Review: Fitbit

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After 2 weeks of using the Fitbit Surge, it hasn’t taken me long to decide that I absolutely love it! When cycling was added to the activity list in the latest update, that really was the icing on the cake for me!

Hibbs Fitbit - View From A Daddy The numerous stats and data available really bring out the inner geek in me. The dashboard is full of stats to help you analyse and improve your health, fitness and lifestyle.

I like to think as myself being fit and healthy but the one thing that quickly became apparent, was that I wasn’t drinking enough water! Recording data is really easy using the Fitbit iPhone app and over the last two weeks I’ve been drinking much more water and certainly feeling all the better for it!

Another stat that I have been able to monitor is my sleep pattern and what’s surprised me about this is the amount of sleep I was getting, or lack of should I say. As a result, I’ve begun to amend my routine in a bid to settle down to sleep earlier because my wake-up call is a two year old – and nothing can influence the time she sounds her alarm.

Hibbs Fitbit - View From A DaddyAs the Fitbit is wearable technology, it works as a reminder for me to monitor my exercise and food intake; it also doubles as a great looking watch.

Using the Fitbit Surge has really motivated me to exercise more and and do the simple things to improve my health and wellbeing.  In the last week alone, I’ve walking more, been to the gym, played tennis and run. I thoroughly recommend it to everyone!

As CEO of The Hibbs Lupus Trust charity, I’d be really interested to hear from anyone who is using Fitbit to track their activity/exercise/food/weight/sleep to help manage lupus or other auto immune illnesses.

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  1. ste on October 6, 2015 at 11:09

    I have one and I do love it but one thing that really annoyed me is that I read I could use it whilst swimming but when it came it isn’t actually water proof.

    Apart from that, I love it. Does everything else as described.

  2. Anna Burke on August 16, 2016 at 02:04

    I have an autoimmune disease (Psoriatic Arthritis), and I recently got my Fitbit Charge HR to try to track my activity level and see if moving more makes my arthritis feel better. Surprisingly though, the most amazing piece of data for me is the resting heart rate. I find that my resting heart rate strongly correlates to how my joints and body feels- when I’m feeling really good, my RHR is low, and when I haven’t slept or if I ate something naughty, my RHR gets higher and I feel worse. I’m curious to hear if anyone else has noticed this correlation. My doctor thinks RHR may just be related to pain level, not necessarily overall inflammation, but still pain and inflammation have to be related, so I think there is definitely something to it.

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