Without question, my FitBit pedometer is my very favorite item of workout gear. I’ve been using a FitBit for almost 6 years. At first, they only had clip-on models, and I went through about 4 of those — a couple of them wore out within their 1-year warranty periods (it didn’t help that I often dropped them), and the manufacturer sent me free replacements, and I dunked one in a Jacuzzi (oops, not waterproof).
Then the wristband models became available in 2013 and I acquired one of the first ones sold. I love my FitBit Flex, and wear it all the time, even in the shower (yep, so far it has proven to be waterproof, although I avoid submerging it completely). It synchs to my computer and iPhone automatically and only has to be charged about 1x weekly. I use it to track my daily steps and sleep. Each day, I strive to exceed my 10,000 step goal — which prompts me to add some extra treadmill time and look for ways to crank up my daily walking.
Using the FitBit app, I can see how I’m doing compared to the step status of my list of FitBit friends. If I’m not in 1st place, I work on increasing my steps to pull ahead.
I check my FitBit display at least a dozen times a day — it’s like a steadfast workout buddy, and I rely on it to keep me going. I highly recommend it!
[DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT WORK FOR FITBIT, NOR IS THIS A PAID REVIEW.]