The Secret Story of the Fitbit

This is an in-depth journey into the history of Fitbit. From the Fitbit Classic to the Fitbit Charge 3, we will look at how Fitbit was established, Fitbit’s successes and failures and what the future of Fitbit. Hopefully, they will be one of the biggest tech companies.



Title Images
Fitbit Intro photo by Adam Birkett
Fitbit Classic Tracker by charlene mcbride
Statistics Laptop by Carlos Muza
Fitbit Ultra by Denis Kortunov
Fitbit Force by Becky Stern
Fitbit Charge HR by Andres Urena
Fitbit Blaze by Andri Koolme
Fitbit Ionic by
Fitbit Versa Title Image by mentatdgt
Fitbit Boxes Outro by
Main Video
First James park photo by Photo by @kmeron for LeWeb12 Conference, Paris OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS
Fitbit website screenshot
Man Entering Card Details on Laptop by Videvo
Fitbit Ultra photos by Denis Kortunov
Fitbit Alta Computer Picture by John Schnobrich on Unsplash
Fitbit One in box by bfishadow
Various info graphics by Flux VFX
Fitbit used in rape case – ABC27 article referenced
Graph from Videvo
James Park, Co-Founder & CEO, Fitbit by OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS
Fitbit used in murder case
#Fitbit #Apple #FitbitCharge3

4 Rules to Using your Fitbit for the Gym & Weightlifting

1. Track Smart

The first step is to understand your goal. Your main form of exercise is weight training - stop wasting time tracking steps. If you focus on calories burned, the steps will take care of themselves. Keep a step goal, but I guarantee that if you focus on burning a specific amount of calories in a day, you will achieve your step goal. It’s all about a change in mindset. It forces you to stop focusing on steps and switches your focus towards being active.

2. Change what you See

There are lots of unique clockfaces on the Fitbit app but make sure you select one that is functional. Your clockface must show calories burned – you need to be aware of your level of activity throughout the day – it’s phenomenal motivation for staying active.

3. Use what you Have

Tracking your exercise is not a waste of time. Use track exercise and select weights. Try it twice then try it again – compare the results from each time. Right now you're probably saying to yourself that different workouts have different intensities, it’s an excellent way to see if you’re pushing yourself.
That's a problem that we all face - it's like the difference between training by yourself or with a training partner. Tracking Weights on the Fitbit means your effort measurable. Look it’s simple - Just do it.

4. No man is an Island

Funny enough I learnt this lesson from tracking steps. Everyone is searching for motivation but sorry to disappoint but a Fitbit is not going to do that for you. For the lack of a better word you need competition, but not in the sense that you're trying to be better than someone else - that's the worst mistake you could make in the gym.

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Best Fitbit 2018: Fitbit Charge 2 Honest Review

Your colleague is obsessed with their daily step goal; “The Fitbit Charge 2 has changed my life!” – but should you believe the hype? Well here is an honest review for the Fitbit Charge 2.

Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Initial Thoughts

The Fitbit Charge 2 looks beautiful, almost futuristic but the best and worst of it is invisible at first glance.


Simple Beauty

Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Design

The Fitbit Charge 2 has a clean and minimalistic design. If you are ashamed to advertise that you spent nearly £200 on your latest attempt to achieve your health goals, then you will appreciate the discreet design.


Side by side

It boasts a larger, brighter screen that makes its predecessor, the Charge HR, pale in comparison with its dim lit screen. It is perfect for running at night but terrible if it is the first thing you raise to your eyes in the morning.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Durability

The screen will get scratched, but it is not a deal breaker because so do smart-phones and tablet screens. The only way around it is to buy a screen protector.


Everything with a screen will scratch


The biggest game changer is the interchangeable band. Oh, sweet relief.

The Charge HR’s greatest failure was the guaranteed-to-break band. Google Charge HR broken band and see the graveyard of destroyed fitness watches.


Broken Fitbit Charge HR


Apart from addressing a major design flaw, the options for replacement bands coupled with third party companies (original Fitbit replacement bands are overpriced) means you have much more control over your look.


Fitbit Replacement Band


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – The Big Screen


Fitbit Charge 2 – Thick Border Around Screen


The perfect illusion – it works, and you will not mind when you realise that you are being tricked. It is a throwback to LCD/PLASMA TVs with thick borders to elevate the deception of a larger screen. Touchscreen? No. Why would you need it? Remember the old Samsung touchscreen phones? No? Well, I do! A stark reminder that if the touchscreen is not up to par, it becomes a hindrance.

I will happily wait until Fitbit have the right technology to produce the best touchscreen fitness watch.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Navigation



“Look woody” clock face options, everywhere. I could create an entire review on the different options available for the clock face. Well done Fitbit, well done.


The Charge 2’s Navigation has received an upgrade from its older sibling’s. It has fluid transitions between each screen.


I heard that the Head of Amazon once asked for a redesign because “it was not beautiful enough” – this display passes the beauty test.


It is clear that Fitbit has put some thought into this. They have considered the user journey rather than adding random fancy features. It feels like an Apple product. Yes, I said it.


You can see all the essential details on the watch.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Additional Features


  • Step reminders
  • Text & call notifications
  • Subtle alarm vibrations
  • GPS tracking
  • Guided breathing feature


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – The Fitbit App



There are some added features on the app when you upgrade to the Charge 2. Here are the new and most important features.


Set your watch wrist and your dominant hand.


Seems unimportant until you are in the Work Week Challenge with someone who decides to wear the Fitbit on their right hand so that it registers more steps (I am talking to you, Chris).


See VO2 max data


You can also connect it to the MyFitnessPal app which is better for keeping a food diary – especially if you eat ethnic foods that are not on Fitbit’s database.


You can adjust the 250 step goal’s start and end time to suits your schedule.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Pointers

Sync regularly – the longer you wait, the longer you will have to wait while your watch syncs! It can be very annoying when you have not synced for a week and have taken 100k steps.


New Charger design is tricky – always double check that it is charging.


Fitbit is reputable for being reasonable if your watch is damaged due to manufacturing errors just make sure that you keep your receipt!


Where to Buy the Fitbit Charge 2 UK

Buy it from Amazon, they are the best supplier and offer a quick delivery service. For high-street shops, I would recommend Argos and John Lewis.



Three months on, I am happy with the purchase. If you are planning to upgrade from the Charge HR, then this is perfect for you. You will not regret it.

Fitbit Charge HR Honest Review & How to Use - Honest Review

An honest review of the Fitbit Charge hr after 3 months of use.

Some parts of the video tell you the basics of the Charge Hr, some information is also in-depth. By the end of the video you should know how to get the most out of your Fitbit Charge HR, if you decide to get one.