Is The Gym Life For You
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Is The Gym Life For You

I choose the Fitbit life!

Is The Gym Life For You


If you need an extra nudge to get moving, it’s your lucky day! Fitbit now lets you to set weekly exercise goals based on the number of days per week you want to be active. Exercise goals help you stay motivated on a daily and weekly basis by showing a picture of your progress to keep you accountable on your health and fitness journey.

Whether you track your workouts directly on your device with exercise modes, manually log a workout or use MobileRun in the Fitbit app, every exercise you do counts toward your goal. Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge users can rely on SmartTrack, a new feature that automatically tracks workouts, like walking, running or outdoor cycling, and gives you credit for your activity toward your exercise goals. (Keep reading to learn more about SmartTrack!)

Best of all: you can set the goal that’s good for you! Right now, your weekly exercise goal is set for five days per week. In the app, you will be able to personalize your weekly goal to fit your fitness objectives.

New for Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge Users!


Tracking workouts on Fitbit Surge and Fitbit Charge HR is easier and smarter than ever thanks to a new feature called SmartTrack. Now your tracker will automatically recognize that you’ve done an exercise, identify the type of activity, and record it in the Fitbit app.

SmartTrack only recognizes workouts or activities where there is continuous movement—things like walking, running, outdoor biking, and elliptical, as well as high-movement sports, such as tennis, basketball, and soccer, among others, and workout classes that keep you moving, like cardio-kickboxing and Zumba.

SmartTrack can also be personalized. All you need to do is go to the exercise settings in your Fitbit app and select which SmartTrack activities you want to be recognized as workouts. You can also adjust the number of minutes you need to perform each activity in order for it to count towards your exercise goal. For example, SmartTrack can be set to record your 30-minute power walk at lunch, and ignore your casual, after-dinner stroll. (The default setting for SmartTrack is 15 minutes, but you can adjust it to capture activities that last 10 minutes, 90 minutes, and everything in between.)

Planning to participate in an activity with lots of starts and stops, such as a strength-training routine or a bootcamp class? Try using Exercise Mode on Fitbit Charge HR and multi-sport modes on Fitbit Surge for the most precise tracking during workouts and to get real-time stats on your wrist.


A recent update to PurePulse heart rate technology for Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge enables an even better heart rate experience during and after your workouts. The update improves heart rate tracking performance when using Exercise Mode and multi-sport modes during certain high-intensity workouts. You might notice the enhancements while cycling, working out on cardio equipment, or during high-intensity exercises—like during your next Zumba or bootcamp class, for example.*

Going to The Gym

Most of the time, us humans are NOT motivated to going to the gym. We think that it takes a lot out of our day or that you're just lazy. I've never been to the gym and I don't plan on going to one anytime soon! I would rather track my steps and the miles I walk with those steps than go and do an un-fun workout surrounded by miserable people having a miserable time. When you're at the gym, half the time you don't know what you're doing. Other times everyone follows each other. There are also those people that just go there to wear the newest workout gear. Personally, I think that going to the gym is not needed. If you can walk between 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, your heart considers you healthy. Walking is easy. You don't think about it. You can go on a shopping spree and could walk 5,000 steps and wouldn't think twice about it. Or you can go to the gym for an hour and keep watching the clock.

I choose the Fitbit life than the gym life! What do you choose?

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