Fitness watches seem to be very popular these days. One look around (pre-pandemic!) and you can see many people wearing them.
I decided to get in on the action recently by buying a one. It is called the Fitpolo Fitness Tracker and this post will be discussing what it does as well as my opinion of it.
I had a fitness watch years ago
Back when I was in college, I decided to spend money on a Garmin fitness watch. It came with a strap that had to go around my chest which I found to be annoying. I still thought it was cool though.
I wore it for every workout. It was really interesting to see the amount of calories I burned during each one. I was pleasantly surprised by the numbers!
The watch lasted for a couple months and then it seemed to be malfunctioning. I had planned on seeing if I could get it fixed but never ended up doing that.
It just stayed in my drawer and I pretty much forgot about it.
Why buy a fitness watch again?
I became interested in fitness watches again when my mother was telling me about her Fitbit. She seemed really happy with it. This prompted me to look them up on Amazon.
Unfortunately, the Fitbits are too expensive for me. I was still really interested in getting a fitness watch so I looked for cheaper options. This search led me to the FitPolo!
About the Fitpolo Fitness Tracker
This fitness watch costs around $36-a lot less than a Fitbit. It comes in black, gray, green and pink. The following are the different features of this watch:
This Fitpolo boasts a large touch-screen like some of the other fitness watches out on the market. You are able to swipe up, down, left and right.
The Fitpolo is to be synced up to an app called, VeryFitPro. This is so that you can get the most of out it.
Once they are synced, you are to personalize it. This means that you put in your age, gender, height and weight. You can also add in your menstrual cycle information if you are a woman or non-binary and want to track it.
What it tracks-
The fitpolo tracks these things:
- Calories burned during workouts by your heart rate.
- How many steps you have taken during the day.
- Calories burned based on the steps taken.
- How many miles you have walked based on steps taken.
- How much deep sleep, light sleep and awake time you got each night (sleep monitoring). This is shown on the phone in the app.
- Your baseline heart rate.
- What day you are on in your menstrual cycle.
- Rankings on steps taken against other people who have the app. This is shown on the phone in the app.
Other things about it-
The fitpolo is also water proof, has a battery that lasts a few days, notifies the wearer of calls/messages, helps with breathing to calm the wearer down and has an alarm/timer.
My opinion of the Fitpolo watch
I did not have a high hopes that this watch would be any good. Needless to say, I am very impressed with it!
I like the way it looks on me. It is super cute. Also, it feels very comfortable and does not leave a rash.
I do not have vision issues (when wearing contacts or glasses at least) but the bright numbers and letters are very much appreciated. The touch screen is very slick and easy to move which is great because I have dealt with touch screens that are not like that.
It tracks everything I want it to track and more. In terms of the menstrual cycle tracking feature, I do not need it but I bet other other women/non-binary people would love having that.
Seeing the amount of calories burned during my workouts and the day is pretty eye-opening. I thought I would be burning more than that. Not entirely sure how I have gotten away with eating so many calories and not gaining any weight.
My all time favorite feature of this watch is the sleep tracker. I just think it is so cool to see the amount of sleep I get each night. The healthy amount of deep sleep one should get is between 1-2 hours a night and I get at least 1.5 hours. Yay!
Would I recommend this watch?
Yes, I totally would! It works very well and is great for someone who is on a budget.
If you are in the market for a fitness watch, make sure to check the Fitpolo out!
Do any of you guys have a fitness watch? What kind is it and what do you like/dislike about it?
Thanks for reading!
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