Fitness goals made easy with AT&T

It’s that time of year again when you shed your sweaters and jackets and get all ready for warmer weather and summer clothes… and then you realize that the dreaded swimsuit season is on the horizon again.  But, this year I’m going to be ready for it, thanks to a very welcome present from AT&T.

AT&T Store
What does AT&T have to do with my fitness, you ask?  A whole lot, now that AT&T carries a range of smart fitness products that can communicate with your smartphone and help you track your fitness goals.

Fitness gear at AT&T
Why do you need a fitness product, you ask, isn’t that what diet and exercise are for?  It’s true that we all know that to lose weight you merely need to expend more energy than you consume, but the problem with that is that we habitually over-estimate our activity levels and underestimate our food intake.  It certainly makes it hard to figure out how many calories need to be cut to lose weight in a safe and effective way if you have no idea what fuel your body actually needs. 

New activity trackers from Fitbit help you figure out how many calories you’ve really burnt during the course of your day {and night} by tracking steps, miles traveled, flights of stairs conquered, and overall activity levels.  The data the Fitbit device collects automatically communicates with your computer when you have the USB pairing device plugged into your USB {I keep mine plugged in 99% of the time} so you can literally see your progress in real time on your computer.

Fitbit One
Paired with the Fitbit dashboard where you can enter the foods you’ve consumed and activities you’ve done, you can get a better idea of if you have a calorie deficit or surplus right there in black and white {okay, it’s actually COLOR, but you get the point}.  

Ate too much lunch?  Better plan a long walk before dinner, or alternatively, go easy on the dinner to compensate.   Had a long morning running a marathon?  Maybe you need extra calories the rest of the day to refuel your body.

This is all great, but what if you’re not by a computer all day long to track your foods and fitness levels?  Well, that’s where AT&T comes in.  The Fitbit is intelligent enough to connect with your smartphone via app so you can see your dashboard and food diary with you wherever you go.  Just like with the dashboard on your computer, you can track your fitness goals, weight loss or gain, and see hour by hour how you are looking for the day and how you can best stay on track.

We’ve been using our Fitbit trackers {I have the Fitbit One, hubby has the Fitbit Ultra} for a few months now and we absolutely love them.  Straight out of the package you can use it like a smart pedometer, but once you connect it to your computer or smartphone you can add what you’ve eaten and add any physical activities {it can tell when you’ve been walking, going upstairs, or your general fitness level, but it’s not going to be able to detect if you’re carrying heavy items or pushing or pulling something} to help get an even better picture of your activity levels. 

We love our Fitbit wireless activity trackers so much that we were thrilled to find out that AT&T carries other fitness accessories that pair with our devices and smartphones, like the new Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart ScaleAria Fitbit scale

We’ve been trying out the scale for the last two weeks using both of our trackers and would definitely recommend adding it if you are already using the Fitbit.  Just like the Fitbit itself, it pairs directly with your smartphone or desktop to track your weight automatically, which is one less step you need to remember.

Fitbit dashboard
Really, the hardest part is remembering to weigh myself a few times a week, which I'm habitually bad at.  But, now that I've got the Aria Smart Scale to keep me motivated and on track, even that is getting to be less and less of a problem these days.  There's just something fun about seeing pounds disappear from a scale while watching your fitness levels rise. 

Fitbit Aria Scale in useFor me, one of the best parts about the system is that I've learned a lot about how I gain weight and how to lose it.  And, as it turns out, healthy competition is the way to go.  Since hubby and I are connected to each other on the Fitbit dashboard we are literally competing every day for the highest activity levels.  I love that we're not going pound-to-pound in a weight loss competition but rather the goal is to just beat the other person's step total to win. 

Unfortunately for me and my {mostly} sedentary job, I have to work extra hard to keep up, but had I not been tracking it, I would never have known the difference in activity levels.  Just knowing that I've been sitting while he is standing and walking makes me get up more and keep moving, which is a great thing for both my health and my bragging rights.  You decide which is the most important. 

The Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale is available at AT&T stores as well as online for $129.99

Want to see the full range of fitness products from AT&T?  Check out their Health and Fitness accessories today or pop into a store near you!

And Now For the Giveaway!
How would you like to win a Fitbit Zip from AT&T? 

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Open to US only, 18+ 

Winner, winner!  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and congrats to: 72 Lyndi Malarchuk said…I subscribe to Rave and Review by email.

Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to AT&T for providing the ARIA scale as well as a Fitbit giveaway for readers.  As always, all opinions are 100% ours.


187 thoughts on “Fitness goals made easy with AT&T”

  1. I think it’s great that AT&T carries fitness items! Whenever I go into an AT&T store, I always look for cool new items. Now that I am working out more, I would definitely buy this product if I seen it in-store.

  2. I love that AT&T carries these because we have three stores around me so it’s really convenient!

  3. I think its great that the carrier is trying to promote healthier habits for there customers

  4. I think it’s great that they carry fitness products especially when they interact with your smartphone, that makes it more likely that you will use it when you are on the go.

  5. Great product and concept. Just started using my FitBit Zip, yesterday and am getting extra steps in before The Man gets his. If you attach your FitBit to one of your youngsters… is that cheating? The Zip doesn’t track my sleep, though, so would love to upgrade. Thanks for the offer.

  6. I think it is great for AT&T to branch out and associate with health-centric products; they have potential to be much more than just a telecommunications company and I love that.

  7. I like that they’re branching out a bit. Working out is coming back and this is great, will come in handy for those who want to pay more attention to their health.

  8. I think it’s great because it helps to integrate a healthy lifestyle into your day-to-day activities

  9. I love that AT&T carries fitness products because I know they will help me make sure that it works with my AT&T phone.

  10. My husband has a Nike fitband. I like that AT & T is trying to keep up and hope the others do to. IT’s a great way to monitor fitness

  11. I like that AT&T carries these products because I hate paying the high shipping fees when ever I order on line.

  12. Some things I just like to physically touch and look at before I buy, so being able to go to a AT&T store and ask questions about a product makes it nice!

  13. That’s awesome AT&T carries these products. I actually would have never thought that they did, makes it really easy to purchase. I use AT&T as my mobile service but haven’t ever really taken the time to go in and explore the store. Now I have a reason to do that!

  14. I think its cool because AT&T goes above and beyond with the fitbit scale. It exceeds any scale on the market of its kind.

  15. I think its cool that AT&T carries fitness products because I am already an AT&T customer and they have a store near me.

  16. It’s great that AT&T and other outlets besides sporting goods stores carry items like Fitbit so more people are exposed to them.

  17. I think it’s wonderful that AT&T is carrying the Fitbit! I’ve wanted a Fitbit since tehy first came out, but haven’t had the opportunity to get one yet. I love that I can sync it with my account.

  18. ii think it is great they carry and are passionate about fitness items. we as a country need any boost we can get. wonderful product!

  19. I really appreciate that AT&T is now offering the Fit Bit. Cell phones are only as powerful as the APPS and technologies they support. AT&T is always supporting how mobile devices can make our lives better and easier.

  20. these fitness gadgets are so great, they really inspire people to be more active so i think its great that at&t is getting involved

  21. I think it’s great that they carry fitness products. Everyone should try their best to stay in shape, and different ways work for different people.

  22. Been doing research on these & this one comes out on top! I’d love to be using this in my quest for a healthier me.

  23. It’s awesome that they carry electronics besides phones. Plus you can pop over and get it without paying for shipping.

  24. I have been wanting to try Fitbit and this would be a great way to try it. Very happy AT&T is carrying this.

  25. I love that AT&T carries products like the FitBit as it shows they care about the health of their customers. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Erin E
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  26. I haven’t been inside of the ATT store in awhile (that’s who I have!) and didn’t know that they carried the fitbits!

  27. I love that AT&T carries fitness products. It is just one more cool gadget that everyone needs.

  28. I think it’s cool because the fitbit is something that can motivate users to move. That means fit people, which means fit customers…which means customers stick around longer.

  29. I think it’s gool that at&t carries products like this because our society needs it, over all we (including myself) are a bit out of shape and need more places to focus on fitness minded items to make them more accessible!

  30. Its always nice to see companies carrying fitness stuff. Great way to motivate people to get and be in shape.

  31. I think it is cool that AT&T carries this because there are lots of stores around that could help with it if you have problems with it.

  32. I love they carry this I hope the continue to bring more unique products like this I really want one

  33. I think it is cool that AT&T cares about their customer’s fitness. it would be nice if a lot more companies do what AT&T did.

  34. Since a lot of people are trying to get fit it’s nice that they also offer something to help you on your journey.

  35. Um..what happened to my main entry? Sorry if this is a repost.
    I need all the assistance I can get to stay healthy so if AT&T can help me out that’s great!

  36. I like that AT&T carries fitness products like the Fitbit because it totally makes it easier to stay active!

  37. I think it’s great! It’s very convenient and I love that the fit bit is compatible with my phone. It’s good to keep track of activity.

  38. I think it’s great because it has such a great objective in mind — better health, fitness, wellness…and isn’t just about making a buck!

  39. Fitness is fret but now one knows exactly why they are gaining pounds this is a great innovation

  40. I think it’s cool that AT&T carries fitness products like the Fitbit because more people will see these items.

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