Here in the Midwest the Spring has sprung. Birds are slowly returning from their winter retreats, the flowers are blooming, and the snow has all disappeared. And as the lush green grass emerges from the soil, so to does a new green accessory magically seem to have appeared on my arm. But why?
Move over Lindsay Lohan, because the rest of us are anxious to show off our ankles too. No, we’re not all destined for house-arrest. It will be in the name of health that will drive us all to bare our talus-bone and flaunt our new fitness wearables. Many companies are getting ready to hit the market this year or next, with products that will target anywhere from your shin to your shoe. But are consumers ready to swap out their wrist wearables?
Last year ended on a high note for me, health-wise. I had finally reached a proper and healthy BMI .. and I started off 2014 feeling great! Now that I had managed to reach my goal weight it was time to consider tone & muscle definition. As we wrap up the first quarter of the new year I wanted to take a quick moment to review one of the apps that I will use most in my new endeavors to shape up!
One thing is certain for 2014– activity monitor/tracking devices are huge! Everyone and their cousin is releasing a new wearable piece of technology, even old players like Garmin. Though Garmin is no newbie to the fitness segment, the release of their new Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band is their first contender in the quickly crowding activity tracking sub-segment. As they stray from their GPS sport/watch devices into this new spectrum they come into competition with the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Force, two of the industry leaders … so let’s see how they stack up against the best!
Early last week I received an unordinary email from my Mom. Getting electronic mail from my mother is far from rare, but the content of this message was atypical. In some fateful turn of events she had two members of her usual concert-going crowd cancel for the up-coming orchestra concert. Would the wife and I like to join? My answer was a quick YES!