Gadget Review: Fitbit One

I have been using the Fitbit One for about a year and a half now. I wrote about it when I’d been using it about two weeks.

I really like this little thing. I tuck it into my pocket every morning, and I then try to make sure I track 12,000 steps a day. I started with 10,000 steps, but I wanted to push myself a bit–and keeping track, once again, did give me that incentive.

The Fitbit has changed my habits. I’m keenly aware of how easy it is to become a sloth and barely move all day–but seeing that step number and noticing it is low gets me out of my chair and out the door with the dogs. They have benefited from twice-daily (sometimes more) walks and from my push to start running over the last six months, and are considerably more fit. I’ve lost a total of 35 pounds–and yes, I have another 35 to go, but I’ll get there.