This is possibly a record (possibly not), but I’ve managed to lose three FitBits.
(Click the above link to find out what they are…but in summary, a small multi-function digital pedometer).
More amazingly, the lovely people at FitBit have – in their mercy – decided to replace each missing unit, completely free of charge. I have previously blogged about this, but it’s not here anymore…after this blog was unceremoniously and completely destroyed.
After losing my third FitBit, I wasn’t in the mood for shelling out precious cash for another. Even though I’ve found it such a useful device. I knew it was floating around on a London rail replacement bus somewhere and messaged customer support at FitBit letting them know I had once again basically failed at being a responsible adult.
Low and behold, a replacement unit arrived in the post this week. Not only that, but it’s an upgrade! They don’t sell the FitBit Ultra I used to have, so I’m now the proud owner of a FitBit One. To my eyes, it’s a vast improvement.
And I’ve only been using it for a day.
- It’s smaller and lighter, but comes with an excellent rubberised holder to attach to trouser pockets. I think I’m a lot less likely to lose this (crosses fingers…possibly toes as well)
- It can sync directly with my iPhone via Bluetooth. Previous models required me to sync with a single desktop computer (my iMac), but now I can update my FitBit log on the go
I’ve found FitBit makes me more mindful of how inactive I can be – particularly with such a sedentary job. I compete against myself, basically, to reach a goal of 10,000 steps each day. Sometimes, I’ll just go for a walk in the evening to make up the additional steps required to hit the target.
That said, it hasn’t been a particularly sedentary week…working in Cheltenham, Belfast and Dublin in a row, including three all-day workshops and navigating four (count ’em) airports. Lots of walking there. But none tracked by my new FitBit.
As it was sitting in a box on my desk, waiting for me.
So…a massive thank you to the human beings at FitBit for their excellent customer service. I hope never to bother them again.
Back to walking around for me. Or more accurately, limping.
But not to worry – the knee surgery is just weeks away.