Friday, July 18, 2014

My Fitbit + Tory

Last Christmas, Stephen and I bought each other Fitbits for stocking stuffers. I was the one who was really keen on this idea, and Stephen sort of got persuaded into it just because of my enthusiasm towards the product. Eight months later, I am still wearing my Fitbit daily, and he is not. I am sort of obsessed with mine, like I continuously am checking how active I am throughout the day. It's like a personal test against myself. Most importantly, it really motivates me to move. If I have had a relaxed weekend and I double tap my Fitbit and see I am barely peeking around 3 dots, I am so motivated to go for a walk, if nothing else. If you are not familiar with the product, this bracelet tracks your daily steps, sleep, food, water and so much more. You can track as much or as little as you like. You can link it to apps on your phone and computer to keep you informed on your goals.

I know a lot of people think they can be inaccurate due to the types of activity you are doing. Obviously this thing is not a genius and cannot tell exactly what you are doing, but it gives you an idea of your activity level, which is what I am going for. If I take a barre class, I am not racking major points on my Fitbit scale. But, I was toning for an hour, so I keep that in mind at the end of the day when I look at my daily steps.

Ok, so let's talk about the sleep monitor- I do not do this. We actually have a hilarious story from when Stephen and I both got our Fitbits and checked in and out for our sleep that night. Stephen swore he had tossed and turned all night, even claiming he slept horrible. After logging in to our app, it showed Stephen sawed logs, literally, for eight hours straight with out moving a muscle. I, on the other hand, thought I had a pretty normal night of sleep tossing and turning a few times. I think it quoted me being restless 29 minutes and waking up 16 times. Are you kidding me!!? I am really not all that surprised, mostly just about Stephen's recollection of his sleep pattern that night. So anyway, I lost interest in seeing how bad of a sleeper I was after about a week (how do you change that??).

One minor complaint: the black bracelet. I have torn mine up and it is stained with paint and who knows what. It's not looking too hot but I still wear it. Never been a favorite look next to a pretty bracelet but I deal with it. Tory Burch is here to change that. Thanks Tory!

All in all, I am a major Fitbit fan. And it couldn't be better news than to see that Tory Burch has now teamed up with Fitbit to make these bracelets so much cuter, dare I say really fashionable with that gold bangle.

Everything is available for pre-order and I am really weighing my options here. Are you a Fitbit fan and are you pre-ordering?

*all opinions are my own and I was not compensated for my Fitbit- just a big fan.


KatiePerk said...

I just started with my fitbit this week and I am liking it so far.

melissa said...

I've never tried the Fitbit but I'm intrigued. It may be helpful to getting back in shape after this baby. I need to look into it.

Shelby Recent Somethings said...

OF COURSE there are now actually cute Fit Bits. I guess I'll have to stick to my black one for now, but that gold one is so cute! Sad. Happy weekend ;)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

I love my FitBit! It's fun and a good way to keep track of steps, sleep, etc.. Of course I have the plain black one.

Mateya said...

I have the Jawbone Up (basically the same thing) and I love it! I actually love the sleep tracker the most, I think it's so interesting to see how restful my sleep was!

Christine {Seashells and Magnolias} said...

I've never used FitBit before....but may have to now because of these cute Tory ones! Loving the pink one!

Lainey said...

I'm a FitBit fan. I agree with you on the sleep part. Sometimes it seems off. I was one of the lucky few who got a TB band before they sold out. I was signed up for the promo email.
Enjoy - I got the blue & I love it.

Chelsea Covington said...

I love my fitbit and bought the blue Tory Burch band!