About Copper Fit Step FX

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Dec 28, 2015

Copper Fit Step FX is an easy-to-use fitness and activity tracker with a slick design, quick setup, and a digital display, all of which can help you “monitor your activity wherever you go.”

Compared to the competition, Step FX will automatically track steps taken, distance covered, and calories burned, without a special app, smart phone, or software required. All you have to do is set your pace, time your results, and “watch those calories burn.”

Ask yourself this though: Once you clear away all the marketing hype, is Copper Fit Step FX a simple, durable, and affordable way to track your fitness results? Or, is it a cheap gimmick that you’ll immediately regret purchasing?

We know you’re eager to boost your fitness, so we’ll provide all the necessary information here in order to help you make an informed purchasing decision, and then leave the final decision up to you. First up? Let’s take a closer look at Step FX’s specs.

A Closer Look at Copper Fit Step FX’s Features

Alright, so here’s what were told about Copper Fit Step FX:

The fitness tracker uses a 3G motion sensor (more about this next) to track the number of steps you take each day. However, Step FX doesn’t measure altitude, so it won’t be able to tell you if you’re going up or down.

Important note: According to the Step FX FAQ:

“For the Step FX to track your movement, it needs to be moving with you. If you are using a bicycle or a piece of exercise equipment where your arms stay stationary, then it will not track your movement [emphasis added].”

So, even though Copper Fit claims the Step FX can measure your “distance traveled,” this will only work if you traveled a certain distance by taking steps (despite what the person riding a bike in the product’s commercial might lead you to believe).

To measure your calories burned, Step FX will basically add your resting calories (calories burned just by being alive) to your active calories (those burned from going about your day), and tally them up.

Then, Copper Fit’s Step FX will keep track all of these statistics, store them over the course of a week, and show you averages for what you achieved (e.g. average number of steps taken, average calories burned). After one week, your data will be deleted and it can’t be stored elsewhere.

But exactly how does Copper Fit Step FX track all this information? To answer this, we’ll need to take a look at the inner workings of fitness trackers in general.

How Do Fitness Trackers Like Copper Fit Step FX Work?

If you search online for “fitness trackers” or “step trackers” (better known as pedometers), you’ll quickly find that you have hundreds of options to choose from. This includes products from popular companies like Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, and more.

But regardless of who makes them, most of these fitness trackers work essentially the same way. Inside their housing, you’ll find an accelerometer, which is “an electromechanical device used to measure acceleration forces. Such forces may be static, like the continuous force of gravity or, as is the case with many mobile devices, dynamic to sense movement or vibrations.”

In other words, as soon as an accelerometer detects movement, it can be programmed to trigger a specific action. And in the instance of Step FX, this action includes monitoring the number of steps taken and distance traveled.

But here’s where Copper Fit’s Step FX might fall behind the competition. Many other fitness trackers also use GPS to more accurately gauge distance (and even provide maps of everywhere you traveled throughout the day), as well as a variety of additional sensors to monitor your heart rate, measure your galvanic skin response and temperature, keep an eye on your respiration, and more.

On top of this, most other fitness trackers feature rechargeable batteries, along with information that can be downloaded to computer software (or even smartphone apps) to help provide ultra-precise tracking.

In short, at least from a features perspective, Copper Fit Step FX seems to fall far short of the competition. But what about from a pricing perspective?

How Much Does Copper Fit Step FX Cost?

The Copper Fit Step FX tracker is priced at $24.99, including free shipping. It will also come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.

Important note: Per Step FX’s FAQ, a deluxe unit is also available that uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery (powered via a micro-USB cable). However, this wasn’t an option when we attempted to check out.

In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact Idea Village’s customer service department at 855-818-8300.

Compared to many other fitness trackers, which can cost upwards of $150, it might seem like Copper Fit Step FX is the bargain of the century. But are we really comparing apples to apples here?

We’ll wrap things up in a second, but let’s first discuss the company behind Step FX.

Idea Village’s Other Products & Arbitration Agreement

Idea Village is a fairly popular ASOTV manufacturer who’s produced dozens of other products, including the Copper Fit line of activewear (Copper Fit Back and Copper Fit Socks), not to mention other Brett Favre-endorsed products like Micro Touch Tough Blade and more.

Based on hundreds of HighYa reader reviews, these products have an average rating of 2.5 stars, with common complaints referencing poor quality, failure to work as advertised, and poor customer service. Granted, these are all common complaints regarding ASOTV products in general, regardless of the manufacturer.

All Idea Village products (including Step FX) are also bound by an arbitration agreement. What’s this? Basically, if you experience any damages from using it, you won’t be able to take the company to court, or become part of a related class action lawsuit.

The Bottom Line

Based on all the features lacking in Copper Fit’s Step FX, we don’t think the description “fitness tracker” is all that accurate. Instead, the product is closer to a basic, bare-bones pedometer more than anything else. And you could probably find one for less than $15 at just about any big-box retailer or sporting goods store near you.

Even from a pedometer perspective, Copper Fit Step FX doesn’t actually monitor your heart rate or the number of steps you’ve actually taken (it basically just provides a number based on an “average user”). And since heart rate has such a huge impact on the number of calories you burn, we don’t think you should expect your data to be even remotely spot on.

And what’s more, even though Copper Fit Step FX comes with free shipping, you won’t have to worry about sending local options back to the manufacturer if you’re not satisfied. This way, you’re not only making the process easier, but you’re also saving a few bucks in the process.

Either way, we don’t think that Step FX will provide you with anything close to a “trainer on your wrist.” Can you find options that offer something like this? Sure, but you’ll pay a whole lot more.


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  • 10 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Not the real deal!

    I bought the Step FX at Walgreens for $19.99 and the box said it tracks your steps. distance, calorie, time, real-time data. I see the time but this thing does not work and it has none of these features. When I went on the net I see the Copper fit Step FX for $24.99 so I wasted my money and was scammed! All I want to do is track my steps and get some exercise in my life but I get this thing that does not work and I spent $19.99 that I could have used for food.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Copper Fit Step FX

    • New York,
    • May 21, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased a Step FX at Walmart and the thing would not work even after tried three batteries (as it comes with two) and it would not even light up. I contacted the company by email and never got a response. Tried calling several times and could not get through. It is a LOUSY piece of equipment made in China which fails to even perform once.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money

    • Boston, MA,
    • May 31, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    After 2 months, it keeps defaulting to 12:00 AM and wipes out data. Changing the battery did not help.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 14 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Doesn't work very well

    • Lodi, Ca,
    • Jun 10, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    Keeps blinking and going back to default in the middle of the day and I lose every thing for the day. It happens a lot, like every other day.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Don't Buy

    • Santa Fe, NM,
    • Jul 20, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    The watch continually keeps resetting itself for no reason. I am constantly popping the watch out of the band to reset the time and date. It is so frustrating that I do not wear it. Don't waste your money!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Not worth it

    • Uniontown, PA,
    • Feb 10, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought it thinking to save some money, and that it would work like the rest. But it does not count the steps right, nor the calories, and you always have to reset and change the date and time, and so on. It's so worth spending the money on one that gives you the right information, then going on some crappy one telling you false information!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Save your money

    I was so excited when I got this. I know I am slowing down and thought this would help me get my steps taken built back up. Shoot, I can't tell if it works or not because I can't even get the little screw out to insert the battery. The screw just keeps turning but does not come out. I even had my sister try it.

    What a joke! Save your money. I wish I had read some of these reviews before throwing my money away.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Product falls short

    • Cadillac, MI,
    • Jun 20, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The design is bad with the reset button being on the bottom, so it resets itself every time it’s bumped wrong, which is every 5 seconds. It eventually malfunctioned about 24 hours after buying it. It doesn’t work. So my advice is to save your money for something more reliable. This product needs to be sent back to their engineering department.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Copper Fit Step FX contact information is false.

    • Bear, DE,
    • Aug 2, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    My husband recently gave me a Copper Fit Step FX and I was thrilled to be able to change it from my Fitbit from time to time. Two weeks after receiving it, my Fitbit band broke. I gave the Step FX an overnight charge and the next morning I set it up. Well, before I even started my walk, it shut down. I pressed the mode button, thinking that would fix the problem, but to no avail. I returned it to the charge, it came back on but needed to be set up again, which I did.

    Once again it shut down within a few minutes and wouldn't start up again. I tried this several times but it doesn't work. As stated above, their contact information is faulty. They say to contact their customer service by emailing them at customerservice@copperfitstepfx.com or go to www.cooperfitsepfx.com. The latter is a windows server site. Of course, my husband didn't keep the receipt. I guess it never occurred to him that the item wouldn't work.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Won't hold a charge over 5 seconds after taking off charger

    • Tennessee,
    • Mar 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought this and it will not charge, been charging since I bout it 2 days ago, still showing dead. And as soon as you unplug it, it dies. No phone number for contact, sent an email as was in the box, doesn't work either, says it is undeliverable! What a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the money

    • Wampum, Pennsylvania,
    • Apr 2, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    My Copper Fit Step FX arrived today. I ordered the deluxe model so I had the USB cord for charging. I find that I have to over exaggerate my arm movement to get the steps to count. I have reset the stride length, and it still is not accurate to my steps. Very disappointed. I use an exercise bike occasionally and now find out it does not count all movements. I jumped the gun when I saw the maker was Copper Fit (I have other products), plus the price. I would not recommend this item. To get my money's worth I guess I may have to return it, and save money to buy one that counts movement of all kinds.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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