Fitbit Flex Review + Giveaway - Closed

I LOVE my Fitbit Flex and am so happy to be able to share the love with my readers. I had my eye on the Fitbit bands for over a year before purchasing the Flex. Around Christmas, Lindsay posted a review and giveaway. Unfortunately I didn't win the giveaway, but it did inspire me to buy one. I had been using a free pedometer app on my phone, but I kept forgetting to keep my phone on me. The Fitbit is styled like a bracelet, so it's always with you. It's even water resistant!

Fitbit Flex by your side

It's come in very handy. I work at home on my computer all day, so I knew I wasn't getting enough steps every day. With the ease of syncing it to my phone, I can now track my daily steps and "very active minutes" to make sure I'm staying active. Plus, I love the challenge of trying to beat my previous accomplishments. Each week I try to get more and more steps. I use the "silent alarm" (vibrating) feature to remind myself to get up and move every hour. I usually end up stretching and running in place for 5-10 minutes. It's a great way to get the blood flowing and get your daily steps!

Fitbit Flex Goals

Tracking sleep is also a neat feature. I'm a very light sleeper and tend to have trouble sleeping when I'm stressed (who doesn't?) so it was interesting to watch my patterns. You can put it on "extra sensitive" for a more accurate picture of your sleep habits. Mine wasn't so pretty! At least it's a reminder to work on getting better quality sleep, which is extremely important.

Fitbit Flex Sleep Review

The Fitbit Flex syncs with your smart phone and computer through bluetooth settings (and a small plugin for your computer.) I've become a little too obsessed with checking my steps, but it is handy to be able to see all your stats even if you're not at home.

Fitbit Flex Sync

My mom and her fiance recently got Fitbit Flexes, too. They use the food tracking ability and love it. They've both lost weight since buying them! It's also fun to compete with weekly step counts. You can add friends who have Fitbit devices and cheer them on, chat through the app and compare steps. Don't worry, your weight and goals aren't visible to your friends!

Friends on Fitbit Flex


Now to the fun part! A few weeks ago I lost my Fitbit Flex. It flew off of my wrist and couldn't be found anywhere.  I was pretty upset, so I contacted their customer service and asked if there was anything I could do. They sent a list of helpful tips, such as setting an alarm through the app and listening for it in various locations. My fiance and I cleaned every inch of our apartment and couldn't find it. Fitbit customer service was nice enough to send me a new Fitbit Flex as a one-time courtesy. Of course, the day before the new one arrived, I found my old one (in my underwear drawer of all places?!). We planned to keep it just in case I lost this one again, but I decided this would be a better idea.

Fitbit isn't sponsoring this giveaway, but this is a product I truly love and recommend. Their customer service is awesome, too! I'm giving away the brand new Fitbit Flex with black band. It comes with a small and large band so you're sure to have one that fits.

Two Ways to Enter the Fitbit Flex Giveaway (2 chances!):

Follow me on Twitter + Tweet about the giveaway

[Tweet "I just entered to win a new Fitbit Flex from @danielleadairz #giveaway #fitness Enter here: "] Sign up for my Email Newsletter ---> in the side bar

I'll choose a random winner on Monday the 28th at 8pm CST. Leave a comment letting me know which option you chose. Leave two comments if you did both. U.S. entries only, please!

How do you get your daily recommended 10,000 steps?


The winner has been chosen using the Violet Cottage Random Number Generator. Look for an email from me! Thank you to everyone who entered!


Danielle Zeigler

I'm Danielle, an SEO and Digital Marketing Strategist on a mission to help creatives and entrepreneurs harness their strengths, personality, and energy to easily + authentically market their work to exactly the people who need it.
I specialize in SEO and content marketing as ways to attract clients TO you. I'm extremely introverted, so I'm allll about the inbound marketing!

The Basics: 4 Health Tips for Entrepreneurs

If you're new to working from home and/or entrepreneurship or have gotten off track with your health, this post is for you! Feeling your best will lead to doing your best work. + Drink enough water Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Dehydration can cause headaches, muscle aches and false food cravings, among other things.

+ Move your body Set an alarm every hour. Take a short walk and stretch. Download a free pedometer app on your smart phone and aim to get 10,000 steps per day. Bonus Tip: Every 20 minutes or so, move your eyes away from the computer screen and look at something far away for at least 20 seconds. This will reduce eye strain.

+ Release stress Set specified working hours. If you have proper discipline and motivation, you can still take advantage of the flexibility of entrepreneurship, but try to limit stretching your work hours too far into the evening. There need to be boundaries between work and family/you time.

Being an entrepreneur is stressful. It's on you to land the clients, pay the bills and stay inspired. Find a way to release your stress and focus on your own wellness. When you feel good, you do your best work. Try meditating, yoga (my personal favorite!) or taking a leisurely walk around the neighborhood.

+ Eat more fruits and veggies (especially green!) For those entrepreneurs who are working from home, this should be relatively easy. You're not hauling produce into an office or figuring out how to keep apple slices fresh for 6 hours. Try replacing one carb-loaded snack a day and go from there. Eating fruits and vegetables keeps your energy high without the afternoon blood-sugar dip.


What health + wellness habits have you adopted while working at home?