Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fitbit through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Fitbit, all opinions are my own.
I’m a technology nerd and passionate about fitness. Combine the 2 and you have a product I couldn’t wait to try. When the Fitbit Flex arrived and my daughter commented, “sweet, everyone has them,” I knew who was going to wear the Fitbit Flex most often was going to be up for debate in the Conyers’ house.
As we all know, staying on track with nutrition and making time for fitness during the holiday season can be tough. Fitbit makes every step count, and all activity is tracked. By wearing the device 24/7, it’s a convenient reminder to:
- take the stairs instead of the elevator,
- park a little further out when I go shopping,
- get up from my desk and move throughout the day,
- think twice about that holiday cookie or grabbing the always-available holiday treats that are around the office this time of year.
What can a Fitbit Flex do?
Easily log the foods you eat with a database of 350,000+ foods including grocery brands and restaurant items. Compare your calories in with calories out. Use your smartphone to scan food barcodes and capture complete nutritional information.
Tracks your sleep patterns.
Wear it all night and the Fitbit measures your sleep quality. Your dashboard will reveal how long you slept and the number of times you woke up. Flex also has a silent wake alarm that gently vibrates to wake you up at the preset time.
Sync your stats. See your progress.
Flex automatically syncs your data to PCs, Macs, many iOS devices and select Android phones without plugging in or pushing buttons. This gives you real-time access to your stats on the Fitbit dashboard throughout the day.
Motivation by tracking your goals.
I should mention that I’m not only a technology nerd; I’m a data geek. Flex comes with free online tools and a mobile app that allows you to set goals and follow your progress through awesome graphs and charts. Log food, workouts and much more and get the inside scoop on your health. Knowing how close you are to reaching your goals gives you the motivation to reach them and aim higher.
Compatible with a variety of health and fitness apps.
Have a favorite health and fitness app? Check out the App Gallery for a complete list of apps that you can export your Fitbit data to and monitor activity and progress.
A track-it-all device.
An awesome all-in-one for fitness enthusiasts. The Fitbit Flex monitors steps taken, calories burned, hours slept, distance traveled, active minutes and quality of sleep all based on your personal profile.
Visit Fitbit Flex for more information.
Pros: The wristband is not bulky, is stylish and available in multiple colors and operation is simple. It’s water resistant, and if you’re into sharing data with friends there is Twitter and Facebook integration within the dashboard. The Fitbit Flex fits comfortably around your wrist, and it’s the only wearable I’ve tried that I’m comfortable wearing when I’m dressed for work. Having the option of a variety of colors is a bonus! With Bluetooth, Fitbit syncs with your smartphone without you doing a thing.
Cons: The only con is the relatively short battery life (3-5 days), which is not really a big deal. We’re a plugged-in society, and remembering to keep it charged comes naturally.
Can you guess who is winning the Fitbit debate between my daughter and me? Do you use a wearable to track your daily activities?
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