So .. it was my birthday last week. My kids bought me a Fitbit Blaze Basically a smart watch which monitors various aspects of your health and wellbeing.
I’ve got to tell you I was somewhat cynical to the claims made in its reviews of accuracy and functionality.
But hey I was born cynical!
However .. I’m happy to report that after a week of wearing my device, it’s my new favourite toy.
I’ve found that it accurately monitors the number of steps, floors climbed, daily exercise routine or a lack of.
A personal highlight is that it produces an accurate assessment of my sleep pattern. See screenshot above.
My sleep pattern is pretty awful, prior to starting this new job I’d be up until 1am most nights or sleeping at 10 then awake at 4. That may still be the case as I need to start waking up at 630 and out at 730am and have been tired most nights.
But this records the sleep I’m getting. Friday night and I’m out at 1030 and get over 7 hours sleep. I’m amazed at that.
The best thing I’ve found though is that the Fitbit isn’t just a monitoring tool but is also a motivational tool. Continue reading “A bit fit? #fitbit”