Those who have read my posts probably have already guessed that I love my Fitbit. Before I go any further it should be noted that I do not get paid for talking about my Fitbit or the Fitbit Benefits. I truly believe that the Fitbit was an amazing invention with a lot of work put into it with room to grow even further.
I have the Fitbit Charge HR, the one that is capable of reading your heart rate throughout the day while being worn on the wrist. Knowing your heart rate better allows it to calculate calories burned and helps me to determine what level of exercise I am getting when I am working out. If I am running/jogging/walking on the treadmill I will keep the Fitbit app open and leave my phone propped open so I can see it. This allows me to monitor steps, heart rate, and calories burned in real time.
There are many Fitbit benefits out there. Here are three of my favorite Fitbit Benefits.
Fitbit Benefits #1 – Simple, Motivational, Phone Interface
The phone interface for Fitbit is the first benefit that I truly enjoy. There is no scrolling to find most of your stats, which is a huge plus. Having to open the app and navigate to stats makes it less likely for me to want to use the app. I don’t like having to look for things that should be displayed front and center.
Throughout your day the stats will be updated and if you leave the app open with the screen on your Fitbit will constantly update the page. As you get closer to achieving your goal the color of the progress bars changes which is extremely helpful. This allows you to see roughly how far you are at only a glance. I also find this extremely motivational because with my ADHD I can’t just leave progress bars unfinished. I have a craving to make the bar reach the end. Some would say I am easily entertained…
Fitbit Benefits #2 – Long Battery Life
I’ll be honest, I tend to forget to charge things, even my phone sometimes. Most often my watch or Fitbit. The Fitbit battery will last for up to a week sometimes but at the least I will get five days out of one charge. This means that I don’t have to worry about plugging the device in every night and allows me to actually track my sleep. Actually, I can get enough of a charge from plugging it in while I brush my teeth and shower that it will be good for the day.
Besides the Fitbit I also wear a Moto 360 that I have talked about before. The Moto 360’s battery simply sucks. It needs to be charged every night and often needs a boost during the day. This is unacceptable.
Fitbit Benefits # 3 – Challenges
I love the Fitbit Challenges. They are one of the best Fitbit benefits out there. The challenges that are currently available are Goal Day, Weekend Warrior, Daily Showdown, and Workweek Hustle. All of these challenges involve step counting in one form or another. These challenges allow me (and other users) to pit my step count up against other people. I like to think of it as trying to beat the high score on a video game. Must get the best high score.
When it comes to challenges there are only four of them and they focus on step goals. I wish that Fitbit would come out with more challenges. Challenges targeted towards calories burned in one day or most weight lost in a month or something similar would be exciting and helpful. With any product there is room for improvement and Fitbit takes that to heart. Just today I got a notice about a Fitbit update.
If you are interested in getting a Fitbit look at Fitbit’s Website or Amazon.com. I purchased my Fitbit through Amazon due to the fast shipping. You can also find Fitbit at a lot of retailers now. It would be fun to be able to challenge visitors of my blog on Fitbit! On Thursday look out for my post on”Fitbit Cons – Three Things Fitbit Should Change”.