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Fitness Band Bandwagon



The fitness band market has exploded in recent years with the Fitbit, Nike Fuel, Jawbone and others.  I’m still on the fence and haven’t quite jumped on the bandwagon yet. While I like the idea of tracking my steps and sleep, I’m not sure if I’m ready to commit to wearing a “bracelet like” device every day.


New to activity trackers/fitness bands? Each band seems to be slightly different, but the basic functions they all have include the ability to track how many steps you take each day and how much sleep you get each night. I’d be really intrigued to track my steps during a normal work day. With the recommended number of daily steps at 10,000, I’m curious how close I’d come to meeting that goal. It would be good motivation to get up and out of my chair each day! Although I might not get enough daily steps, as someone that loves her sleep I’m certain I’d meet that goal! I rarely sleep through the night so it would be interesting to see how long it takes me to fall asleep and how much I toss and turn throughout the night.  I do love me some data!


This article lists the best activity trackers on the market. I’m partial to the Fitbit since they were the first on the fitness band market and are continually updating their products. Plus the Fitbit seems to be the cutest option!


Have you joined the craze? If so, what is your favorite? What do you think, should I take the plunge?




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  1. Ben wrote:

    I’ve been thinking about it as well as a few people that I know have recently started using one. I’m kind of waiting to see how long these people keep using them and about their experience before potentially trying one. It appears there is some debate but it appears there are 1500 – 2000 steps per mile so your marathon was 40,000 – 50,000 steps. Seems like it should have been more! I would definitely be interested in the sleep component to see how restful my sleep is.

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    • ekartak wrote:

      I’m definitely interested to see if they’re here to stay or if people bore of them after a bit. And you’re right, a marathon should be more steps than that!

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