FitBits have seemed to take over the world recently. I mean, wow! They have become so very popular and it seems like everyone has one on their wrist! In concept, they are so neat as they track your steps, your exercise, your sleep, and you can even document your food. But the question is… Are they really worth the $100?
I recently got a FitBit in early December as a gift because they were popular and I thought that it would be cool to have one and see how far I walk during an average day! I got the navy one, and the cool thing about them is that you can change the color of the band by just switch out the little FitBit piece that slides inside the wristband.
Upon receiving my FitBit, I was so ecstatic to set it up! I mean, wow! I finally got a FitBit, how awesome! So I went and set it up on my computer and slapped it on my wrist.
For the first couple of days, I was obsessed with it. It was so cool and awesome. It tracked my sleep, counted my steps, documented how many miles I walked each day, it was perfect for my fitness-loving self. I was obsessed with it. Until it died.
My FitBit died after approximately five days. That was a bummer. Granted, it didn’t take that long to charge, but still, it was inconvenient.
Then I figured out that you could add a silent alarm to wake you up with silent vibrations! This is seriously the coolest feature, aside from being able to track your sleep. This silent alarm is great for college because it doesn’t wake up my roommate, how perfect! This was the game changer for me.
I pretty much wear my FitBit every day now, occasionally taking a break from it to charge it if I forget to charge it during the night.
In my mind, FitBits are totally worth it. It motivates you to walk more and therefore get more exercise and you can track other types of exercise if you wish. If you don’t really care about tracking your steps, then don’t get a FitBit. Sure, it is a good motivator, especially when you reach your daily goal, but it is not a necessity, besides the whole silent alarm thing.
Overall, I am happy that I have a FitBit, and I probably would have eventually bought one if I hadn’t received it as a gift. And hey, if you got one as a gift and don’t like it as much as you though you would, either give it someone or sport it and look athletic and cool.
And hey, if you got one as a gift and don’t like it as much as you though you would, either give it someone or sport it and look athletic and cool.