Why do we need fitness bracelets

Fit­ness mod­el, per­son­al train­er and nutri­tion­ist Daria Kare­li­na told us what fit­ness bracelets are and what these new­fan­gled gad­gets are for.


A healthy, lean body and well-being is what we all want! Some­one needs to lose a cer­tain amount of kilo­grams, some­one needs to increase cen­time­ters in the right places, but some­one needs to say good­bye to beer and for­get the way to McDon­ald’s. But work­ing on your­self is a hard dai­ly work. And, it would seem, we know what needs to be done to achieve the result. Eat right, exer­cise, every­thing will work out. But expec­ta­tions and real­i­ty some­times do not match. You fol­low the basic rules, but the result is not the same. Sure­ly, many of you have expe­ri­enced this prob­lem.
So what’s the rea­son? The answer is sim­ple. In fact, the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge in the form of books, arti­cles from the Inter­net and advice from knowl­edge­able peo­ple is often not enough. Each of us is indi­vid­ual. There­fore, in order to work effec­tive­ly on one­self and achieve the desired goals, it is nec­es­sary to active­ly mon­i­tor your dai­ly results, ana­lyze, iden­ti­fy errors in time and cor­rect them. This is where fit­ness bracelets, which are so pop­u­lar today, come to the res­cue.


For our coun­try, these are rel­a­tive­ly new devices. There­fore, not every­one under­stands why they are need­ed and whether they are real­ly so use­ful. I was lucky to test dif­fer­ent devices in action. And I must tell you that even if you have been lying on the couch for 20 years, but you want a slim fig­ure, do not give up your dream! With bracelets, it has become eas­i­er to achieve your goals. Now I’ll tell you why.

Tech­nol­o­gy is advanc­ing at an incred­i­ble rate, intro­duc­ing new solu­tions that improve the qual­i­ty of life. At first it was pos­si­ble to count calo­ries in spe­cial pro­grams on a com­put­er, then they migrat­ed to smart­phones along with appli­ca­tions that track sleep and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. But the phone is not always and not always pos­si­ble to take with you. In addi­tion, for an inte­grat­ed approach, one thing is bet­ter, unit­ing all impor­tant areas of life. And then there were fit­ness bracelets and track­ers. Of course, pro­fes­sion­al sports gad­gets have been around for a long time. But usu­al­ly they are not always clear and acces­si­ble to an ama­teur. There­fore, they did not receive mass dis­tri­b­u­tion. And the era of fit­ness bracelets gives every­one the oppor­tu­ni­ty to start con­scious­ly lead­ing a healthy lifestyle and get the desired shape. Now every­thing is sim­ple. I put the device on my hand or hung it around my neck in the form of a pen­dant, like Mis­fit, put the appli­ca­tion on my phone and that’s it. Your task is to live, and a small device will fix every­thing, bring it togeth­er and pro­vide ana­lyt­ics, help­ing you under­stand where to go next.


How can fit­ness bracelets help you? We are so arranged that we often either under­es­ti­mate or over­es­ti­mate our­selves. It may seem as if we are active­ly mov­ing dur­ing the day, but in fact this will not be even 60% of the rec­om­mend­ed norm.
We may think that we are get­ting enough sleep. And at the same time, it is infi­nite­ly long to look for the caus­es of your stress, and, accord­ing­ly, low per­for­mance in train­ing, the inabil­i­ty to con­trol your appetite. Although the answer will lie just in the lack of sleep.
And the biggest mis­con­cep­tions, as prac­tice shows, lie in nutri­tion. And it is 70% of suc­cess in the process of work­ing on your­self. No mat­ter how intense­ly you train, the results will either be dis­as­trous or com­plete­ly absent if you have nutri­tion­al prob­lems.
These are the kinds of mis­con­cep­tions that hold you back from achiev­ing suc­cess. Not oth­er rea­sons like genet­ics, lack of fit­ness, and years of inac­tiv­i­ty. There­fore, just bracelets can help you fig­ure out a lot and change your­self for­ev­er.

These devices can also be com­pared to an edu­ca­tion­al toy. Each of us is inter­est­ed in learn­ing some­thing new about our­selves. Imag­ine how excit­ing the process of know­ing your­self day by day can be. How inter­est­ing it is to solve prob­lems and set new goals, reg­u­lar­ly observ­ing your results on the phone screen. And the com­pet­i­tive moment will always make it eas­i­er to cope with any task. See­ing the suc­cess of oth­er par­tic­i­pants, which is pos­si­ble in such bracelets as Jaw­bone, Nike Fuel­band, Polar loop, encour­ages new achieve­ments.


I have test­ed dif­fer­ent bracelets. All of them are inter­est­ing and use­ful in their own way. A vari­ety of func­tion­al­i­ty and design, of course, can be con­fus­ing when choos­ing. But it’s real­ly not that hard to make a deci­sion. Write down all the goals that you would like to achieve and think about what fea­tures it is impor­tant for you to track in this regard. After that, open the descrip­tion of any bracelet and com­pare it with your tasks. When your search cir­cle nar­rows, I rec­om­mend con­tact­ing the point of sale and con­sult­ing with the sell­er, hold­ing the gad­get in your hands, try­ing it on, test­ing it.

And some prac­ti­cal advice from me.
If you are not sure about your nutri­tion, the dura­tion and qual­i­ty of sleep, phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, choose a device that allows you to mon­i­tor all these process­es at the same time. For exam­ple, Jaw­bone and Mis­fit helped me pay atten­tion to sleep and find out the lev­el of my phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. If you swim, then the choice will def­i­nite­ly nar­row down to Mis­Fit, because it is water­proof.
If you are unsure about your nutri­tion and it is a pri­or­i­ty for you to fol­low this com­po­nent, then it is bet­ter to choose Jaw­bone. It allows you to com­pare with­in one appli­ca­tion how many calo­ries you burned dur­ing the day and how much you con­sumed. And he also has an incred­i­bly con­ve­nient food diary, which has an intu­itive inter­face and allows you to read bar­codes (it knows most of our and, of course, for­eign prod­ucts).

For those who care more about phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and sports per­for­mance, bracelets with a pro­fes­sion­al bias are def­i­nite­ly suit­able, some of which even have built-in heart rate mon­i­tors. I am glad that man­u­fac­tur­ers are ready to go fur­ther, tak­ing into account the inter­ests of peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate­ly involved in sports. I was impressed with the Sam­sung Gear Fit and Gear 2 bracelets, Nike Fuel­band and Polar Loop. All of them have a sporty design, made of high qual­i­ty mate­ri­als. Heart rate mea­sure­ment is avail­able in Sam­sung Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Polar Loop.

If you think that a beau­ti­ful body and a healthy lifestyle is dif­fi­cult, believe me, it is not! At any time and at any age, you can start work­ing on your­self and get a great body and good health. Do not be afraid to try, espe­cial­ly when there are such con­ve­nient and afford­able assis­tants who will accom­pa­ny you on the way to your dream!

Read more about how I test­ed fit­ness track­ers in my video clip:

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