How To Stay Fit With The Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker – Day One

Fitbit Wireless Tracker

We finally bit the bullet last week and bought Fitbit’s for Kitty and I – I’d heard many good things about the Fitbits from a former colleague of mine – he also swore up and down how awesome the Wiithings wireless scale was, he’d show me on his iPhone how he was tracking his weight loss – I figured I needed something a little more advanced that that – so we did some research and got our Fitbits delivered last week. Here is what we’ve learned so far:

  1. There is very little instruction in the box – Apple style you get almost no indication of how to setup and work the thing. You are supposed to plug in the base station and it automatically sends you to a website where you can download and install the sync software. Once you do this – and I had to unplug and plug the base station in a few times for Windows to recognize it BEFORE the sync software could recognize it, I set up my account and was ready to go.
  2. The step tracking feature seemed a bit off – I’m not sure how is senses steps but it looks much too high – I think I may have to reset it or something so will find out more about that
  3. The sleep feature is the most interesting feature to me – you strap it to your wrist when you go to bed and press the stopwatch button, then press it again when you wake up – it then syncs that data and tells you how often you got up during the night and tracks your sleep quality.
So so far I’ve learned that I sleep pretty soundly but way too little (5 hours on average instead of 8!) but my sleep quality is over 90% so I think that’s pretty good. Sty tuned for future posts on the food loggin feature and our progress on these devices – we’ll test them out thoroughly and let you know if they are worth picking up ($99 each for the trackers…)

Make every step you take a step toward better fitness. The Fitbit Tracker shows your real-time activity stats so you know how close you are to your goals. It’s with you every step of the day, motivating you to make small changes that add up to big results.

via Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker – Overview.