After taking the Flex out of its box, it's just a matter of charging the little module inside of the wristband itself, while you do the setup. We have more of the setup procedure below, so if you want to skip to that, you can; if not, continue on with our first impressions.
After fully charging it (which didn't take long at all) I slapped the Flex onto my wrist, and went out to dinner. I was chatting with a friend about it, and he mentioned that he doesn't like the feel of it on his wrist, as it is too heavy, and gets in the way.
I didn't find this to be true with my experience in the first 24 hours, and I'm writing this portion of the review on my second day of owning the Fitbit Flex.
I'm not the fittest guy around, but I'm also no massive sloth that slides around on my belly. But, I know I could do with getting fitter. I have a nearly three-year-old daughter who has more energy than our local star, so I wanted to at least push myself to do something, anything, fitness related.
With the Flex, I can slap it on my wrist, and go on with my day. But, as time goes on, it pushed me to walk more, and to try to get my numbers up. Every time I double tapped the Flex, I wanted to see more lights come up, but the only way that will happen is by getting closer to, and hopefully meeting, my daily goals.
This is something I was actually really interested in: sleep tracking. It usually takes me quite some time to fall asleep, usually between 30 to 60 minutes; sometimes more.
In order to start sleep tracking, you'll have to manually go into your Fitbit app, and tell it you're going to sleep now. When you wake up, you'll have to tell it that you're now awake, too.
On my first night of tracking my sleep, I actually woke up quite a lot; more than usual as a matter of fact. The first thing I did when I woke up was check my stats, and surely enough, there it was in digitized form: my sleeping pattern.
I woke up a fair bit, and had times of fully being awake -obviously, because the Flex is tracking the movement through my wrist. It was really astounding to get up and check my sleeping pattern; I'm slowly turning robotic.
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