I love to keep track of my daily steps.
You can read about my addiction to pedometers HERE
These things really helped when I was first diagnosed with heart disease.
It helped me be accountable for being active and helped me get my heart stronger.
It helped because I would record my steps daily and wouldn't go to bed until I hit the goal I set for myself.
Yes…I am a bit obsessive ;)
I had shared with you all before that I purchased the "Fitbit" flex to help me keep track of my steps I take on a daily basis.
I also stated that because it is worn on the wrist, that I wish it had a watch feature to it.
I was always wondered how accurate it is though.
Like my other "steppers" I would check their accuracy by walking around the house, counting the steps in my head, and then comparing them with what the stepper showed.
It was harder to do this with the Fit Bit flex, because you needed to check it on you computer or phone (which doesn't always seem to work on my phone).
When I did my marathon last month I was upset because it stated that I walked 10 miles….where the marathon was 13.1 miles.
That is a 3 miles difference…I was not happy that it wasn't accurate.
So today I decided to do an experiment.
Kristy has the Fitbit One.
It is has the same features as the Fitbit Flex, but it is clipped onto your pants and it also has a time feature.
On my Flex it showed that I walked 11,111 steps where on the One, it showed I walked 12,644 steps.
That is a difference of 1,533 steps!!!
Some may not think that is a big deal..but to me it is.
Just thought I would share as many of you have asked to see my opinion on this product.
I think I should have bought the Fitbit One as I am used to wearing the pedometers anyway.
I didn't do much today.
Did a bit of cleaning, nothing too exciting ;)
Hope you all had a Creative Wednesday :)