14 June 2015

Fitbit Charge Review | Lifestyle

Today I'm going to be speaking about the FitBit Charge, if you don't know what what this is basically it's just something you wear on your wrist that tracks you activity. It'll keep a record of how many steps you've made, how many flights of stairs you've climbed, how many calories you've burned and how well you sleep. 

This was originally my Dad's as he got it for free when he upgraded his phone however he didn't really get along with it, he was kinda skeptical with how it recorded steps so he gave it to me because I really wanted to try it out. I have seen a lot of hype and a lot of people loving this little FitBit and because I'm incredibly active now I thought it'd be good to keep a record of what I'm doing. 

I will be honest with you, the pedometer isn't correct, I cant quite work out how it does the steps, whether it is just based on the movement of my arms or whatever it's not that accurate. For example, on a day where I went once to the gym and only did minimal cardio I walked 12,427 steps but the next day when I went twice to the gym and did way more cardio I managed 15,541 steps which is on an additional 3,114 steps. It doesn't really make sense to me. I also don't really trust the amount of calories burned either cross checked against these two days again I only burned an extra 200 calories. Something just isn't quite right. It doesn't track your steps/movement on the cross trainer correctly and it doesn't track when you are cycling either. To be fair, I know these activities aren't really considered steps but I think it that's where the biggest discrepancy lies. I think they do one that tracks your heart rate as well and I think that would be a great, it would be far more accurate

If I just take this equipment for face value and not look too granular into this it is a great tool, because it keeps a record of everything, it is interesting to see how main flights of stairs you climb or how you slept the previous night. If you aren't already active it's a great incentive to get active and increase your activity, which I'm all for. I just don't quite know whether this device adds any real value to me. On the other hand I love that it tracks my sleep, it'll highlight how "restless" you are or even when you wake up through the night, which is really interesting to me. Some nights I'll be restless over 17 different times and only get lie 5 hours sleep and this is what I really like about the FitBit. Also you do get a sense of accomplishment when you do reach your individual goals so it is great as a motivational tool. 

I like it, but I'm not in love with it but I'm definitely still wearing it. 

Have you tried out the Fitbit?


  1. My mum uses a pedometer and they sound fairly reliable, she wears it everyday. I'd be intrigued to see how it tracks sleeping patterns x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    1. Yeah it's not too bad but I'm very active so I think the Fitbit with the heart rate monitor would be a better option for me! The sleep functionality of it is incredibly interesting!xx

  2. Great review post lovely! I've heard mixed reviews of the FitBit, it sounds like a good fitness tracker, I like how it tracks your sleep. I've also heard great things about the MisFit Shine.

    Lauren xx

    1. Thanks my love!! If I was buying another one I'd definitely go for the heart rate monitor version but it's really handy! Ah I've not heard of the MisFit Shine, I'll check it out.xx