Last April I ran a FitBit giveaway contest which generated quite a lot of buzz and now that the new year is upon us, I thought it would be a perfect time to do it again.
To be honest, I haven’t used a FitBit yet but my girlfriend recently bought one and now is totally addicted to it, so I’m strongly considering using one as well. The main reason I have been holding off is that I’m an old school guy who prefers simplicity to tech and gadgets, but I do like the idea of all the functionality of this thing.
The FitBit is the industry leader in tracking products and the Charge HR, which is what I’m giving away, seems to be the best one in their line up.
I’ve looked at its many functions and one of the coolest things is that it allows you not only to become friends with fellow FitBit users, but also throw down challenges. And as you know, a challenge is sometimes exactly what is needed to light a fire under your ass..
For those of you that are not familiar with what this is, it’s basically an activity tracker that does the following:
1) Acts as a pedometer and counts steps and distance walked/run
While it’s not imperative that you track your miles logged, it can serve to keep you moving more and constantly striving to walk/run a little further. More movement=more calories burned.
2) Tracks heart rate 24/7
This is a handy feature because your HR is gauged during any and all activities. I’m really don’t buy into the “fat burning zone” but believe that knowing your heart rate is helpful because you can gauge your intensity, which is very important!
3) Counts your calories burned
Counting calories is a pain in the ass. I have never enjoyed doing it because it takes time and I’m a pretty impatient guy. But it works. If you don’t know how many calories you’re eating, how will you ever know if you’re in a deficit?
4) Tracks your sleep cycles
This is helpful if you are interested in knowing the quality of sleep you’re getting because we all know that getting the right amount of rest is critical for muscle repair and recovery, not to mention all the other areas of your health it affects.
It actually does a whole bunch of other cool shit too and you should check it out for yourself. Here’s an excellent review of it.
Like I said, I don’t necessarily advocate the use of the latest fitness gadgets, but the FitBit Charge HR is a legit product that can help you along your fitness journey.
My (Second) FitBit Giveaway
I love giving stuff away, I really do. I think it helps bring our community closer together and gives people something more to look forward to. I mean, getting fit can be boring and something like this just might spice things up enough to make it fun and interesting.
And my hope is that whoever wins this FitBit will use it to really change their lifestyle.
So here are the details:
Starting on Monday 1/4 at 2 pm EST, I will be running a 10 day free giveaway. An email address gets you one entry. A share gets you three additional ones.
The winner will be chosen at random (so stop emailing me that you want to win) on January 16th and will become the proud owner of a FitBit Charge HR (black, size large).
Here is the official link to the entry page.
The best chance to win will be by sharing the giveaway with your friends because you’ll get those additional entries each time you do. So hop on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and get sharing!
The official link doesn’t work I hope I still get my entry for sharing
Sorry Cara, this contest ended a year ago…
I am a diabetic over weight and trying to live better eat better and exercise more. But am handicapped♿ so most of what I can do is walk?