24 Mar 2015
Verizon lent me the Garmin Vivofit for the purposes of my blog. Follow #vzwmidwest for more tech updates!
When Verizon lent me the Garmin Vivofit I was excited to get to work trying it out! Since I haven’t had or used any other fitness trackers I can’t compare it to anything but itself. I enjoyed the Garmin and seeing how many steps I could get to in one day. It was also cool to use the app to track patterns and input your calorie intake as well. While the Garmin, or any fitness tracker, won’t make you lose weight it might be that motivation you need! I found that it pushed me to see if I could get more steps each day and at least get to 10,000 steps (or about 5 miles) a day.
Totally unrelated to it’s capabilities and function they really need to make wearable tech more fashion friendly, and I’m not talking about the Tory Burch cover for the fitbit that costs as much as the fitbit itself. While it looks good the price just doesn’t make sense! The hubs didn’t really understand why it had to make a fashion statement. Men.
I had to document the day that I got the most steps which was 17,648! This was before I worked out as I just wanted to mainly document the steps I was taking on a regular basis without working out. If I didn’t work retail and worked a desk job there’s no way I could get to this many steps in one day without intense cardio workouts. So have you tried a fitness tracker? What were your thoughts about your wearable tech?