I never intended to but I now own two pedometers. The first is my Fitbit Force which I absolutely love (despite being recalled due to some individuals experiencing a rash from using it). The second is the one built in to my Samsung Galaxy S5 (S Health).
So one would think that if you have a pedometer built into your smartphone, why bother wearing something on your wrist like a Fitbit Force?
The answer is simple. I don’t have my smartphone on me at all times. Sure, most of the day I carry it around in my pocket but lately I’ve been trying to keep my smartphone on a table or my desk when I’m just sitting idle. And often that means getting up to do something (like grabbing a snack or going to the bathroom) without taking my smartphone with me.
In other words, my Fitbit Force is counting the steps to the bathroom, my Galaxy S5 isn’t.
If you think these steps here and there don’t add up during the day, think again. By the end of the day, my Fitbit Force and Samsung Galaxy S5 are usually off my several thousand steps.
They call it wearable tech for a reason. I wear my Fitbit Force. I don’t wear my smartphone.
How about you? Is your smartphone good enough to count your steps during the day? Or do you prefer a wearable technology like the Fitbit (or other) like me? Leave a comment below and let me know where you stand (or walk).