**Disclosure: I was sent this product for free to test out & review courtesy of Verizon Wireless. All opinions are 100% my own and no other compensation was received.**
I was really surprised at how much the FitBit actually tracked – I thought it just tracked your steps and your sleep (slightly more than a regular pedometer), but I learned that it does quite a bit more! The FitBit One tracks your steps and your distance, the stairs you climb, your most active minutes, and also tracks your sleep habits. You can also use it to track your calories! Here’s an example of what the phone app looks like:
The FitBit easily syncs to your computer and your phone, so you can sync up your progress on the go. Another really cool feature is that the FitBit can actually wake you up with a silent, vibrating alarm. You wear the FitBit inside the arm band that comes with it while you sleep, and in the morning at the time you set, it will start vibrating to wake you up without waking anyone else up around you.
The clip on the back of the device’s case easily attaches to your clothing. It’s a very small device, so it’s not intrusive or heavy while you are wearing it. The FitBit also has connectivity with different apps, including Lose It!, My Fitness Pal, Map My Run, and more! If you’re interested in a FitBit, but don’t know which device to get, check out this device comparison chart.
Overall, I really enjoyed using this device. It helped me pay closer attention to my normal day-to-day activities, and also challenged me to walk around more when I could during working hours. (It’s hard to do when your job mostly consists of sitting at a desk all day, amiright?) Having the FitBit app on my Verizon Wireless smart phone was very helpful too. I was able to easily check my stats and track my calories during the workday.
I really want to try the new FitBit Force, too.
Have you used FitBit before? What was your experience with it?
If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to try?