I have to admit I am highly technologically challenged. (This is probably the main reason why I married a man who is good at fixing things). And if you ever had problems in getting your stride checked with a pedometer, you might know where I am coming from. With my mad skills of customizing Mr. Fancy Pedometer, I can never hit my daily walking goals – it rarely gets to 5,000 steps a day. Not cool! Eventually I discourage myself from even trying to reach 10,000 steps and give up.
In March I went to a Trade Show where I got to meet a company that just introduced a new pedometer to the market. Smart Health C200 is a watch – a pedometer and heart rate monitor.
I have been wearing it for a week now and let me tell you – it is pretty awesome.
The first thing that got me very excited – there is not stride check for the watch setup. According to the company, our stride changes throughout the day and this watch counts it in automatically. That makes so much sense and I am all for not frustrating myself with things.
OK. I have to admit it is pretty fancy – it’s a heart rate monitor too and can do a whole lot of things – checking your heart rate any time you need too, giving you your progress in the last 24 hours or 7 days, having a stand alone screen that gives you data on your workouts, and I am sure I am missing some other pretty cool things.
It counts steps and it does it quite well. It doesn’t lie about the steps (I tested it more than once) or resets midday, and it can show your daily progress in steps, distance, and calories with one button.
Other Fancy features you might appreciate:
- Water resistance: 30 m
- All-day monitoring via proprietary basal metabolic rate-based FreeLivingTM measurement system
- Integration of heart rate measurements for enhanced calories
I can go on and on about all the wonderful features of this pedometer, but I’d rather tell you what it did for me. It made me go further and get to the end of the progress bar.
Here is my week without a pedometer – one Zumba class, two 30 minute lunch walks.
Here is my week with Smart Health Heart Rate Monitor – One Zumba class, three 30 minute lunch walk, 15-minute Core exercise routine, 20-minute yoga routine, 10,000 every single day
It’s spring: I am ready to kick it high gear and I appreciate any kind of inspiration help. Well, this gadget sure does knows how to encourage me to move.