“I didn’t know what to get you kids, so you all got FitBits,” my dad declared on Christmas morning. At first, I was apprehensive to use one, committing to the knowledge and challenges that could lie ahead, and if I wanted to know truly how little sleep I got or the steps, or lack thereof, that I took during the day. To my delight, the FitBit Flex fit relatively seamlessly into my life, thanks to its streamlined design that was altogether inconspicuous in black, especially paired with wintertime long sleeves and a dark, neutral fashion palette. Fitness bands have been hugely popular lately, thanks to the improvements in both technology and design, enhancing the look and functioning of them so that the usage is as effortless as possible.
Although many brands boast a version, the bracelets that seem to lead the pack are made my Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone. You can select from different colored bands, but why commit to one? Most offer the option of removing the tracking device and swapping it out for a different color of bracelet, with some even 100% crossing offer to the fashion category with options that camouflage the fitness device altogether, such as Tory Burch’s gold or silver bracelet for Fitbit. Wearing one, as I’ve observed, can be a badge of honor and encouragement, meeting others who are also wearing them and adding them into your app or dashboard to share scores and field some friendly competition.
Positivity and fun should always be part of the equation when it comes to fitness, and we can certainly say that’s it been meshed into fashion and technology as well. Thanks dad, for making me for than a voyeur into this trend, but an activate participant; only 2,300 more steps to reach until I’ve hit my daily goal!
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