Fitbit One

Fitbit One

I’ve been using a fitbit for a couple weeks now and I’ve really begun liking it. The device is pretty small. It comes with a clip and a wristband (for use when sleeping). The device squeezes into the clip and is surrounded on all sides but the top.

The first day I used it, I just tossed it into my pocket. Unfortunately, that doesn’t really work! You have to clip it to your belt or your pocket or something. I’ve been attaching it to one of my belt loops. I put it on my belt one time and when I got into the car, the device popped out of the case. That freaked me out so I then attached it to my pocket with the device in the pocket and the clip out. This worked pretty good until I somehow dropped it. Luckily I found it (laying on the ground outside the car. After this I switched over to the belt loop and haven’t had any issues with dropping or popping the device out of the case. The accuracy of the device seems to be pretty good. The fitbit website allows you to enter in your gait length among other things to help accurately track your movements and calorie counting. The FitBit site allows you to create an account and then enter in your daily food intake. I’m not a fan of the interface. I found it very hard to enter in the foods I was eating. Another site MyFitnessPal has a much better food entry system in my opinion. They have a ginormous database of foods including some entered by their users. I’ve had a couple of these seem horribly wrong, but for the most part, I can find exactly what I’m looking for. Coca Cola with Cane Sugar? Found it. Whole Food’s 365 brand String Cheese? Yep. It’s there. If you regularly eat the same things for meals, food entry is much simpler. Just go to the list of recent items for that meal and select your food! You can even add in favorites to help make finding foods even more simple. Another nice thing is that you can sync this site with the FitBit site! This causes the fitbit site to send over your exercise information in the form of a “Calorie Adjustment”.

We are using a typical scale. We might as a reward get the fitbit Aria one day. This would wirelessly sync our weight to the fitbit website and then to myFitnessPal. Crazy stuff!