The Fitbug Orb – A Personal Trainer in Your Pocket

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It can be difficult to lose weight, increase fitness levels, and feel motivated. It’s easy to give in and eat that ice cream or cancel the gym when there is nobody there to give you encouragement. Don’t worry, help is at hand with the incredible Fitbug Orb fitness tracker!  It’s like having a personal fitness trainer on call and for a fraction of what users would pay for one.

How does Fitbug Orb work?

Fitbug Orb is a small device that can be worn on the wrist like a bracelet, around the neck on a lanyard, in a pocket, or clipped to nightwear during sleep. Designed to be worn all the time, this unobtrusive tracker monitors every movement and measures sleep stats and patterns. Users then simply programme their data on to an Apple or Android phone, tablet or desktop. The Fitbug Orb uploads the statistics directly to a personal account and uses them to analyse levels of activity, calories consumed and sleep patterns. The Fitbug Coach can then help to improve overall health and fitness levels by setting easily achievable targets that will increase as users become fitter and are able to do more.

How much can the Fitbug Orb do?

For such a small package, the Fitbug packs in an incredible amount. No matter what time of the day or night, this tiny activity tracker will be busy logging activity. During the day it will count steps and translate the distance covered into calories burned up. It can tell the difference between a gentle stroll and faster walk, and will calibrate its equations accordingly. Any faster steps are logged as ‘aerobic steps’ and users can check them any time they wish or set separate daily targets for aerobic steps and normal steps. At night the Orb works just as hard. It will note how long it took for someone to actually fall asleep, the length of sleeping time, and how many times they woke up, if any, during the night. If they do wake up, the Fitbug Orb will log how many minutes they were awake for.

More for less

Considering how much the Fitbug Orb tracker manages to do, it would be fair to expect it to come with a hefty price tag. Not so. The Orb is almost half the price of comparable trackers currently available, and everything needed to get started is included. The Fitbug Orb doesn’t require charging, and its lithium batteries last for at least 6 months!


All in all, the Fitbug Orb is a great investment for anyone who wants to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle, and it won’t set them back a massive amount of money.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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