Buying my first fit bit!

Discussion in 'Dieting, Weight Loss & Fitness' started by Kiwiberry, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Kiwiberry

    Kiwiberry Mommy to 3 miracles

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    9,383
    Likes Received:
    359
    So, I am finally at a comfortable weight and decided to buy a fit bit along with myfitnesspal to maintain it. I will also start yoga at home before my girls wake up.

    My question, is there anything at all I should know before spending all that $$$ on one? It can be anything at all about it.
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    90,191
    Likes Received:
    39
    I love my FitBit but I only use it when I am active and not all day.

    The only thing I don't like about it is the stats show you your natural daily calorie burn when sometimes I just want to know what I burnt through exercise and not sitting round the house/walking round the shop etc.

    What one did you/are you thinking of going for?

    I have the surge and the Charge 2 with HR!
     
  3. impatient1

    impatient1 Mommy to 1 Angel & 2 DD

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Messages:
    12,025
    Likes Received:
    2
    I love my fitbit. I've had it for quite sometime now but have always stuck with the basic fitbit flex and now fitbit flex 2.

    Wobbles do you use the option to track your exercise? If you do you can then see the breakdown of calories burned during that exercise session instead of just all day.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. happycupcake

    happycupcake ‘Mrs Hudson took my skull.’

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    7,310
    Likes Received:
    177
    I used to use FitBit, I would say keep your receipt because my band fell apart shortly after buying it! Its replacement was the next model up as they didn't have the model I already had in stock anymore so that was luck. However, I now use Apple Watch instead as my dad bought me one for my birthday
     
  5. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    90,191
    Likes Received:
    39
    Yer I can see it but I'd love to get the end of week calories burnt without them including your natural burn iykwim I want to know what I did 'active' not sitting down. Really frustrated me :lol:
     
  6. happycupcake

    happycupcake ‘Mrs Hudson took my skull.’

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    7,310
    Likes Received:
    177
    There are online calculators which can give you an estimate for how many calories you naturally burn :)
     
  7. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    90,191
    Likes Received:
    39
    Yer I know - What I mean is FitBit sum up your weeks 'burn' but they include you natural burning calories that count which I don't want to know <3 I put my Fitbit on for a session, long walk, run or cycle and they are the only stats I am interested in.

    So if I've burnt 2000 calories exercising I don't want to see my end of week stats say I've burn 8000. :D
     
  8. happycupcake

    happycupcake ‘Mrs Hudson took my skull.’

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    7,310
    Likes Received:
    177
    Yeah, it is a downside of it. You can figure it out but it's a shame it can't differentiate between the two, a lot less hassle that way
     
  9. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    90,191
    Likes Received:
    39
    Small annoyance :lol:
     
  10. happycupcake

    happycupcake ‘Mrs Hudson took my skull.’

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    7,310
    Likes Received:
    177
    True, only a minor annoyance. They're a good little device :)
     
  11. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    90,191
    Likes Received:
    39
    I really want the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 with GPS and cellular now they've eventually caught up from their basic watches but having just moved into a new house I can't justify the £!
     
  12. happycupcake

    happycupcake ‘Mrs Hudson took my skull.’

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    7,310
    Likes Received:
    177
    Yeah they are expensive! My dad bought me an Apple Watch (first gen I think) seconhand for my birthday and that was pricey enough :shock:
     
  13. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    90,191
    Likes Received:
    39
  14. happycupcake

    happycupcake ‘Mrs Hudson took my skull.’

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    7,310
    Likes Received:
    177
    Ah yes, I know them. I have an account but my credit limit is tiny lol
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice