You can read about the Fitbit in this great Daily Spark Blog. www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=4_reasons
The Fitbit is a great fitness gadget that "could" help motivate a person to be more active. So, if you have a bit of extra money and can afford the price, the Fitbit could help you to be more active.
Long story short, last week I found a Fitbit that someone lost. So, I used it before the battery ran out. the Fitbit tracks steps, distance covered, stairs (elevation) and calories burned. It can also monitor your sleep. I didn't try that. I liked it. I thought that for someone trying to be more active, it really can help.
Does a person need a Fitbit to lose weight ? Nope. When it comes to weight loss or even weight gain, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy. In short, you can't outrun a bad diet with exercise. In order to lose weight, you have to eat right.
Now, IF you were to combine a healthy diet with some regular exercise, then yes, you would eventually lose weight.
At $99 on Amazon, the fitbit is not cheap. But, if you have some extra cash and can afford the expense, I do think the Fitbit is a great little tool.
Doobie, check your local craigslist. That's how I found the owner of the Fitbit I found. I posted a found ad on CL. The owner saw it and I returned her Fitbit on Sunday. Happy endings for everyone !