Don’t be surprised if you happen to spot people wearing similar tie pins. Now, don’t be shocked if I tell you that it is not a tie pin at all! It is no more a secret device. It is a pocket-sized pedometer called Fitbit that enables you to keep a track of your physical activities throughout the day.
What does it do exactly?
Well, this three inch portable device simply tracks your daily activity which includes each step that you take; your standing at the counter while just moving your hands; your sitting at the desk, and all that you can think of.
This activity tracker has a tri-axial accelerometer or to simply put it, a 3-D motion sensor that does the following:
- Tracks your steps
- Calculates the intensity level of your movement
- The distance travelled
- The calories burned
- Moreover, it also records how well you slept.
How does it record these activities?
Fitbit is addictive as once you lay your hands on it you will never leave it behind wherever you may be. It is an all-day and all-night companion which can drive you crazy about your fitness level.
All you have to do is to visit the Fitbit website and enter your height, weight, sex and meals. Next, just plug the device, and begin with your daily routine.
You get a lifetime account which interacts with the device clipped on you. Whenever you pass by the base-station the data gets updated on your device.
The pedometer has an OLED display where you can view the steps taken by you, distance travelled, calories burned, and a flower that grows bigger as your activities increase.
The battery lasts for 10 days between charge, so you can just keep it by your side, clipped to your clothing or snuggled in your pocket.
You just need to take care not to lose it in a field of grass (It is pretty small). Whether you are a fitness freak, a gadget geek or a lazy being you are just going to love this device and want to do more physical effort on seeing the flower bloom. Take the right steps and enjoy the personal activity tracker, Fitbit.