This time last year, the hype between my work colleagues was all about how many steps they were achieving each day with their Fitbits. I had always been intrigued by activity trackers, so it wasn’t long before I had purchased my own Fitbit Charge HR. I went for the HR option because I wanted to be able to track my heart rate, but I opted against some of the more expensive models as I found them too large. The Charge HR seemed to work well for me.
My Fitbit Charge HR Journey – The Beginning
As with all new gadgets, I was always checking my Fitbit stats through the day, and striving to achieve the daily target of 10,000 steps. I started training for the Moon Walk in January as well so it was a good motivator to see how far I was walking. I remember I would walk down random streets on the way home just to get a few extra steps in back in the beginning.
My Fitbit Charge HR Journey – A Few Months In
After a few months, our Fitbit household had increased as Hubby also ended up with the Charge HR. This was a great motivator as we were competing against each other. He was winning on the days I was at work and we would almost be arguing over who would take Lola for a walk.
I noticed after a few months, I stopped joining in on the challenges if I knew the people in the challenge group were going to beat me. I will admit to finding this a little de motivating. When we were in Disney World in the Spring however, both Hubby and myself were really intrigued to see just how many steps we would walk whilst at Disney World. It was an interesting couple of weeks.
I also completed the Moon Walk in late Spring last year, and the Fitbit was great for seeing just how many steps you will walk whilst walking 26.2 miles. My sleep tracker for that week was interesting as well.
My Fitbit Charge HR Journey – A Year Later
Through the last twelve months, the Fitbit has only left my wrist for a few days when it was playing up. A software upgrade sorted this, but I was really impressed with Fitbit’s customer service during this time. For my needs the Charge HR is perfect as the unit isn’t too big, it acts as my watch as well as tracking my sleep, steps and heart rate.
I mainly forget I am wearing it now, and my main flaw is perhaps remembering to sync it to my app. I rarely join in challenges anymore, but that wasn’t the reason I bought it. I know as the year progresses and I begin my walking training for this years’ trek I will be completing then I will be syncing and tracking my stats a lot more.
The Fitbit Charge HR purchase for me was a great one, a decision that I don’t regret for a second.