Review & Competition: Fitbug Orb & Kiqplan21:46:00
I have been trying out the Fitbug Orb, fitness, sleep and activity tracker for a while now along with the new Kiqplan Goodbye Baby Bump plan. This year has seen a boom in the popularity of fitness trackers, which has been great as it has also been the year that I decided it was time to beat the bulge and kick start my healthy living regime. After Elsie was born last year I steadily put more weight on until April when I decided it was time to change. I have never been a fan of exercise, not that I dislike it, I just hadn't found a way that suited me and I could fit around looking after the kids. I have found a love of running and go off out whenever I get a chance. I have also grown to love at home exercises and I might sound crazy but I find the aching muscles afterwards so satisfying now!
I love the Fitbug Orb, I like to be able to track my steps each day on the app to see how much walking I actually do on the average day as well as exercise days. I now try to ensure I hit 10k steps every day to keep me active, any more than that is always a win. It can be worn on your wrist, clipped on your belt or even hidden clipped to your underwear out of sight. To be honest I bought myself a Fitbit a few months ago and out of the two I always go for the Fitbug Orb. You don't have to watch the battery life everyday like most trackers which charge with USB's as this one takes a small battery which is included (I actually haven't had to change the battery at all yet!).
The Fitbug app actually syncs with My Fitness Pal so you can log your daily food/water intake on just one of the apps and they update each other as well as with your steps, distance and calories burnt. It also has a sleep tracker although I didn't find the sleep tracker very accurate.
The Kiqplan Goodbye Baby Bump app is a digital training coach designed to help you achieve your weight, fitness and healthy living goals within a 12 week period. It contains workouts and weekly recipes to help encourage you. I hate to admit it but I haven't got on very well with the app myself. I hate wearing my glasses when working out at home but can't see the small phone screen without them to watch the workout. So I tended to do the rest but use dvds on my television for my workouts making the app a bit worthless for me. Hopefully it will be of more use to others as it is a great app and one thing I really did like is that as well as logging your weight, you can also log all your measurements which are so important to me. Sometimes when my weight isn't dropping it feels so disheartening so taking measurements and regular update pictures really shows me how much my body is changing.
Now for one lucky reader, I have an exciting competition to win a Fitbug Orb along with a Kiqplan Goodbye Baby Bump 12 week plan. To enter all you need to do is follow the instructions on the rafflecopter form below.
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Open to UK only. The competition will end 25/11/2015 at 12am. All entrants must complete the mandatory entry on the rafflecopter form. Those who don't will have all entries removed. The blog owner will choose the winner through the rafflecopter form (which uses random.org) The winner will be notified by email and displayed on the widget. One winner will receive a Fitbug Orb fitness tracker in pink and Kiqplan Goodbye Baby Bump 12 week plan app. No alternative prize will be offered. Allow up to 28 days for delivery.