Am I still fit if I’m not wearing my Fitbit?

I have been wearing a Fitbit One for more than a year. That’s the kind that goes on a waistband or in your pocket. It’s not fancy, but it did keep up with my activity. I lost it yesterday. If I knew where I lost it, I could find it, but I don’t. Deep sigh.

fitbitone

This morning I got up as usual, took my 2+ mile walk with Laurie, played 45 minutes of pickle ball with Catherine, Carla, and Ann, and then did a hour of barbell blast. That last hour is not exactly my favorite thing and during the entire time I’m wishing it was over. But I can tell it’s good for me so I’m going to continue to make myself go, twice a week, Mon and Wed. Pilates is Tues and Th—also not my favorite thing but I’ve been doing it for so many years that I’d feel guilty if I didn’t go.

Anyway, the point is, I did my normal thing, but there is no Fitbit to record it. Do I care? I sort of think I do which is funny because the only time I notice the thing is when it tells me either that I’ve almost met my daily goal or that I’ve surpassed it. I don’t check my stats, I don’t care about my heart rate, and I’m darned sure not going to spend time tracking my calories or sleep. Why on earth do I care about this thing?

Steve and I are going with friends, Amanda and Keith, to Hawaii on Monday. We are going to be there for 3 weeks because it’s far enough away that it makes good sense to stay awhile. (FYI: I’ll post lots and lots of photos!)

Now, back to the Fitbit… We are going to do a whole lot of walking and hiking. One thing I especially like about the Fitbit is that is tracks not just how far you walk, but the number of ‘floors’ you’ve done. (My morning walk includes hills and which amount to 32 floors!) I’m pretty sure that after each hike (and they mostly involve inclines) I’m going to want to look at a Fitbit to know just how worn out I should be :-).

I’ve looked at the various models and I am seriously considering the Fitbit Charge, which looks like the one below but doesn’t come in purple. The one below is a Charge HD that comes with extra bells and whistles that I don’t need.

FitbitCharge

The Charge costs a little more than my previous model but maybe it will be easier to keep up with. And it can double as a watch! You know, I had hoped that by writing this post, I would talk myself out of wanting to replace the lost Fitbit. I’m pretty sure the opposite has happened. Sigh.

An aside: People who know me well, know that I am into tech gadgets, Apple gadgets in particular. I am surprised that I don’t want an Apple Watch yet. The main reason is that I have such a small wrist that I don’t love the way it looks on me. But it’s also that the watch is connected via bluetooth to your iPhone. When it’s out of range, many of the cool ‘connected’ aspects of the watch no longer work. I’m going to wait until Apple makes a watch that has its own cellular connection and that looks good on my wrist.

14 thoughts on “Am I still fit if I’m not wearing my Fitbit?

  1. Since you are into tech gadgets, you should get the Fitbit Charge. After all, it IS a watch, too, and you might not lose it if it’s on your wrist. That is, if you can get one that looks good on your small wrist – I can relate to that :-). Enjoy your trip to Hawaii – and yes, your ability to track your hikes!

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  2. I love your posts! They often make me laugh out loud. Having taken a couple classes with you, I feel I know you (OK, a little bit anyway). Buy the Fiitbit! Have fun in Hawaii–safe travels.

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  3. An iPhone 6 or an apple watch will also track your activity

    Lynnette C – OG, CT “In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.” by Robert Lynd

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  4. I have a fitbit that is the bracelet type and it is impossible to get the two ends attached. It does no good sitting in the box.

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  5. I love having my Fitbit. I have the same style you lost. My daughter lost hers last year & they sent another free! It might be worth checking into. I’d be afraid that I might wear the wrist style into the water–it would be too much like a waterproof watch!

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  6. I have the Fitbit HR. My daughter said I should have the heart rate even though I don’t know what to do with it. I have a love hate relationship with it. I do think you should get a new one., especially since you will be hiking.

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  7. I wear my Fitbit all the time and feel naked without it. It’s a flex (wrist-type) and I’ve lost two of the clip on ones. Even if I don’t make my goad, and I rarely do, it’s a reminder that I need to keep trying. It’s easy for me to procrastinate when I have “important’ things to do. I also like the sleep monitor. I thought I was only getting about 5 hours of sleep a night but find I get almost 7 hours on most nights.

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  8. I didn’t read all the comments, but wanted you to knowi lost my Charge. I don’t care for the way the ends lock. I did find out there’s an App for lost Fit-bits, think it was $4.99.

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  9. You are a crazy high tech exercise nut and I love reading your blogs! Yes, there is an app for finding your Fitbit, but I really think you want something new and are using this as an excuse!LOL Stay healthy and have a wonderful time in Hawaii! 🙂

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  10. My husband got me exactly the one pictured. Fitbit Charge HR (heart rate) in purple. I love it. I really like having the heart rate part when I am doing cardio, and to test my resting HR. I also like that it tracks the quality of sleep.

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