Thanks to Verizon, I’ve had the pleasure of trying out the FitBit Charge HR for the past month. I’ve tried other wearable trackers, but this one is definitely my favorite. I’m a pretty active person so I honestly wasn’t expecting to learn too much from wearing it, but boy was I wrong! Here are some of the features I love:
- It’s cute! First and foremost, if you’re going to be wearing something day in and day out, it has to be something you actually enjoy wearing and looking at. My FitBit luckily came in my favorite color, a pretty plum purple, and it fits easily around my very slender wrist, which is a huge plus, as well.
- I love that not only does it track your steps, but it also tracks your exercise, flights of stairs climbed, it tracks your heart rate, and your sleep!
- It’s water resistant so you can’t go swimming in it, but you don’t have to freak out if you’re running outside and get caught in a torrential downpour. How do I know? It happened to me! And my FitBit held up just fine!
- You can connect with your friends who also have a FitBit. This allows you to stack up your days against what your friends are doing, making it that much more motivating to get in those extra steps. Plus, there are challenges you can participate in with your friends to see who can get the most steps in during the week, weekend, etc.
- It syncs in real time so you never have to wonder the status of your progress.
- You earn badges for your achievements…we’ve learned that positive reinforcement works wonders.
- The FitBit has caller ID, so when you receive phone calls through your smartphone, you can see who’s calling.
- The battery life is pretty long. It lasts a few days so you can wear it without taking it off to charge it for quite some time, making it much more convenient than some other fitness trackers.
These are just SOME of the awesome features of the FitBit Charge HR. Since wearing it, I’ve noticed I’m really making an effort to be more active throughout the day and hit my daily goals. Living in New York City, I just assumed I walked a lot, but I really don’t walk as much as I thought I did! I’ve also realized I need to really get more sleep. If you’re thinking about getting a FitBit, please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions you might have! There are many different versions and the FitBit Charge HR retails for $149.95.
Disclosure: As a member of a great group of Verizon influencers, I occasionally receive cool products to test drive and share my honest thoughts on. No additional compensation is provided, neither were any favorable comments promised. All opinions are my own.
Twisted Talk: Do you use a FitBit or any other kind of fitness tracker? What are your favorite features? Discuss below!