I first heard of a FitBit when reading http://towardshealthylife.wordpress.com/ and Julie spoke of her new FitBit (the one she got after her first one went for a swim!). I also have been reading http://afatmansjournal.wordpress.com/ and Mark regularly posts his FitBit statistics. So I had a look around and discovered that they are not actually sold in Australia and forgot about it. Recently, however, I was reading an article that confirmed that Amazon will ship them here and so I decided to bite the bullet, and my FitBit arrived in the post today.
I have configured it and created my account, and tomorrow morning I will take it off the charger and start wearing it. This little piece of plastic will replace the pedometer and track the following things:
- steps walked
- floors climbed
- kilometres travelled
- calories burned
- provide an active score
- sleep – that’s right, my sleep!
It is synchronised with a website where I can also track what I’m eating, any other activity and I’m hoping this novelty will keep me going for a little while. I’ll let you know what it tells me.