This Fall, I was selected by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to test out a Fitbit (the Fitbit HR). As the head coach for the Moms In Training group, I was one of the lucky few to receive a free device to experience during my coaching sessions. Free swag--love it!
While I still prefer my basic Garmin Forerunner, I thought the Fitbit was a great basic tool for one that prefers to run shorter distances, or even people who don't consider themselves runners. If you are on your feet all day--or even for short periods--a little bit adds up. Its main feature is the step counter, so it's a helpful measure of just how many steps one takes over the course of one day. Mine also had a built in heart rate monitor (my current Garmin does not), so it's great to have another metric to consider using during my own training sessions.
Here is a little shoutout from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Nationwide Blog.