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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Not recommended. This product is super problematic.
62%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The iFit Active has excellent battery life for a rechargeable fitness tracker--up to two full weeks.
  • The Active doesn't overcomplicate things--it records steps, hours slept, and lets you input calories and meals.
  • The Active can sync wirelessly with some treadmills from top brands for more accurate exercise tracking.

CONS

  • The Active isn't waterproof--you should be fine if you get caught in the rain, but showering or swimming with it isn't recommended.
  • The Active has some durability issues: The glass used on its screen is prone to scratches, although the company says they're working on fixing this.
  • The iFit app is clunky and inconsistent when it comes to syncing with the Active.
The iFit Active is a fitness tracker with the ability to sync with treadmills from top brands--including NordicTrack, ProForm, and FreeMotion--for accurate workout tracking. The Active has a few good things going for it, including two-week battery life and straightforward tracking info, but it's plagued by quality issues and a clunky app that syncs only some of the time. The Active is flexible when it comes to wear options--it comes with a clip and a wristband, similar to the Fitbit Flex.
NameActiveCharge HROrbOrbitGear Fit
ManufactureriFitFitbitFitbugRuntasticSamsung
Techwalla Score
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List Price$130$150$50$120$100
80%

The wristband was my personal favorite to use, however it is also the hardest to put on and remove. The plastic locking clip is the main iss…

The wristband was my personal favorite to use, however it is also the hardest to put on and remove. The plastic locking clip is the main issue with putting on and taking off the band.

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72%

In contrast to many trackers, which can be worn only on the wrist, the iFit can be worn as a wristband, or clipped to your clothes or simply…

In contrast to many trackers, which can be worn only on the wrist, the iFit can be worn as a wristband, or clipped to your clothes or simply carried in your pocket. I wore it on my wrist. It was difficult to fasten and unfasten the band, but once the device was on my wrist, it felt lightweight and comfortable.

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60%

In the broad range of fitness trackers of every fitting, the iFit Active takes a bare bones approach with its sheer simplicity through form …

In the broad range of fitness trackers of every fitting, the iFit Active takes a bare bones approach with its sheer simplicity through form and function without overstating itself as anything else but a tool for tracking.

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58%

The cons of the device include not having a heart-rate sensor, and bugs in the app when using the barcode scanning feature. The device also …

The cons of the device include not having a heart-rate sensor, and bugs in the app when using the barcode scanning feature. The device also is not waterproof so can't be worn while swimming.

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50%

A major flaw with the Active is its durability. After only a few days of normal use, small scratches began to appear on the screen. The scra…

A major flaw with the Active is its durability. After only a few days of normal use, small scratches began to appear on the screen. The scratches intensified as I continued to use the device.

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50%

Overall, the design is particularly disappointing given the price. If it was a $12 fitness tracker like Pivotal Living we could accept it, b…

Overall, the design is particularly disappointing given the price. If it was a $12 fitness tracker like Pivotal Living we could accept it, but it's $79: not good enough.

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Essentially iFit doesn’t just log your gym activity online, it allows you to design your own workouts and send them to your treadmill, exerc…

Essentially iFit doesn’t just log your gym activity online, it allows you to design your own workouts and send them to your treadmill, exercise bike or cross trainer.

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The app wasn’t reliable when syncing with the iFit Active. After the first week, the app notified me that it "Cannot Sync" and I had to give…

The app wasn’t reliable when syncing with the iFit Active. After the first week, the app notified me that it "Cannot Sync" and I had to give it a hard reset. After doing so, I got the same message, and again, found myself repeating the same instructions of a hard reset and then re-syncing.

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