Fitbit is an American company which headquartered in San Francisco, in California. It is known for its products which are of the same name as the company. Also, they are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of walking steps. Climbing steps, quality of sleep, heart rate, and other personal metrics involved in fitness. The company brought out the product which was the Fitbit Tracker. Some evidence has been found that the use of similar devices results in less weight loss rather than more.
Fitbit offers a website and mobile app for Android, iOS, and Windows 10 mobile. The activity trackers are smart devices through Bluetooth or upload to a computer operating windows or MacOS through the Bluetooth USB dongle. Users have the abilities to log their food, weight, and activities, to track over time and can also set daily and weekly goals for themselves. It measures Calories accurately when the user keeps his or her fitness tracker on.
However, users can use the app without a tracker to measure calories on the lifestyle app. The app offers a community page where the users can challenge themselves and compete with other users. The social element expects an increase in motivation, makes sure that the users take an average of 700 steps per day when they have friends on the top. Users can choose to share their progress photos and achievement.
How Fitbit Works
Accelerometers and some other sensors are used in this device to measure things like motion and custom algorithms. Also, some other software tries to tell one form of a motion from another. For instance, If a user is wearing a wristband tracker device. If the user stands still but tries to move his or her arms in a motion like a manner similar to the way your arms moves when walking. It of course “tricks” the device into assuming you are taking steps or probably walking.
Fitbit counts each and every of the user’s steps like a pedometer. Which simply means it detects the movement of the user’s wrist to track their steps. It also has a simple PPG sensor (heart rate sensor). Furthermore, this allows the device to detect the presence of your heart-beat. It also allows it to count the number of pulses noticed on your wrist in a minute.
Fitbit trackers use a 3-axis accelerometer to grab users motions. This is done by inspecting acceleration data, the trackers provide information about intensity, duration, frequency. And patterns of movement to determine the steps taken, burn calories, traveling distance and sleep quality. The 3-axis application helps the accelerometer to measure your motion in any direction you move. This makes its activity measurements more precise than the older single-axis pedometers.
The Fitbit store contains the company’s products both old and latest. The prices are also tagged to every product in the store. Shopping these products is very easy, to shop or purchase any of them. All the user need to do is to click on the item you wish to buy.
- When you hold down your pointer on the one you wish to buy, a shop like icon will be displaying on the screen click on it.
- After that a page comes up showing the features of the product you selected.
- Once the buyer confirms okay with the product, scroll down to select size and quantity.
- Now click on add to cart and go for other products or check out the one you just bought.
How to Create Account on Fitbit
The Fitbit account makes your activities on the App or the website easier and faster. Fitbit secures users activity more when they have an account. To sign up for Fitbit account the user needs to follow these steps below.
- Login to main website URL fitbit.com to start the sign up process.
- Click on the login caption by the top right side on your screen.
- Now scroll down to click on sign up for a free account.
When the user clicks on that, a suggestion notification comes up. This directs the user to sign up with the users Facebook account, or a Google account. Better still the user can enter his or her email address and password. Finally, the user should agree to the terms and conditions then click continue.
For a user to access the login process they need to first enter the website URL www.fitbit.com. This process is very easy and straight this makes the login process unique.
- Click on the login icon at the top right corner of the homepage.
- Enter your Email and password in the available space.
- After inputting the user email then click on the login icon to log in to the user’s account.
The process is simple and fast, so users don’t need to worry about the stress of signing into their account.