigo is in the post production stage but should be a smash once it hits the market this spring. 

Fitbit One is small in size, less than two inches long and .76 inches wide, but packs a lot of power. It’s made of silicon and comes with a metal clip that easily clips onto any article of clothing. Fitbit One is powered by a leading-edge accelerometer and altimeter that combines a personal fitness tracker, a pedometer, calorie meter, and measures your sleep pattern giving you a true, accurate measurement of your fitness level.

 It’s scientifically proven that to be truly healthy, it’s not only about eating right and exercising regularly; we need a healthy sleep pattern. In order to properly gain or lose weight, a healthy sleeping pattern is as essential as eating and exercising and with Fitbit one you can get an accurate measurement of not only how many hours you slept but the quality of the rest you actually got. 

Whether you’re an athlete who likes to head down to your nearest stadium and run the stairs as your workout or someone that has to walk up and down many flights of stairs throughout your day, Fitbit one also measures the amount of stairs you have gone up and down and will measure the amount of calories burned.

The Fitbit One will wirelessly sync to your PC or Mac when it’s within a 20 foot radius of the wireless sync dongle that gets plugged into a USB port on the computer. It also syncs to Apple (News - Alert) Devices and several Samsung devices equipped with Bluetooth 4.0/Bluetooth Smart compatibility.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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