I have been using the FitBit Flex for about a week now and have to say that it is a fun and motivating thing to have when you are on a weight-loss journey.
It is a little device that you put inside a rubber bracelet and wear 24/7. It tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. It also tracks your sleep and gives you details on hours slept, times woken up, sleep quality and even has a vibrating alarm.
The best part of the FitBit Flex is that you can set a goal. You tell it how many pounds you want to lose and by what date and it will make a plan for you and tell you how many calories you can eat and how many calories you have to burn. It keeps track of the goal on the dash board on the website and on the app on your device. It also tracks a daily goal like calories burned or steps taken. I set it to track a certain amount of calories burned. During the day whenever I want to see how I am doing I just tap on the bracelet and it shows me a certain amount of lights. When all five lights, light up I know I have met my goal. If I see that I don't have enough lights by the middle of the day I make sure to move around more or add an exercise activity.
|My attempt at showing the lights. If you look closely you|
can see three dots of lights.
It is super easy to wirelessly sync your FitBit Flex to your Smartphone, Tablet or computer. If I want to see a numerical value of where I am at I just go on to my iPhone and sync it. With the app you can also log your food and water intake. It will tell you how many calories you have left to eat too.
Overall I really enjoy wearing it. It makes me really proud when I see the five little lights that tell me I met my daily goal. It also kicks my tail into high gear when I don't see my lights, lighting up fast enough.
**I was not compensated nor received a sample or product in any away from the company. I chose to review this product on my own because I felt that it would be useful to my readers.