Thank you to Fitbit for sponsoring this post and providing the Fitbit One for review.

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:

Fitbit One ChatterIt keeps track of my steps, floors climbed, miles walked, and calories burned. It even has a cute little flower that grows bigger the more steps you take.

Fitbit ReviewsIt sends me emails with badges for completing certain goals like walking 50 miles since starting to use it.

Fitbit 50 MilesAnd 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!

Fitbit 10,000 StepsWhile 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.

Fitbit Weekly ProgressThey’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.

Fitbit AppIt 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.

Fitbit Monthly Stats

Fitbit 3 Month CaloriesIn the app you can also keep tabs on how your friends are doing. I found this very motivating and it’s fun to check in on Dave to see how he’s doing with his steps and to try to beat him.

Fitbit FriendsThere’s also a fantastic Food Log. You can simply type in one word of what you ate and a list will come up for you to choose from.

Fitbit Food LogOr your can add custom foods.

Fitbit Custom FoodI also like the Water Tracker where you can use the slider to record your food or simply click on the size of the glass or bottle you just drank.

Fitbit Water LogThe Fitbit One also allows you to sync with other apps as well to make tracking your progress easier. Some of those apps include:

  • MyFitnessPal
  • LoseIt!
  • SparkPeople
  • …and many more.

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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