Discovering Fitbit.com has been a motivating and activity-at-a-glance experience. It offers automatic download of information, syncing functionality and more. It’s a pint-sized activity tracker that delivers on a grand scale.
From a dashboard to the web app that interfaces with Fitbit.com and delivers clean, functional, no bells and whistles data. It’s aesthetically pleasing with easy-to-read graphs and data breakdowns. It allows manual specifications of activities and even track your daily intake. It’s all-in-one allows tracking and food journaling to suit those who take this approach in their daily health.
I like that there is a social aspect where I can motivate myself by inviting friends and family to “compete” or I can utilize the default privacy settings and share nothing. The competition is friendly–allowing one to see their friends activity on the sidebar but without making it a war to “beat” them.
Like most social apps Fitbit One offers badges. They serve as milestones when you complete tasks like 5,000 steps, 25 flights of stairs and more. For some it may be competition or motivation and others may not feel anything added by this feature. I do like when I hit the 25 flights of stairs it encouraged me to reach the next milestone of 50 flights of stairs. I just wish it would remind me again and again.
Fitbit One is a device that becomes part of life so effortlessly. I am not one to bother with using my iPhone to track the same things, hit a start button, wait for it to upload, enter data manually, etc. Fitbit One syncs without input, counts my every step and gives me at-a-glance progress every day. It encourages me to be healthier, on my own terms.
I’d like to see Fitbit implement a system that reminds me to hit a daily target goal. Something more than me just willing myself–sometimes we just need this little push.
This being said I know that my own physical health rests within me. No device is going to get me in shape without me putting forth the work and effort. If one is prepared to make the effort, the Fitbit One is a great tool to track progress and has enough features for anyone to customize a program that works for them.
Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book, being a Bon Jovi fangirl and celebrating the little things.
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