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I am walking my way to healthy with my new FitBit Charge!
Last week I purchased a new FitBit Charge and I am loving it. I previously had another fitness tracker from a different company but there were several things I didn’t like about it and ended up not wearing it. So far I am loving the FitBit Charge compared to the fitness tracker I previously had.
One of the best characteristics of the FitBit charge is being able to see how many steps I’ve taken just by tapping my wrist. With the tracker that I used before, I had to open the app on my phone and sync with the fitness tracker before I could see how many steps I had taken. Fitbit makes activity tracking easy and automatic. Now I can simply tap the tracker while I’m wearing it to see how many steps I’ve taken. How easy is that!!!
The FitBit Charge has an easy to read Dashboard where you can see all of your stats in one place. Not only can you track your steps on the dashboard but you can also see how well you slept the night before, how many calories you’ve burned, how much weight you’ve lost, miles you’ve walked, floors you’ve climbed, and how many active minutes you’ve had that day.
On this screenshot you can see how many steps I had taken that particular day. You can also see that I exceeded my goal of 10,000 steps.
In this screenshot of the FitBit dashboard you can see that the previous night I slept for 7 hours and 25 minutes. I also have 100 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. You can also see that I burned 2,796 calories, was active for 43 minutes and walked 4.49 miles.
On this particular day I climbed 27 floors (taking the stairs a lot at work). You can also see that I was under my calorie goal for that day. I have connected my FitBit with My Fitness Pal. According to the amount of exercise I completed that day I was allotted 2796 calories, however I only consumed 1217 calories.
FitBit offers so many other benefits on their website with community groups and forums. I’m still learning so much about it.