Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I have a fitbit flex. I got it in November before Christmas, and paid under $100 for it at a retail store. I am happy with it. It shows I do walk as much and more than I thought. It shows I do sleep, and actually much better than I thought. I can sync it to my computer or my i-phone, I can log food, mood, journal, water, as well as the ability for the device to track my sleep and waking, and walking. It also has the ability to have a built in silent/buzzing alarm. I set it for me to get up, and also to leave work, and a different set for the weekend. It allows me to make as many as I need. The bracelet vibrates on my wrist silently, but I am amazed how it can wake me up and remind me of what I need to do. I have a few friends from Spark people via my fitbit, as well as a few others from Facebook as well.
It is easy to sync to either your phone or computer. I even get messages telling me when my fitbit needs to be recharged via e-mail or text on my phone. So convenient. It is a great tool to work along with what we have on SparkPeople.
Today, I also set it up with my pharmacy Walgreens for their health program. That sync took me a little longer to set up, but I did finally do it.
Overall, I do recommend the fitbit. I bought the blue bracelet, but wish I had gotten the black afterwards. No problem. If I really want a black one, I can purchase a replacement band through the fitbit website.
I give the device 5 stars. It is a whole lot better than the little pedometer that clips to your pants, and then falls on the floor to be stepped on. The bracelet has a great little clip that keeps it attached, and after 3 months, I have not had it fall off once.
I average close to 5000 steps per day, almost 3 miles. Not too shabby.
I am Lunadragon on Fitbit as well. See ya there!