What it also does is motivate you by awarding medals. You get a medal for every 5,000 steps you take and every 10 flights of stairs you climb. You can also "friend" other Fitbit users, which I have done with my sister.
Sunday, Gail was awarded a medal for traveling 50 miles in steps, which made me jealous. It made me regret the two days that I went without wearing my Fitbit, which allowed her to pull ahead in the total step tally.
That's a great motivating tool for me -- I've become highly competitive.
So far today, I've been awarded my 5,000 step medal.
Oh, and I also discovered a new fave food -- green mango with vinegar and salt. Have you ever had a slightly unripe banana? It's like that but the vinegar cuts the astringent quality making it slightly sweet with a hint of mango.
Fitbit provided Gail and Carol Fitbit Ultras for the Shrinking Sisters Summer Spectacular.