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Keeping Count with Fitbit Wireless Tracker from Verizon #VZWVoices

I’m a #Boomer #VZWVoices http://disclosureverizon.com/ Blogger you can find out more about my Verizon commitment by reading the post located here. I received the Fitbit One to facilitate my review and in part with my Verizon Blogger contract.

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It’s time for a Fitbit One update. I have to say I’m quite impress with this tiny Verizon Wireless Accessory. I say tiny but actually it fits in the palm of my hand. Let’s delve into exactly what a Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker is and how it can possibly help you.

Fitbit Verizon Wireless

Get fit, sleep better with Fitbit One.

Fitness IS a different level of “fitness” for each individual. How do we as adults achieve fitness; by being active such as walking, running, biking, swimming along with so many other options. I’m not condoning any one method of activity to promote fitness for anyone; this is something that should be discussed between you and your doctor.

Fitbit One Features:

Rechargeable battery. I normally plug mine into my computer to charge while I sit at my desk about once per week. Yep that’s all it takes.

Sweat, rain and splash proof. I found out about this great feature while attending the Verizon meeting; never suspecting this would somehow apply to me. Since I’m handicapped I’m really not active enough to cause great amounts a perspiration. However, I’ve caught out in a rain storm on more that one occasion in the past few weeks, and I can report the Fitbit help up like a champ.

Log food, weight, water and more on the Fitbit app or the online site. I’ve loaded the Fitbit app onto my Droid which makes it easy for me to see at a glance how much water I’ve consumed in the past 24 hours or longer and I can up date my profile quickly.

Small and discreet; wear in your pocket our hook onto your belt or bra. I wear mine on the inside collar of my shirt or in the front pocket of my jeans during the day. At night I simply slip the Fitbit into my wrist band and I’m set.

Free Android and iPhone App. I quickly found the Fitbit  app and had it installed and running in just a few minutes. Works seamlessly with my desk top Mac and my Droid.

Share and compete with friends throughout the day. This seems like such a fun feature and one that would be very encouraging for the active and sports minded persons. I feel a little intimidated by others scores since I’m in no way able to compete with even the average mom; I’m doing well to log over a mile each day.

Set goals, view progress, and earn badges. This is a feature I try to keep in mind. I can look back over the days a find exactly how much movement I’ve had, along with sharing this information with my doctor.

Syncs wireless and automatically with your computer or select smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth 4.0. I really appreciate this simple yet much desired aspect of my Fitbit. Simply because if it was up to me to remember to sync my devices daily along with all the other things I have upon my many, many post it notes… it more than likely wouldn’t get done daily. Just stating a fact.

Wake you and not your partner with a silent alarm.  I really love this feature. Simply put I receive a gentle vibration on my arm when the alarm goes off. I can change the time for a different time each day. Example Mon – Thur I wake early. Fri & Sat a little later, and Sunday I sleep in so it doesn’t even go off on Sundays! One of the reasons I love this is because when the grandchildren stay over, grandma likes to wake up a wee bit earlier to enjoy that first cup of coffee in the morning in… shh, peace and quite 😉 The alarm on my phone always woke them up. Yep, one sneaky grandma.

Monitor how long and how well you sleep. This feature has quickly become a very handy tool indeed. I knew in my mind that I didn’t really sleep very well at night. Not every night but often enough that I would be run down and overly tired, which causes me in turn to become more susceptible to pain and illness. Now I’m actually able to log my awake and restless periods and then in turn show my doctor the results. He was just as astonished as I was. We both knew I was having difficulties sleeping through the night (comes with age yes, I know) but this was beyond that. When my leg starts hurting and I can’t lay still because it hurts to even have a sheet touching my leg, or air from an open window blow across my skin, it’s time for some intervention. I was awake or restless more often than I was sleeping most nights of the week. With a little work on my part and some suggestions from my doctor I’ve been sleeping a few more hours most nights. This was one of those moments when I said humm; it’s not all in my head.

Tracks steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed. This tool works in the same way the sleep monitor works for myself and my doctor. He can tell by looking at my activity level the day before when I’ve had a difficult night sleeping; more often that not he was able to link my over exertion, to my painful late night sleep patterns. The same goes for the days when I’m not showing as much activity as I “feel I should” (yep me trying to keep up with the Fitbit Jones). I’ve more than likely had a bad night before, and I’m still sore and hurting the next day along with my lack of the proper amount of sleep.

I’ve added a couple of really short videos which help describe how the Fitbit wireless tracker can benefit everyone.

Fitbit One: How it works!

The Fitbit Ecosystem: Exactly how does it all work together?

You can find the Verizon Fitbit One Wireless Activity plus Sleep Tracker; along with other wireless accessories at VerizonWireless.com

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