Have you seen the new Fitbit — they have two versions, actually — that address the weaknesses of the original Fitbit. With the original you could only send its data to a personal computer, not to a mobile device. These two take advantage of advances in Bluetooth wireless technology and puts data right where it belongs: on the smartphone in your pocket or purse, no PC needed.
The Fitbit one, which costs $99.95, can clip directly onto your clothing and tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed throughout the day. At night, it measures your sleep cycle, monitoring how long and well you slept. It also has a silent alarm that vibrates to wake you up in the morning.
The Fitbit Zip is smaller and aimed at more casual users and costs just $59.95. The Zip, which is about the size of a quarter, also tracks the number of steps you’ve taken during the day, calories you have burned, and distance you have traveled. It comes in five colors, including magenta, lime, blue, charcoal, and white.
Both trackers are sweat-proof and waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about your device getting ruined in the rain or after a heavy workout. Fitbit has an updated app for the iPhone and Android smartphones that allows users to see their fitness activity on a chart, earn fitness badges, and log food they eat. This product is