Getting fit with a fitbit: introduction

Ok, I’m going to level with you now. I’m not the fittest person you’ll ever meat. I could do with losing a bit of weight. These past few weeks I’ve been going to the gym and going to spin classes but I had a problem. Especially at the gym, I couldn’t see what the machines were telling me. It was all well and good going but I had no way to keep track of how many calories I had burned, ETC. I needed some way of finding this out. Enter, fitbit. Fitbit’s line of products are designed to help you lead a healthier lifestyle. You can get a range of products, ranging from trackers you clip on to your shirt, to a fully functional smart watch. You can even get a WiFI enabled scale that tracks your weight. I had seen a growing trend in sited people having these and I thought they were a brilliant idea. I decided other than going for an apple watch which was a little out of my price range, I should try one of these out.
In this series of posts, I’m going to be documenting my experience. The fitbit I have decided to go for is the fitbit charge. It is a wristband that tracks calories burned, steps, floors climbed and even helps tracks your sleep. You can see all of its data on its smartphone app or sync it back to your PC. I will be using an iPhone to track my progress.
I’ll be covering everything from taking the device out of its box, setting it up, setting an account up, using it, and how I’m getting along with it.
It is due to arrive some time this week; hopefully it arrives before I go back down the country on Sunday.
I hope you enjoy this series and I think I’m going to enjoy writing it as its something I’ve never done before. Not only am I challenging myself to get fit, I’m also challenging myself to keep this series up because when I looked for information on this topic I didn’t find much.
Thanks, and see you soon!

2 thoughts on “Getting fit with a fitbit: introduction”

  1. I’ve had a Fitbit for ages but I don’t think I’m usung it to the fullest of its ability. Here’s hoping…

  2. Hi Kieran, I have a basic Fitbit and I find it really useful. I did consider the Fitbit Charge but decided on the basic model in case it didn’t prove much use to me. Now, having used it for around a year I was thinking of upgrading to the Charge, so your experiences will be very interesting.

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