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Wearable Tech (That Looks Good)

Now that Christmas is over, fitness is on most of our minds…am I right? Whether we make health-related resolutions or not, this inevitably is the time of year we promise ourselves we’ll take better care of our bodies in the months to come.

I don’t know about you, but as far as fitness trackers and wearable tech go, I am not a big fan of wearing a sport band unless I’m exercising (like in the photos above). So I thought I’d take some time to share about the chic wearable tech that’s out there right now—it’s amazing how innovative all of these brands are!

Fitbit Flex, $94+
This is what I’m wearing in the photos in this post—thank you, Santa ;) I have the black sport band, which I’m planning to wear for exercise, and also the Tory Burch double-wrap bracelet for daily wear. Though I haven’t tried every fitness tracker out there, I am pretty confident that Fitbit has the best app of all of them. It’s intuitive and easy to use, and I love that it can even track water intake (something I’m always falling short on!).

Misfit Shine, $56+
I tested out this tracker for several months last year and my favorite thing about it is that it doesn’t need to be charged! It has a watch battery in it, meaning you just replace the battery every 6 months or so (you can see your battery life using the Misfit app. Though it’s a really beautiful tracker, I loved how easy it was to hide it in my pocket if I wanted to keep it out of sight. My favorite Shine color is champagne, and they sell a beautiful tan leather band if you want to wear it like a watch.

Mira, $169
I was sent one of these before the holidays to test out and it really is such a beautiful piece! It really looks like a cool piece of jewelry, not a fitness tracker. It’s pretty basic in terms of what it tracks and how robust the app is, but if you’re looking for something to seamlessly blend into your style and motivate you to move more, this is a great pick.

Apple Watch Sport, $249+
I keep thinking about getting one of these but haven’t been able to pull the trigger on it (maybe I’ll wait until the next model comes out?!). And while there are mixed reviews on the general functionality and use of the watch and apps, one thing most people agree on is that the health tracking aspect is pretty great. Definitely the priciest of the chic wearable picks, the advantage of this one lies in its other functions as so much more than just a fitness tracker. I’m partial to the white or black sport bands because they’re classic, neutral and go with everything. But this gold and antique white one just might be my favorite.



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    Victoria B
    December 28, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I have a Jawbone Up2 and I love it. I picked that over the Fitbit because it is skinnier and I have teeny tiny writsts, so it looks more like a bangle than a fitness tracker. I do love that Tory Burch band to cover the Fitbit though! Gorgeous and functional! I love the Jawbone app and it’s sleep tracking it pretty exceptional. I have definitely become more aware of my sleep and how it affects me the next day since having this tracker.
    My husband has the Apple Watch and he just loves it! He uses his phone less because he gets notifications on the watch directly. I am personally impressed by the quality of the Sport band. It looks very nice and he uses it for working out and for work. My dislike of the Watch, beside the price, is the fact that the battery only lasts for a day and it doesn’t track sleep.

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    December 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I got the gold/antique white Apple Watch this year and I’m LOVING it! The activity/fitness tracking is excellent and super easy, but I love that I can control my phone (which is tucked away in my pocket when I’m exercising) from it, to change music or podcasts. I also like that my phone doesn’t have to be in my hand at all times so a) I don’t miss calls or texts, and yet b) I’m not tempted to get on Facebook or Instagram constantly. :)

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    traci G
    December 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I got the gold antique and white Apple Watch for Christmas and I LOVE it! Great investment in my opinion.

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    Alys | A Girl Who Reads
    January 5, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Thank you so much for sharing; my fitbit broke the other day and I am on the hunt for its replacement. I’ve been dreaming of the same Apple Watch

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    January 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Hi! I have a question about the FitBit you have…does it count mileage for when you run? Or do you need to wear a GPS as well?

    Thanks so much!!


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