Living in the technological age has really given us an advantage.
We can even track our fitness goals!
And yet, with that advantage comes a lot more accountability, as the (now ex) partner of NFL correspondent Jane Slater found out the hard way.
Slater reportedly bagged her boyfriend for cheating after their FitBits synced up and Slater noticed an unusual spike in physical activity at 4 am.
An Ex Boyfriend once got me a Fitbit for Christmas. I loved it. We synched up, motivated each other... didn’t hate… https://t.co/5QiJUWG806— Jane Slater (@Jane Slater)1575524950.0
Spoiler alert: he was not enrolled in an OrangeTheory class at 4am.— Jane Slater (@Jane Slater)1575525038.0
Unfortunately this seems like it was a common story for men with fit-watches who shared their data with their wives.
Several other users commented their stories:
@SlaterNFL Jane! My ex husband got caught in an affair because he was wearing the training watch and heartbeat moni… https://t.co/ZiWqnmOxYE— cooey (@cooey)1575556216.0
@SlaterNFL @yashar Been there. Didn’t find out though Fitbit though. My ex’s physical activity would have only sp… https://t.co/xN7Kye0U7V— MLH ♥️ (@MLH ♥️)1575554369.0
@SlaterNFL Loool. One time I was checking my heart rate data on my watch from the previous day. Saw my max HR was 1… https://t.co/qQQA8UZqiI— Jackson Roberts (@Jackson Roberts)1575591067.0
@SlaterNFL called my ex repeatedly one night without any answer which was v bizarre ESPECIALLY bc it was my bday...… https://t.co/TU341YL4qY— Anna Kate (@Anna Kate)1575579117.0
@SlaterNFL just got my boyfriend and i fitbits for christmas..— Nicole Forrest (@Nicole Forrest)1575576651.0
The story, while incredibly upsetting, also has a "wow" factor that is kind of unmatchable.
For one thing, why was the FitBit still on?
@SlaterNFL Who wears a Fitbit during sex???— Evan Winter (@Evan Winter)1575551318.0
@SlaterNFL This kills me want to laugh & cry haha wow— Taylor Stern (@Taylor Stern)1575566631.0
@SlaterNFL A Fitbit was recently used as evidence of time of death in a murder case. The husband’s alibi was proven… https://t.co/CRacp5mlY0— MamaNeedsBaseball (@MamaNeedsBaseball)1575600466.0
@SlaterNFL 😂😂😂😂 sheeeesh!— Nino (@Nino)1575572766.0
@SlaterNFL @jennifercarolyn That sucks... and it's also super awesome that he was ratted out by his own gift. 😂— Angelina (No My Name's Not) Libby (@Angelina (No My Name's Not) Libby)1575570364.0
And for another, how ironic is it that it sort of mirrors the husband in that Peloton commercial, which was very recently spoofed by Ryan Reynolds?
Clearly, fitness gifts are not the way to go for Christmas.
@SlaterNFL There are no words.— Katherine Terrell (@Katherine Terrell)1575556445.0
@SlaterNFL @NickPackers12 Her looking at the Fitbit at 4am........ https://t.co/hPo1YTyKpl— Please Dont Get Offended (@Please Dont Get Offended)1575569562.0
@SlaterNFL https://t.co/0hRFWYWT76— 🎄Mama Lou Whoo🎄 #SaveOurSisk (@🎄Mama Lou Whoo🎄 #SaveOurSisk)1575638469.0
@SlaterNFL https://t.co/7adfnsZZBE— Madelyn Burke (@Madelyn Burke)1575554048.0
@SlaterNFL https://t.co/b03sggdsEq— Lindsay Jones (@Lindsay Jones)1575525162.0
Or, you know, respect the rules and boundaries of your own relationship.
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