Is a Fitbit worth it?

Today’s blog is putting fitness trackers in the spotlight. More specifically, the much-acclaimed Fitbit.

Having grown in popularity over the years, fitness trackers are super useful tools for people interested in that next step of motivation to increase their fitness goals.

They provide that much-needed accountability at times!

A fitness wearable device will go a long walk to showing your moving habits, and give that push to workout a little more, or a little harder.

Let’s dive in some more.

What is Fitbit?

A Fitbit is a wearable fitness tracker which measures:

  • Steps
  • Heart rate
  • Health metrics
  • Stress management
  • Sleep patterns
  • Calories
  • GPS pace and distancing
  • Female tracking features

Does Fitbit measure blood pressure?

Yes.

The Fitbit device measures the wearer’s blood pressure over a time period of days, weeks and hours.

How does Fitbit know I’m asleep?

Fitbit works by movement and heart rate; so if it senses that no movement has occurred for around an hour, the device will assume you are fast asleep.

woman using fitness watch and phone

Which Fitbit is best for beginners?

Fitbit advise that the Fitbit Inspire 2 is a great entry-level fitness tracker. Competitively priced, this fitness wearable measures basic health metrics, workouts and sleep data.

What is the difference between Fitbit and smartwatch?

The Fitbit is a wearable fitness device which purely tracks fitness and movement; whereas a smartwatch has more functionalities. Functionalities include music integration, payment options, Bluetooth, calls, and voice assistants.

Does Fitbit need WiFi?

Nope, just connect to Bluetooth to connect to your phone, and away you go.

Is a fitness wearable worth it?

Investing in a Fitbit, or an alternative tracker, is worth it if you think you will use it for the long-term. They can be a fantastic motivational tool for getting those extra 1,000 steps in a day, or for competing with a friend on activity levels.

Just think, your next PT session could be tracked using your Fitbit, to see exactly how many calories you’ve burned (or how much cake you can eat ;))

If you do decide to go ahead and purchase a Fitbit or alternative, hopefully it gives you the momentum to continue to move more and pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Good luck!