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Fitbit Activity Monitor | Review and Giveaway

May 23, 2011 by  
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Company: Fitbit Inc.
Item Reviewed: Fitbit Activity Monitor
Item Given Away: Fitbit Activity Monitor
Start Date: May 23
End Date: June 6

PhotobucketThe Fitbit accurately tracks your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled and sleep quality. The Fitbit contains a 3D motion sensor like the one found in the Nintendo Wii. The Fitbit tracks your motion in three dimensions and converts this into useful information about your daily activities.

You can wear the Fitbit on your waist, in your pocket or on undergarments. At night, you can wear the Fitbit clipped to the included wristband in order to track your sleep. Anytime you walk by the included wireless base station, data from your Fitbit is silently uploaded in the background to Fitbit.com.

The Fitbit is a small wearable 24/7 activity monitor tracks your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled and activity level throughout the day. With Fitbit you can wirelessly sync with your online profile where you can log nutrition, sleep and other activities to get a complete picture of your health. Fitbit is small, discreet, wearable, blending into your everyday lifestyle; it doesn’t stand out as a gadget worn on your arm. , You can make health and fitness part of your daily life with Fitbit, rather than something that you have to make extra time to do.

My Thoughts

I never have been interested in seeing the stats of my activity, or sometimes, my inactivity. But once I got my hands on Fitbit I was hooked. The first day I wore it to track all my activity I didn’t do much so there was not a lot of activity to track. However, I changed that the next day by wearing it on my waistband to Universal Studios and boy did I get a work out. I ended up walking just under 6 miles, and Fitbit told me when I was still, when I was lightly active, fairly active and when I really moved. I love that it synced with my computer right when I got home and loved seeing that it tracked my calories burned, steps taken and so much more.

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Screenshot from my Fitbit Dashboard

The Fitbit dashboard is amazing. I can log added activity, my food intake and track my weight. You can even wear Fitbit while you sleep so you can track how restless you are. And when you are out and about and want to add your food or activity you can use the Fitbit Mobile for Android and iPad/iPhone. That is super convenient for me seeing as I am always forgetting to add things when I get home.

I will have to say that now that I have Fitbit I am more compelled to more, I have even competed with myself to see if I can do more than I did the day before. My sleep patterns are all over the place, but that is expected between my insomnia and going to bed late and getting up early. All in all I love the Fitbit and I can say that it has been the motivation that I need to get my booty moving! There is just something about a gadget that can tell you what you have been doing. I recommend it to everyone!!!

I have the opportunity for one lucky Dirty t Shirt reader to win their own Fitbit. Please see the rules below to enter to win today!

Rules

  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments what your favorite form of exercise is. (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Follow me on Twitter (button in header) and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Tweet this giveaway. Copy and paste – @Jentifa is giving away a Fitbit Activity Monitor! Check it out here http://bit.ly/jhO6ex. Then come back and leave the direct link to your tweet (go to your twitter account, click on the words when your tweet was sent (ie. 5 seconds ago) and copy and paste that link in comments.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Friend me on Google Friend Connect on sidebar and leave a separate comment that you did.
  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog.

This giveaway will run through midnight on June 6, with winner being announced the morning of June 7. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Comments

90 Responses to “Fitbit Activity Monitor | Review and Giveaway”
  1. Terri says:

    Wow! I would love to win this! I’m always envying the “Body Bug” they use on Biggest Loser. The Fitbit sounds even better!

    My favorite form of exercise would be a toss up between running and yoga.

  2. Terri says:

    I subscribe with RSS Feed.

  3. Terri says:

    Following on Twitter with name “petersterri.”

  4. Terri says:

    Following you with Google Friend Connect!

  5. Becky says:

    My favorite exercise is bike riding – outside or during spin class.

  6. Ursula says:

    This is a great tool. I like to play the dance video games with my kids.

  7. Ursula says:

    Email subscriber.

  8. Ursula says:

    Twitter follower – uheeter

  9. Ursula says:

    Friend on GFC.

  10. felecia says:

    Swimming is my fav

  11. felecia says:

    email subscriber

  12. felecia says:

    gfc follower

  13. Terra Heck says:

    My favorite is power walking and hiking. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. Terra Heck says:

    follow your blog via GFC
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  15. Terra Heck says:

    email subscriber
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  16. Terra Heck says:

    follow you on twitter, partymix25
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  17. Cathy W says:

    My favorite form of exercise would be walking.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  18. Cathy W says:

    Subscribe via email
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  19. Cathy W says:

    Follow on Twitter @cjwallace43
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  20. Cathy W says:

    Follow via GFC (Cathy Wallace)

  21. Jennifer says:

    My favorite form of exercise is working out with workout dvd’s. I prefer Jillian!

  22. Jennifer says:

    I subscribe via email!

  23. Jennifer says:

    I follow you on twitter! (kennedie0605)

  24. Jennifer says:

    I follow via GFC!

  25. ann says:

    Running!

  26. Heather R says:

    My favorite form of exercise is swimming

  27. Heather R says:

    I am an email subscriber

  28. Heather R says:

    I follow you on Twitter
    (@THRansom)

  29. Heather R says:

    I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect

  30. Brenda Sutton says:

    I walk on the treadmill as it PUSHES me more than I would push myself. I would love to win this.

  31. Brenda Sutton says:

    I signed up for your e-mails.

  32. Brenda Sutton says:

    I also follow your blog.

  33. Brenda Sutton says:

    I am also a liker on Facebook.

  34. KAREN LUEDY says:

    my favorite is badminton with the kids……but really exercise I would have to say crunches on my big ball as that really makes my back feel better

  35. KAREN LUEDY says:

    email subscriber

  36. KAREN LUEDY says:

    follow you on twitter….icunursemicki

  37. KAREN LUEDY says:

    tweeted contest

  38. KAREN LUEDY says:

    friend on google friend

  39. Cindy A says:

    I like doing water aerobics.

  40. Cindy A says:

    I am an email subscriber.

  41. Christine Jensen says:

    I am a runner

  42. Christine Jensen says:

    feed subscriber

  43. Christine Jensen says:

    following on twitter as @stickyprints

  44. Christine Jensen says:

    GFC follower as Chris

  45. Linda Kish says:

    Walking is my main source of exercise

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  46. Linda Kish says:

    I am an Email subscriber

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  47. Marj M. says:

    My fave form of exercising is dancing.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. Marj M. says:

    email subscriber to The Dirty Shirt
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  49. Laura DeLuca says:

    i like yoga

  50. Laura DeLuca says:

    email subscriber

  51. deb c says:

    My favorite form of exercise is crossfit.

  52. deb c says:

    email subscriber

  53. deb c says:

    follow gfc-missdeb1

  54. deb c says:

    follow you on twitter-missdeb1

  55. Sonya Sparks says:

    I love to Jazzercise but have been unable to because I broke my toe.

  56. Sonya Sparks says:

    I’m a subscriber

  57. Sonya Sparks says:

    I follow you on twitter (sonyasparks)

  58. Sonya Sparks says:

    I follow you via GFC as Sonya

  59. Ohhh this looks cool! Maybe a gadget like this would help motivate me to get off my butt more often. My favorite way to exercise is actually these Walk At Home Exercise DVDs I have.

  60. I follow you on Twitter via @RobynsWorld

  61. Patti Hess says:

    My favorite is bike riding on cool days and times :)

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks

  62. Patti Hess says:

    subscriber

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks

  63. Patti Hess says:

    Google friend

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks

  64. karenM says:

    I like to Power Walk.. treadmill in the winter time.
    nice way to keep an eye on what I do every moment of the day. I like that you can clip on your bra, so no little hands like to grab it..having it clipped on will give me little reminders that I am being watched so that I will have a little more motivation to get more active.

  65. karenM says:

    rt-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/76094782161686528

  66. karenM says:

    already a feed subscriber

  67. karenM says:

    twitter follower-karenmed409

  68. karenM says:

    GFC follower

  69. Lina says:

    I love taking Zumba

  70. Lina says:

    Subscribe with RSS feed

  71. Lina says:

    I follow you on twitter @lkim496

  72. Lina says:

    Follow you on google friend connect

  73. Lisa says:

    Jogging is my favorite form of exercise. altern147 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  74. Lisa says:

    I am already an e-mail subscriber. altern147 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  75. Kittenish says:

    My favorite forms of exercise are walking and swimming.

  76. Kittenish says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed with Google Reader.

  77. Kittenish says:

    I follow you on Twitter.
    @kittenishcutie

  78. Kittenish says:

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect.
    GFC name: Kittenish

  79. Giant Sis says:

    I love interval training DVDs!

  80. Giant Sis says:

    Twitter follower – giantsis

  81. Lisa L says:

    I like low-impact exercises like walking & yoga

  82. Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber

  83. Lisa L says:

    I’m a follower

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