I’ve received some of the activity trackers from the brands or as a part of the Best Buy Ambassador program, but all opinions are my own.
I started the new year with goals to live an even healthier life and I joined the whole 30 list way of life to reset my metabolism and finally break the cycle I’ve been trying to break for over a year now!
In 2015 that was me, between 115 – 118 pounds, super fit!
In 2016, not sure what happened but I missed the train….packed 10+ pounds and I know what you are thinking – I know, I don’t need to put it in words, but for me, it’s all about feeling comfortable with your body, no matter what shape and number that is!
I need to confess, I’m not comfortable with my current body! I said it out loud!
I have a slow metabolism genetically, 2/3 of my father’s side of his family are really obese….. so I’ve been dieting since I was 9, when I decided I did not want to look and feel bad about myself.
Yo-Yo syndrome has happened again as I age and my weight has fluctuated ever since I had my baby … I am now over 10 pounds heavier than my goal weight.
A month ago I decided to make a change and make lifelong decisions instead of strict diet moments to hopefully break the cycle. I’m sharing all this with you to invite you to join me in this journey of living a healthier life, on your own terms.
I will be sharing recipes, workout options I want to try, outfits and gadgets to help us along the way! Plus I have a super special incentive which is the Disney Social Media Moms Cruise coming up in February! I need to get my bikini body ready!
Today, as I share my decision with you, I am going to also share my thoughts on the best wearable device and what I love and do not so love about each one of them!
Yes, I own multiple fitness trackers. 🙂 They track how much I sleep, how I sleep, my activity, my goals and some also compare my progress with my friends!
Let’s get started!
Fitbit Charge – I received this for Christmas two years ago, three months after I lost my previous one at a store parking lot … I know that they have launched two different models after this one, but I needed to share my opinion on the ones I’ve owned. If you have been thinking about getting one of the models available, then you may want to check out websites like Mobile Mob or other tech sites, to see what is available and works for your budget.
What’s Trendy: It’s not intrusive, not large, it connects with my phone and I can share my progress with other friends!
What’s not so Trendy: I almost lost this one as well. The clasp opens easily and you won’t feel it falling it it’s inside a coat for example. I saw myself spending the whole time, checking my arm to see if it was there …
(I’ve received the Withings from Best Buy as a part of my Ambassador program)
What’s Trendy: I love the color and how the band is so smooth and feels nice, allowing me to sleep with it and not notice. I also love that it is water proof, I never have to take it off and that it works with my iPhone – so when I’ve arrived in Brazil, it changed the time zone. It also tracks my sleep.
What’s not so Trendy: Since mine is white with a plastic band. I saw myself leaving it at home when I attended more formal dinners. I wish there was a way to choose a different band and interchange it. But besides that, I truly love this one!
(I’ve received the Spire from BabbleBoxx as a part of a sponsored post)
What’s Trendy: Love that works in a broader way, analyzing your breath, your activity – even when you are sitting, your concentration … it’s super cute and you clip it to your bra or inside your clothes.
What’s not so Trendy: a few times, after a couple hours, the tracker lost power and buzzed to be charged. I still haven’t figured out why. But I’ve been using it more often, since it does things that my other trackers don’t do with a more holistic approach. Read more: (Spire)
Michael Kors Access
(I’ve purchased it at Best Buy with a gift card awarded as a part of my Ambassador program)
What’s Trendy: It is SUPER cute! You know I’m a Michael Kors fan, right? Soooo me! I can use it anywhere, the band feels dry even after I work out. The app is the easiest one to use and let’s you set goals and interact with other health apps. It tracks my steps better than any other tracker I have. It also tracks my sleep and rest activity.
What’s not so Trendy: It does not display time, so I need to wear it with a watch. The only other thing I wish is that it was water proof. It is super fancy, so if you are clumsy, hit the walls or things all the time, this might not be a good choice for you.
This is by far, my most favorite of them all!! It made this Michael Kors fan very happy!
I hope my review helped you find the right tracker if you are in the market for one! They are all great trackers though, you will not be disappointed! After all, owning a tracker helps you track your progress and get motivated to do more and reach your goals!!!!
As usual let us know if you own a fitness tracker and what you love about it or not! Give us a Trendy Shout!