Countdown to Geekmas: FitBit Force For the Active Person on Your List

It's here! It's here! It's here! The Countdown to Geekmas 2013 starts TODAY my friends! Make sure to check in throughout the entire month of December for geeky, dorky and nerdy gift ideas. And don't forget to drop me a line if you think of something that might be a great addition to the list. Let's get started! 

The first item on the 2013 Geekmas list is the FitBit Force.

FitBit Force
I know, I know.
You probably have trouble telling the difference between all the personal activity monitors out there like:
  • Nike Fuelband
  • FitBit
  • Jawbone
  • and their myriad competitors.
So why do am I suggesting you might be more interested in the FitBit Force?

Because it has a screen. (Which not all of them have and who wants to constantly check their phone or computer for progress feedback?)
Because it records all the things: activity, sleep, etc. (Like they all do.)
Because it actually tells time. (Which most don't do.)
Because it has a built in silent sleep alarm. (Very handy.)
Because not only does it do stats, but it has multiplatform smartphone compatibility. (So it works with iThings, Androids and the other major platforms.)
Because it has a rechargeable battery. (Instead of a watch battery.)
Because it comes in different sizes and therefore stays put. (Seriously, if you're active, why would you want a bangle shoved way up your forearm to stay put or dangling around your wrist? No way. When I'm running or cycling, the only thing I want moving is me.)

And because it goes on sale December 6th and is available for pre-order! (Which means that it might be hard to get this season once it launches.)

Now you might need to be strategic to get your loved one to move quickly and pre-order before it sells out, so be sure to drop some strong hints about your life and longevity. Or you can just go direct and treat yourself! Who says you can't give and receive unto yourself, right?

In Canada, it's available for pre-order at online retailers like and BestBuy among others (who have free shipping); in other countries check out similar retailers or the FitBit site.

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