Since I got a wifi scale (the Withings) I’ve been weighing myself almost every morning. The scales sends the data to the online service and then I’m able to access it on my iPhone or via the web interface.
But what about burning calories?
Sure, you can track walks and other specific exercises / activities using a number of apps. But you have to explicitly decide that you are now “doing” exercise.
As for sleep .. the more I read about healthy lifestyles the more I realise that “sleep” is an important part of it.
Of course anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t sleep a lot. I tend to stay up quite late and get very little sleep. Last night for example I got about 5.5 hours. That’s probably not enough, but what might be more important than the number of hours I’m sleeping is the actual “quality” of sleep
So the Fitbit Ultra seemed like an attractive idea. Several of my friends have got them over the last year and they all love them. I wasn’t sure if it was really for me, but the price dropped a bit and so I decided I’d give it a go.
I only got it yesterday so at this stage I don’t have much data to go by, but so far I’m impressed with the device’s functionality.
It’s small. You can clip it onto your belt, shirt or some other part of your body or garments.
It’s light. You won’t notice it’s there – my one worry being that I’ll drop the damn thing and not realise it.
It can work with the Withings, so the two devices can share data about my overall “progress” or complete lack of it.
Once I’ve got a bit more data I’ll have a better idea as to how well it works. Maybe I’ll love it, maybe I’ll find it completely pointless, but I need to give it a go.
- Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker Review (assistedlivingtoday.com)
- Fitbit announces a few new devices, the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip (technologytell.com)
- Fitbit Unveils a Smaller Ultra, Plus a New Pedometer Called Zip (mashable.com)