Today, I jumped on the Fitbit bandwagon. I’ve seen so many of the people I know on-line using a Fitbit, I’ve been thinking about getting one. Luckily I had one fall into my lap, I almost had three fall into my lap, but that’s how my industry works. CRAZY I know. And yes at the bottom of this post I have one for you guys too so don’t think I forgot about you. .
Setting up the Fitbit Zip was much easier than I expected. I had to install the battery, turn it on, plug the USB wireless sync dongle into my computer, visit Fitbit.com/start and download the software and sign up for an account and that was about it. Simple and addictive because once you start using it you’re going to want to challenge yourself to take more steps and burn more calories every day. At least, I know my competitive personality, I’m even competitive with myself.
The Fitbit Zip includes: The Zip, the clip, the battery, the battery tool, and the wireless sync dongle. It tracks steps, distance, calories burned. It tells you the time and smiles at you. To change the view on the screen you knock it, which means it needs to be a little harder than a gentle tap. I’m loving it.
AT&T has an interest in aiding us their consumers with more ways to access our health and ways to get fit. They even developed the AT&T Developer Center ForHealth. Here is just a snippit of information about the AT&T Developer Center ForHealth:
Enabling health and fitness apps to securely share data
The AT&T ForHealth team held an all-day workshop with many interested parties within AT&T. It was clear that AT&T needed to come up with a solution, but it was not clear what that would look like. The AT&T Foundry team led a research project where they talked to insurance companies, device manufacturers, developers, hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare ecosystem to get an understanding of what the space looked like and where AT&T could make the most impact. The AT&T Developer Center ForHealth is designed to tear down those walls. As part of AT&T’s developer enablement program, Developer Center enables developers to rapidly build, launch and scale healthcare applications that can share data across many verticals such as wellness, healthcare enterprises, patients, care givers and clinical professionals, in a highly-secure manner.
The Fitbit Zip is available at AT&T retail stores or AT&T online.
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