Wearable technology is great for monitoring your health. Fitbits are the most popular health trackers on the market. They can tell you your steps, heart rate and distance covered. But there’s so much more that you can track on the app too like the period tracker, water intake and food.
Here are the top benefits of a Fitbit…
- Get continuous, wrist-based heart rate tracking and simplified heart rate zones
- Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity and stationary time
- Automatically track your sleep quality and wake up peacefully with a silent alarm
- Automatically recognizes select activities and records them in the exercise section of the Fitbit app
- Battery life up to 7 days so you can track all day and night without needing a charge
- It gives you a real insight into your health. Most people try to eat their veggies, get eight hours of sleep and only really go to a doctor if something is obviously wrong. This isn’t a great way to live, because we know that how well you care for your body when you’re younger can really affect how you feel when you’re older. Having a fitbit to monitor your heart rate, exercise and weight is an excellent way to make sure that you’re healthy through your life, and allows you to track and monitor everything.
- It motivates you! Unfortunately, we don’t all live in romcoms where our peppy best friend shows up to take us to the gym, so you have to find a way to do this by yourself. Getting the information and analysis that a fitbit provides is really motivational, and looking at your stats changing and your health level improving is often the kick people need. This is one of the most important benefits of a fitbit. Plus, if you’re doing sports, exercise classes or going to the gym you’re much more likely to meet people doing the same thing, and you can motivate each other.
- You pay more attention to your life. It’s easy to ignore things- from how many cookies you’ve eaten to the number of runs you’ve actually gone on this month, our memories are pretty unreliable and it’s easy to ignore a few extra pounds. Owning a Fitbit can help to make you more conscious of the choices you’re making and how you’re living.
- You don’t have to add in the details of your workout to get the results. Anyone who’s been on a treadmill or stationary bike knows that they’ll track your heart rate and count your calories for a bit. But they won’t add up everything you’ve done, and by the end you’re probably too tired to bother. Owning a fitbit means it knows what you’ve done and for how long, so you can just focus on having a shower and cooling down properly.
- Fitbits can keep an eye on all of the different aspects of your life. You could have multiple apps to monitor your body, or you can trust your fitbit to do it all for you. Fitbits can check your food and water intake, how much sleep you’re getting, what your heart rate is, where you are in your menstrual cycle (you’ll need to add which days you’re bleeding, but it can use this data to tell you when you’re ovulating, when your period is due and when you’re likely to have tender breasts and PMS) and it’ll keep an eye on your step count and weight. It’s the most comprehensive information about your body, all in one place.
- Do you work different shifts to your partner? You don’t need to wake them up! A lot of people aren’t on the Monday to Friday, 9-5 grind. If you share a bed with someone who needs to sleep at different times to you, not waking them up with an alarm clock is nice for them and good for your relationship. The fitbit has an alarm on it that vibrates and wakes you up, but won’t disturb anyone else. Super useful!
- Fitbits are great for people of any age. Although we talked earlier about how important it is to take good care of your body when you’re young, the best time to start is right now- no matter how far you are in life. Fitbits have helped people well into middle age improve their health and get lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and learn how to improve their diets.
- Track all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes
- Pure plus Heart Rate: Continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate tracking without an uncomfortable chest strap
- Use multi-sport modes to track specific workouts (Run, Bike, Weights and more)
What do you think are the most important benefits of a fitbit? Do comment on the blog below.