Cost has always prohibited me fromm considering anything like my Fitbit Flex--not that it's outrageous, but that I've always preferred doing things as inexpensively as possible--this is why I've bought a few dumbbells instead of a gym membership. Then my manager walked into my office and handed me a Flex as part of a pilot program we were going to do for my company... and some coworkers and I were off to the races. I love the step counter, and I love that I can up my goal, so that even if I don't make my daily goal, trying to generally makes me have more steps than my coworkers. Suddenly, I became competitive. I had more inspiration to run than before, even if I'm running slowly.
The only downside I've seen to my flex is that wearing it on my wrist means to accurately count my steps, my arms need to be moving, and most of the time that I'm walking or running, my girls are in a stroller, and I need to use both hands to push it. Still, I love the sleep tracker, too, and I think it's worthwhile to try to keep up the trying to get more steps in every day.
Now, I've just got to get used to figuring out my calorie needs, because SP tells me I'm over on fitness minutes every day, so the system is confused as to how many fitness minutes I'm actually doing, and how many calories I actually need.
Anyone have any help for this? I mean, other than wearing my Flex only while exercising?
"I'm not a pickle! I'm a cucumber." ~Larry
"Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit." ~~Norman Mailer
(Which is to say, LIVE A LITTLE MORE!)
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