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Fitness Tracker Wristband - August SWB100

Fitness Tracker Wristband - August SWB100

Product Review (submitted on 4 July 2016):
I had been looking for a fitness tracker for a while as in due to have hip surgery soon and wanted one for afterwards as a motivational tool to encourage me to keep moving and better the previous day's step count as I felt this visible sign of progress would help me on the bad days, however I didn't feel like spending up on £100 on something that might not be useful to me.

I was offered this product at a reduced price for a true and honest review so I decided why not I'd give it a go.

It did take a while to arrive as it was out of stock at time of ordering and I was aware of this and it did arrive when expected. Once dispatched I was constantly emailed updates of its movement through the postal system. I was also emailed the manual before delivery so I was able to download the app and read up on its use before I received the product.

On arrival the tracker came in a very smart hard plastic box which would look lovely as a gift. I removed the fitness tracker and immediately put it on the charger which fits into a usb plug, it was fully charged within an hour and a half. While waiting for it to charge I had set up my goals on the app which was easily downloaded from the App Store and appears very easy to use.

The strap of this fitness tracker is made of silicon and is a good size and fits nicely with lots of holes for different sizes of wrist. It is very smart looking and has a silver clasp with August at the back. This adds to the pleasing aesthetically pleasing view of the tracker which could be worn by males or females.

On use of this fitness tracker I do like it but I feel the step counter is very generous with its counts and has counted steps when I was washing my teeth with my other hand but when actually walking it's not to far out.

I was really interested to see the sleep tracker as I have been having a lot of disturbed sleep due to my hip pain. According to this tracker I slept all night but had extended periods of light sleep. I only wish I had slept all night! A lot of the time I was awake in the middle of the night was counted as light sleep, when I'm awake at night I don't jump around or get up and wander round the house as I don't wish to disturb the rest of the house and I'm trying to get back to sleep but I might have to waggle my arm around to prove to it I'm awake. I had also set my sleep times but the tracker didn't automatically go into sleep mode I had to set it and it didn't wake me up in the morning as there was no vibrating. However I have since found that you need to set a reminder to wake you up so I will try that tonight.

As a whole this is a lovely little tracker and as I wear it I may get more used to some of the different quirks and how to get round it. Will I maintain with it or move to a more expensive one? I honestly don't know but at the minute I am happy with the tracker as it is.