I always said I would never get an activity tracker. Many years ago, I had a pedometer and I didn’t feel the need to get a high-tech version. So when the makers of the Striiv Fusion contacted me, I was hesitant. But then I got real with myself, I have been in a serious fitness slump lately, so I thought maybe this was the boost I needed.
My Striiv Fusion came ready to go with the device, 3 wristbands and a charger. All I had to do was plug it for 90 minutes, download the app and I was off and running. (well… off and walking…) Easy as can be.
Now that I have been using it for a few weeks, I really wish I had gotten one sooner. Here are 3 reasons why I think everyone needs and activity tracker.
1. You will walk more. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago how many steps I took each day I would have confidently said easily over 10-thousand. Well… I have YET to hit that amount. I average between 22 and 25-hundred steps each day. The first few days I didn’t even break 2-thousand. I was shocked. I haven’t been working out, so I can kind of understand it… but still! I have made a number of changes in my daily life to make sure I am moving a bit more. I select parking spots that are far away. I get up and walk around a few times a day. I take the “long way” more often. I like how the Fusion makes it so easy for me to see my progress, since I just double tap the screen and swipe left to see my steps.
|Parked past the gates? Good, extra steps for me!|
2. It’s fun. I am now in with the ‘activity tracker’ crowd. Co-workers have come up asking my about my Striiv Fusion, since it is fancy with a touchscreen. We talk about how many steps we have walked and how to fit more steps into our day. I can also connect with friends who also have a Striiv. I connected with a fellow blogger and friend of mine, Phyllis (who blogs over at A Verified Mom) & we can compare steps. It is fun to see who is ahead of who as the day goes on. There is also a game on the Stiiv app called ‘My Land’ and it is so much fun to play! You collect money, build houses, and plant things… and more steps mean more perks!
|I obviously selected a screen shot that showed me with more steps, however Phyllis kicks my butt most days. But this is my blog so I get to be the hero here. 😉|
3. You pay more attention to what you eat. Now that I am seeing how LITTLE I walk, I have been a little more careful about what I eat. I have been snacking less and trying to drink more water.
I am so glad I finally jumped on the activity tracker bandwagon! I am obsessed. In addition to tracking my steps, the Striiv Fusion does so much more. I love all the features! It shows me the time & date, my steps, the distance traveled and how many calories I have burned. It also tracks your sleep, but I am already a light enough sleeper so I didn’t want to wear something on my wrist.
|SO cool! I love getting my texts on my wrist!|
So if you have been thinking about getting an activity tracker, go for it! And just in time for Mother’s Day Striiv is offering an awesome deal… 20% off a Striiv Fusion with the code: MOM2015. It is only good through May 11th, so if you want one, you need to jump on this deal. I really regret waiting for so long.
Disclosure: I was given a Striiv Fusion for free to facilitate my review, however all opinions are entirely my own.
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