Sunday, December 02, 2012
I have had my fitbit for a month now and I *love* it! I bought a fitbit one for a birthday present to myself at the end of October. As a former bodybugg girl I was hoping the fitbit would be similar but less bulky and noticeable. So far I have been very pleased!
I place the fitbit in my pants pocket or on my belt. I tried wearing it on the bra, but it annoyed me there. Although you can sleep with it on, I have only been using it during waking hours. It only requires 2 hours to charge every 4-5 days which is easy to keep up with.
So here is what I like about it. Hit a small button and it tells you how many steps you have taken (my goal is over 15,000 daily), number of flights of stairs, distance travelled, calories burned and the growing flower. I love the flower because the more active you are the more the flower grows during the day. I find that I will check in multiple times a day to see how I am doing. I am much more likely to take the stairs at work, go for a 10 minute walk or find some other way to increase my activity on days when the numbers are low. The fitbit also emails you or sends a text at times when you are close to reaching a goal to spur you on.
The website is easy to use and FREE. It give you graphics of your daily activities - which I like and also links with spark.
I just ordered 2 more - one for my dad and one for my husband. I promise I do not get any kickbacks from the company - but since I like it so much and have found it to be a useful tool to inspire me to be more active, I thought it was worth blogging about.
Stay active sparkies!