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Which Fitbit For Me?

Saturday, March 09, 2013

My next tracking challenge is to track my steps, aiming for at least 10,000 a day. I am sold on the benefits, but I haven’t had much success finding the best way to keep track of those steps. I have tried several pedometers, and they worked for a while. Then they didn’t. Part of the problem (well, THE problem) is I just couldn’t figure out what to do when it stopped working. I think it had something to do with putting in a new battery and resetting it, but I wasn’t very successful. All it all, it was too frustrating (translation: I guess I didn’t really want to figure it out), and I gave up.

Fast forward to today, and I have advanced my exercise goals. A major component is getting to that 10,000 steps a day, and I need something to help me count those steps. From what I have read on the boards here, the Fitbit is the next big thing and sounds way better than a pedometer (or counting them up in my head). I have been researching the different ones, and now all I have to do is figure out which is the best buy for me.

I will greatly appreciate any thoughts and recommendations you have on the subject. I am definitely ready to take this next big step (no pun intended!)

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    I too have tried various pedometers. However, after a some research and soul searching I purchased the fit-bit one for myself. I love it (I have named her Abigal or Abs). There is no battery as she charges with a USB port on the computer. She keeps a good record, and will sync. with Spark if you like. She keeps track of steps, stairs, calories etc. I chose the fit bit one because with a sleeping disorder I wanted to track sleep. (Not her most user friendly feature). She does fall short on the nutrition tracker in my book because you must enter everything and takes more time. Additional exercises you do must be recorded separately, but I have found that to be little problem.
    From my experience I would recommend a fit bit one if it meets your criteria.
    There are now many more companies putting out similar products because of the competition, so you may want to shop around to see what is the best investment for you.
    1900 days ago
    I'm looking also. Will be following this thread.
    1900 days ago
    I have the Fitbit One and love it! It keeps track of all my steps, my sleep, my floors....It syncs with SP and will even transfer my Spark Food over. I earn badges for accomplishing different levels. Yesterday I got a badge for over 25,000 steps in a day!
    1901 days ago
    I haven't got a fitbit yet. I'm still making do with just a pedometer. Will have to do for now!
    1901 days ago
    I haven't got a Fitbit, but I have been looking for my Mam. This page shows the differences
    ackers I'm wondering whether to wait for the Flex, as I think a wristband would suit my Mam better. Unfortunately, this does not sync with her iPad, as I think she has an iPad2.

    The Comparison Chart is good because you can look to see what is important to you, and decide accordingly.
    1901 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    I have the Ultra. I love that it tracks sleep too. I am not paying much attention to that feature right now, but I was when I first got it. It was helpful.
    1901 days ago
    My you have helped so much I am going to look at the Fibit. I went on line and this is what I need.

    Thanks for the blog.

    Janet emoticon
    1901 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    I started out with the first Fitbit and now have the Ultra. The Ultra tracks not only steps, but how many floors you climb and your sleep. Whichever Fitbit you decide on, I believe you will like it.
    1901 days ago
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