Paul Landeau of Fitbug joined Daniel and I on the TPN CES livestream to talk about Orb and Kik. Orb is a wearable technology that you can put on your wrist, clip to your belt or put in your pocket. It tracks your steps, sleep cycle and much more. This year, they are pushing Kik — a digital coach that comes with Fitbug.
They unleased Kikplan at CES. Its about more than that wearable device.
“Most people need a bit of hand-holding, positive reinforcement to achieve what they are looking for” Paul says. “We arranged different programs, like “no more baby bump”, “ready for the big day”, and “manage diabetes”. Here is a plan that supports you.”
With each plan, you will get articles, audio and video encouragement and more to keep you motivated. They are creating the content, or getting video from partners that are experts in their fields.
I showed off my Fitbug numbers, sleep cycles and steps. I showed off my 10,000 step plan in May. You can look back at your activity for the whole year or more if needed. Paul showed off his sleep cycle for CES, which shows he needs a bit more.
Chris Montera, on loan to the Health Tech Weekly podcast, talks with the folks at Fitbug while attending the International CES conference earlier this month in Las Vegas. Fitbug is debuting their new KiK initiative that pairs their fitness tracking devices with a new interactive program to provide individualized health care planning along with helping you meet your activity goals.
Fitbug founder Paul Landau, a fitness enthusiast and former management consultant, chats with Chris Montera about how the Fitbug device works with the new KiK program to help you meet all your fitness and health goals. It includes help with setting nutrition and other wellness goals through links to webcasts and other online resources that work with your Fitbug activity program to provide you ongoing encouragement. This greatly improves your chances of successfully meeting your goals, creating a healthier you!
The Fitbug device tracks steps, calories burned, distance traveled and works with an integrated mobile app that puts that information in the Fitbug cloud system and allows the Fitbug KiK system to start making suggestions to help you meet your stated goals. In addition to tracking activity, the Fitbug also tracks the quality of your sleep patterns, an often overlooked part of a healthy lifestyle program.