Friday, September 11, 2015

It's a comfort, actually.

I know it's stupid. I know that I am not burning more calories or taking more steps now that I have a device back on my arm again. And yet, it is a comfort to me to have the numbers.

Slightly disappointing yesterday as well. I really should have taken way more steps. But see, that's exactly what kind of information I need to have all the time.

Have I mentioned that I love this fitbit?

I'm still not sure about the all-the-time-constantly-on-heart-rate. There are a lot of times when it seems dead-on accurate. Like right now, sitting here, I'm at 60 BPM. Feeling my pulse, that seems quite accurate. I have seen other times, though, when just sitting here it's up at about 110 BMP.

I'm fairly sure that it has something to do with how I'm wearing it. So I'll see what I can do to normalize where it sits on my arm, how tight, etc.

But for right now, I'm quite happy to have it back. I LOVE having the extra numbers.

Here's to hitting a step goal for today...


  1. what do you think about fitbit? is it accurate? Im thinking about buying it. seems to be cool

  2. Accuracy? Well, it depends. Step-wise, I find it to be dead accurate. HR, it appears to be pretty good - within normal tolerance as well. Every so often there will be an odd spike, but for a few seconds. From what I gather, that's just normal for ANY HR monitor on the wrist. It just isn't going to be as accurate as a chest monitor. It won't be as uncomfortable, either.

    All in all I think it's a great unit, and it's giving me numbers that are pretty good. I really like it.

    Now if I can just get the step count and calorie burn to be higher. ;)