Still trying to figure out if this is for you? Wondering if it’s a gimmick – or a really good idea? Here are some pointers about Fitbit:
1. Many have said “it’s very comfortable.” It seems small enough for easy wearing.
2. It’s motivating. A lot of people are inspired by goals and do use the device to get fit and lose weight.
3. It’s worn all the time. Some people take their jewelry off at nighttime. Others leave on certain rings. Either way, to get the full benefit from your Fitbit, you should wear it all the time, even during sleep.
4. Tracks sleep. Is this really necessary? Well, it could be if you discover you don’t sleep well and are awake more often than you realize.
5. The OCD Factor. A funny article in the New Yorker recently by David Sedaris showed how he became obsessive with his Fitbit. He needed not only to reach his daily goal of 10,000 steps but he needed to attain higher and higher goals, walking for hours at a time. And hey, the man got fit! But all that walking? Some people check their steps constantly. Some people walk back and forth in their bathroom as they brush teeth. This could be a con, friends.
6. Move your arms to track all your steps. Thinking you’ll get a Fitbit and go for a long walk with the stroller every day? The device actually measures according to arm movement. This could get tricky.
7. It does break. Some have said that their Fitbit broke after taking too many showers, even though it’s supposed to be waterproof.
What’s your take on the Fitbit? Did we miss anything here? If you have a Fitbit and like it, share on our Facebook page.