My mother is walking 10,000 steps a day next month to raise money for Association of Air Ambulances, which also happens to be the charity which I’ve decided to support for the half marathon in Leicester which I’ll be running next month. In order to track the number of steps, my mother wanted to get a fitness tracker. After some research on my father’s part, I bought a moreFit Slim fitness tracker for my mother, and I’ve also bought one for myself!
I’ve heard positive reviews about various fitness trackers, in particular the Fitbit which is just a bit out of my price range (many are priced at over £100!). The moreFit Slim fitness tracker costs only £19.99, and is perfect for what my mother and I need.
I’ve been using mine since last Friday and it seems to be working pretty well so far. The moreFit tracks the amount of steps you walk/run, how far you’ve walked/ran, the amount of calories you’ve burnt, and the amount of time you have been active for (in minutes). The moreFit also tracks your sleeping pattern, telling you how many hours of deep sleep, shallow sleep and waking sleep you’ve had during the night when you pair it with your phone.
The app that you pair the moreFit with is called Veryfit, and it is very easy to use. Firstly you enter your details into the app, including your date of birth, height and weight. When you pair the moreFit with your phone, the app updates itself showing you your progress on a chart. You can look at the data on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis for the amount of steps you’ve done and your sleeping pattern as well.
I’ve not been out for a run or to the gym with my moreFit on, but it’s amazing how many steps you can do when you’re just pottering around your home. I went to Leeds for the day on Saturday and walked almost 20,000 steps! (I did look around lots of shops as well as the Leeds City Museum and cathedral).
When I do go out for a long distance run, I can set a stop watch on my moreFit fitness tracker which will also track my exact distance, steps and calories burnt for the duration of the run. It will also be good to track my progress on the Veryfit app as well.
It’s early days yet, but my moreFit seems to be working well so far. The only thing is that the fitness tracker is quite sensitive, so it sometimes counts steps while you’re driving or a passenger in a car. Other than that, you can set yourself a target for the amount of steps that you want to achieve via the Veryfit app, and when you reach your target the moreFit tracker vibrates and shows you a trophy!
Happy reading and blogging!
Clare Bear 🙂