Bringing Fitness and Friends Together with Fitbit One

Fitbit One display

Getting back in shape this time around has been a very social journey. If it wasn’t for the help and support of my friends I don’t think I would have come as far as I have in my quest to getting down to my goal weight. So when I was asked to review the Fitbit One I knew I’d be able to utilize all that Fitbit has to offer with the help of my friends.

You see, Fitbit devices aren’t just pedometers, they’re a way to connect and check in with friends  in a friendly, competitive way to help motivate us to keep moving.

Since I was already familiar with the Zip and Flex, the One quickly found a home with me as I put it to work each day monitoring my steps, stairs, and sleep.

Fitbit One with Friends

Bringing Fitness and Friends Together with Fitbit One

Since receiving my first Fitbit, I’ve told just about everyone I know about the awesome way I’m staying fit and motivated to continue my journey. So when I received my One, a few of my friends, and my husband, already had One’s.

Being able to keep track of our activity on each others dashboards and connect with users through message boards has brought us even closer and has motivated us to continually challenge ourselves and work together to figure out the best ways to keep our steps up.

From hikes, to classes at the gym, to walks around the neighborhood, my friends help keep me going and my Fitbit One tracks everything I do. And then they continue to motivate me online as well.

South Fortuna Hike with Fitbit One

One™ Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker

  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned and floors climbed.
  • Monitors your sleep and wakes you with silent alarm.
  • Wirelessly syncs to computers and select smartphones.
  • Sweat, rain, and splash proof.
  • Includes clip, wireless sync dongle, charging cable and sleep band.

With my One I can not only count my steps and track my sleep like my Flex, but I can also count flights of stairs as well. So when I went out on a hike yesterday I was able to see that I climbed 114 flights of stairs while out.

And like the Flex, the One charges quickly and the battery life lasts at least one week at a time. It’s nice to not have to change batteries every few weeks.

The only thing I have to remember is to keep my One on. With the Flex I always had it on my wrist, but since I clip the One onto my clothes I just have to remember to either wear it to bed or clip it on when I get dressed in the morning.

Fitbit One ActivityYou can purchase the One on the Fitbit website, on Amazon, or from these various retailers. You can find Fitbit on Facebook and follow them on twitter at @Fitbit.

Disclaimer: I am a Fitbit Ambassador. I received a Fitbit One for review purposes only. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 

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  1. I have one and got my hubby one…it was fun to have a little healthy competition between us…now that I’m pregnant…I’ve gotten a little lazy, but it shouldn’t be an excuse!

  2. Love my fitbit! I want to get my husband the one for his wrist.

  3. The FitBit is great! I use the Nike Fuelband right now!

  4. That’s a new one for me.
    I like it though. it’s nice to have a friend to do things with, especially exercising and keep each other going.

  5. I’ll have to check this out. This would be fun for my daughter, sister and me. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’ve been hearing about the Fitbit Flex but I am not familiar with the Fitbit One. I’ve been wanting to get something like this and have been trying to weigh the pros and cons between everything that is available. This one sounds pretty good and I think I might like it the best.

  7. I haven’t really used my Fitbit One since getting pregnant – I need to dig it back out!

  8. I just received a FitBit Flex for my birthday. I love seeing all the data it captures. It’s been a great tool to get me motivated to move more.

  9. Hi Danielle!
    Ran into you at the parking lot and the Apple line at Target on Black Friday. I’ve been trying to get something to help count the calories I burn daily. After our brief chat about it I did got the Fitbit Flex and . Been wearing it since. It is still a mystery to me how they work, especially while I work out. I don’t know whether the Fitbit reflects the intensity of the gym stuff towards my “active minutes” and not my steps. Perhaps it may equate the intensity intervals to number of total steps and just lumps that in? Whelps, thanks for the info and if you know the science behind this stuff and the actual accuracy, I’d like to learn it-please share.
    Thank you and happy holidays!


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