I am what you would consider someone who engages in moderate exercise. I usually go walking or jogging daily and do some light free weight training at home. That is pretty much it these days based on my schedule. Far from my one hour a day, six days a week visits to the local gym from just a few short years ago. I am not a fitness freak but I do want to stay active and keep my body moving. In order to help me do that, I decided to give the Fitbit devices a try.
I originally used a 6th generation iPod Nano as a pedometer to keep up with how many steps I take on a daily basis. Nothing wrong with it. For the majority of health-conscious people, it’s the perfect workout accessory. However, the thing that attracted me to the Fitbit fitness tracking devices was that they not only tracked my steps, distance, and calories burned each day, but also automatically syncs that data to my Fitbit account. Yes, Fitbit devices stats are uploaded via Wi-Fi to your computer or mobile devices. Additionally, either through the Fitbit website or through the Fitbit App (which is available for both iOS and Android devices), I can set goals and track my fitness path with easy to read graphs and earn badges after reaching specific goals.
The website and apps also let you log what foods you eat, your activities as well as track your weight. You can choose to view your progress each day or you can view your stats over a week, month or even year. It’s not required to log everything, but it is helpful if you want to get a good picture of your progress.
Again, the Aria is not a necessity, but when you put it all together with other Fitbit devices, it acts as a smart system in helping you achieve your fitness goals. This is a great example of how technology can help improve your health.