Fitbit Zip

The Fitbit Zip is a small and affordable basic activity tracker.

Fitbit Zip

Fitbit Zip: affordable, light and fun.

 Fitbit Zip is the smallest and most affordable Fitbit device available. The Zip is Fitbit’s response to those who think the more advanced Fitbit activity tracking devices  (Fitbit Classic, Fitbit Ultra, Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex) are over-priced for their basic needs.

Along with the Fitbit One, the Zip is the first activity tracker to offer Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Smart to enable wireless background sync with compatible smartphone apps. With the Zip, a computer isn’t necessary to sync data to the Fitbit website and Fitbit mobile app; the Zip syncs in the background with your smartphone and updates the Fitbit website automatically.

For the average consumer, the Fitbit Zip is also arguably one of the least daunting activity tracking devices on the market.

Fitbit Zip

Fitbit Zip: clips on your clothes


Device Facts

Tracks: Steps, Distance, Calories Burned

Company: Fitbit (Twitter and Facebook)

Release: September 2012

Website: Fitbit Zip

Launch Price: $59.95 USD

App: iOS and Android

Form Factor: Clip

Display: LCD

Sync: Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Smart, Wireless USB Dongle

Color Variations: Blue, Charcoal, White, Lime, Magenta

API: Yes, Fitbit API

Third-party Connectivity: Yes, Fitbit compatible apps

Buy It: Amazon


Key Features

  1. Colorful - Targeted at the type of consumer who typically wouldn’t purchase one of the more technically-threatening and feature-rich Fitbit devices
  2. Affordable – Priced slightly above the average dumb, non-connected pedometer, but comes with a much richer feature set
  3. On-device Display - Check progress at a glance
  4. Bluetooth Sync - Wireless sync in background with compatible smartphone appss


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  1. I’m having pelrobms running this script. I’m thinking changes were made between the time the video was posted, and I downloaded fitbit.js?I’m looking at the fitbit.js file I downloaded. It looks similar to the code in the video, but slightly different (different version)?I was able to make changes in the correc areas (I think), but was unable to continue past the Configure Fitbit dialog: prompted for consumer key & secret, but also prompts for resources and period, but is missing the Authorize/Cancel buttons.Any advice?

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