Wednesday, July 7, 2010
So I finally got my Fitbit! I've had it for about 2 months so I'm pretty familiar with it and basically, I love it! For those of you who don't know, it's an activity monitor. It monitors steps taken, miles walked, activity time, activity level (sedentary, lightly active, moderately active and very active) and sleep. When you're activity level is up, the flower (shown above) starts to grow! How cute is that?
Here's what I like about it:
It's easy to wear. You can clip it on your shirt or pants so you can't even tell it's there. It also comes with a belt clip.
You don't have to plug it in to upload your information to your computer. All you have to do is plug in your base station (I keep it plugged in all the time), and walk within 15 feet of it and it's automatically uploaded. Cool, right?
It updates all of the time! You don't have to wait minutes for your steps to show up! YES!
One charge can last up to 10 days and charging it takes about an hour to 90 minutes. So if you know you're going to be stationary for awhile, it's pretty convenient to charge.
The software is FREE! Yes free! You don't have to pay a monthly fee to access your info.
On the site, you have access to food logs and extra activity logs as well.
What I don't like:
It's probably very easy to lose. It's super light and small (about the size of my pinky finger).
It took FOR-EVER for them to send it to me. They kept pushing back the expected shipping date a month at a time. I ordered the thing in February and didn't get it until May. Seriously.
Anyway, if you give it a try, be sure to come back and post in the comments section what you think of it!