The activity band craze started a few years ago with the Fitbit and continues today with the Polar Loop and Garmin Vivofit.
What’s all the fuss you may ask?
Well, these activity bands are pretty neat. The whole premise is that even small choices, like taking the stairs or walking instead of driving a few blocks, can add up fast to help you develop a healthier lifestyle.
Most activity bands track your steps, distance, calories, and let you know if you have been sitting for too long. Kind of like a personal assistant for your health.
Most even allow you to set goals for yourself, and will track your daily progress.
They are not only beautifully designed but easily connect with your smart phone and computer, allowing you to track and analyze your trends.
Many activity bands also connect with heart rate monitors to track your performance during more rigorous running workouts.
Activity bands can benefit both runners and walkers by encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle throughout the day and in between workouts, and can also give a more complete view of your health than only tracking your workouts.
See the Polar Loop in action in the video below, and check out this and the Garmin Vivofit by stopping into Complete Runner today!