Fitbit abroad

Travel can be a physically draining process, not just because of the time zone changes and jet lag, but as a result of the toll it takes on your body. It is easy to succumb to the temptation to stay slumped on a plane, train, car or boat for hours, filling up with junk food, drinks and other processed ‘treats’ that could set your fitness goals back a few months. Bringing your Fitbit or other fitness tracking gadget with you when you head overseas is, therefore, a good idea.

Whether you are a long time user of Fitbit or a newcomer to the idea of keeping physically active with the help of an electronic device, there are a few things to consider before you take your smart wristband of choice abroad with you. Many of these factors will also be applicable if you have a fitness tracking app on your smartphone and decide to bring this along for the ride.

Taking precautions

Although the Fitbit range is made up of compact, comfortable devices which fit easily on the wrist, they are not exactly inexpensive. So if you have spent quite a bit of cash on your tracker, you might spend a lot of time worrying about whether it will be safe and sensible to take it with you when you travel. From damage done in transit to the chances of loss and theft occurring, using a Fitbit abroad does pose some issues.

Luckily with cheap insurance from, you can protect your preferred brand of tracker affordably and get protection against all of the most common complications that might arise. Our customisable cover can help give you the confidence to take devices of all kinds out and about, with international insurance included with every policy. So for holidaymakers and business travellers who want to keep in shape without putting their gadgets at risk, there is an ideal package for you.

Getting motivated

Another issue you might not have considered before you pack your Fitbit along with your beachwear is that you may find it hard to motivate yourself into staying active when you travel, especially if you are leaving the UK for some rest and relaxation. Hitting the hotel gym when you could be lounging by the pool is not a prospect many people will embrace with fervour. If you have goals to achieve, or simply want to work off some of the holiday weight before it snowballs, there are some things you can do to make exercise abroad more enjoyable.

Firstly, it is best to get your workout out of the way as early as possible, as then it will not be hanging over you as an unfulfilled obligation later in the day. If you are up and about for a jog, swim or other activity in the morning, then you will also be around early enough to secure a deckchair, avoid the rush at breakfast and pack more sightseeing into your precious time. Secondly, it is worth joining forces with anyone else who is travelling with you, whether it is your spouse, a friend or even a colleague. Having someone else to stay active with means you are far less likely to give up and hit the buffet.