Monday, 25 May 2015

Under the microscope: Fitbit flex


                                         


As a frequent exerciser, fitness trackers are something that are of great interest to myself. After Christmas, I had a heck of lot of Boots Advantage Card points saved up and so I decided to treat myself to a FitBit Flex.

The Flex is one of the smallest in the current range of Fitbits available. I opted for the black version as I felt that it would be more inconspicuous than some of the other colours available.

                         


                        



So what is so great about the fitbit?

The fitbit, without sounding creepy, is a tracking device. It counts your daily steps, tracks calories and the distance you travel. It can also track your sleep pattern (which I find useful) as well as water consumption. Personally, I don't track calories as I do not want to become obsessed with calorie counting. As long as I eat a healthy diet, then that is good enough for me. I enjoy the sleep pattern mode as that is something that really does interest me. As you will see from the photos, I average about 6.5 hours sleep Monday - Friday (which isn't enough) and longer at the weekends. In addition, I also enjoy seeing how many steps I do in a gym class (not really a mode but I look at it before and after). Interestingly enough, for all you Les Mills fans, Body Attack racks up an incredible 5000+ steps in a single session (both 45 min class and 1 hour class).

Would I recommend it?

Wholeheartedly yes.