What if I told you there was a tiny device that could track how many calories you burn throughout the day and the quality and amount of sleep you get each night. Would you think I’m from the future?
Actually, I sort of would be, because the Fitbit won’t be shipping until “late December/early January”.
The Fitbit’s tiny dimensions houses a three-dimenial motion sensor, which the makers say is good enough to measure the intensity and duration of your physical activity, including how many steps you’ve taken and how far you’ve travelled.
It can also tell you how many times you wake up during the night and how long you were asleep versus just lying in bed (apparently your writst twitches slightly when you’re actually sleeping).
Software for Windows and Mac OS X will let the Fitbit sync itself automatically to your computer when you’re near the basestation, and a full charge will last up to 10 days.