I’m actually surprised to be writing this. I never thought I’d own one of “those devices.”
My philosophy on fitness has always been to keep things simple. Good old fashion hard work trumps all else.
Recently, I became a little more interested in the popular fitness trackers.
So many people have them including many friends and clients. I started doing a bit of research and wasn’t super surprised what I found.
Most people who get fitness trackers stop using them after a few weeks.
Just like most things, you get what you put into it.
With that said, I know how much power there is in accountability. Here’s how I saw it. The watch I decided on is basic and it came with a $160 price tag. If my accountability improved just a bit, it’d be worth it.
Here are 3 things I like about my new Garmin fitness watch.
Sleep tracker – I can track my sleep. Is it perfect? Probably not. However, I know what we pay attention to improves and sleep quality is one of the most important things when it comes to our health.
Move – My fitness watch tells me to move if I’ve been sitting too long. Sometimes it’s inconvenient like when I’m driving but at other times, it’s super helpful.
Heart rate – I like to always be able to see what my resting heart rate is. It can show me if I’m over worked and need to slow down a bit and relax.
All of these in addition to the exercise tracking (i.e. running) I can do make it a sound investment.
It certainly isn’t going to do the work for me but it does help add a bit of healthy accountability.
As long as you avoid thinking that it will be the end all be all for you, I think it’s worth looking into.
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS