Monday, January 4, 2016

Fitbit Flex Review

Happy Monday! I actually don't mind Mondays, maybe it's because I am a stay at home mom now so really all my days kind of mesh together. I do love the weekends though because that means Zack is home and we get extra family time which I love. Anyway, Mondays aren't the worst things ever but I have always been like that. Tuesdays, well Tuesdays are a different story.

Today I am doing a review on the fitbit flex.  I have had mine since July but I stopped using it after I had Claire. I started using it again about a week ago and fixed a few issues I was having with it and it works much better for my needs now.

This is the one I have and I love it. I also got some interchangeable bands so I don't have to wear the pink one all the time, but who are we kidding it's me and I love the color pink. When you first get the fitbit you can register it on your computer and set up your preferences. When I did this I actually changed mine to say that I was pregnant and it readjusted my daily goals for me (6,000 steps instead of 10,000 steps which is the average). After you get it registered on your computer you can also download the fitbit app onto your iphone or android phone and update it that way.

I have the app in this folder on my iPhone called health. When you open the app this is what it looks like:

It connects to your fitbit via bluetooth and updates all of your stats as soon as it sinks. You can add in your weight and your own step goals on your computer. I added my weight but blurred it out because I just don't want that information out there for the world yet. Anyway if you click the different categories you can also adjust it here. When you click on the account sign down at the bottom it takes you to this screen:

You can set goals for all of those categories here. You can change your sleep sensitivity, what day you week starts on, etc.  I put mine to normal because I toss and turn all night and it was registering that as being awake even though I wasn't.

Those are just some of the things you can do with the  fitbit, it's really a great tool to use to track your exercise. I find it is difficult to keep accurate because I am holding my baby all the time in my left hand which is the hand that I keep the fitbit on. I still like it because it keeps me motivated to keep moving and exercising.  What have you found that helps you stay motivated to be healthy?


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