Saturday, September 10, 2011

Product Review: Fitbit Wireless Personal Trainer

If you want to get in shape, track your progress, or even measure the quality of your sleep, you might like the  Fitbit Wireless Personal Trainer. You don't have to be a gadget lover to like it.

What it does: It uses an accelerometer chip, like the Wii Fit , smart phones, iphones and other gadgets, which measures movement in three dimensions. At day's end, or whenever you like you can plug the included fitbit receiver into a USB port, and the receiver will wirelessly collect data from your fitbit tracker, then send the data to the fitbit website. You use this website for most of your tracking and analysis.

You can also wear the fitbit tracker when you sleep (you slip it in a cloth wristband that comes in the fitbit package). In the morning, sync the data from the device to the fitbit website, and it will keep a record of when you went to bed, how long it took to fall asleep, how often you woke up during the night, and what time you woke up. It tells you your "sleep efficiency,"

The Fitbit is not perfect and cannot do everything. It cannot tell how hard you're working, but it does a great job tracking movements, day or night, asleep or awake.

I feel this device would be a usefull and fun weapon to add to your anti-obesity arsenal and that it could be just the thing to help you win that war against fat.

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