The Fitness Tracker Zahra Is Using To Stay On Track
It’s fitness month here at Hauterfly, and I’ve already told you how I’m kickstarting my new fitness regime with a pair of fancy new kicks. And this week, I’m all about ensuring that I stay motivated and track my progress in an easy and stress-free manner. And from what I can see, people really love the Fitbit and I’m a recent convert too.
My Fitbit of choice in the Charge 2, which pushes you to do a lot more than basic stuff like counting steps or tracking your sleep. While this new Fitbit records your daily steps, stairs climbed, calories burned, heart rate, and also monitors sleep patterns, it also shows you notifications from your smartphone, like incoming calls, texts, and calendar alerts. And thanks to the large OLED display and tap sensitive screen, you can seamlessly work with multi-sport modes like running, walking, biking, etc. while you’re outdoors.
The other great thing about the Fitbit is its free mobile app. It works with iOS, Android, and even Windows Phone phones, and also runs on desktops. The user-friendly interface and “smart track” feature allows you to see your steps for the day, as well as floors climbed, calories burned, and minutes of exercise. All of this sits on top of a series of customizable tiles that show things like heart rate, sleep data, even how much water you’ve consumed that day.
The best part? The app and device practically shout with joy every time you surpass your daily or weekly exercise goals. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s super motivating to have your Charge 2 scream, “Overachiever!” and hand you virtual high-fives for making it through! You can also expect occasional pleas like “Take me for a walk?” if you haven’t moved your ass for a while, or requests like, “Feed me 250 steps.” And when you do hit your goal, the display literally lights up with pixellated fireworks. At this point, I’m practically in love.
Finally, the Fitbit Charge 2 will last nearly a week on a single charge, which is amazing in comparison to the Apple Watch — which doesn’t last beyond a day. And if you’re as concerned about the style quotient of this sleek device as me, you’ll be happy to know that it has customizable clock faces and interchangeable bands that will look good with everything. It’s not surprising then to know that this fitness tracker is a total win-win in my books!