What’s a Fitbit?

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It’s Dr. Becerra’s birthday today and every year I’m faced with the task of trying to get him a present that he’ll really like.  I mean the man wants nothing.  Nothing.  Now if it’s me he’s buying for I could supply him a list a page long of what I’d like!  There’s always something a girl wants.  Well this year I found the perfect gift.  I mean perfect!  A Fitbit.  Have you heard of it?  It’s a little gadget that tracks your activity and sleep.  And that’s putting it simply.  You can track things like how many stairs you climb, steps walked, calories consumed and burned, pounds lost, sleep hours as well as restlessness during the night.  All this information sync’s with your phone or computer for real time results.  So what happens if you don’t move around enough?  Well, if you’re sitting too long you’ll get a little zap from your Fitbit!  And when you’ve reached your goals, you’ll be in the green and a little chime from your Fitbit will let you know just how good you’ve done for the day.

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I bought him the orange one.

So the first thing you have to do is charge your Fitbit.  Just plug it in and it charges up pretty quickly.  Then you log into the Fitbit application register your device, imput your personal information like your weight and height, and then set your goals.  It’s quite easy!

The next morning my man was off to the gym to work out, then we headed to Disneyland for the day.  When we arrived at the park he announced that he had already taken 4,326 steps and it was only 9:30 in the morning!  The goal is 10,000 steps a day.  Needless to say he met and then exceeded that goal at Disneyland.

So all this has caused me to want to try it out but at this point I don’t feel compelled to buy myself a Fitbit.  Well each bracelet package comes with two bracelets, so you can choose to wear a larger or smaller one.  So when he’s done for a while, then I’ll grab the smaller one and try it out for myself.  Stay tuned because Husband set a goal to lose 8 pounds (see you can set a goal like that and the Fitbit will monitor your activity and “encourage” you to stay active to meet your goal), so I’ll be watching him to see if that happens.

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