It is not often that I post about something new that I have bought. More often than not, it is about what I did not need or what I have passed on to someone else.
3 weeks ago GMan and I each bought a Fitbit Flex. I have heard many people talk about these devices and I must admit that I thought they were a bit of a gimmick but eventually we decided to join the crowd. I have previously used a pedometer on occasions but find this to be much more accurate and it is easier to wear as it is not dependent on the type of clothing that you are wearing.
This is mine which I wear alongside my wristwatch.
I think I have only scratched the surface in terms of what I can program it to do but our main focus is to achieve 10,000 steps each day. I have met my goal for 19 out of 21 days. On the other 2 days I achieved about 9,000 steps.
We both hold down sedentary office jobs so we actually need to make a conscious decision to get out and about during the day.
There is no digital display on this model but all of the stats are available on the app on my phone.
There is nothing like the challenge of meeting a goal to motivate you so we feel that these purchases have been well worthwhile.
I am also looking forward to to being able to track how much walking we do when we are overseas on holidays.