I’ve now had the Fitbit Flex for about a month or so and it has definitely been interesting to see the amount of miles I walk. This was one of the main reasons I decided to upgrade to the Flex from the Zip was because with the Zip I often forgot to put it on or would lose it in clothing which meant less data collection.
Sensitivity and Proprietary OS Syncing
One of the biggest things I have been disappointed about with the Flex is that after the second week or so I started developing a gnarly rash like irritation even though Fitbit suggests you can wear it everywhere including the shower.
Notably I have made sure to clean and dry it daily but still some weird irritation ( Fitbit Rash )from the band so now I am going to try to alternate between wrists to see if that helps subdue the irritation. I have worn watches in the past on a regular basis and it never caused irritation like this.
Additionally, I was disappointed to learn that the Flex, unlike the Fitbit One, does not have an altimeter so it cannot track how many floors you climb which is a bummer since the Flex is at the same price point as the Fitbit One.
I guess my last major gripe is that Fitbit is still limited to Windows, Mac OSX, iPhone and just a few Android Devices for syncing while some Fitbit competitors have wider syncing options. I would really like to see support for a Linux Client or perhaps Fitbit could just contribute to libfitbit. In the end, Fitbit has been a helpful tool and I have already lost 19.3lbs and walked over 180 miles in the short amount of time I have been using my Fitbit Zip and Flex.
Oh and BTW you can click here to tweet Fitbit that you would like to see a Linux Client!