As any regular reader or social media follower will know, I’ve recently started running. This is something that I have started to enjoy – up until hurting my knees and needing some time off, it’s free and hopefully will get me fit but I have been trying to find other ways to keep me in check as far as a healthy lifestyle is concerned. I was sent a Fitbug Orb to review last week and although I’d seen the name on Twitter I didn’t really know what to expect. This Fitbug promises to help you get fitter and lighter and feel healthier and happier. I was keen to see whether it can live up to this statement as I would love to be fitter, lighter, healthier and maybe even happier!
The Fitbug comes as one 10p sized capsule that you add a (supplied) battery to. It also has a clip that you can use to attach it to clothing, a wrist strap to wear it or a lanyard that can help you attach the Fitbug Orb to anything else. So far I have set Fitbug up – you insert the battery, download the app onto your phone or tablet and follow the instructions on the Fitbug website. You tell Fitbug your vital statistics and you are then free to start using Fitbug Orb!
I’ve been getting emails daily from Fitbug since setting the Fitbug Orb up. These are great as they introduce you to the features of Fitbug Orb bit by bit without overwhelming you. For the first week, Fitbug Orb monitors your movement and in subsequent weeks it gives you goals to try and increase your fitness levels. Fitbug Orb also monitors your sleeping patterns to let you know how much sleep you actually got and what quality sleep it was. There’s also the option of telling Fitbug Orb what you’ve eaten during the day so it can let you know if you;re on the right track nutritionally.
I’ll be trying the Fitbug Orb out over the next few weeks and will do a full review when I’ve had a chance to use it thoroughly. My first impressions are good though – if the Fitbug Orb can help me become more active and healthier then it has to be a good thing!
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