I have been working hard this spring to find ways to sneak in fitness when I can. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to get healthier and exercise. That’s why I was excited to be sent a Fitbit One and compensation as a member of the Fitbit Challenge Crew. I have been using the Fitbit One for a few weeks now and I’m impressed with all of the ways it motivates me to get moving. I look forward to clipping it to my jeans pocket each morning and being greeted by cute little messages:
I find myself clicking the button often throughout the day to see how many steps I’ve taken, how many floors I’ve climbed, how many miles I’ve walked, and how many calories I’ve burned. I also love the little flower that grows the more active you are. While the numbers are all motivating, there’s something about getting that flower to grow that makes it feel less like exercise and more like a game.
This is all very inspirational and fun but if you are looking for even more motivation Fitbit has it. When you get your Fitbit you set up an online account. The Fitbit will then sync with the account wirelessly. It tracks all kinds of stats for you and displays the information in charts and graphs.
I love that it offers not only hard numbers but fun facts as well:
The most unique form of motivation I’ve found since using the Fitbit is connecting with other Fitbit users to view their steps. Dave has a Fitbit One as well and connecting with each other was easy. I sent him an automated email invite through my Fitbit account asking if he’d like to connect, he accepted, and now we can check in to see how many steps the other has taken throughout the day.
We are both competitive so this is a great motivator for us. We’ll send text messages back and forth letting the other one know who’s ahead. It’s added a fun element to our exercise routine and has been successful in getting us up and moving.
I’ve been very pleased with the Fitbit One and recommend it to anyone looking for exercise inspiration. It’s a wonderful wireless activity and sleep tracker that offers a variety of motivational methods that are sure to get you moving.
Stay tuned for my post next week when I share my experiences with the Fitbit One’s sleep tracker and more.
What about you? How do you stay motivated to exercise? Have you tried the Fitbit One?