I have tried more than one kind of pedometer in my effort to move more. I used the BodyMedia arm band for a while, but I kept ripping it off. It made me claustrophobic and irritated my skin. I’ve tried a couple of other brands, too.
But the FitBit Zip is my step counter of choice. The Zip doesn’t count stairs or sleep patterns. It tracks steps and calories burned and distance traveled. One of my favorite things about it, though, is that it runs on a watch battery. I don’t have to remove and charge it all the time (and then forget to put it on again). The watch battery needs replaced about every four months. The Zip is also water resistant.
Due to living my life at the computer, I haven’t yet reached my goal to walk 10,000 steps every day. However, I am moving much more than I used to, and I have had some 10k days. What I want to see is that I’m getting 70k per week. Dream big!
I’ve got three friends now on my FitBit dashboard. Seeing how these (much younger) gals are doing spurs me to get up and add more steps before the day is done.
On Major Crimes, the first show of the new season a week ago, the character Andy Flynn parked way out and walked with arms swinging. When asked what he was doing, he said he was trying to get in his 10,000 steps a day. LOL! Wonder if Lt. Flynn wants to be my FitBit friend too.