I got a fitbit device as a gift. Fitbit is an electronic device that measures your daily steps, calories burnt, stairs climbed, and sleep. There’s a companion website that allows you to log in your food and other activities (e.g. sports, tasks, physical activities) I was going to sell it on ebay, but never got around to it. So about a week ago I decided to start using in. why not.
I don’t need to lose lots of weight, but I wouldn’t mind losing some. I don’t want to get fanatical about my daily calories or steps taken.
So far I’ve enjoyed the novelty of seeing how much I do or don’t do in a day. Fitbit makes it easy to log food as so many brands and kinds of food have their nutritional data in the system. You just need to click away.
I’ve been doing well with it, though I get a little upset when I don’t wear mine thinking, “I didn’t get credit for all those stairs” or what have you.
I’ve been walking around Phnom Penh a lot and yesterday walked over 20,000 steps. I burned over 2500 calories according to Fitbit.
- Fitbit talks fitness tracking, privacy and healthy apps ecosystems (guardian.co.uk)
- Health Tracking Gizmos For The New Year (forbes.com)
- Fitbit, why can’t I have my data? (simplystatistics.org)
- Oh, I found myself a Fitbit (allthingsdesigned.wordpress.com)
- 9 Things We Learn About Learning From Fitbit (insidehighered.com)