10 Reasons Why Getting A Fitbit Will Absolutely Change Your Life
Fitness is fun, we promise.
Whether you’re super fit - or want to make the changes towards getting there - a Fitbit will be the first stage towards helping you to be a healthier person, whether it’s by exercising more or simply getting more sleep.
As proud Fitbit owners, we can confirm that as soon as you get one you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Need some convincing? Check out why getting a Fitbit will absolutely change your life.
1. YOU CAN TRACK YOUR WATER INTAKE
Water is good for you, and everyone should be trying to drink at least two litres a day. If you really want to increase your water intake you can track how much you’re drinking from the Fitbit app, so you’ll never forget.
2. YOU CAN TRACK PERIODS
If you are a lady the Fitbit app also has a built-in menstrual tracker, which sits on the dashboard along with the other things you’re tracking. The tracker tells you when your period is due (or expected at least), and allows you to keep track of exactly how long it lasts, sending you reminders via the app, just in case you’re likely to forget.
3. YOU CAN COMPETE AGAINST FRIENDS FOR AWARDS
There’s nothing like a bit of motivation to encourage you to exercise. Having a Fitbit means that you can add your friends and take them on in competitions to see who can get the most steps within a period of time. If you have a competitive streak you’ll find yourself pacing around and taking the stairs at every opportunity, just to be crowned the winner when the week ends.
4. IT’S ALSO AN ALARM CLOCK
Do you constantly snooze and sleep through your alarms? You no longer have to live in fear of the iPhone alarm, as your Fitbit can also wake you up by sending you direct vibrations, which you can’t snooze.
5. YOU CAN TRACK YOUR SLEEP STAGES
One of the coolest things about having a Fitbit is being able to see your exact sleep pattern. Somehow your Fitbit can tell the difference between you sleeping and just sitting still for a while - and shows you exactly when you fell asleep as well as how restless you were in your sleep.
If you have one of the heart rate models you can see the exact sleep stages you hit, which is super cool to track and compare throughout the week. Plus, you can set yourself reminders to go to sleep if you’re the kind of person that accidentally stays up until 4am.
6. IT’S SUPER ENCOURAGING
Sometimes it can be really hard to find the motivation to get up and exercise, but your Fitbit will be your new personal trainer. Sending you notifications via the app it will congratulate you for completing your goals and if you’re nearly there try to give you that boost to get the rest of your steps in for the day.
7. IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY TRACK YOUR EXERCISE
While the aim is to get your 10,000 steps a day, these don’t have to be from walking. Your Fitbit will automatically track and recognise any exercise you do in your activity log, whether it’s a quick jog in the park or swimming. Because it’s on your wrist the whole time you can accurately see how many calories you’ve burnt from whatever exercise you’ve done, even if it was only 10 minutes of cardio.
8. YOU CAN CHECK YOUR NOTIFICATIONS
You know sometimes your phone buzzes and you get it out of the bottom of your bag and it’s from someone you don’t really want to talk to? Your Fitbit will send your phone notifications straight to your wrist so that if you get a vibration you can easily see who it’s from if your phone isn’t in your hand, and you can decide if it’s worth replying to instantly.
9. IT’S SUPER EASY TO TRACK PROGRESS
Regardless of your goal, it’s really easy to set targets and follow them. Whether you’re trying to lose or gain weight the app will help you select a time frame to try and achieve this goal and easily allow you to track your calories so you can see how you’re doing and compare it throughout the week.
10. IT MAKES WALKING FUN
You don’t have to go to the gym every day to enjoy a Fitbit. If you don’t have a gym membership it doesn’t mean you can’t get fit, and a Fitbit will encourage you to enjoy walking whether it’s just around your house or checking out your local area.
If that’s convinced you to give it a try you can grab 10% student discount off all Fitbits from Currys PC World and get walking.