When I first read about fitbit on coolmomtech, they called it the perfect combination of tech and fitness). I was intrigued and excited. I emailed the company that day and begged for a review device. Whitney and I share a love of counting steps (see this week’s rookie mom challenge!) and this cranked it up a notch in fun high-tech ways.
Whitney had a great time wearing it and playing with the data. Lucky girl! This is what she told me:
I’ve been wearing the fitbit on the waistband of my clothes on and off for a couple of months now. I think it’s the most accurate pedometer I’ve ever worn. It’s slim profile fits snugly, although I am careful when I use the restroom as I have been scarred by a previous Blackberry-in-the-toilet accident.
If I leave the mini-cradle attached to my desktop computer, then whenever I go into my home office, it syncs the data it collected from my day, just from being close to the cradle. This means that if I ever check my stats, they’re already updated.
Seeing my step count throughout the day definitely motivates me to walk more. I do silly things like take the first parking space I see, rather than trying to get closer, because I want the steps. It’s like a real life video game.
I’ve also worn it on the elliptical trainer, where I don’t think it could tell what the heck was going on, and in a bouncy house, which was also tough to track, it seems.
Sadly, I had some trouble attaching the fitbit to my waistband because of my expanding midsection (wear it high? low? on the bra?!). It also fell off several times including lodging itself under my car’s floormat for a few weeks before my husband (who can still bend fully at the waist) discovered it.
Despite having it just as long as my friend, I have not yet enjoyed the fun part of number crunching. But I’m back on the wagon wearing it wherever it will fit on my body, and can’t wait to try the data analysis!
Disclosure: as I mentioned, I contacted the nice folks at fitbit and begged for a review sample. To avoid best friend bickering, they sent one to each of us.