Wednesday, 3 June 2015

FitBit Charge



As you know, I have been losing some weight, 32lb so far, and I have slowly been getting out and about more.  I have always wondered how many steps I take when out and about and how many calories those steps burn off.




This is where the FitBit Charge comes in.  I was over the moon to receive this little beauty as I had seen it advertised and had put it on my wishlist!  Like a child at Christmas, I took it straight out the box and set it up.



Set up was very easy.  I downloaded the app (available on Android, Windows, and Apple Store) and I also downloaded the software onto my laptop so I can use the wireless dongle that came with the Charge.  To charge the battery, all I had to do was connect the Charge to the laptop via USB cable (supplied).  You can also connect the device to your phone via Bluetooth which means when you receive a call the name comes up on the Charge.  Sadly my phone was not compatible with the Bluetooth option but this was not an issue for me.



It has some great functions.  There is a clock, you can track how many steps you take, the distance you have walked in miles, the floors you have walked up, the calories you have burned off and there is also a stopwatch too.  

You can also track your sleep to ensure you are getting enough sleep at night.  Simply use the app, click the little button to say you are going to sleep and when you wake up click the button on the app again to say you are awake and it will tell you how many hours (and minutes) you have slept for.  I really love this option as I never know if I am getting enough sleep.

Using the dashboard on my laptop (can also be done via app) you can how any calories you have eaten, set goals, track bmi and weight.  This can be done by using the online diary.  You can also link it up to your MyFitnessPal account.

I can't recommend this product enough.  The battery lasts 7-10 days, it does everything I need it to do and seeing the steps I have taken each day really encourages me to get out and take more.  It is also nice seeing the calories come off too.

If you would like to purchase the FitBit Charge you can get it here for £99.99

Check out the website here


34 comments:

  1. I have heard so many good things about the fitbit and become very tempted. My best friend has one and is raving about it!

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  2. So glad you are getting on well with it. I recently bought my husband a similar gadget and he loves it!

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  3. I really want to get one of these, I've started WeightWatchers and I need to keep track of my steps.
    Fab post

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    1. Let me know if you get one, you wont be disappointed x

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  4. I'm really interested in getting a Fitbit. I love that it tracks your sleep too, I'm pretty sure I'm not getting enough good rest.

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    1. It's great for tracking sleep. Since using it my sleep pattern has improved x

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  5. I love the look of this! I've tried several pedometers and none of them have worked properly as they clip to your clothes.

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    1. This is by far the best one I have tried x

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  6. I have a fitbit it really encourages you x

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    1. They are great little gadgets!! Love mines hehe x

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  7. I keep looking at FitBit and thinking of getting one - it might kick me to be a little bit more active when I'm not with my personal trainer!

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  8. I would quite like one of these, more so I know how many steps I actually do, my iPhone version is crap lol x

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    1. hahaha a few of the apps are rubbish I have tried a few. This is amazing and actually counts the steps properly xx

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  9. oh i so want one of these , i have it on my phone but would love the wristband

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    1. aahh get one! you wont regret it honestly. The wristbands are so cool and comfortable x

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  10. I need a fitbit, not for the fitness bit for the sleep issues I have!

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    1. It is great for keeping tabs on your sleep pattern and all round fitness, if you get one let me know how you get on x

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  11. This looks like it could be a great help! Well done on your weight loss!

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    1. aww thank you so much. It is a great little gadget x

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  12. Well done on the weightloss - need to start wearing mine

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  13. I have heard a lot about this. I know I need to do my daily steps, so will be looking into this.

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    1. It is a great little wristband. It gets addictive hehe x

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  14. I love the look of this and am really tempted to. Well done on your weight loss, so inspiring!

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    1. Aww thank you!! It really is a great little gadget x

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  15. Oh how brilliant, these do sound great. I was looking at one recently funnily enough and couldn't decide which one would be best! Well done on your weight loss, that's amazing x

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    1. Thank you. They are all great but I love my Charge hehe xx

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    1. You should get one they are awesome. I am taking mines on holiday with me, it will be interesting to see how many steps I take a day then lol xx

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  17. Congratulations on your weight loss! I have seen these FitBits everywhere - they look great! Kaz x

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    1. thanks :) I love mines, I took it on holiday and the amount of steps I took were crazy lol x

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