Earlier this week I mentioned that I was participating in a Fitness Challenge at work and that I received a free tracking device. I am probably the only Fitness blogger that does not own a Fitbit. Even my husband has one but I never saw the point in tracking my steps or all that other data. Since I started wearing my tracker, I've noticed that I really have to put some effort into reaching my 10,000 steps. It's not as easy as I thought it would be.
The Fitness tracker that I was given is
called a MisFit. My model is the Misfit Flash. I had never heard of it before our challenge but it's working out for me pretty well. I thought I'd share a little bit about the MisFit.
1. Like a FitBit, you need to Sync it to a mobile device. Since I have the new Blackberry, I can only pull up the app and see my current progress, I can not sync new progress made. For this reason, I have to use my ipad every time I want to sync or check my steps.
2. Originally I planned on getting the bracelet for the MisFit. I wanted a reason to now buy the fitness charms...hehe. However, I noticed that I was moving the tracker depending on which activity I was doing. If I run or ride bike, I clip it to my shoe. So perhaps getting a bracelet right now is not the best choice.
3. Our goal for the fitness challenge is to earn 1000 points each day. 1000 points is equivalent to 10,000 steps. By pushing the center of the MisFit, you can see how close you are to reaching your goal. Red lights will light up around the MisFit. If half the red lights light up, you are half way to your goal. If all the red lights light up, than you have met your goal.
4. You can select different activities to track. It not only does walking and running, but also yoga, biking, swimming, tennis and others. I always have mine set to walking. Like a FitBit, you can also track your sleep.
5. The MisFit does not need to be charged. It runs on a watch Battery.
I only started using the MisFit but it appears you can do lots more than just what I have shared here. you can use it as a watch, to control your music, or even use as a remote to take selfies with your phone (I have not used it for any of these things though). The MisFit is actually a fraction of the cost of a Fitbit. I never thought I would enjoy a fitness tracker but I have to admit it is pretty cool and I am more determined now to meet my goal each day.