Tech Tuesday – the Misfit Flash

Looking for an affordable fitness tracker to keep track of your steps? Something similar to say, a Fitbit.  How about one that even works while you’re swimming, running, or playing soccer? What if you’d also like to track your sleep and not just the duration but the quality? Sounds like the price is getting higher and higher…or is it?

Fifty bucksRecently I read about the Misfit Flash, a fitness tracker that runs around 50 bucks. Fifty bucks! The Misfit Flash is actually a watch but it is so much more.

Check out the activities this thing can track!

Activities tracked

Yeah, swimming is on the list because this thing is even waterproof to 30 meters!

And check out the information it gives you:

Information relayed
And if you don’t want to wear it as a watch, you can clip it on. But let’s talk about the absolute best thing of all….

YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO CHARGE IT!  NEVER!

It operates on a single coin cell battery which lasts up to 6 months. This thing is always on, just pick it up and put it on and you’re good to go. Or just wear it continuously. I kind of dig the fact that you can clip it on, but I also like that you can wear it as a watch and that the band comes in so many colors. That’s a huge bonus in my book.

Now, to be fair, I’ve been reading about this product but I haven’t purchased it yet, so I can only tell you what I’ve learned from my research and not from experience. That being said, I am going to purchase one because based on all of the reviews I’ve read, it looks like a sound purchase. You can find reviews about the Misfit Flash all over the internet, here’s one that I found recently on youtube.

As with any product there have been a few negative points that I’ve read about. Some people have complained that the product seems a little cheap due to the fact that it is plastic and some people have complained about the lack of a heart rate monitor function but other than that, everything I’ve read has been positive.

If you have the time, visit the manufacturer’s website and let me know what you think.

How do you research a new fitness product before you purchase it?

The day before my Holiday Half Marathon…

Happy Saturday,

Hope your weekend is going well. I ran 5 miles around the neighborhood this morning. It was a nice run until mile 4 and a half and that’s when this little chihuahua came running toward me and tried to downsize my ankle. He wasn’t successful but I decided to play it safe and cut my run short at mile 5. Besides, I’m running a half marathon tomorrow, probably in the rain, better rest up.

And get my compression on in my favorite socks, #procompression. If you havent tried compression socks, I highly recommend these, they are boss, period.

ProCompression Socks

After compressing for a bit, I somehow convinced the kid that he should go Christmas shopping with me. Nothing like hanging out with your Mother, especially when your in your 20’s! As you can imagine he was less than thrilled but he said he would go as long as I didn’t embarass him or walk anywhere near him. And off we went.

Shopping with the kid

Shopping was exhausting. I’d rather go running or go to the gym. And I mean that. I love to shop but this is not the time or year to do it. Unless you shop online and in that case, have at it. I might have done that this afternoon…maybe.

Remember last Saturday when I introduced you to Saturday Runner Shaming? Well, I’ve decided that I’d like to make Saturday Runner Shaming a monthly feature. Once a month, I’ll post some pics that I have taken and some that readers have submitted.

Since I do have a couple of pics ready, I thought I’d go ahead and do the feature today and then again next month. But, I’m relying on you to send me more pics. So get on it and send me some Runner Shaming Pictures. Send them to upandhumming (at) gmail (dot com)

And here it is, Saturday Runner Shaming

Even if I had a tissue, it would probably be wet…..

Using my sleeve as a snot rag

I tried to make a badass face but my badass face = idiot.

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This pic was submitted by Fawn, be sure to check out her blog.

Allright, that’s it for me. I gotta go get ready for my half-marathon tomorrow, I’ve got a night before routine that I pretty much live by, and also, I’ve got a case of the nerves!

How do you get prepared for races? Do you get nervous?

Have you run a holiday themed race this season or are you going to?