Alright, maggots! You say you don’t have time to schedule a visit to the gym and personal trainers are too fancy-smancy for you. How about getting in shape with a hi-tech personal trainer that wraps around your wrist?
Fitness and wearable technology are all the rage these days, making the Vivofit Fitness Band an ideal accessory for those who want to get in shape but need a little nudge every now and then.
Vivofit is like a watch, computer, and coach all wrapped together in a bright, water-resistant band. It functions as a watch so you can keep track of the time but it does a whole lot more than fill-in for your smartphone (which is how everybody keeps track of time these days, right?).
The fitness band actually helps you get healthy by learning your activity level and assigning a personalized daily goal. As your health improves, Vivofit makes the necessary adjustments and raises your goals just a little bit higher.
Of course, the number one enemy of getting in shape is sitting on your butt non-stop, and that’s a hard trap to escape with so many of us having active online lives these days. Fortunately, this handy little gadget will help you avoid the trap of total inactivity by monitoring how long you’ve been in the same spot. After an hour of inactivity, a red bar appears on the screen and then slowly builds as more time passes. To reset the bar, just move around a little bit.
To help keep you on the track to a healthier you all the time, Vívofit follows your progress 24/7, and it can stay on for more than a year without a battery change.
When you’re ready to make things a little more challenging, you can add features like using a heart rate monitor with Vívofit to record your heart rate, or even add a social aspect to your fitness with Garmin Connect, which lets you join online challenges with other vívofit users or start your own competition to compete for virtual badges.
Available in a variety of colors, the fitness band can be pre-ordered for $129.99, with shipping beginning during the first quarter of 2014.