Things I love:
Accountability: I knew my desk job was sedentary, but I didn't realize just how sedentary. I like that it forces you to be aware of how active you are being each day. I have also found myself getting up to walk around more and even just wandering around my house to get in extra steps.
Links to other apps: The Fitbit app is great because it sinks via bluetooth all of the time. I can pull it up on my phone and see my exact progress. For a Type A person like me, this is AWESOME!! It also syncs to other fitness/food apps on your phone. I use MyFitnessPal to track my food and exercise, so it is wonderful that it can link for more accurate tracking.
Sleep Monitoring: The sleep monitoring feature is so interesting. I'm fascinated by how much I sleep, how often I wake up, and how restless I am throughout the night.
Water Proof: This would be a pro, but I am still too scared to leave it on all the time. I do take it off when I shower, but that is about it.
Things I don't love:
Accuracy: It is not the most accurate device. It calculates distance traveled based on your gender and height. This means that your distance each day can be way over stated (if you are taking short steps...aka when I wear high heels) or way understated (if you are taking bigger steps/strides...aka when I run). It also isn't very good at track steps if you are not able to use your arms. My steps are usually way too low when I go to the grocery store and push the cart or if I am carrying something in my hands while I walk.
No heart rate monitor: I should note that the Fitbit Charge does come with a heart rate monitor. I think this would be very beneficial. It would help to keep track of different types of workouts and when you are walking quickly vs slowly.
Not the prettiest thing: I am not super trendy or into jewelry, but I do typically wear a watch. Let's face it, the Fitbit and watch combo is not the cutest or best look. It is fairly inconspicuous, but it does make it tough to wear with dressier outfits.
So there you have it...my thoughts on the Fitbit Flex. Overall, I LOVE it!! I even ordered 2 new bands to switch out...maybe it will make it prettier! :)
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