I just received a Fitbit Blaze as a present from my husband! It’s great fun so far although I don’t rack up nearly as many steps as he does.
I decided that i didn’t need the GPS capability built into the watch. Someday, I will read through the instructions and figure out how to pair it to the GPS in my phone. There are only rare occasions when I venture out without the phone anyway.
What I needed was:
- a large screen that was easy to read
- an accurate heart rate monitor without the need for chest strap, and,
- something that automatically tracks steps and sleep,
It’s nice that the Fitbit Blaze does all of that without having to remember to manually set something up or change watches or put on a chest strap.
Also nice is the ability to link the calorie and activity tracking from the SparkPeople Mobile App to the Fitbit App. So I have a constant and visual reminder of how many calories I’ve used and how many I have taken in. Cool right? Also having the connection with the Sparkpeople site means that I don’t have to re-enter any of the activity information I’ve been tracking all along.
I think the little badges that you earn for walking are cheesy but cute. It’s fun to add friends to the Fitbit app so that you have a little community of Type A personalities cheering each other on. 🙂 It’s a terrific incentive.
Anyway, this is my first day and the shiny newness is still with me.