I own a Fitbit and I love it. It has taught me that I don’t walk nearly as much as I assume I do when traveling, and has even inspired me to purchase a treadmill desk.
A lot of travel folk added me when I first posted about having a Fitbit, and we get pretty competitive.
The Fitbit One can be a little awkward. Well, a lot of awkward. Because it attaches to the bra.
I tend to wear dresses, so I don’t really have anywhere else to clip it (plus almost lost it one time I tried to keep it on a pocket!)
And I always managed to remember that I’m wearing the Fitbit, right as I get into line at security.
Let’s just say, there’s no classy way to pull a Fitbit off your bra while in line for security.
I’ve done it sometimes when it’s been easier to access and received (understandable) strange looks.
Other times, there would be no way I could access it without semi-stripping in the security line, and I’m not doing that.
So I’ve just gone through security and hoped for the best.
With pre-check, it goes through the metal detector just fine. Mostly, well, because it doesn’t contain any metal. So I don’t even bother taking it off when going through there.
With the nude-o-scopes, it showed up about 25% of the time. It really depended on where on the bra I clipped it, but having to explain it and pull it off after going through the machines has convinced me to leave the line and run to the bathroom if pre-check isn’t open.
Of course, this all could be avoided if I didn’t wear my Fitbit to the airport, but putting it on has become such a habit, I never remember until I get there.