Fitbit or Pedometer?
So you want to get fit and you are after tracking your steps. The question is do you get a Fitbit or a pedometer? Like with most fitness equipment there are so many to choose from it can get confusing. Do you buy cheap, or do you buy expensive? Do you buy branded or unbranded? Do you buy a pedometer or a Fitbit? Hopefully this post will help you to decide what you are after and if it is suited for your needs.
Pedometers or fitness trackers such as the Fitbit work well in giving you motivation towards a healthier lifestyle. A good regular brisk walk has been proven to help with a healthy heart. Let’s face it we all need a good strong heart. Regular exercise also helps fight against cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke as well as many more health conditions.. So anything that helps motivate us into doing exercise can only be a good thing.
The brand of fitness trackers we are going to look at in this post are Fitbit. We will take a look at all the extra features you get and see if it is worth paying the extra money compared to your average pedometer. Pedometers in general are a lot cheaper because they don’t tend to come with all those extra little gadgets like a Fitbit does.
Let’s kick this off by taking a look at the latest Fitbit, the Fitbit Sense.
The Fitbit Sense
The Fitbit Sense is so much more than a Pedometer. Being the newest Fitbit on the market it comes packed with lots of hi tech features to rival any smart watch/fitness tracker on the market. The Sense has all the usual features of a decent fitness tracker and so much more.
One of the Sense’s main awesome features is the stress monitor. Let’s face it, the world can be a very stressful place nowadays and stress can play a major part in many health and mental health issues. It is worth mentioning that you will need the Fitbit app to use this feature.
Each time the Sense scans you it stores all the information it collects, analyises it and suggests the best ways of managing your stress levels.