When Runtastic contacted me to use and review their latest fitness gadget, I was a bit skeptical. I had used the Nike Fuel Band in the past and was disappointed so I thought that this was just another tracking device. As I was opening the box, my Mom walked into the room and got really excited. She loved the idea of this little gadget and it got me thinking: well, maybe I am not exactly the target market. I’m already prettyyy active. So I decided to give it to Mom to try out and let her give the review.
Mom, take it away…
The Runtastic Orbit was really easy to set-up: just charge it, turn it on and download the app on your phone. Until the band loosened up, it was a bit annoying and stiff to put on (now it is not a problem). Unlike other similar products (like ones my friends have), the Orbit gives you your steps and other data directly on the device – you do not need to look at your phone or your computer to get your information (you have it in real time). You set your daily step goal on the app and the device reminds you when you are 50% of the way there and also when you reach it. It is unobtrusive – it did not bother me at all on the golf course.
I sit at a desk nearly all day. Having the Orbit on my arm made me conscious of my activity (or lack thereof). I would ensure I got up from my desk to walk around. I even walked on the spot in the kitchen and Amy thought I was crazy. But it is a great reminder to keep you accountable to get active and stay active. It is a great gift for your Mom (or dad): for Christmas, their birthday or just because you love them!
Thanks so much Mummy! I just want to add that I did find the Orbit a bit annoying to charge because the USB chord plugs in awkwardly – the device lasts about 4 days before it needs to be charged. Other than that, you heard the woman: she gives it a nine out of ten!
Now it’s your chance to win a Runtastic Orbit! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only – sorry international peeps. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter – winner will be announced this Friday October 3rd. Good luck!
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I was provided the Runtastic Orbit free of charge. As always, all opinions are my own (and my Mom’s own).
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