Wow! Tuesday yet again! Well, I almost said no to doing this week’s posts due to I am heading to Dallas today. I’ll tell you a little more Thursday (in hopes I get it finished). I really wanted to get this one finished for those who may need a fitness type Valentine’s Day gift. So, let’s get started with “Fitbit Galore…”
**I am writing this post as a “Random Tuesday” post and in no way am I getting a commission for it. These are my personal thoughts and stories about the Fitbit products from over the years since 2012.**
How I Got Started:
First, I want to give you a little bit of background information on why my family started using Fitbits. If y’all have read my “About Me” posts, you would know back in 2004 my mom had a hemorrhagic stroke. Though by 2012 she was back to doing everything she wanted — scrapbooking, traveling in states & out of states, etc.; she wasn’t getting the daily exercises in like we all should be.
In February 2012 right around Fat Tuesday (I was home from school), I saw the Fitbit Ultra in one of the many Fitness magazines we get. I was intrigued and decided to look more into the small device. By the end of the weekend, we had bought my mom, sister, and dad one. Best Buy only had the three left in-stock, so I decided to wait until I got back down to my beach apartment to purchase mine.
To start off, my mom made the goal of getting 5,000 steps a day; I also did the same. These days, we both get at least 10,000 steps a day and usually fight over the treadmill when we are both here at the house. Though we have not had all the Fitbits the company has come out with, we have had a good many.
Awww, the Fitbit Ultra. It was a good Fitbit and for one of my dad’s employees still is or at least was a few months ago. For a good starter step counter, it worked great. Personally, since I had stairs outside my beach apartment, I loved to get steps in by running up and down them practically every day. My goal for stairs was at least 50 flights. Keep in mind, when doing a flight of stairs, the Fitbit only counts going up. Usually, I did 25 flights in the morning before heading to classes and 25 more before going to bed.
The Fitbit One was not particular my favorite, but it might have been because of the line of work I was doing at the time. Between the device falling out almost everytime, I kneeled down at the zoo I worked at during 2013, and though my fault, getting wet every time I got in the pool, I think I went through about three of these before giving in and getting the Fitbit Surge for my birthday 2015.
After the first time, I went into the pool with my Fitbit One; I decided to make a container with rice in it just for my Fitbit. Sad, I know, but hey, I rather use it then keep spending the money, even though I went through three of them, it was three over a two year period.
As I mentioned about, I did have a Fitbit Surge. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have any close-up pictures of it to show it off, and I gave it to my cousin. Of course, she decided against wearing it and gave it to her boyfriend. It was my first watch type Fitbit, and I loved it as it was great since I started working at the zoo again in 2015.
Ohh, the Fitbit Blaze, I thought I would have it forever. I loved how the bands could be changed out and all the functions it had on it. Of course for these bands, there were limited choices unless you purchased online. Charging it was not too bad and having a charger for the face to snap in was great. I got the Fitbit Blaze for my birthday in 2016 and used it up until Christmas 2017 of which I got the Fitbit Ionic.
If you don’t have this one or trying to decide which Fitbit to purchase for yourself or love one, this is it and totally worth the price! It’s basically like the Apple Watch only you can’t text back or make and receive phone calls. Personally, I don’t need to talk to my wrist, so I prefer being able to challenge my friends in getting our steps in daily.
The only big drawback I have with this one is the battery life. I’m still playing with the clock face to see which one isn’t going to run it down so quickly. You would think a sleeping kitty at night would keep it from dying so quickly but maybe not. 🤔 The band options for this one are also fairly limited in stores. After not finding what I wanted in stores locally, I finally broke down to purchase a chain type band and face bumper off Amazon.com to make it look nicer.
Fitbit Charge/HR & Flex 2:
These here are a couple of the Fitbits my mom has had over the years. She’s had a Charge and Charge HR when it came out. At one point she left it in her pocket when taking Dixie (dog) for a walk while she rode her bike and it managed to fall out. Luckily, someone in the neighborhood found posted a flyer, and we actually got it back a few days later. Of course, since we are so addicted to these things, mom had already purchase another So, she decided she would use that one as back-up until my sister decided to take it after losing her’s going through airport security.
When the Fitbit Flex 2 came out a couple of years ago in 2015, we got my mom one for Christmas along with the gold bangle to go with it. During our cruise we had gone on at the beginning of that month, my dad was complaining about how hideous our Fitbits were for all the pictures.
Just last week before our scrapbook retreat, my mom couldn’t get her Flex 2 to sync. When I went to take it out of her bangle, it wasn’t there. We know it didn’t fall out of the bangle, but somehow it has disappeared. Nonetheless, before heading out to our retreat, we had to stop at Best Buy so I could run in and get her another one. Luckily, they’re only $59 at this time. By the time I got out of the parking lot, she had the box opened with the new Flex 2 on the charger. Gotta have that Fitbit!
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