A FitBit is a wireless-enabled activity tracker. What a fit bit does is tracks things such as number of steps taken, number of good hours slept and your location with a build in GPS (This all depends on the model you buy. Not all models have a GPS). Think of a FitBit as a cooler more 21st century pedometer.
Why use a FitBit?
It helps people more closely track their physical activity and it can update to their phone, tablet, or computer in real time. In order for it to update real time on your device, the device must be bluetooth enabled.
Would I recommend a FitBit?
Yes and no. I recently purchased a FitBit for my girlfriend and everyone at work had one so it did interest me to see what the big deal is.
Yes! Buy It.
I am a big supporter of anyone who tries to become healthier. If buying a FitBit will allow you to do that and start that journey by all means go down to Best Buy and pick one up. The fact that it allows you to see what you have done in real time and compare it to where you want to be is great. If you feel like shelling out the mucho dollars for the top of the line model with the GPS so more power to ya.
No! Stay Away
Lets be real here, all a FitBit is, is a techy’s dream of what a pedometer should be. If all your looking to do is track your steps, you don’t need this. At some companies and with some health insurance plans a pedometer is covered. Instead of having to look at your phone for your steps you look down at your waist and read the number.