Wearable Tech: Fitbit Edition

For our next wearable tech installment, we will focus on one of the granddaddies of all wearable technology, the Fitbit.

Chances are that you have heard of Fitbit by now. These “lifestyle bracelets” have been taking over wrists all over the Silicon Valley for the last few years, and now the trend has caught on with the rest of country. This wearable device has the ability to track all of your physical movement, and keep track of how many steps and calories you have burned throughout the day. The Fitbit syncs wirelessly to your phone where you can view your stats on their app.

The Fitbit features a waterproof wristband that allows you to wear your bracelet everywhere, including the shower. You even wear it to bed where it will monitor your sleep patterns as well as the quality of sleep that you are getting.

The Fitbit comes in a variety of colors and styles. If you aren’t really into the whole bracelet look, you might consider the Zip version that clips directly to your clothing. A more advanced model, the Charge HR, keeps track of your heart rate and the Surge has built-in GPS. These styles vary in price depending on their functionality. If you are really serious about your weight loss, you can pick up a Fitbit Aria scale to accompany your tracker. This scale not only tracks your weight, but your body mass index and body fat percentage as well. If you are the competitive type and you have some friends that are into the Fitbit craze as well, you can track their progress and compete with them to see who can burn the most calories per week.

The Fitbit price range varies from $60-$250, check them out for yourself. www.fitbit.com

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