I’ve had most of the fitness trackers over the years, from the Nike FuelBand to the Fitbit to the Apple Watch to the Adidas MiCoach to the Pebble to the Withings. And the badges, trophies, etc are one of my favorite parts of these devices. The FitBit pretty much has the most badges of any device currently on the market, although they’ve changed a little over time. I do wish that I could see these in the Fitbit app easily, but instead I use this link to access them: http://www.fitbit.com/badges/all
You can show your badges to others. To do so, log into the dashboard and click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then click on the Settings menu and select Privacy. From here you can choose to display the badges you have to others.
Daily step maximum badges awarded at 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000, 30,000, 35,000, 40,000, 45,000 and 50,000 steps (guessing if anyone didn’t die going above that it would continue on in increments of 5,000)
These have now been changed and instead of being based on distance have names based on types of shoes:
And these badges look like this:
Lifetime Distance badges, awarded at 50, 250, 500, 750, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 and 5,000 miles originally but changed to places that are similar later, so you can run across New Zealand, or London.
The badges were also rebranded with places/distances, as follows:
Daily floor maximum badges, awarded at 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200, etc floors
These have now been retitled to Daily Climb:
Lifetime Climb badges:
Badges earned using the FitBit scale:
Badges earned in other ways:
Overall, the FitBit badges represent a great way to keep people out and moving around. They’re pretty mature at this point, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to evolve over time!