If you follow any of the foursquare staff on Twitter, you’ve likely noticed that they loveÂ their Fitbits. Today they’ve partnered with Fitbit to launch a badge for users who log 1,000 miles using their device: Fitbit 1k Lifetime Miles.
Fitbit is a device that you wear on your belt that automatically measures your fitness and sleep habits. It connects with an online account (that connects with foursquare) that lets you view statistics and graphs of your activity.
The unlock text reads:
Whoa! You’ve travelled 1,000 miles with your Fitbit. That’s like walking from Miami to NYC.
The badge is reminiscent of those offered by Runkeeper and HealthMonth to reward healthy activities in ways that wouldn’t be possible with traditional “place” checkins. Those badges have been very popular among the foursquare community, so it stands to reason that Fitbit’s will be as well.
What to you think of the badge? Do you have a Fitbit?
UPDATE: A second Fitbit badge appeared a short time ago: Fitbit 20K Step Day, which rewards users who take more than 20,000 steps in a single day. The unlock text reads:
20,000 steps in 1 day! Way to be an overachiever – that’s twice the daily recommended amount.
/The badge was first spotted by our friends at badgeunlock.com