Unfortunately the Fitbit Force was voluntarily recalled. After sending in the Force, I decided to get another Fitbit, except one that I didn’t have to wear on my wrist. I hated when I forgot to wear the Force when I left the house. I also didn’t like having something on my wrist all the time - I never really enjoyed wearing a watch before the Fitbit Force. And so I decided to get the Fitbit One. It was a wearable that clips to the belt, gave the same data as the Force, and it didn’t bother me on my wrist. Of course I still faced the challenge of remembering to wear it, but I eventually developed a system of putting in by my wallet. My Fitbit One definitely helped tracked many races - about 20+ Half Marathons and my first Full Marathon this past July at the San Francisco Marathon. I gave me loads of data, from which hour I was more active to the quality of my sleep.
And so the research to find a replacement began. I knew I didn’t want a wrist device, since I already got my AppleWatch (which I love and how it doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing anything). I knew I wanted a replacement that offered better battery life. After a bit of research I found it. The Fitbit Zip. It was a wearable that goes on the belt, tracked steps and other data I’ve enjoyed seeing, didn’t track sleep which was a bummer, and, the most important part ... it didn’t rely on an internal rechargeable battery. Yes, rechargeable batteries are good but since I encountered the failing battery of my (lost) Fitbit One, I didn’t care of rechargeable batteries anymore. The Fitbit Zip uses those coin batteries that are often used for small remote controls and other small devices. It was the perfect solution. I would get to track my fitness AND I could change the battery whenever I needed to. The unfortunate thing was it seemed that Fitbit was no longer manufacturing the Fitbit Zip. Boo! Luckily, I was able to find some on eBay and proceeded to order one that I’ve been using since October 13th. And here’s the best part. I just changed the battery. October 13th all the way to January 2, 2018, with at least 10,000 steps each day! Just shy of 11 weeks! Incredible.