Weight Loss: Should I Get A FitBit?

I’m really tempted to go for the FitBit Charge HR. I currently have the Jawbone UP24 and I do love it, it does give me that bit of motivation and I do feel a bit lost when I forget to wear it. The Up24 is pretty basic which has been good for me so far but I think I’m ready to step things up a notch.

Due to a bit of fraud on my account my bank card was cancelled and I’m waiting on a new one coming in, typically this happened on pay day of all days. I had planned to sign up for the gym here at work on payday, but it now has to wait until I get my card. So with going to the gym ideally 3 or maybe 4 lunchtimes of the week I was wondering if upgrading to the FitBit Charge HR would benefit me more since I will be more active and taking things a bit more seriously. I worry that I don’t really push myself at the gym and perhaps knowing how my heart rate is during workouts will help me see just now much I’m falling short.

I’ve been using the FitBit app, which uses my step data from Healthkit along with my Jawbone app. The fitbit app usually falls short on the step count since I don’t take my phone absolutely everywhere, like to the bathroom, whereas my Up24 does because it’s on my wrist. The app seems good so far and takes my food data from MyFitnessPal.

My weight loss has stalled already and I only managed to lose about 5lb so I really do need to kick things into gear. Hopefully the bank card will arrive tomorrow and I can get a fresh start on Monday.

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