The Fitbit Wireless Personal Trainer allows you to easily and automatically track your fitness and sleep.
• Wear your Fitbit - the 3D accelerometer will auto-track the number of calories you burn, steps taken, distance covered and quality of sleep.
• Personal Metrics - your fitness and sleep data is wirelessly uploaded to Fitbit’s web service where you can login for free to view your data, set fitness goals, log food intake and even compete with friends.
Includes: Fitbit Tracker, Base Station/Charger (separates into two pieces for portability), Holster (for clipping onto thick belts) and Sleep Wristband (to allow Fitbit to be worn parallel to your arm when sleeping). The included Base Station syncs your data wirelessly, any time you're within 15 feet.
Did I get enough exercise today? How many calories did I burn? Am I getting good rest?
Fitbit is dedicated to helping you lead a healthier, more active life. We focus on a common sense approach to fitness, and believe that the key is to make it easier for you to be more active, eat smarter, and get enough quality sleep — in short, implementing small changes to your daily routine can add up to big results.
The Fitbit online dashboard contains an overview of your calorie, fitness activity, and sleep data for the current day, displaying up to the minute information when your device has been synced. The more food and activity information logged, the more accurate your overall fitness data will be.
How does the Fitbit Tracker work and what does it track? The Fitbit Tracker contains an accelerometer motion sensor like the ones found in the Nintendo Wii. The Tracker senses your motion in three dimensions and then converts this into useful information about your daily activities. Fitbit measures the intensity and duration of your physical activities, calories burned, steps taken, distance travelled, and sleep data (more info on sleep below).
How accurate is the Fitbit Tracker? Calorie data from the Tracker is very similar to that from energy expenditure measurement devices used in clinical research. The Fitbit Tracker gives you a good sense of how your activity levels change on a daily basis. The Tracker is also a very accurate pedometer -- the accuracy of the Fitbit step counting functionality has been tuned over hundreds of tests with all sorts of different body types. For most people, the Fitbit should be approximately 95-97% accurate for step counting. We’ve spent a great deal of time ensuring that this accuracy is achieved even when you wear the Fitbit loosely in your pocket. The sleep data collected from the Tracker correlates very strongly with results from polysomnograms found in professional sleep labs.
How does sleep tracking work and what will I learn? It's very important that you get a good night's sleep. Recent studies have shown that sleep quality is linked to overall wellness. Have you ever wondered why you still feel tired even though you think you've gotten a full eight hours of sleep? The Fitbit Tracker allows to actually "see" what your body is really doing at night. When you go to bed, simply fit the Tracker onto the included wristband. As you fall in and out of sleep throughout the night, the Fitbit tracks the movements your body makes and can tell you how long it actually took you to fall asleep, how many times you woke up, and the actual time you were asleep vs the time you were just lying in bed.