I have been wearing a FitBit with a heart rate monitor for a little over 2 years now. I have an iPhone and an iPad, but I chose FitBit over an Apple Watch because it monitors your heart rate 24/7. I wanted this option, because I have an inappropriate sinus tachycardia arrhythmia. Which means I’ve a heart rate that will go up with no good reason and then when I exercise it goes up and does not want to come back down. I thought I was out of shape or asthmatic, because my lungs were always so tight and I was short of breath. It turns out after wearing a heart monitor for a month and a stress test that it was my heart.
Needless to say, I chose the FitBit option for the constant heart rate monitoring at first. I started with a Charge HR, that I wore out. I wanted to get a Smartwatch after my Charge HR began coming apart. Everyone I knew had an Apple Watch, but I was also loyal to FitBit. Especially, after I read a story about a man who’s life was saved by his FitBit.
A man went into an ER having problems with his heart. He showed the doctor the data his Charge HR had collected and the doctor was able to determine that his heart was beating irregularly. The doctor was able to shock the man’s heart back into rhythm and save his life. Needless to say the FitBit’s selling point of constantly monitoring your heart rate was big for me.
But like any goal… there will be set backs and moments where you don’t quite reach it. I must admit. I’m having a wee bit of trouble, but my FitBit is throwing some motivation to do it.