Fitbit Review – Conclusion
The current state of wearable technology is that we’re on the cusp of a revolution. 2014 is likely to be the year when the market explodes with new offerings from Apple, Google, Microsoft (MSFT) and other tech giants.
However, the best smartwatch currently available from Samsung costs $300, weighs nearly 3 ounces and lasts a day at best before the battery needs recharging.
If your idea of a smartwatch is combining the best fitness tracker available with a watch, resulting in a device a third of the weight, less than half the cost and a week or more of battery life than that Galaxy Gear, then this Fitbit review should confirm that the Fitbit Force is worthy of consideration.
This is especially true if fitness is your primary goal for a such a device (as opposed to playing games, playing music or snapping photos). And if you’re also an iPhone owner, the upcoming Fitbit Force call notification update should tip the scales even further in favor of this lightweight smartwatch.
If getting fit or dipping a toe into the wearable technology market (without spending a fortune) are among your New Year’s resolutions, the Fitbit Force makes a good case for being the best smartwatch offered in the current crop of devices.
Of course you could wait for the iWatch to make an appearance, but it’s likely to be much more expensive and it’s going to take even Apple a few years to catch up to the head start Fitbit has in its fitness ecosystem with multiple Fitbit tracker models, a smart scale, software and third-party app support.
As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.