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On the surface, the Fitbug Orb fitness tracker appears to be a pretty excellent deal. For just $49.95 the gadget promises to let users count their steps, and calculate both calories burned through exercise and consumed in their meals. Additionally the device can push activity data to compatible smartphones over a wireless Bluetooth connection. Unfortunately, reality is that the Orb's complicated setup, confusing phone software, and messy online tools make it hard to recommend. For just $10 more, the Fitbit Zip can tackle almost everything the Orb can, plus it has some key abilities the Orb can't touch. These include having a real screen and being able to enter the food you eat into a mobile app. Also, operating the Zip is a breeze by comparison.
Design A round, fat disc, the Fitbug Orb is about the width of a quarter and as thick as two bottle caps stacked back-to-back, To me it almost looks like an oversize Mentos candy or a smashed glass marble, Aside from the standard black, the Orb also comes in tasty pink and white colors, The gadget's smooth glossy surface doesn't give away any clues to its purpose, either, That's because the Orb lacks a screen and the product's only indicators or controls are a small oval light and tiny button, Sitting in between the button and light, both positioned on the Orb's front face, is a short purple stripe, Don't get too excited, though, this rounded line zizo bolt iphone x tough case & screen protector - red / black doesn't serve any function other than ornamental..
I have to say that picking up the Orb right after spending plenty of quality time with the Fitbit Force, made me really miss having a true alphanumeric display. Even the tiny, belt-clipped Fitbit Zip has an LCD that showcases steps and calorie info when your smartphone isn't handy. The Nike FuelBand SE takes the cake, though, with its huge LED array that shows your activity status in larger-than-life technicolor fireworks. Unlike other high-tech pedometers on the market such as the Fitbit Force and Jawbone Up, users have two ways to wear the Orb right out of the box. A rubbery wrist strap lets you latch the device onto your wrist, and a soft, flexible clip pins the Orb to belts or pockets. I opted to use the wristband method since the clip, while it grabs clothing tightly, doesn't lock or snap completely shut.