A lot of complaints here, so I’ll give my OK-to-good experience countering some of the claims.
Awful battery life - Don’t know where they’re coming from with that, but I have the charger handy outside the bathroom and I stick the watch there everytime I have a shower. That quick charge keeps the watch going until the next shower(or even the one after that if I so wish). And I use both Always-On(medium bright) and Sp02 tracking, power hungry features.
Watch not as snappy, limited phone and app integration - Yeah it’s not really geared to be the smartest watch, nor does it aim to be. I have it relay notifications and control music, but nothing more than that. If you’re looking to organize agendas/calendars and play games, it’s a slippery slope down to stuttertown my friend. I use the watch for light sleep alarms and you can see the frame rates struggle with even the alarm app.
Watch breaks easily - I’ve had it for about two weeks now, and after the initial TLC period I went about my routine without really being consciously gentle on the watch. A couple of hard knocks here and there, and the occasional running under the tap to rid of sweat. Watch is as good as the day it came out of the box.
My biggest problem so far is the rash spots the watch leave with extended wear. They’re pretty small, and are manageable by alternating hands and positions on said hands(lower/upper wrist), but I feel that you shouldn’t have to do this every other day, especially when switching hands involves adjusting the watch sensitivity via the phone app. At least make it easier for me to change the dominant wrist setting on the watch itself.
So. The good things? Fitness tracking. Data, and data trends over time. Data and trend based recommendations. Mindfulness and stress tracking. Sleep tracking. The ‘gamifying’ of fitness goals and stats. If you have all this stuff in mind when you buy the watch, you’re getting your money’s worth I guarantee it. You’ll need a sub to FitBit Premium(6 months’ of which come free with the watch), but that’s not the biggest bite out of the wallet from what I see, nor is the price unjustified(could always be less, but it’s okay atm).
|Product Dimensions||4.05 x 4.05 x 1.24 cm; 30 Grams|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)|
|Item model number||FB512BKBK|
|Connectivity technologies||Bluetooth, GPS|
|Other display features||Wireless|
|Human Interface Input||Microphone|
|Whats in the box||Fitbit Sense Tracker, Cable Charge|
|Item Weight||30 g|