A Bit of Fit

Fitbit. It’s not the new word on the street to call a bit of hot totty, but an awesome new little gadget that’s been launched in the States in the last year. A very fancy pedometer, it’s as much a motivational device as it is a fitness tool.

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Containing a 3D motion sensor, the fitbit tracks your calories burnt, steps taken, distance travelled and sleep quality as long as you remember to wear it. You can connect it up with your social networks but balls to all that oversharing. Instead I’d be perfectly happy keeping my data within fitbit’s own, pretty great on first glance, social network. It tracks your progress over time, weight, foods, and allows you to set goals and see how your friends are doing – thus adding another motivational factor. I’m particularly interested in the sleep¬†efficiency¬†as it takes me forever to get to sleep once I’m in bed and it would be good to see it monitored.

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I’m feeling very motivated and am going to be doing a lot of diet / fitness activities over the next month in the hope to have more energy for Glastonbury. Unfortunately, fitbits are so in demand that there’s a month backlog of orders. Still, one is about to be ordered and will hopefully be with me late June.

If you want one, they’re $99, but you’ll have to get a mate in the US to sort it out though, as they’re currently only available to order to American addresses.

One thought on “A Bit of Fit

  1. Cute… although are you sure it’s not part of a Dr Who story about an alien conspiracy to turn all human beings into a sleepwalking army?

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