I’ve been using a Fitbit for the last few months and absolutely love it.
The only problem with the normal trackers is that you have to attach them to your clothing somehow. And if you forget to take the tracker with you then you don’t track your activity.
Of course having a Fitbit hanging off your trousers can also lead to accidents, like what happened to me coming back from the US last week. I lost the device somewhere between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and by the time I’d noticed it was too late for me to do anything about it.
The new Fitbit Flex, however, would solve this issue, as it’s a wristband tracker, so you wear it like your watch.
Fitbit are currently accepting pre-orders and I expect they’ll start shipping them in the next few weeks. And yes, I probably will get one.
What’s it got?
Pretty much everything that you could want in a tracker:
- Know your stats: Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
- Tracks quality of sleep (# of hours, how many times you wake up, sleep efficiency index) and uses a silent alarm that vibrates to wake you up gently
- Sync to select mobile devices via Bluetooth 4.0 (first all-day wristband tracker to offer this capability). It also syncs wirelessly and automatically to your computer.
- Multi-platform: Syncs to select iPhone and, now, select Android devices
- With you all the time: Comfortable enough to wear all day. Water-resistant. Wear it in the shower.
- Match your mood or personality: Flexible, interchangeable tracker with a variety of colorful wristbands (Black, Slate, Teal, Tangerine, Navy)
- Rich mobile and online offerings: iPhone and Android App and Online tools – shows activity charts, leaderboards and more. Set goals, view progress and earn badges.
- Social motivation: Connect with friends and family for support or friendly competition
- Even more health and fitness tools: Log food, weight and more on Fitbit’s website or apps
You can read more about the Fitbit Flex on their site.