Friday, June 27, 2014

Favourite Things Friday Vol 79 - Fitbit

For my birthday a few weeks ago my in house taste tester bought me a Fitbit. It is  a small device that you wear on your wrist like a watch and it tracks how many steps you take. It also calculates how far you have walked, how many calories you burn and how many minutes you are very active. 
It will also track your sleep patterns, which is super cool! It even has an alarm feature. 

With some input you can also track your weight, how much water you drink, what you eat, your blood pressure and glucose levels. 

You set your own goals, it starts with 10,000 steps per day. I thought it would be really hard but it's not! It's shocking how far you walk just doing normal day stuff. I love that when you reach your daily goal the bracelet buzzes and the little lights blink, it's like a high five! 

I find it really does motivate me. If I am short on steps I feel guilty so I walk around until I get my goal.

You get daily stats that look like this. 

You can get the reports on your computer or smart phone. 
Also you get a weekly email with your whole weeks stats! 

You can friend other Fitbit users and see how they are doing. Which is kinda cool, it's kinda like having a work out partner. If your buddy hits their goal it might encourage you to get out there and hit your goal too. 

I am really enjoying my Fitbit. I have walked well over 100km few weeks I have had it!
If you are into walking as your main source of exercise it's a great tool.

Have a fabulous weekend!!


1 comment:

  1. Cool! What a great idea and gift!