I am not a big techie buff. I know pretty much the same stuff as the average person. But in the attempt to get slimmer for my sister’s eventual wedding and for my own reasons I have bought a fitbit to help me keep on track.
I decided to go one model up from the popular Flex model and bought a Charge. There isn’t much difference apart from size and the fact that mine vibrates when you get a call on your phone. Mine was on special offer at Currys for £64.99. Not too bad really. Usually this cost £99.99.
So the main features of the Charge model are:
- It tracks your activity: steps, stairs, calories burned ect…
- It’s a watch.
- If attached to the bluetooth on your mobile it vibrates and tells you who is calling, giving you time to scramble through your bag for your phone.
- Tracks sleep.
- You can set alarms.
- The battery lasts 7-10 days.
- Can wirelessly sync to phone or laptop.
I am impressed with this device. I really wanted a watch for work and this one has a decent display for the time and date.
The main thing that I think everybody likes these for is the pedometer aspect. It’s a pretty accurate step counter and can’t be tricked like my phone (waving it up and down to make the steps increase). You need to actually earn these steps, which I find great. I’ve started giving myself a target of hitting the 10,000 step target my fitbit app sets me.
Which brings me to the next awesome thing. You can control other things using the fitbit app. Any information that the fitbit gains about you can be synced to the app and this will in turn help with other health things that you may want to do. The app sets challenges and being the competitive lass that I am; I try my hardest to earn them.
I am attempting to use the diet aspect of the app, and the food bank is actually pretty amazing. I haven’t not been able to find something in it as of yet. Your calorie intake does increase depending on whether you exercise (which can be inputted manually on the app). On my settings I can have up to 2000 calories a day.
A pretty cool feature is the sleep tracker. I don’t think that this has any health benefits, but it was pretty cool seeing how many times I woke up during the night and if I moved about.
The fitbit itself does have a really good battery life. On it’s first initial charge from the shop it lasted 2 days. On a full charge, mine lasted the ten days. Also, it only takes about an hour to charge. If you were wanting to go out, and wear it, that still isn’t a long time. It’s about the length of time it takes to get ready in a morning.
Overall, I really like this devise. It is something that I will use a lot of, and continue to earn rewards and hit targets.
What do you think of the fit bit?
Bye for now!