The Mane Objective: 5 Reasons to Rock a Fitness Tracker [Giveaway Closed]
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5 Reasons to Rock a Fitness Tracker [Giveaway Closed]

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5 Reasons You Need a Fitness Tracker

I'm only 1 day away from week 3 of #EveryDayFitness going down in the books, and I've gotta admit it's been a pretty interesting ride. Throughout the tremendous adjustment it takes to commit to everyday wellness, there's been one little gadget by my side pushing me forward: the Polar A300 Fitness Watch.

I'm no stranger to fitness trackers, I've had a Polar FT4 for over a year now that served me incredibly well. But when it came time to step up my fitness game for #EveryDayFitness, I knew that I needed to step up my wearable tech fitness tracker game, too. Ever since the A300 came into my life, I've been in love with it. I'll break down the full functionality of the device in a future review, but today I wanted to dive into why I think fitness trackers are an awesome and essential part of any fitness journey:

Polar A300 Fitness Tracker Watch

1. Motivation. I'll be honest, working out every day is tough. There are days where I feel super motivated, and there are others where I'd rather eat a cupcake, watch Netflix, and take a nap. My Polar A300 keeps me motivated through those less than stellar days by showing me in real-time how close I am to meeting my daily fitness goal. Because I work in an office and spend a lot of time sitting, I love getting a little buzz on my wrist when I've been sedentary for too long. And there's nothing like syncing my watch with the Polar Flow app every night and seeing how close I've come to (or how I've totally smashed) my fitness goal for the day.

2. Precise Monitoring.  I'm sure you've seen several articles about how wildly inaccurate calorie counts are on machines at the gym. And to be honest, the calorie estimations in MyFitnessPal aren't much better. Having a fitness tracker like the FT4 or A300 (or any fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor) is the most accurate way to track your calorie burn. It's already been shown that when left to our own judgement, we grossly overestimate how much energy we expend (calories we burn), and totally underestimate the calories we take in. Take it from me -- that's the best way to stall out on a fitness journey. Having a fitness tracker with heart rate monitor solves half the problem :)

Polar A300 Fitness Tracker Watch

3. Accountability. One of the awesome things about having a fitness tracker is seeing in real time how hard you're working (or not working). When I'm working out, my A300 (the FT4 did it too) shows my target heart rate zone for activity. When I fall out of the zone, seeing it on the display of my watch is a nice kick in the pants to get my booty moving.

4. Inspires Smarter Decision Making. I'm new to the 24 hour fitness tracker life, but there's one thing I've noticed since I began wearing the A300: I'm more inclined to make smarter decisions throughout the day. Seeing my activity percentage inspires me to walk upstairs at work, or out to my car just to get some movement in. Seeing the tracker on my wrist inspires me to totally avoid or tread super lightly on the bad snacks at work and drink more water. Simply put, it's a visual reminder that I'm on a total wellness journey.

5. Let's Face It...They're Cute! Polar especially does an awesome job at making wearable tech look super cute. With fun colors and visually appealing display designs, having a fitness tracker that enhances your personal style is an added bonus. I especially like that I can swap out the band on the A300 to match my outfit. Right now I only have pink, but I'm definitely looking into getting yellow and white. But let's just keep it real, shall we? Who doesn't want to wear cute stuff?

Are you convinced yet that you need a fitness tracker of your own? Good, because I've got a surprise for my Mane baes: A GIVEAWAY!

I haven't dropped this giveaway yet on Instagram, because I wanted my readers to be the first to know! I've teamed up with Polar to give away their new 24 hour fitness tracker -- the Polar Loop2 in pink! Here's how you enter to win:

1. Follow @maneobjective and @polarglobal on Instagram
2. Save or screengrab the photo below and repost it on your Instagram with the hashtag #PolarMane
3. Repost the photo up to 3 times per day (don't forget to use the hashtag #PolarMane)

All entries must be complete by Monday, August 24th at 11:59pm PST! Winner announced Tyesday August 25th, 2015.

Enter NOW! Good luck everyone!!!

The Fine Print:
No private profiles. No "contest only" accounts. Winner must reside in the continental United States. Contest prize has no cash value, and cannot be redeemed for cash. Entries that violate the rules of the giveaway will be voided.

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  2. Thanks for shring your experience with us.Fitness trackers really have many benefits; you can monitor steps, calories, distance travelled, caloric intake, and even heart rate and sleep.