What an unusual name FitBit isn’t it? Bet you are wondering what it is exactly. Instead of trying to explain it here is an excerpt from the FitBit site.
The Fitbit accurately tracks your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled and sleep quality. The Fitbit contains a 3D motion sensor like the one found in the Nintendo Wii. The Fitbit tracks your motion in three dimensions and converts this into useful information about your daily activities.
I know I recently reviewed a similar (similar as in concept) item and did not have extremely positive thoughts. That is not the case with the FitBit I actually LOVE this product. As a tracker it is great! It does everything I would expect it to do and more. The best part is it is small and barely noticeable when wearing. The great thing about the FitBit is that the size allows you to wear it in many different places. For women this is very important we can not be expected to wear things on our belt loop or in our pockets every day because many times our clothes have neither.
You wear the FitBit all day including while you sleep. Another great feature is that the FitBit syncs up with the charger as long as it is connected to your computer as long as you are within 15 feet of it. It also carries a charge for quite some time. It is very easy to charge just place on the charger stand like the one pictured above. You can see where you are during the day by pressing the button to toggle between steps, distance, calories burned, and activity level.
My favorite feature of the FitBit is the sleep analysis. Though my husband was the reviewer of this product I did steal it for one day to track my sleep during one night. Below is the report for my sleep analysis on Saturday July 9, 2011. It is interesting to see how fast you fall asleep and how many times you wake up during the night.
My husband mainly wanted to see the steps he took each day and the distance. I LOVE how the FitBit can tell how strenuous your activity was all day. Below is a report from the day we went to Sea World it was fun to see how many steps my husband took.
As I said my husband was more interested in the activity stats then the calories burned so he did not log any food. I did take a moment though to check out the food logging tool and thought it was easy to use and very helpful. When logging your food you can type in what you ate and a list of food will appear. If what you ate was not on the list you can add your own foods to the database. You can log your water and add notes to your log to help better track your mood or anything else you feel is important when logging calories.
I logged a pop tart and a 16oz glass of water so you can see the amount of information you are going to be able to track when you log your food.
Shibley Smiles Review Opinions:
Price: The price of $99.95 for the FitBit is average. Which means it is inline with other products of similar nature. However we would like to note that you receive free shipping with your purchase, and no paid membership is needed.
Quality: We rate the quality of the FitBit to be above average. Compared to other similar items in nature the FitBit seems to give you more information and flexibility when logging, wearing, and tracking.
Recommendation: We If you are in the market for a tracking devise that is not going to blow your budget we highly recommend the FitBit it will definitely fit the bill and hopefully keep you on track to leading a more healthy lifestyle.
Disclaimer: I received the above product(s) at no cost to me by the company or representing PR agency. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.