Friday, January 03, 2020
My doctor advised me to achieve 10000 steps/day to lose weight. Of course, eating healthful too. My problem with this is using a pedometer to track my progress. They must be accurate, and you must wear it all the time.
I am brutal to traditional pedometers! In the past, I used the kind that you clip on your belt, or stick in your pocket. I found them to be pretty accurate... well, at least they were recording my movements. However, they did not hold up well to the occasional wash in the laundry! I am notorious for forgetting them in my pocket, and then later find them clacking in the dryer! Aaarghhh!
I never wanted to invest in a Fitbit before. Seems like a huge amount of money for one feature. So recently I discovered the Samsung Health app on my phone. I plugged in all my data (height, weight, activity level, etc) and it does all the work for me!
I love the features it has: food journal, exercise journal, weight tracker, water tracker, etc. It utilizes GPS to map my daily walks, which I love! Everything I could possibly want!
The only downfall to using my phone's app is remembering to carry it with me. Easy to do if I have pockets. But on the occasion that I don't, I tuck it in my armpit and carry it along. Sigh
So now I'm rethinking the Fitbit. I think if I wear it on my wrist I'll get more benefit without the hassle. DD gave me a kindle for Christmas. I don't really need it since I have a tablet, which I use daily. I'm thinking of returning it and apply the credit toward a Fitbit.
Have you used one? What are the features you like?