This is a really hard thing for me to admit to but yes, I’m addicted to my Fitbit. I received my Fitbit just a little over two months ago and I’ve been challenging myself for a while to find a day where I could get 15,000 steps in. On most days I’m lucky to get in only 3000 steps. I sit on the couch a lot working from my laptop. Because I’m at the couch all day for the first few weeks it was very hard to find ways to get over 5,000. I would take a nap instead of going to the gym. As I’ve found myself getting to 5000 lately and 10,000 on occasion, I was quite proud of myself when I reached 15,000 yesterday. Each time you reach a new goal you earn a badge and you can set your account to share on Facebook tweet out your badges and daily accomplishments. (I’m not so fond of it sharing with the world how lazy and in active I am most of the time) But I’m still addicted because it gets me moving more.
Fitbit is on Windows 8, it’s an app that you can download and use on your desktop. From the app you can sync manually but you don’t have it. It seems that as long as you have the fitbit dongle plugged in it will sync automatically whenever you are near it. When using the app sometimes I have to bump the fitbit to wake it up
Then I can go to Fitbit.com and find out all about my stats. If I had more time I could find out how to manage my eating. I could also find out my sleeping habits if I purchased their newer device the wireless sleepband, which I might just do. I already have the scale that connects wirelessly to the network. It’s so cool to track all my exercise and like I said before, I have to challenge myself just to get to 5000 steps a day with the ultimate goal being 10,000 steps a day.
Today was actually an active day because I went to the Gym this morning and you can see that by my steps I’ve already taken today. I’m at 9,000. WOOT! Fitbit is also on Windows Phone 8 (at least sort of), a few different developers have written their own versions. Let me tell you what I think of them so far.
That’s the Fitbit Companions version I can’t even log into it.
Fitbit Companion allows Fitbit tracker users to access statistics about your activity. This app supports viewing your tracker- and body details (activity, sleep, body, devices). It allows you to get some details for a specific date or gain some more perspective using historical data. You can also log activities, sleep, body weight and body fat percentage. A fitbit device is not needed to use this app. It can also be used to track activities, sleep and body details. This application is NOT an official Fitbit application, but is created by a fan. It uses the official Fitbit API and doesn’t share your personal information outside of this application.
The DotNetNuzzi Fitbit Tracker works quite well. You can add water, food, exercise and weight. works much better!
The DotNetNuzzi WP7 Fitbit Activity Tracker helps you view your activities, food, water, and weight entries wherever you are to assist with tracking your progress towards your goals. The DotNetNuzzi Fitbit Activity Tracker syncs up with your account on the Fitbit website so you can have an overall view of your stats and back up your data. A summary of the features are listed below. DASHBOARD – Check your stats for today and up to 2 weeks in the past – See your latest Steps, Floors Climbed, Calories Burned, Active Score, and Distance Traveled when your Fitbit Wireless Tracker* syncs with a base station LOGGED ACTIVITIES – View your logged activities for today and up to 2 weeks in the past – See your Name and Description total distance and steps logged – See your total calories burned or a break down by activity logged LOGGED FOOD ENTRIES – View your logged food entries for today and up to 2 weeks in the past – See your calories, carbs, food names, brands, fat, fiber, protein, and sodium for food entries logged – View a total calorie count and a break down by food logged LOGGED WATER CONSUMED – View your logged water consumption for today and up to 2 weeks in the past WEIGHT ENTRIES – View your logged weight entries for today and up to 2 weeks in the past – View an active chart of the your weight entries to monitor progress YOUR PROFILE – View your profile information, such as Name, Nick Name, Birthdate, Weight, Height. Note: This DotNetNuzzi Fitbit App and any information given by it, is for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any fitness program. You must also have a network connection and a Fitbit account to use the app. Fitbit, the Fitbit Logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fitbit Inc. DotNetNuzzi is not affiliated with Fitbit and Fitbit is not affiliated with DotNetNuzzi.
The Fitbit family of products motivate you to stay active, live better, and reach your goals. The Fitbit app enables you to view graphs of your activity levels, sleep and weight and gives you a clear picture of your health and fitness trends. You can stop by select Microsoft Stores to see devices, learn about the app and get hands on with Windows 8.
I’d love to know what your daily steps are!