What is a Fitbit?

by Laura Wallis | Follow Her on Twitter Here

So what exactly is a Fitbit, anyway?

That’s the question going around Facebook.

And the “q” parents are asking each other as they walk back after drop off at school this morning.

So what is THAT little black monitoring device hanging off of your yoga pants?

Let’s face it, we all need a little accountability in the exercise department.

O.K., maybe a few of you keep the gym floorboards happy 24/7, but for the rest of us… it’s something we could all use a bit more of.

Fitness accountability.

That’s what the Fitbit is. But, it’s a bit more than that, really.

You know that feeling you get after hopping back on the exercise wagon after a few days?  The feeling you have when you are a few days into a upgraded fitness regime, and you have that momentum pushing you forward?

I think the Fitbit is really about fitness accountability and fitness momentum.

So here’s a You Tube video from last year’s fitbit model.  I am looking for a new video to post of the newer models, as I really like the new, smaller designs. There’s even one you can wear to sleep to see how many zzzzzzzs you have been logging in. And if you haven’t heard the latest information on how important sleep is for your metabolism, well, that’ for another post.

Here’s the video…

 

[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B0096NXK7C” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31YvPtJtAqL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]And here’s the latest FitBit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker in Charcoal on Amazon.  Love the bright green one, but when you see a Mom wearing the charcoal version attached to her black workout pants, you can hardly see the gadget against her clothing.

Would love to know if you tried the version with the sleep monitor.  Haven’t tried that one, yet, but am willing to give it a shot when I can.  Valentine’s git idea?  A BIG hint to hubbie?  Mother’s Day gift idea?

Also, I think it is just a great gift all around for anyone.  Yes, there are cheaper versions of the same type of fitness monitor, but the ones I have used in the past have broken in a matter of weeks.  My daughter got a cheaper version when she was getting in shape for her school jog-a-thon, but it broke.  Too bad, as it really did help encourage her along those last long rounds around the field when we ALL need a little help.  It helped her, and it has helped a lot of us above 4th grade!

10,ooo steps is what we should all be striving for every day, right?  Isn’t that the latest fitness push?

So let me know what you think in the comments below.  Would love to hear if you have another, cheaper alternative you like a lot.  Or if you are in love with your fitbit!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Laura

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