Fitness trackers: they are the new fitness craze that we can’t get enough of. We track our steps, our heart rates, sleep patterns and we can even log our daily calories if we want to – it’s all in the detail and it’s all part of our tech-savvy existence of smart phones and information on the go.
Sun & Sand Sports is totally on track with this trend and sells a wide range of wearable tech products from Mio and Jawbone. If you are a fan of a fitness tracker then you will probably be guilty of a few of the points we are about to list below. Here are 7 signs that show that you are a little bit obsessed with your trusty fitness friend.
You know you’re addicted to your tracker when it gets pushed to the front of the charging queue. Every step counts so you can’t afford to take a step further without your trusty tracker in tow. And you also sit down while your tracker is on charge so that you don’t waste any uncounted steps – you know you’ve done it.
OK so the whole idea of a fitness tracker is for the ultimate goal of getting fit and staying healthy, right? So you know you’ve taken the tracking concept a little too far when you forget your tracker and decide that walking home no longer counts.
Walking to the mall, picking up a pint of milk, taking bathroom breaks at work – they all add to your step count. Every fitness tracker enthusiast will start to see these basic tasks as part of their daily step goal: should I go to the shop further down the road? I don’t really need to buy more eggs, but I have another 1000 steps to go, so I should probably head to the shop. Guilty as charged? We thought so.
Yes we’re all guilty of pacing around our apartments at 11pm simply to get those last 500 steps in before we go to sleep. And if we don’t hit our target then our fitness tracker will tell us how restless we were all night because we were fretting about missing our goal. #Catch22.
There’s a reason we bought the tracker with the interchangeable strap and we are determined to make it work with our wardrobe. Wondering what to wear to the gym? Or maybe you’re debating what to wear to dinner with friends – well that’s easy; which one matches your new fitness tracker strap? Problem solved, outfit chosen.
Your fitness tracker brings out your competitive streak and you are constantly checking your leaderboard to see where in the ranking you are! You are starting to become a fitness fiend rather than a fitness friend it seems.
Well this sort of defeats the object of tracking your natural sleep pattern, so quit your worrying, let your tracker do its thing and concentrate on getting some ZZZs.
For all the latest fitness trackers and tech accessories, check out our wearable tech selection and find the tracker to suit you best – whether it’s steps, heart rate or calorie count that you want to make the aim of the game.
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