Fitbit Flex 2
- Waterproof in fresh and saltwater
- Solid swim tracking
- Comfortable to wear
- Good value for money
- Basic design still a little drab
- No third party notification support
- Swim metrics are basic
- Confusing notification support
A fitness tracker is a great option if you are looking forward to lose weight, but the power of the wearable is meaningless unless you know how to use it. Several companies offer wearable tool and application that work together to help you focus on the target and achieve your weight goals.
People who track their health regimes are more successful at losing weight. These wearable devices monitor your workouts, evaluate your sleep, counts your calories and tracks your progress as you slim down. Here are some tips for you to lose weight with fitness tracker like Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and much more.
Tracking Your Every Move
The first rule in weight loss is to know the number of steps you take each day or how many minutes you were active. Compare your tracked numbers against exercise goals you have set for yourself. For example, increase your step count from 10,000 steps to 12,000 steps in a day.
You Can Use Your Device To:
1. Check target goal each day.
2. Set smaller, shorter-term goal.
3. Set reminders to move, if you are sitting too long.
Once you have been exercising awhile, use your fitness tracker to monitor your workout intensity. Watch out for number of calories you burn and check with intensive workout. Most wearable devices are paired with an app for displaying data in the form of charts & graphs and few devices let you enter the info manually like food intake, type of exercise and how long you exercised.
You burn calories even when you are not running, cycling, or swimming. You also burn calories via NEAT, which stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. That is a way to describe things like casual walking, vacuuming, folding laundry, gardening and more. They are not exercise, but they do get you moving and burn calories. Regular exercise is still crucial, but you may find it easier to bump up these types of activities than to add additional trips to the gym or 40-minute power walks.
Crunching the Numbers
Most fitness trackers are linked with an app where you can manually log what you eat. This feature allows you to see the comparison on intake calories and the calories your burn. Yes, their lots of data entry, but people who log their food are more successful at losing weight. Usually the data entry gets easier with time. Once you have figured out the calorie count for a food, it will be stored in your device. That means within a few weeks you will be able to track most of your favorites quickly.
Track Your Sleep
When you get more or better sleep you are more likely to stick to your fitness and less likely to overeat. On the other hand, too little sleep is linked with weight gain. The best way to get a good night’s sleep is to set a regular bedtime and plan for 7 to 8 hours of sleep. The wearable device show how long you have actually slept like deep sleep, awake, and more. Even if you are in bed for 8 hours, your device may show you are getting less than 7 hours of restful sleep.
Many fitness trackers are linked to Facebook, Twitter and to their own online communities as well. You feel more accountable, when you share your fitness goals and how much you exercise each day. By sharing your goal, some sites helps to encourage friendly competition with other users and get inspired.
Consistency rewards you. Wear your device and upload your data regularly. That’s the best way to get accurate info on your activities, what you eat, and your progress.
Note: I have been using Fitbit Flex 2 for almost a month, and have seen some positive results in losing weight and being fit all day.