My husband got me a Fitbit for Christmas and I love it. I have the Fitbit Charge HR in purple. It also comes in pink, black, blue, orange, and light blue. The Fitbit tracks heart rate, steps, mileage, calories burned, and stairs climbed. You can see all these things on the actual watch.
The app tracks a lot more. With the app you can also track:
Active minutes for the day – this will calculate the minutes you spend in your target heart rate.
A weight goal – If you are trying to lose weight it will let you know how many pounds you have to go.
How you slept – The watch tracks how long you sleep and when you are restless or wake in the night.
How many calories you eat for the day – You can log your food in the app and it will calculate how many calories you have consumed. It will also tell you how many you burn so you know if you are going over.
How many ounces of water you drink – As you drink water throughout the day you can log that as well.
When you initially set up your Fitbit you will enter your specific goals. If you want to walk 10,000 steps daily the watch will tell you when you hit your goal and cheer you along the way. Same with mileage and stairs climbed.
Other features that come in helpful are the caller ID on the watch. If you sync the watch with your phone when you get a call it will buzz and the number will flash across it. The watch also has a long battery life. You can wear it for a few days without charging it. It also charges super- fast. I usually put it on the charger while I shower in the morning and I’m good for a few days.
Another thing I like about the Fitbit is that it allows you to connect with friends. You can cheer hem on as they reach their goals and you can also set up challenges. I like the challenges because they bring out my competitive side. I tend to get more steps in when I’m in a challenge. Most of the folks at my office have Fitbits so we challenge each other. It’s pretty funny when we are all trying to walk around to get steps and beat each other. There are four different challenges:
Goal Day – This challenge is more of an individual challenge to meet your step goal.
Weekend Warrior – Is a challenge amongst friends to see who can get the most steps during the weekend.
Daily Showdown – Is a challenge with friends to see who can get the most steps in a day.
Workweek Hustle – Is a challenge to see who can get the most steps in a week.
Fitbit prices range from $99-$249. The charge HR is $139. You can purchase it here.
The only con I see with this watch is that you can’t change out the bands. There are other models that allow you to do that but this one doesn’t.
Do you have a Fitbit? Are you thinking about getting one?