Bonjour lecteurs! You know me and my passions: drinking wine and taking pictures of Baba. I am far from being sporty. Well, I do my bit sometimes. Walking to work and shopping for hours can be quite intense! Oui, oui, shopping is officially a sport! I heard that the Olympic Games’ organisers were considering adding it to the official list in the next edition! Sérieusement, I am not a very active person… But when Activ8rlives was looking for bloggers to try and write about their waterproof activity and sleep tracker, I decided to have a go! After all, I need to get fit and everyone has such a gadget. Moi aussi! We have been trying it for a couple of weeks now and here is our Frenchie Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 Review. I hope you like it! And if you want to try it yourself, don’t forget to enter our GIVEAWAY at the end of this post! Bon weekend!
What is Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2?
The Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 tracks physical activity and energy expenditure in calories and the Total Active Minutes during each day.
The BuddyBand2 does a lot more than just count your steps and tell the time — it helps you understand how your activity changes throughout the week, month and over greater lengths of time.
Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 Review – So easy to set up
So I am not sporty, we know. But I am not good with new technologies either! Fortunately, the Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 is so simple to set up. Your gadget comes with a very informative booklet which explains how it works, but also how to get started.
Some simple steps even for mamans not into gadgets like me!
- register for an Activ8lives account
- add you details such as your name and DOB. Facile! I can do that!
- you are then directed to your dashboard with a summary of your activity and your weight target
Isn’t easy? So now, let me tell you what we thought of it.
Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 Review- Our thoughts
I was very excited to test this product as everyone seems to have this kind of gadget. Mais I would not spend too much money for such a device (I am far from being a geek). At a retail price of £59.99 (now on sales for £49.99!), it’s a great value! Frenchie Mummy would not spend hundreds for something like that.
Plus I also like the fact that you have three different bracelets to choose from. I have mainly used the black version (I am a very shy person so I don’t like getting too much attention! Just kidding!), and it’s easy to change from one to the other.
Another great feature that I like? The battery seems to last forever! I can use the Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 for more than a week without having to charge it! It’s great!
You can also use it at night. Personnellement, I don’t like wearing anything when I sleep so I didn’t use much this option, but it’s a great idea for people who want to use the sleep tracking mode.
The Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 is also waterproof so I don’t have to worry about taking it off when I do the washing up (not that I do much housework, remember?)
What I like the most!
What I love the most about this item is definitely the easy way to track the number of steps I am doing each day. J’aime aussi seeing how many calories I am burning and how far I have been. I am usually not bothered about these details but since using the Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2, I have been more aware of it.
It’s been very good to have a challenge every day! I am not very competitive but I actually found myself really going for it over the last few weeks! I am now comfortably doing 10000 steps a day so I will go for the next stage from tomorrow!
What I discovered using the Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2
As I said before, I am not super sporty. However, using the Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 really made me want to be more active. As I could easily track my steps every day, I would get off the previous bus stop if I was far from my target. I think that overall this new gadget made me more conscious about being as active as possible.
I was also surprise to see how little calories a day I was burning! With an average of 300 calories, I realise now that I need to eat less and exercise more! But it’s been very positive as it made me more active and really trying my best!
It’s a great gadget for mamans who want to be more active or need a little push to get motivated. With the app on your phone, you can easily understand how your activity changes throughout the week and adjust your habits later on to get a better score!
You can also set yourself some targets to help you towards a healthy lifestyle!
Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 Review – Le verdict
I am going to be honest with you. If Grumpy Boyfriend got me an activity tracker for Christmas, I would have been super disappointed as it’s not really my thing! But writing an Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 Review has been such a discovery! I am truly in love with it now.
I am aware that many people questioned the efficiency of fitness trackers like this. However, using Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 has been very beneficial to me! At least, it made me want to move more! And it’s not pricey, so go for it!
I think it’s perfect for mamans who want to get more active but don’t necessarily spend beaucoup d’argent for such a gadget!
Indeed, I liked it so much I want you to try it too for free!
Disclosure: we received an Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 in exchange for an honest opinion. Watch out world! Next thing you know, this blog will become The Sporty Mummy! 🙂
Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 Review – GIVEAWAY
Do you want to get more active? Or do you want to have a cool gadget like everyone else? Then enter our sporty GIVEAWAY now via Gleam! We are so excited to offer you such an amazing prize! There will be only one winner!
Enter via Gleam below for a chance to win an Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 worth more than £49!
This giveaway starts on Sunday 11th June at 12 pm and ends at midnight on Tuesday 11th July 2017
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Thanks for reading our Activ8rlives Buddy Band 2 Review! I would love to hear your thoughts about fitness trackers like this. Are you too addicted or do you think it’s not for you at all? share it all in the comments’ section!