I bought a Fitbit...

...and this is what I noticed after wearing it for a day.
  1. I wore it to bed so it could monitor my sleep.
    How does it do this? What if I was just sitting really still for 8 hours? Does it notice how many times I get up to go to the loo during the night?
  2. Apparently, I use an average of 12 steps to go to the loo and then get back to bed.
    Just FYI.
  3. I used the alarm feature to 'gently wake me up'.
    It woke me up with a weird vibrating pattern. I can't say I liked it. Might just stick to my conventional method of three staggered alarms with several snoozes on my phone to gently and gradually wake me.
  4. I went to the gym in the morning and hopped on the treadmill for a brisk walk through British Columbia.
    The treadmill said I burned 158 calories but my Fitbit said I'd burned 391 calories. I'm going with the Fitbit.
  5. I tried to find excuses throughout the day to walk extra steps.
    So, I've just had half a glass of water, should I go pee? The bathrooms at work are a bit of a walk. That could really boost my steps. I did this several times throughout the day. People probably thought I had a problem with my bladder. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
  6. Shall I come to your office?
    No, really, I'll walk to yours. I don't mind.
  7. Lunch time and I thought I'd try out a new eatery a bit further away from work.
    Naturally, I walked. It was on the way back that I received the buzz to let me know I'd hit the 10,000 step mark! Fantastic! Everyone can carry me around for the rest of the day now.
  8. Throughout the afternoon, I still took every opportunity to walk around the office as much as I could.
    My co-workers found it a little odd that I'd walk from my office to theirs just to use their stapler. Especially since I had a perfectly good stapler in my office already. But what are you going do? Steps are steps.
  9. So, at the end of the day, I'm pretty pleased with myself and my results.
    As you can see, there's a lot of green lines. And green is good, yes?
  10. I'd be interested to see what tomorrow's results will be like.
    Tomorrow is Saturday and I estimate around 400 steps will be taken. It might be useful to track my naps. (Actually, I have a very busy day planned. I have a hairdressers appointment, various housework chores to attend to and I'll be mowing the yard, so there'll probably be green lines as well).
  11. Overall, I quite like my new Fitbit.
    I think it gives me motivation to move more and gets me excited when I reach my goals. Don't think I'll use the food tracker feature though, cause typing in everything I eat sounds too painful to do. Although that might stop me from eating it. 😏
  12. The verdict? I recommend.