Fitness Tech: Having Fun and Getting Fit with My Fitbit Flex Fitness Tracker

I have a fabulous new fitness friend and her name is Fitbit.

Let’s face it, fitness is a lot more fun when you have someone to share it with.

Fitbit and I are totally inseparable.

Each morning I slip her onto my wrist and off we go!

We do everything together.

We share the same interests.

I set a goal to take at least just 10,000 steps a day, as recommended by the American Heart


And she’s right there with me, every step of the way.

A morning race walk, a stroll during lunch, taking the stairs–these small changes all add up to

make a big difference.

Whether I am walking, biking, hiking, working out on the treadmill or taking a CardioFit or

Zuumba class, she’s game for anything I want to do.

And for good reason–my Fitbit was designed that way.

Fitbit products seamlessly integrate fitness into your daily life by wirelessly and

automatically syncing to your smartphone, tablet and computer.

Easy-to-use online tools and mobile apps keep you on top of your health and fitness trends.

Fitness Tech: Having Fun and Getting Fit with My Fitbit Flex Fitness Tracker

No matter how busy your schedule, Fitbit helps you make fitness part of your daily routine

in four key areas:


Track everyday activity like steps, distance, calories, stairs climbed, and active minutes.


Log your food with Fitbit’s online tools and mobile apps to get a more complete view of

your health and fitness.


Use the Aria WI-FI scale to stay connected to your weight, BMI, and % body fat over time.


Measure how long and how well you sleep.

Wake up in the morning with a silent wake alarm.


Fitbit believes you’re more likely to reach your goals if you’re having fun and feeling

empowered along the way.

That’s why Fitbit connects you with your community.

You can see your friends’ achievements, challenge them on the leaderboard, and

encourage each other to go further.

Why I Love My Fitbit Flex

Fitness Tech: Having Fun and Getting Fit with My Fitbit Flex Fitness Tracker

I chose the Fitbit Flex and I am so glad I did!

Fitbit offers a choice of fitness trackers.

However, I selected the clean and simple Fitbit Flex band.

Fitbit Flex can be compared to the Niki+Sportswatch and bands.

The Fitbit Flex is a stylish band that can be worn day and night.

During the day it will track your steps, distance and calories burned.

While during the night it keeps track of your sleep patterns.

The Flex has lights on it which allow you to know how you are progressing with your

fitness goals.

Once you set your goals one of the 5 lights will light up each time you achieve 20% of

your goal.

You can sync your Flex to all of your mobile devices and to your home computer so you

will always have real time stats available to you.

I like to wear my Fitbit Flex because it is stylish and not bulky to wear, in fact many people

may not even know that it is a fitness tracker.

It comes in a variety of colors and is compatible with many other fitness apps.

It is also rain, splash and sweat proof so you can wear it outside without damaging it.

Fitness Tech: Having Fun and Getting Fit with My Fitbit Flex Fitness Tracker

To get started first register for a free account at

Once you have created your Fitbit account all of your information will be synced and

your data will be updated in real time.

You can sync your device across all the various platforms including PCs, Macs, the

iPhone 4S & 5, iPad 3, Retina & mini, iPod touch, and other select Android phones.

I sync my Fitbit with my iPad and happily track my progress throughout the day.

Fitness Tech: Having Fun and Getting Fit with My Fitbit Flex Fitness Tracker

I am so delighted to browse my stats each day–especially when I reach or exceed my daily goals.

The graphs and charts displayed on my dashboard are a visual aid to my progress.

Fitbit makes it easy for me keep track of the number of steps I take, the number of stairs

I climb as well as the number of calories I burn and the distance I have traveled all day.

Fitness Tech: Having Fun and Getting Fit with My Fitbit Flex Fitness Tracker

Another day with over 10,000 steps and 5.49 miles! It’s all there at a glance!

Staying motivated is probably our biggest challenge when it comes to getting and

staying fit.

To help you with this, Fitbit rewards you as you make progress.

You will receive reward badges for daily, weekly, monthly and even for life time


When you are near to an achievement you will be alerted to this so you can strive to reach

it quickly.

I still get a kick out of earning new reward badges!

You will also receive a weekly email of your progress plus you can share your results

with your friends.

Fitness Tech: Having Fun and Getting Fit with My Fitbit Flex Fitness Tracker

When I got my weekly email update from Fitbit, I saw that I had exceeded 70,000 steps,walked more than 30 miles this past week and earned three achievement badges.

Who doesn’t love a challenge especially if it helps you reach your fitness goals quickly?

If you use any of the popular websites such as Spark People or My Fitness Pal you can

easily export your data to these by using their fitness apps.

I signed up with Spark People and I’m glad I did.

From health and fitness articles to diet and exercise plans, they’re the perfect companion

to my Fitbit Flex.

Sleep Tight

As I mentioned above, another neat feature of this device is that it can track the

number of hours you sleep and the quality of your sleep.

To use it at night time to track your sleep patterns you simply wear the wrist band.

Once your Fitbit is synced you can keep track on how long you sleep each night as

well as how often you woke up.

It also incorporates a silent, vibrating alarm to wake you up and provides you with a sleep

quality score which you can then work on improving.

I plan to begin tracking my sleep quality soon.

Fitbit Flex Works for Me!

In the short time that I have been using Fitbit Flex as a fitness companion, I have found that

it has provided me with the motivation I need to get up and get moving throughout the day

so I can achieve my daily and weekly goals!

I bought a black Fitbit Flex band but they are available in a variety of pretty colors.

You can purchase it at many retail outlets or you can get it online here.

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black


How do you track your fitness activity?

What fitness tools do you use?

Share your thoughts, experiences and preferences with us.


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