I initially bought this to not only track my steps, but because it's also a sleep tracker. It's great motivation, but because it has to sync up with your computer, it's hard to see your progress through the app as the day progresses. It has encouraged me to take more steps daily, drink more water (because of the app), and to work towards having a better sleep schedule. Some good things are: band is comfortable, it is water resistant, the app is a great tool to track your water and food consumption. The draw backs are, as mentioned above, it does not sync with the app unless you're near the USB plug. It makes it harder to track the total amount of steps you've taken while you're out and about. If you use your hands/arms a lot while standing or sitting, it will give you an inaccurate reading. In an hour and a half of delivering newspapers, it said I had taken over 12,000 steps. Some reviews have stated that it doesn't do as good as a job as the Fitbit One, I just see it as a way of encouraging you to take more steps towards being healthy.