Fitbit & Seniors: Is It a Fit?

Share this post TFUPM Posted by David Nelson on January 25, 2013

From fitbit.com

There was an interesting post yesterday on Senior Housing News assessing the value of a Fitbit  device for seniors.  According to the author, George Yedinak:

"This simple, health monitoring device could have immediate application within the senior market. However, it does not function as a personal emergency response system (PERS) and is not particularly senior-friendly with the size, the small screen on the interface and the iPhone app/web application to manage the device."

We agree George.

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Since I bought mine and monitor my steps and my sleep, I’ve gotten rid of 35 lbs, and I do at least 10,000 steps a day (I did about 2,000 when I first bought it in 2011).

I love to check on my activity and my sleep and feel quite proud as I get my steps. I get friends to go walking with me. I’m strong. My bone scans are excellent. My brain is sharp. JUst because I have this little gadget and I am mindful. And it’s pretty nice to see more steps on my computer than my son gets! HAHA.

Give me a break, the Fitbit is a SPORTS accessory. It doesn’t have a telephone, sunscreen, or a bicycle. And it doesn’t serve lunch.

Get yourself your own dang telephone and emergency response system if you need it. Let fitbit do what it does great: count your steps and your stairs.

Posted by PhilEssense on March 16, 2013

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