So after I posted yesterday a few of you commented that you haven't heard of the . I hadn't either until 3 weeks ago when I googled "fitness tracker", and the My Fitness Pal site popped up and the Fitbit site was just a few down. I read both and it just seemed like the perfect match for what I was looking for.
- a pedometer
- a calorie tracker
- a sleep monitor
- and something that linked up to a "site" where I could access more in depth charts and graphs and analysis of my journey.
Here's how they describe it: "If you want to turn fitness into a lifestyle, the One™ is for you. For starters, it never rests. During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. Come nightfall, it measures your sleep quality, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you in the morning. The One™ motivates you to reach your goals by bringing greater fitness into your life – seamlessly, socially, 24 hours a day. "
I also didn't want a wrist band style tracker because I don't like wearing bracelets, it irritates me. (I can't even wear a watch) So something strapped to my wrist or arm 24/7 was not going to work. Plus its Itty - Bitty: Height - 1.89 inches Width - .76 inches.
Here's what came in the box:
Clockwise from top: The power adaptor to charge it - so far about every 4 days. The little "plug" is the dongle that I put in one my USB ports on my laptop so the Fitbit can "sync" whenever I am within 20 feet. It will also sync with an Iphone if you download the app. The Fitbit itself and the "holster" above it. I could easily hold all that is pictured in one hand.
Not pictured: the soft wristband (and I hesitate to call it a "band") you slip the Fitbit into and wear at night to sleep. At first I was like "noooo Jasmine hates wrist things!" but it is so light weight and soft and LOOSE (thank goodness it's adjustable) that I don't notice it.
So that's my thoughts on my Fitbit it's perfect for me so far I love knowing when I've been a slacker and it motivates me to move my butt a bit more! And the sleep information is so interesting! Last night I was in bed for 7hrs and 28 minutes - but I only slept 6hrs and 54 minutes because I woke up 9 times! I'm seeing if there is a pattern (I get up to go the bathroom around 3 - I've been doing that for years), and I always seem to wake up around 5 (I think it's the sun coming up). But the other reasons ???
Do you use a fitness helper? What exercises reduce arm fat!?!