Now, our family loves to gather every weekend and every holiday, especially during Christmas. The thing is, for this Christmas, they plan to have a costume party. The crazy thing about it is that we need to dress up like those voluptuous heroines. I am sure that most of the ladies, and most of the women out there reading this would know how I feel. I can’t wear a Black Widow costume just like that!
Now I really have to work out. I need to monitor my calorie intake and my calorie expenditure. I have to know how many calories I burn in a day. So I did some research and got this Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker (or the fitbit ultra to make it easy).
The Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity is more than just a pedometer (an instrument that measures the steps that an individual makes by detecting the movement of the individual’s hips). It can track your steps when you use the stairs (via the altimeter), and of course track your sleep patter. Lastly, the information can be uploaded wirelessly to fitbit.com.
The First Sighting
When I got the fitbit ultra package which I bought online (which by the way has a purchase price of around $91.95 to $150+ depending, it can either include the shipping rates, or otherwise), I got pretty hyped up and can’t wait to remove it from the box. It has a sleek body, with smooth edges. I got the plum colored interior, with a black exterior. It has a single button which displays different modes. You can check out the steps made, distance covered, calories burned and the floors climbed. It also has a flower display (what does this do?)! I found out that the “flower” display shows the “overall recent activity level”. It also has a clock, and it allows me to change the display from a greeting or a name, to a chatter display (sort of like words encouragement). It has a display window of 1” x 0.25”, and makes use of a blue organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.
Using the Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker
It has only been a week since I started using the fitbit ultra, so far, so good. It is really great at how I can wear the fitbit ultra by using the belt that came with it, or simply put it in my pockets without being bulgy. I would suggest to put it near your waist for more accuracy, rather than to clip it on your bra.
True enough, I was able to track how many steps I made from home going to the office, and back. The fitbit ultra sort of reminds me that I need to push a bit harder and burn more calories. With just a push of a button, I could quickly monitor my progress. At the end of the day, I can check out how active or how sedentary I was. Likewise, I can record my sleeping pattern by pressing the button (2 seconds) of the fitbit ultra to start, and press the button again (2 seconds) to stop the moment I wake up.
Fitbit also has a website where I can upload the details from the gadget so that it shows a more detailed tracker of my daily activities for free. However, if a user wants to have more features on his or her tracker, then he or she would need to pay the premium fee of $49 a year, which is still reasonable.
The fitbit ultra also provides me an option to record and watch out my calorie intake. However, this is done on the free online tool. Fitbit also has a free android app so I can easily log my calorie intake, as well as my water intake, and the workouts that I have done conveniently.
The battery life is about 5 to 7 days. Although, depending on my activities, it can sometimes last for just 3 days.
Great Things from Small Packages
All in all, the fitbit ultra is a great product which I can use conveniently to track down my progress towards a healthy lifestyle. Click here to buy in Amazon.