Everywhere I look at the moment I see all these amazing products that help push you to reach your fitness goals each new gadget offers something new and amazing all promising to have you fighting fit but I often think how many of them really work ? Recently I was introduced to a brand called Striiv – a name that’s hard not to love and impossible to forget. The beautiful team at Striiv sent me a few different products to try one of which was the Striiv Touch a fantastic pedometer band that counts your steps and so much more! As soon as my package arrived I was excited to get it out and put it to work to see just how much exercise I’ve doing each day on my challenge.
Upon reading the instruction I came to realise this clever little gadget was sooo much more than a pedometer it counts your calories burnt, kilometers and exercise not mention measures your sleep pattern PLUS it also notifies you of any messages, phone calls and facebook notifications that come through as you pound the pavement.
So to get started you need to pair up with your phone and charge which I have to say even I found simple and required no help from Master 5 who knows more about my iPhone than me! I already felt like I was winning!
After it was paired and charged I put it to work and replaced my watch with the Striiv touch.
On day 1 I became so obsessed with checking on all my steps I neglected to check facebook once… Amazing how you can quickly swap one obsession for another. At the end of my day I checked to see my final results and was surprised that despite having a job in an office all day I managed to do well over 6000 steps and beat the 30mins goal for exercise due to my PT at lunch time.
On Day 2 I quickly reached 4500 steps and decided to walk and pick up my lunch to get some extra steps in and come bedtime when Miss 8 months decided to throw a tanty because she was over tired I took pleasure in walking up and down the steps to re settle her even after the 14th time.
On Day 3 I started to feel competitive and wanted to beat the watch so I set myself a goal to walk around as I talked to clients on the phone and stretch my legs more. I surpassed all previous goals and did 70 mins of exercise and 6700 steps.
Day 4 I was convinced I was some sort of record breaking walking champion and decided to google the history of the pedometer and I quickly found out that the average household in Japan has 3 pedometers. The Japanese believe we need to be taking 10,000 steps a day!! I suddenly felt defeated, who on earth is able to do 10,000 steps a day? Before I had too much longer to ponder Miss 8 months pushes me with this challenge and from my bedtime resettles alone I kick butt with 7000 steps.
Day 5 I’m feeling perky again praising myself for giving it a go, high fiving myself and assuring myself I still have a touch of Rocky Balboa in me and press on. Today I reach 6800 and once again beat myself at 80 minutes of exercise.
Day 6 I’m beyond obsessed with this band I check it on average 30 times a day it’s officially taken over facebook who I’ve neglected for the last 4 days. I study the sleep function today and realise I’m getting a lot more sleep than I though averaging 8hrs… Who would of thought ?
Day 7 I’ve completed my review but by no means am I giving up my band I’m loving the competitive challenge it’s brought out in me, and start pushing Mr Tink to get one so we can ‘race’
So all in all I have to say this has been one of my favourite reviews yet, this band although small is extremely clever and very very simple to use it is light weight sleeping with it on was a breeze and the functions were fantastic.
Further Striiv TOUCH features include:
· Touch Screen
· 24/7 activity + sleep tracking
· Call, text and meeting notifications
· Ultra-slim measurements
· Ion-hardened glass
· Battery life up to 5 days
· Water resistant
So to sum it up easily for you at home I’ve broken it done in 3 categories ; quality, look and price
Quality: I rated 5/5 Tinkles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I wore it in the shower, training, to bed and even boxing! The Striiv Touch is well built and great quality.
Look: I rated 4/5Tinkles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Very simple very wearable.
Price: : I rated 4/5Tinkles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
To be honest I didn’t investigate the competitors pricing but for the technology this band delivers I think RRP of $149.95 is certainly money well spent
The Striiv Team have given me not 1 but 2 Striiv Touch Pedometer’s to giveaway valued at $149.95 each!
To win all you need to do is share with us why you would like to try the STRIIV TOUCH ? – easy! We will choose our favourite answer and announce a winner Saturday the 14th of February at 5pm
Good luck x
Never miss a step, a snore or a call with the Striiv wireless band activity tracker and smartwatch. With an interactive touch screen; 24/7 activity and, sleep tracking; and, call, text and meeting notifications all packed into a super sleek case; you can now wear your personal assistant and your personal trainer all summer long.