OK, let me back up in case you have no idea what I’m talking about. The other day I posted from BlogHer letting everyone know I was the lucky recipient of a Fitbit. It was a gift from Best Buy for signing up for the BlogHer 5k.
I was excited because I know so many other bloggers use it (Gail comes to mind immediately) but I wasn’t about to shell out the cash to just try something I figured I didn’t really need. I mean I take CrossFit almost daily and I’ve been running consistently again for a few months now. I don’t need a little device to tell me to move more.
Little did I know it did so much more that just track steps.
I am now the lucky owner of The FitBit One. It looks like this …
No, really, I wore a dress.
Crazy, I know!
Anyway, both locations worked great for me. I don’t even notice it. You can also put it in your pocket if you aren’t a clip kind of person.
While you are wearing it, it tracks all sorts of fun stuff!
- Calories Burned
- Distance Covered
- Floors Climbed
- Very Active Minutes
As if that’s wasn’t enough you can put it on your wrist at night like this…
And it tracks your sleep!!
This is by far my favorite feature as sleep has been a big issue for me lately. Mostly because I stay up too late and wake up too early.
Here’s my collected sleep data over the past 3 days since getting the Fitbit.
In addition to your activity and sleep patterns it also has a food database and an area to track your food. I thought this was an awesome addition until I tried using it. After food journaling at the awesome MyFitnessPal.com, I found the Fitbit database cumbersome to use, and only ended up logging a couple of items.
HOWEVER, I have come to learn that you can connect MyFitnessPal to Fitbit! So I’ve been trying it today and wouldn’t you know, my My Fitness Pal journal entries were automatically imported into my Fitbit log!
Side note: Here’s the page where you can link the two.
OK, so here comes to the coolest part in my opinion because I’m so darn tired of cumbersome wires: It’s all WIRELESS!
There is NO NEED to plug the darned thing into your computer ever except to charge it, and the charge lasts 5-7 days! I just checked mine and it’s still more than half charged after using it consistently since Friday.
Oh! And there’s a phone app too! Seriously, this thing could not be any cooler.
I’m already an active person. I usually take the stairs, I go for walks with the kids, I try to move as much as possible. I don’t need a Fitbit. But even I sit for long stretches at my computer, and seeing all this fun data nudges me to move even more. It’s also not letting me deny how little sleep I really do get. Last night was the first night I went to bed before 11 in months and it was partially because I knew I’d see the total hours slept the next morning.
I don’t care if it’s nerdy, I like the darn thing!
Oh, I should note, I have been having some technical problems on their site regarding friends. I sent them a ticket about an hour ago so I’ll see how their customer service is, too.
I’d love for any other users to share their experience in the comments. Love it? Hate it? All opinions welcomed.
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