Calling all exercise enthusiasts, active health conscious types, and those looking to lose weight. If you fit any of these personality profiles, I highly encourage you to consider buying a FitBit. You will LOVE it. It’s totally fascinating to see just how much you are exercising or active on any given day.
I’ve been telling all my friends about this genius “fitbit” that I’ve been obsessing over. If you’ve never heard of the Fitbit, it’s a wireless activity tracker that rocks. Super tiny and you clip it on to your pants, pop it in your pocket, or even clip it on to your bra.
I sampled the fitbit one shown here. It also comes in pink too!
The fitbit literally tracks EVERYTHING on a daily basis.From the number of steps you take, to the number of staircases you climb, to calories burned, to hours of sleep at night – along with the QUALITY of sleep.
Check out this video demo up close to get a feel for the product:
Here’s my Fitbit at lunchtime this weekend after I basically was only up for a bit walking around and taking my daughter to swim practice where I went for a run while she was swimming.
Set up: A total cinch. I was able to figure it out in like 2 minutes and consider myself tech challenged on setting up stuff. The instructions were simple and it only involved about 3 steps to set up your profile and dashboard screen and get my fit bit synched up. You enter your own height, weight, and a welcome name – so in the morning my fitbit reads – Hi Col!
Synch to see your stats: Your fitbit will wireless synch with your laptop just by you popping in the little attachement and then stepping near your machine. It does this daily so you can see how can view more in depth results on your activity and earn badges that motivate you. When you set up your fitbit, you’ll get your own dashboard screen which will be a wealth of information.
For instance the first time i did 15,000 steps I earned a badge along with the first time I did 25 sets of stairs in one day. Cute!
Why I love it: Beyond being easy to use, I found it fascinating to monitor my activity level. Especially in the winter, when I’m less active outdoors on hikes, family walks, and need more push to exercise and do longer runs.
The fitbit encouraged me to set a mental goal of ALWAYS hitting 10,000 steps. Sounds easy but on a day where I didn’t exercise and was on the laptop a ton it was tough to reach. So I’d walk around at night for another 10-15 minutes while watching TV to hit my goal and always made sure to walk whenever I was talking on the phone too! I was able to set a goal that no matter what I would hit 10,000 steps . And when I did a run of 3 miles it was 5,000 steps alone so I was golden! Also, even a busy day grocery sharping, running around with the kids, or hanging out in Target made it SO easy to hit 10,000 steps too.
I love having this constant reminder to be active and I’ll be doing lots more with my fitbit in the months to come!
Note: This post is sponsored. Thanks to Fitbit and Mom Select for sending us this sample to feature.