One of the latest and most popular companies in the industry of fitness is FitBit. It is revolutionary and offers products that are exceptionally effective and cost considerably less than those of its competitors. One of the best devices that is offered by the company is the FitBit Flex, a great alternative to standard pedometers and other fitness related gadgets.
The FitBit Flex is a wristband that is made from a flexible rubbery material that is available in a variety of colors. It is a product that makes keeping fit even more convenient as it is used concurrently with your computer, smartphone or tablet.
To use the FitBit Flex, you simply wear it around your wrist. You can set up goals for yourself toward your fitness and food intake, which makes it a fascinating product to use when you are viewing your progress over time. The Flex tracks your physical activity, steps, distance traveled, calories burned and even your sleep as it and other FitBit devices are designed to help you to improve the overall quality of your sleep. It wirelessly syncs your progress with your computer, smartphone or tablet and allows you to view you’re your stats in real-time. The key to using the FitBit Flex is motivation as you will find it fun.
For any user who has qualms about wearing the device overnight while sleeping, it is not at all cumbersome. It is slim and light and doesn’t feel constrictive. There are two sizes for the FitBit Flex, small and large, so you are guaranteed to find a size that is comfortable for you. The tracker that fits within the wristband requires charging every five or so days.
You can wear the FitBit Flex on a daily basis and not have to worry about removing it when you take a shower or take a dip in the pool. Because the device tracks all of your activity during the day while you are awake and on the go and your sleep as well, you get best results from it wearing it 24 hours per day. It monitors all of your activity through its smart accelerometer technology. Unfortunately, it generally only registers accurately for activities such as walking, jogging and running. Others, such as bicycling and swimming, are not accurately counted.
When you use the Flex, you can install the FitBit app to your smartphone or tablet and keep track of all of your activity. Another option is to log into your FitBit dashboard on your computer and view your progress. You can see the number of steps you have taken, distance you’ve traveled, how long you performed the activity, how many calories you burned and your BMI. Additionally, the FitBit Flex measures your sleep. Specifically, it will tell you how many hours you were in bed and how long you were actually asleep and how long you were awake as well as how many times you woke up during the duration of the time you were in bed. You are also able to track your food intake and set a goal for the amount of calories you want to consume on a daily basis.
One of the most motivating aspects of the FitBit Flex is that you can receive badges as rewards once you have reached a goal. You can also compare your progress against that of your friends who also use one of FitBit’s products.
Note: John Chupon is an author and recognized authority on wristbands, currently working for http://www.wristbandscity.com.