It was a hard decision to make.
I *AM* mourning the loss of my beloved fitbit, a tried and true friend who stuck with me through thick and thin over the past nearly 2 years – until it didn’t stick, got dropped off of yours truly and decided to find a life of its own somewhere else.
I did try synching my phone to the fitbit in several places – knowing that if it synched, it must be close by.
But no. From my car to everywhere in the house, all I got was that red exclamation point and the dreaded “Device not found”.
There was nothing left to do but to haul my broken heart into the car and go in search of something to replace it.
While Walmart seems to carry the fitbit at a very reasonable cost, I started questioning myself if I really just wanted a duplicate of what I already had, or was there something better out there that I might like better.
Off to Costco we go!
Nope. It doesn’t tell time, and the battery has to be recharged all the time. Nothing is worse than forgetting to charge your battery, are half way through a trip, have walked a gazillion miles through airport connections and you find you have a dead battery. And that not telling the time thing? What’s with that? If I’m going to wear something on my wrist and pay close to $100.00 for it, it better at least tell me the time!
Nope. Same thing. Needs to be charged every 3 to 5 days…and the wrist band is just to wide –and yes, I can say it because I AM a girl and I like color!! BLACK is not my thing. It just looked very masculine. And I think I can do better than that price.
Garmin Vivofit 2!
Okay, look past the point that it is pink. I didn’t buy it just because it is pink. But listen to this: The battery lasts ONE YEAR. Without charging. It tells TIME! It has the date too…which is also helpful with my “what day is it!?” brain.
- Move bar w/audible alert- Reminds you to stay active throughout the day by displaying a red move bar and sounding an alert after one hour of inactivity. Additional segments lightup for every 15 minutes of inactivity. Walk for a couple of minutes to reset.
- BACKLIT DISPLAY - The display is always on so you won't miss a beat. Turn on the backlight to see your stats, even in the dark.
- ACTIVITY TIMER - Record activities with or without a heart rate monitor.
- 1 + year battery life - vvofit 2 stays on for more than a year without having to change the battery, so you don't have to worry about recharging.
- Auto Sync - vvofit 2 automatically syncs with paired mobile devices3 at strategic times throughout the day, such as when a goal is met or when several steps have been taken since the last sync.
For those days I don’t feel like pink!
I also found some really cute wrist bands on Amazon that will work with it, because let’s face it – if I’m going to have to wear this thing, it better be cute. Because I’m a girl and I like things that way.
Things I know I will miss:
- Tracking of stair and hill climbs. I liked this feature of the fitbit ONE.
- The little “Hello, Bonnie” messages that flashed across the display of my fitbit when I first started to move in the morning. Yes, I know it was a computer thing, not a real person, but it was nice! LOL!
When at Dick’s, shop for shoes!
I have loved my Brooks Ghost 7’s for about a year and a half. Probably 9 months longer than I should, but it was time for something new. I’m not just a “one brand” girl..all shoes have different fits and different good and bad points, and this time around I chose some Nike Air Zoom Pegasus after trying on several different pairs from several different brands and walking around the store.
These just feel really GOOD on my feet.
So guess what I’ll be wearing on Wednesday when I fly to St Louis and start my long Missouri journey?? From feet to wrist, I’m covered.
Crumby Stars from yesterday’s Quilt-Cam!
Ah, the wonders of the internet! I got dropped from Google Hangouts right in the middle of quilt cam yesterday! No fear, no worries, we just started a second feed and embedded that also into the blog post! You can catch both tries by clicking the Quilt-Cam tab at the top of the blog where they are all archived. The first segment is about 26 minutes long, the second, almost 90 minutes. We had a good time! That is, once we got over the shock and panic of being booted off and got it working again.
I'm having fun sewing crumb blocks into the centers of these stars. I only need about 100. Give or take a few!
Oh and one more thing.
Me and my friend, Eleanor Burns!
This photo was taken when we were in Ireland a couple of years ago. Such a fun trip! Eleanor is having heart surgery this week and I am asking for your thoughts prayers and well wishes to be sent her way.
This is a GOOD thing. It’s a good thing that a problem was discovered, and a good thing that she is able to get it taken care of so she can keep on quilting the way we want her to. There isn’t much that can keep Eleanor down, and I know she would appreciate your positive energy!
I know she will be back to throwing scraps over her shoulder in no time!
I’ll keep you up to date as I learn more.
Make it a good one!