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The Joys of Fitbit

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I have had a few Sparkfriends ask me about my new Fitbit and after a few emails I think I will just blog about it.

How do I like it? I love it!

When I first took it it of the box and started using it, I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. The first couple days it seemed like an expensive pedometer.

But now, after using it for close to a month I go no where without it. To get the full benefit of the Fitbit you do have to use it along with the Fitbit website or the Fitbit app. And thankfully, it syncs well with Sparkpeople.

The Fitbit One automatically records yours steps, your stairs climbed and your activity levels throughout the day. You can use it to monitor the quality and duration of your sleep. With this information automatically syncing to their website , you have great information about yourself, your progress or lack thereof. The minutes of activity you gain on your fitbit sync with the fitbit website and if you set it up, it automatically syncs with Sparkpeople. I love the fact I don't have to record activity minutes on Sparkpeople anymore. It does it for me.

There are so many Sparkpeople who are using the fitbit as well and it is great to friend them on Fitbit as well. If you do, you get a comparison with them for steps as well, seeing their daily steps, weekly steps and daily average. Because of my competitive nature I have been determined to be in the top 5 each week for all my friends. I have had to add a few more steps to each day to get there. As well, you can send cheers and messages to friends very easily.

The fitbit also tracks your calorie burn through the day. This includes calories through activity as well as just being alive. You can set things up so you track your food and calories on Sparkpeople and the fitbit app lets you know how many more calories you are allowed though the day.

You can set it up to give you a little message of encouragement as you look at it, and it has a visual that gives you an indication of your activity level.

As I said, I love the fitbit and if I were to lose it today I would be rushing out to get another on ASAP.

Hope this helps. If you decide to get one, let me know and I will add you as a friend on fitbit as well.

Oh, and one more thing, if you like to share your progress with the non Spark, non Fitbit world, you can have it automatically tweet your successes on Twitter or post your progress on Facebook.



aka ... AndyinBC
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARTISTSBRUSH 3/1/2013 12:01PM

    I love my fitbit!

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APRIL_IN_MN 2/26/2013 12:20AM

    Very cool! I need to look into this more!

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BELIEVER104 1/29/2013 9:00PM

    Thanks for the review! I've been considering a purchase-- all signs are pointing to YES!

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HOLLYM48 1/28/2013 5:25PM

    Hi Andy
I totally agree. I love my fitbit and on the days that I forget to wear it, I have a little bit of a freak out! It does keep me motivated to get in all my steps and more. I too am pretty competitive so it makes me push myself further. I would run out and get another one if anything happened to my fitbit.
I guess that is what happens to those that become addicted to spark people and getting in enough steps and exercise!
Thanks for stopping by my fun fact blog yesterday, nice to see you again!
Have a great Monday!
Holly emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 1/27/2013 4:50PM

    I love mine too!

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DFOLKARD 1/27/2013 8:43AM

    Lovin mine and happy to push you or get pushed by you :)

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PATSYB7 1/27/2013 5:25AM

    I love my fitbit, too, as evidenced on my blog. :O) I never knew you were competetive. LOL You're doing great! Now I have to work to catch you! Thanks for the push! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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LASARRE 1/27/2013 12:40AM

    I thought the same as you until today. I blogged about my fitbit as well, but the issues with my fitbit after only 2 months. Further, I don't think my fitbit is as accurate as I was hoping for. If I can get it to work again, I will definitely friend you on fitbit as soon as I figure out how.

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LRSILVER 1/26/2013 9:05PM

    I too am addicted to the fitbit. it is so cool.

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MEGA_MILES 1/26/2013 7:39PM

    I would have to say I agree. Thanks fror bringing me aboard. emoticon

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STEPHJANE65 1/26/2013 7:18PM convinced!! Keep hearing the same thing. emoticon

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NINJA-NED 1/26/2013 7:02PM

    my fitbit motivates me to move more everyday. however, it seems i still can't keep up with you! emoticon

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MSKIZ69 1/26/2013 5:38PM

    I ADORE my FitBit! I do more flights of stairs with it! emoticon emoticon

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AMINO_WELLNESS 1/26/2013 5:36PM

    I completey agree!!! I love my fitbit as well!

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LYNCHD05 1/26/2013 5:32PM

    Every time I think I have made up my mind I hear another testimonial that makes me want one! Good blog Andy.

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ANGELONE11 1/26/2013 5:19PM

    Love it!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/26/2013 5:04PM

    I love my FitBit!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/26/2013 3:24PM

    Thanks for the great testimonial! Being that I have invested in numerous $20+ pedometers during my weight-loss journey, surely, this is a great buy and I'd be curious to see how my sleep is affected by a variety of factors, now that I no longer have a sleep apnea machine to contend with (thanks to an epiglottis that is no longer fat). Great review -- I've heard from several who believe their steps were doubled when entered in their SparkPeople fitness plan. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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SPATTEN2001 1/26/2013 3:04PM

    I am a FitBit addict .... I even came back to the house to pick it up even though I was well on the road to the office!! Just don't feel like I am complete without my FitBit!

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STUDLEEJOE 1/26/2013 2:44PM


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