When I was sent the iFit Classic to review, I have to admit my first thought was “wow, that’s big”, followed by “and white”. So, right there, you know my two cons to this combination watch, activity tracker, and calorie counter: I wish that they had a women’s size and I would have chosen black if asked.
But those are my only two cons and I have teeny little wrists, so most watches look a little big on it. (Also? I can’t read time on a watch quickly, so I have always used a digital. Some times it takes me a bit to figure out the actual time, but I’m calling that a brain workout. It’s definitely not an issue with the watch.)
I’ve been wearing the iFit Classic for about a month now and I’m pretty much in love with it. I had never really wanted a step tracker (I feel like I move quite a bit during the day + my running), but I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. Turns out, I am as active as I thought, hitting 10000 steps NOT including workouts more than 90% of the time when I am at my own house. I was not so active while at my parents and my steps varied wildly on travel days. I don’t have any other tracker to compare mine to, but I feel like the steps are fairly accurate, at least in comparison to itself. To me, that’s all that matters.
iFit Classic Features
The iFit Classic tracks steps/activity, calories in/expended, and sleep. It pairs up with an app that you can put on your iPhone or Android phone. While the watch itself has three dials that provide information on steps and calories, the iFit App gives you a lot more information about when you moved, what you ate, and how well you slept. You can also calibrate the watch via the app to your exact stride length. I haven’t used the calorie counter much as I don’t count calories, but I played with it a bit to check it out. It’s simple to add calorie amounts on the watch, there are lots of options for specific foods on the apps, and it has a barcode reading feature on the app! All good things if calorie tracking is your jam. It also works with your iFit.com account if you have one.
Wanna know my favorite feature? The “you’ve been sitting for x minutes” buzz. You can choose how many minutes (I have mine set for 30) and the iFit Classic buzzes to remind you to move. I particularly like this in the evenings when I get sucked into a book or *ahem* the book of Face. Usually I get up and don’t just get in movement, but also get another chore done. Score!
Now that I’ve grown accustomed to the size of the iFit Classic, I love it. It has a totally different look than many of the activity trackers out there, the battery lasts a really long time and charges quickly, and I find it very comfortable. I have to actively remember to take it off to shower, since it’s water resistant, not waterproof. (I may have showered in it a few times with no issues. Shhhh.)
Do you wear a tracker? If you are looking for one and want one that doesn’t scream “tracker”, check out the iFit Classic. (And if you are wondering if you should get a tracker, check out the pros and cons over at Relentless Forward Commotion.)
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Disclaimer: I received the iFit Classic to review. All opinions are my own.
45 thoughts on “iFit Classic Watch Review”
OMGOSH I want this.
Yes, you do. ;o)
Ohhh, I love the fact that it looks like a real watch!!! Very cool! I had no idea they came out with a watch!
I think it has only been out for a while…
Wow, that is big! If it were any smaller though, I guess it would be harder to see the dials. Looks cool, and I like how it looks like a watch. I’ve used a Fitbit Flex before. My wish list for my next tracker would be one that can detect my heart rate so I can get and stay in the zone.
I think the dials could be a bit smaller and closer together and still be readable, but maybe not.
I have baby wrists too but I actually really love the look of the watch! Definitely something I am going to check out, thanks for sharing your review!
It seems big but it is comfortable!
I really like the look of that watch. I guess I’m old school…I like the classic watch! Very cool.
Honestly? It’s nicer looking than the watch I was wearing LOL.
I’m in love with this! I love oversized watches, so that’s a huge plus for me. I like to know my steps, but don’t like the look of most fitness tracking watches. This would be perfect to wear to work.
Then you would totally love this (or the black one). Doesn’t look “tracky” at all.
I would love to learn more about this watch!
It’s a great product.
I have seen a couple runners with these watches 🙂 They look nice! I have a Garmin Forerunner 225 and I really enjoy the move vibration…whether or not I listen to it is a different story 🙂
I had just bought a new 220 when the 225 came out, so I didn’t want to replace that…
That watch is pretty impressive. It is kind of big though, isn’t it??
It is a bit big – it would be cool if they came out with a slightly smaller version for women’s wrists…
Great review! I have the FitBit Charge and I do wish it looked more like a regular watch…this looks nice and the app seems to have all the right bells and whistles! I need an alarm to get up every so often…
Yeah – I wasn’t interested in the tracker looking ones, so it was cool to get this.
I’ve not seen a tracker that looks like that! I like that you can set it to buzz if you are inactive. I get lost on my computer sometimes for sure. Interesting!
Yeah, me too. I’ve even started getting up during conference calls and walking around the table instead of sitting for the whole hour.
I wonder what would/will happen to classic watches since trackers seem to be the trend. This one has a classic look at least. I wouldn’t mind the white in summer…
I think it will look cute with short sleeves and tank tops. I have issues with it sometimes with long sleeves…
This looks like a great alternative to the traditional trackers, and definitely doesn’t look like a tracker. I really like the way it looks!
It’s really grown on me. At first it just seemed too big, but I like it now.
I LOVE the look of this watch! Totally prettier than the regular looking sports watches
Yep, definitely doesn’t look sporty.
What a great looking watch!! I would totally wear this! I Am curious about what my steps per day add up to… Great review!
I was surprised how many steps I get on days when I have a lot of chores to do LOL.
Oh, I kind of like the white!
I’ve never really been into activity trackers so I probably wouldn’t be in the market for an iFit, but it’s pretty nice and discreet looking and seems like it works great!
I didn’t think I’d want one, but now that I have it, I like it. It definitely makes me move more.
This is a cute watch. I don’t wear a tracker, but this one is cool.
I just like how different it is from the rest.
I have three activity trackers yet I want this one – I LOVE that it looks good enough to wear ALL.THE.TIME!
I only take it off to shower (and I sometimes forget to do that…)
I love love that this tacker looks like a regular watch. Great review.
I love that aspect of it.
That watch is awesome!! Doesn’t even look like a fitness tracker!
I know! It’s cool that way!
whoa this is pretty cool! I like my fitbit but never wear it when going out bc it just looks clunky. I also have tiny wrists too! lol
It’s big, but it looks cool. I’ve gotten used to the size.
I wear a Fitbit and love it. But this one looks so pretty. 🙂
I love the watch. Just purchased it and am trying to figure out how to reset the dials daily so I start at zero each day. Also, I find it doesn’t keep accurate time once I fall asleep. Is this common. I lose an hour or two making the alarm function useless..Any tips?
I just got my watch in the mail today. I to have tiny wrists but am totally in love with it 🙂