FitBit – I’ve had one since June 2013, I’ve been through about 8 of them! They die after about 6 months, not sure why. The latest version I have, the Charge, seems to soak up moisture from my skin and cloud over then freak out. A quick chat with a Fit Bit rep and I get a new one, I’m without it for a few days and that kind of sucks.
I had a banner month in January!
Garmin – I remember questioning why anyone would need a watch. The reply was, well some people like to track how far they’ve gone and how fast they’ve gone. I can’t remember exactly why I bought my first Garmin, it was in July of 2011, and I remember it being a big deal. My first Garmin run, with my 110 and when I used to get up early to run, so no one could see my slow fat ass lumber along!
I’ve been through a 110, 410, 610, and now a 220. I’m quite happy with my 220, it does the basics and uploads with Bluetooth so I can then see my Strava Kudos right away!
Strava – I started with Strava starting with my first Marathon in 2012 to record the mileage on my shoes and then slowly started seeing the social networking of it all.
I back loaded data to Strava from the first use of a new pair of shoes, and some races from the past to see the trend.
So what to do with all this data?
I don’t do much, when I’m having a tough time I look back and notice I’ve come a long way in the 6 years since I started running.
Beth, who likes having the data it makes her feel warm and fuzzy.