My poor Timex digital watch finally broke last week after years of faithful service. I had to buy a new watch (I need one for clinicals) so I decided this might be my opportunity to upgrade from a standard watch to something more exciting. I had been kicking around the idea of getting a Fitbit because all of my friends who have them seem to love them and I liked the idea of counting my steps and seeing how much activity I do in a day. But then I thought maybe I should get some kind of Garmen-esque watch that I can use when I’m on training runs/rides/swims, as they are much more accurate than the cell phone app I’m currently using. What I really wanted was a combination of the two- something that tracks my daily activity AND I can use to accurate track my training. If only they made such a thing….
Turns out they do! There are a few different brands, but I settled on the Polar M400.
It had a few key features I wanted:
- It tracked my daily steps and activity.
- It has different sport profiles that I can l sync to my watch and use when I train.
- Most importantly, it’s waterproof!! I don’t have to take it off to swim and it has a swim profile so I can track my swimming activitiy.
I wore it all weekend and was pleased with the results. It’s easy to sync with the phone app and the review of my daily activity is really good. I also learned that if you need more steps in your life, become a bartender- I was really racking them up this weekend! I can’t wait to start training for my next race once my legs heals and start analyzing my stats!