The screen shows 6 pieces of information about your days activity
Getting fit used to mean cutting out the cake and jogging until our bottom stopped wobbling. But thanks to the Fitbit Ultra we can all carry a personal trainer, dietician, lifestyle coach and motivational guru with us 24/7. And all inside a gadget no bigger than a packet of chewing gum.
Clipped to your pocket or belt, the Fitbit Ultra logs all of your activity over the course of the day. An advanced accelerometer tracks the number of steps you’ve taken, stairs you’ve climbed, miles you’ve run and calories you’ve burned. You can even wear it at night to track your sleep pattern!
Clips tightly onto your pocket
Upload your data to your private Fitbit account
As small as a pack of chewing gum!
Preloaded with all of your personal settings, it’ll even notice when you’ve been sitting still for too long. Which of course, won’t do at all. If it thinks you’re slacking, Fitbit will chirpily keep you on the fitness wagon with a series of messages on its glowing screen. Including ‘vamos’, 'start moving', 'come on' and more, it’s all the motivation you need to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping again.
Keep track on the move
Two colours available (From L-R): Plum and Blue
Charges via the included USB dock
All of which is terribly handy. But the real magic happens when you upload all of this data to www.fitbit.com. Saved on your private account, you can track your activity over days, weeks and months. Fill in your personal details and it’ll help you to work out your BMI, set fitness goals and even manage your diet. Keep it updated with the meals and snacks you’ve eaten and it’ll advise if you need fewer or more calories per day to reach your goals. ‘Another peanut butter sandwich, you say? Don’t mind if I do...'
The easy-to-use dashboard online helps you to access all sorts of important data in an instant. Download the Fitbit app to your iPhone or apple gadget and you can keep track of these details on the move. It’ll even synchronise with similar apps and programs that you use, like RunKeeper, Lose It!, Endomondo and Microsoft Health Vault. Fitbit now even has it's own Android App, Apple-bashers rejoice!
But listen to us harping on... if you had a Fitbit right now it would be merrily reminding you to do some star jumps or eat a banana (possibly). So what are you waiting for? For the same cost as a few hours with a fitness instructor, you could have access to all the advice you need to reach your ideal fitness and stay there. Vamos!
iPhone not included
Health and fitness tracker: monitors your daily activity and drives you to do more
Clips onto your belt or pocket and stays securely fastened all day
Displays customisable messages after prolonged periods of inactivity to encourage you to exercise
Can be worn while asleep to monitor sleeping patterns
Apple & Android app available for monitoring your fitness on the go
Dashboard regularly awards 'badges' for achievements as a motivational tool.
Tracks weight & BMI
Allows you to log activities (cycling, football, running). Handy when users refer back to previous days wondering why they've done or burnt more/less than their average day
Create a daily Food Log using their online database
The Dashboard will show the calories in the food you eat and then total up for the day, letting you know how many more calories you can eat in order to hit your weight loss goals etc (based on height, weight and goals entered)
Total food consumption for the day is broken down into Calories, Fat, Fibre, Carbs, Sodium, Protein and Water for easy reference
Fitbit wireless tracker
Base station / USB cable
Measures approximately 1.7cm(W) x 5.5cm(H) x 1.3cm(D)