After four days of wearing my Fitbit bracelet I am still learning about the interface and feedback information.
My favorite feature is the feedback on exactly how much activity you had that day. No need to deceive yourself whether you worked out enough to eat more. Below is the Very Active Mins (this only includes VERY ACTIVE minutes), Sleep, "Badge" for 10,000 steps, and Calories In vs Out.
It is a real motivator to know how much I've exercised every day, not just on my "work out days."
Jeweler's evaluation of the clasp on Fitbit:
The clasp on the Fitbit is not great. As a jewelry maker, I'd give it a BELOW AVERAGE RATING. It is very hard to close with one hand by yourself, but it has never come off by accident despite my activity level. I think the designers wanted it to have a clean appearance, but I would have preferred something easier to open and close by myself.
To clear up any misunderstanding regarding my enthusiasm for this bracelet:
The FitBit presents a very clean and minimalist aesthetic. It is not as "interesting" as most jewelry, ....but I am absolutely excited to anticipate the future of this beginning, this first affordable, bio-monitoring jewelry.
Jewelry has a new role, and a new dimension of value beyond materials or decoration. This jewelry empowers in a whole new way.
Yes, I do consider it affordable as an investment in your health. A visit to the drugstore can easily cost $100 on medicine, etc. With this bracelet monitoring your calories and activity level, the raised awareness could reduce the need for some medicines. Imagine a future where your doctor can determine a prescription of lifestyle or activity to your Fitbit dashboard. The doctor determines the program and you can then work to achieve possibly lifesaving results at any time -- all monitored online by both you and your doctor!
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