Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fitbit: New research tool for measuring physical activity



Did I get enough exercise today? How many calories did I burn? Am I getting good quality sleep? How many steps and miles did I walk today? If these questions seem interesting and you want answers check out a new product called Fitbit Tracker.

View calories, steps and distance on the Fitbit Tracker itself. You can login to the Fitbit website to see even more detailed data and also participate in collaborative fitness goals with friends, family and co-workers. Its wireless capabilities allows it to capture the data via syncing if you are within 50 feet of your wireless network.

They are running a little bit behind schedule (August launch date) but taking email addresses for future orders.

Talk about research possibilities for collecting physical activity data using kids...... Goodbye pedometers and heart moniters. Hello Fitbit.