I’ve been working hard to squeeze in extra exercise when I can. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to be healthier and to start a workout routine. That’s why I was excited to be sent a Fitbit One as well as compensation as part of being a member of the Fitbit Challenge Crew. I’ve been using the Fitbit One for 4 weeks now and I can’t believe what a life changing device it is. I simply attach the wireless activity & sleep tracker to my jeans pocket in the morning and throughout the day it gives me motivation to get moving.
It greets me in morning with cute messages:
And a badge for walking 10,000 steps in one day. I like this one because it even gives a little nudge of encouragement to try to get in 15,000 steps. This sparked my competitive side and I’ve been trying!
While I love the badges and that I can see my history of them in my account, after they are first given you are no longer alerted when you receive one. I would love a push notification on my phone alerting me to every badge I earn as well as an email notification. It’s such a simply but extremely motivating tool to receive these achievement alerts and I hope there will be an option to receive them in real time one day.
Another inspiring feature of the Fitbit One is the weekly progress reports that appear in my inbox every Tuesday morning.
They’re informative and motivating. I was interested to see that it points out your most active and least active day. I also love that it shows my steps for the week vs. Dave’s. We connected through our online accounts and now we have a friendly competition each week trying to see who can walk more steps!
While I find the Fitbit One’s digital display very easy to read, I love have a little bit of extra information in the iPhone app. Whenever you open the app it wirelessly syncs with the tracker. It’s great because I can see all my stats for the day right on my phone.
It also offers a bar graph that gives you a great snapshot of your activity level based on the number steps you’ve taken or the calories you’ve burned. You can view it by week, month, 3 months, or year and it gives you a daily average at the top.
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This wireless activity tracker has been incredibly motivating for me and I find myself much more active in these past few weeks. I check my progress multiple times a day either on the device itself, through the app, or online and sometimes I realize I’ve been more sedentary than I thought. After this realization I find myself making a concerted effort to get in more steps to watch the number climb, the flower grow, and to earn more badges.
I recommend the Fitbit One to anyone looking to improve their activity level. It’s such a small, simple device with so many fantastic motivating features that it’s made moving fun again.
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