A Fitbit is the latest sporting accessory to take the world by storm. You have probably heard all about activity trackers, and wondered what on earth are they? Well here is a little overview of activity trackers actually do, with some tips and suggestions to help decide if they are right for you.
What is a Fitbit?
Fitbit’s are a wearable activity tracker that monitors your movement throughout the day giving you “the freedom to get fit your way” according to their website.
“Everyone’s approach to fitness is different. One-sized-fits-all doesn’t always fit you. That’s why we created a family of products that work seamlessly with each other. your budget, your favourite apps and your goals.”
So what does that actually mean? Well, basically they are like the old-school pedometer that tracks your steps, but they can also do so much more! They are charged through USB and sync with your computer and mobile phone to relay data like, your heart rate, sleeping patterns, calories burned etc.
The main reason they are used is to track the amount of steps you take throughout the day and encourage you to be more active, through preset alarms and competition with friends and family who also have them.
There are many different models of Fitbit that all offer different features, but the basic models will be enough to get you going.
The most popular models:
This is the most popular (and budget friendly) model that you can wear on your wrist like a watch.
Here are some important features you should know about:
At the end of the day the Fitbit may not be for everyone. But if you are trying to live a healthier, more active lifestyle some of these features may really help.