Would You Use It? The FitBit One Activity Tracker

January 3, 2013 | By | Comments (4)

FitBit One Activity Tracker

Along with half of the world (as evidenced by my gym last night) I made a resolution to be more active this year. Not necessarily because I want to lose weight, but just because I feel better when I maintain some level of activity in my life.

I started using the new FitBit One before the holidays, (I’d used their other tracker as part of a company-wide fitness challenge sponsored by Time Warner, Real Simple’s parent company), and I found that just having those immediate metrics about how active I’d been each day was helpful to keep me motivated and made made me adjust my behavior to be more active. (The New York Times is a fan of the FitBit One as well.)

My next step is going to be using the device to track my sleep, and maybe even stop using my iPhone as an alarm clock. You can also check out these great health and fitness apps if you have other health-related resolutions.

Do you use a pedometer or other device to see how active you’ve been during the day? Would you try one?


  1. Stephanie

    I got a FitBit for Christmas and I’m really enjoying it. I even found a website that syncs to FitBit and rewards you for your activity. http://earndit.com/

    January 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm
  2. Liza

    I started using Fitbits about three years ago, and have had one on me almost 24/7 since! It’s an incredible motivator- it makes getting exercise into a sort of game with yourself, and it makes me take that extra walk to get “all my steps” when I otherwise would have opted for the couch instead. The improvements they’ve made on the new Fitbit One are fantastic- the silent alarm is especially welcome, and the Bluetooth connection to my iPhone/iPad makes taking it on vacations that much more fun.
    As you can see, I’m a big fan!

    January 4, 2013 at 7:05 am
  3. raesalley

    I love mine!

    January 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm
  4. jo

    I love mine! I have been using it for over two months now. For the first week, I didn’t alter my activity level at all just to see what my “normal” is. It wasn’t good! Now, I have doubled my activity daily. It is still not to the 10,000 mark but it motivates me every day to keep getting better and better.

    January 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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