At the 2015 Ascendix Kick-Off party last night each employee received a new Fit Bit Charge. Employees can now focus on their health and even compete against each other (and occasionally taunt each other) as we work even harder and smarter this year! What we loved about this option is:
Employees can track their daily activity – I know I need reminders to get up and move around! There is even talk of lapping the property and doing stairs when having one on one update meetings. It can’t hurt to have your blood pumping while strategizing. Now if we had just set them up last night before the dancing started…
Log food and record workouts. You’re sure to think about what your ordering when out with the team…no more sharing a fried appetizer if you know your teammate is going to pick the salad.
Record your sleep and silent alarm. Think of all the sleep you miss out on by trying to do just ONE MORE THING before you go to bed. I know I will be motivated to just stop what I’m doing and go to bed…sleep is vital and now this tool can call us to the carpet on it. Plus, who wouldn’t love a SILENT alarm in the morning vs. that annoying ringtone you picked out on your phone alarm?
Analytics to view your trends. We are a company that thrives of analytics in our products so of course, we are geeking out on this.
Gamification features keep you motivated. If you went to any software or digital conference in 2014 you heard about gamification. We are inherently competitive and trained to want to get a “gold star”, that’s why we love the ability to earn badges.
And last but not least, the ability to wirelessly sync with your iOS, Android or Windows devices. This includes caller ID.
Do you have a Fit Bit? Tell us what you love about it or any tips and tricks. We are rarin’ to go in 2015!