Tim bought me my FitBit for my birthday (February) knowing what a health and fitness obsessive I am!
So, what is a FitBit?
Just in case you are wondering, it’s a tiny sensor that measures how far you walk, how many steps you take, how many calories you’ve burned, how many floors you’ve climbed, and how much you’ve slept over 24 hours. I love a good gadget and find it really interesting to find out how far I’ve waked, but of course the other added bonus is that it makes you think about taking the stairs and motivates you to walk over and see your colleagues instead of emailing them.
How does it work?
It’s a tiny sensor that ladies can clip onto their bra (men on their belt) and away you go. It uses clever algorithms to measure movement. All you do is download the programme, register on the site, plug in your FitBit and the data collected are automatically downloaded onto your user profile.
What’s so good about it?
For someone like me who’s always on the go, I love that I can see how much free exercise I’m getting in addition to the gym and running. I also love that it tells me how many hours I’ve slept and how frequently I woke up (one of my favourite features). There’s also a forum where you can share exercising and fitness tips with other FitBit users. I just think it’s a great little gadget and good value for money compared with lots of other fitness gadgets!
Would I recommend it? Hell yeah!