Just before the New Year, I posted a review on the fantastic Fitbit – a personal fitness gadget which has recently featured in the World’s Top 50 Most innovative Companies by US business magazine Fast Company.
The Fitbit acts as both a diet and fitness monitor wrapped up in a tiny, but gorgeously designed widget that you keep on you through day and night. You can then sync it up with your Fitbit diary online. I found the Fitbit highly unobtrusive and easy to use – its also extremely addictive and in conjunction with the Fitbit community, you can chat and meet other Fitbit users.
I’ll let Fitbit themselves explain it to you a bit more:
The Fitbit Ultra is an activity tracker that monitors steps, distance, sleep patterns and even stairs climbed via a state-of the-art altimeter, and includes an on-device display for real-time feedback. The information it collects automatically syncs information to a personal web profile on Fitbit.com, helping those looking to get and stay fitter and healthier to monitor and manage their daily activity and to remain motivated.
Each user has a personal profile page at Fitbit.com that shows all current and past information and trends for steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned and incorporates a food database for calorie logging.
Fitbit.com is fully integrated with all social networks. A weight management support tool, Food Goal, is also included which dynamically changes based on activities you complete during the day and calories consumed. Compatible with both Windows and Apple OS, the personal pages are also accessible through both free Apple and Android apps (the latter to be available from April).
Fitbit has now launched in the UK and are currently running a major promotion on ITV’s This Morning all week. In conjunction with this, I’m very excited to say I’ve got a Fitbit to giveaway here on GadgetMum.