I can't live without working out for more than 3-4 days.
Do you think taking your first step in starting your fitness life is the hardest step ever?
No, being disciplined to your routine and maintain your fitness level are actually the most challenging things to do.
I always ensure myself to work out at least 30 minutes to 1 hour, no matter how hectic my schedule is.
However, without any tracking devices, how do I even know my fitness progress?
I came across this small wearable, waterproof fitness wristband - fitbit Flex 2 that allows me to track all kinds of my exercises, including swimming!
Who is fitbit?
Fitbit is a United States incorporated company with the motive of bringing health, fitness and technology together that would change the way we move.
fitbit's mission - To empower and inspire you to live a healthier, more active life. We design products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life so you can achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be.
Some might ask how do you see when there is no screen on the tracker.
Hey, everything links to phones now!
It doesn't matter if you are using iPhones, Android phones or etc, because it is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows!
Don't you want to know the amount of calories burnt throughout the day?
Below are my Top 5 features of fitbit Flex 2: -
Feature #1 - Notifications
Oh yes, you read it correctly.
The LED lights and vibrations will notify on different matters, like calls, texts, silent alarm, reminder to move, goal celebration.
If you are talking about personalizing and humanizing, this is the kind of fitness wristband you should get to match with your fitness lifestyle or UPCOMING fitness lifestyle if you have not started.
Feature #2 - Accessories
The usual fitness wristband does not have any accessories but only the typical rubber wristband.
How now brown cow? It does not match with your dresses at all!
Need not worry because fitbit flex 2 allows you to change your sporty rubber wristband into the elegant 22k-plated gold/ silver pendant or bracelet.
You can now keep track on your lifestyle in style anytime, anywhere.
Feature #3 - SmartTrack automatic exercise tracking
SmartTrack currently recognizes seven distinct activities, but we are continuously researching more exercises to add to that list.
With this feature, you just have to perform any of the exercises for more than 15 minutes, it will automatically track it accordingly and record the data to your fitbit app on your phone.
The seven (7) activities are shown above: -
3) Outdoor Bike
6) Aerobic Workout
7) Swimming (up to 5 ATMs - 50m or 164 feet)
Feature #4 - Effortlessly track exercise
Some might wonder "Eh? What if I don't perform those exercises, how am I going to track them?"
Tada! fitbit thought it all!
You can actually select the type of activities you perform and the length of time you performed them.
For example, like mine, I usually have my short Muay Thai session as my cardio before my weightlifting session.
Hence, as you can see from the screenshot above, those are my choices.
Feature #5 - User friendly interface
I hate using application with complicated interface.
fitbit app is very user friendly with minimalist template.
As you can see from the screenshot above, it tracks steps, calories burnt (steps + any types of exercises performed), quality of sleep, calories intake, water intake and of course, exercises!
If you are lazy, fitbit Flex 2 will definitely vibrate and lighted up with colourful LED lights to remind you not to be lazy!
On a side note, did I also mention fitbit Flex 2 battery can last me for up to five (5) days on a single charge?
I can assure you will not regret once you had taken your first baby step.
My fitness journey is complete with my fitbit Flex 2 fitness wristband.
For more information, check out https://www.fitbit.com/my/flex2
To purchase, you may check out the following websites: -
1) Zalora - HERE
2) Harvey Norman - HERE
3) Lazada - HERE
and other retailers.