Meet the FitBit One: Trainer Jane’s New Fitness Sidekick

February 16, 2013 by admin

FitBit One

Meet my new fitness wingman!  This ultra cool gadget tracks steps taken, stairs climbed, distance travelled, calories burned, and monitors sleep patterns.  It links to charts and graphs where you can set goals, chart progress, log workouts and food eaten, journal, make friends and more.  I wear it close to my heart during the day, and wrap it around my wrist when I go to bed at night.

So far, it’s pretty interesting! This tiny device greets me by name, and has a virtual flower that grows the more I move about in my daily life. I probably shouldn’t have started using it the week I taught the two “Pour your Heart Out” classes, as I now have unrealistic expectations about how many calories I can burn in a day!

The food log is easy to use, and has great information about not just numbers of calories consumed, but grams of carbs, fats and proteins eaten. More on that another day. I am always amazed how quickly I adjust my mindless eating habits when I know I have to write it down. Good reminder for anyone watching their calories.

I have also learned I am a very efficient sleeper, no surprise there! But good to know, as it’s when we are sleeping that our bodies rebuild and repair.

Stay tuned for more feedback!

So tiny!