October 20, 2016

My #1 Pick for a Health / Fitness tracker

Do you guys use some sort of smart watch or fitness tracker to keep track of your calories burned or steps? When I started personal training in June, I decided I needed some type of 'smart' watch to help me at work with timers and keeping track of when I had clients coming in.  I started out with the Fitbit Flex - which I liked a lot for basic tracking. It did a great job with keeping track of my steps and my calories, but seeing my sucky sleep pattern was disheartening, so I got rid of it, haha!


Next I moved on to the Garmin Forerunner 235. This was SUCH a cute watch - I got it in teal and it was so perfect! The Garmin was also great for tracking, and it even had some smartwatch capabilities, it would tell you when you had a text or email come in and it had a great timer as well, but after just one day of using it, I decided I wanted a watch that had MORE of a smartwatch feel.


Yup, you guessed it, I went and exchanged the Garmin for an Apple Watch. It's been my favorite purchase of the year! I was a bit skeptical at first, after all its Apple, there was SO MUCH hype about it. But the watch tracks my calories, my exercise, my standing hours. It reminds me when I should stand up and move if I have been sitting for most of the hour. It shows my calendar events, and it's easy to check briefly if I'm working with a client - to make sure there are no important events or texts that I'm missing (or calls from school, which I'm super paranoid about!). My favorite part of the watch is the exercise app. You an set yourself an active calorie burn goal and in the middle of your workout, it will tell you when you have hit it! Or you can set a time for your workout and it lets you know when its up! Its so easy and convenient!


If you are looking to switch things up for your fitness tracker, or even try one out for the first time, I highly recommend the Apple Watch!

xxoo

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