What I Use: Fitbit Fitness Tracking Devices

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.

His: Fitbit Zip

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.

Hers: Fitbit One

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.

The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, while not a necessity, ties in nicely with the Fitbit family of fitness activity trackers. It is not cheap in terms of price or quality. It feels rugged and durable while having a clean look to it as if designed by Apple. The cool thing about the Aria is that when you step on it, it wirelessly syncs the information to your Fitbit account. Not just your weight but also your Body Fat (BF) composition, which is used to calculate your body-mass index (BMI). It can also be setup to be used by multiple people in your household.
Ours: Fitbit Aria

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.

I originally purchased the Fitbit One as a Christmas gift for my wife. Once I discovered the potential of the devices, I bought a Fitbit Zip for myself as well as the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale. If you are serious about monitoring your health but not at a Jillian Michaels fanatic level, the Fitbit devices are well worth the money.

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