I got a Fitbit Flex from my brother for my birthday this year in June and sure it's more or less a fancy step counter as it's critics say, but I love it. It estimates how many calories you're burning (no chest strap so I assume it uses your activity level and stats to calculate calorie burn), it tells you what quality of sleep you're getting (one of my favourite features), and best of all it syncs to the Fitbit app on my iPod touch so that I can check my progress all through the day. You can also track your calories consumed and even your different workout activities (more varied than steps).
It's a really cool device with lots of really cool features (vibrates to let you know you've hit your goal for the day, has a gentle smart alarm to wake you gently in the morning) and definitely motivates me to get up and do a little more especially when I haven't hit my step targets etc. I don't take a shower with it even though they say you can. Even washing my hands, I feel like water splashes into it and it gets damp between the sensor and the wrist band. I imagine with full water immersion, that could be a nasty situation. This was as gift but I'd definitely buy it! It's a great little device.
Mozzy I can't wait to hear how you like yours! What color did you get?
: Jan 2009: 275lb; 3FC Start Weight
: July 19, 2009: 257lb; Record Low Weight
: Oct 21, 2012: 152lb
Losing the Regain- Jul 2014- March 2016
Overall Weight Loss
Last edited by toastedsmoke; 10-18-2013 at 07:17 PM.