Fitbit Announces Wristband Activity Tracker Fitbit Flex
Digital fitness and health company Fitbit has announced a new activity tracker to its lineup, a wristband that will sync via Bluetooth 4.0 to iOS devices and select Android devices, as well as PCs and Macs, called Fitbit Flex.
Fitbit Flex is available for pre-order today on Fitbit.com for $99.95 and is scheduled to begin shipping sometime in the first half of the year.
Similar to the Fitbit One and the now retired Fitbit Ultra, the new Fitbit Flex tracks how many steps you take in a day, total distance travelled, and calories burned, as well as how much sleep you get at night.
The Fitbit line of devices work in conjunction with a well-established Web portal and mobile app that let you add more personal health metrics, such as weight and blood pressure, and count calories to help keep your diet and weight in check. It also has a system that lets you record exercise that the Fitbit gadgets cannot record accurately, such as swimming and cycling, to account for additional calories burned.