Fitbit One Wireless Activity Tracker & Sleep Tracker preview

Fitbit One, in the black and plum colours

Fitbit is about to replace its Fitbit Ultra fitness device with the Fitbit One Wireless Activity Tracker & Sleep Tracker. Like the Ultra, the new Fitbit One will, when worn, track the number of steps you take, the distance you travel, the flights of steps (or height equivalent when walking up a hill).

Additionally, if you input the data it will keep a count of your caloric intake, and at night measure and assess the quality of your sleep. On this last point I’m a little dubious, having considered the matter of sleep measurement in my Fitbit Ultra review. One new addition to the sleep features is a silent alarm, so you can wake up without waking up your partner. Makes me wonder how heavily the Fitbit One vibrates – I could imagine not waking up, and dreaming about a pleasant wrist massage.

But back to the Fitbit One. In essence, it’s much the same as the predecessor. Design-wise, it’s a little sleeker, the LED display is brighter, and it is available in two colours, black, and burgundy. Inside is Bluetooth 4.0, to allow the Fitbit One to wirelessly connect to your computer, and the Fitbit iPhone / iPod app. Speaking of which, as of today the iPhone and iPad app has been updated, and now provides a more up-to-date picture of your activity, and that of your Fitbit-connected friends.

And a note on device compatibility with the wireless updating of the data:

The One automatically syncs your data to PCs, Macs, the iPhone 4S, 5, the 3rd generation iPad, iPod touch, and – coming soon – select Android phones.

Buying a Fitbit One

The Fitbit One will go on sale in November in Australia, at an RRP of $119.95. If impatient, you can buy the Fitbit One from October 1 from Amazon.

Fitbit One image gallery

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