The Motiv Ring and my review.

Happy Halloween!  I’m dressed as a running blogger who is writing a review on a new fitness tracker.

I’ve been wearing a Garmin watch for years.  The thing is, I use that watch for tracking things related to my morning run and that’s pretty much it.  A few years ago, I decided to add a fitbit HR to the mix to get an idea of how active I am outside of running, and I wasn’t very.

Jimmy Fallon

So I decided to up my steps and within a short period of time 10,000 steps a day became an obsession, running or not.  I also started tracking my heart rate and my sleep and the fitbit HR was great at that.  There were only a few things that I hated about the fitbit HR, mainly that I was always worried about it getting wet and the fact that I had a permanent white spot on my wrist that started to look like a very ugly tattoo, especially in the summer.

Tan lines

Yeah, not a fan of that.

When I first heard about the Motiv Ring, I was immediately intrigued.    A fitness tracker inside a ring and also available in slate gray and my personal favorite rose gold, show me where to buy it!  Unfortunately, it wasn’t available and I had to wait for almost a year.  If you know me, patience is not my virtue!

Asiz Ansara

I had no choice so I waited and then in September of this year, it was time, I bit the bullet and I ordered.  Surprisingly, the first thing that came was a sizing kit.

Motiv Ring Sizing Kit

Apparently, your fingers change sizes throughout the day, so they send you a sizing kit.  Once you find the right size, you are instructed to wear the ring for 24 hours to make sure you have the perfect fit.  I chose a large size because I wanted to wear the ring on my pointer or middle finger and so I wore the size I chose for 24 hours and it was fine.  Done.  Time to order.

The ring came shortly after I went to the Motiv website and chose my size.

Motiv RingThe ring is made of a very lightweight titanium and I chose rose gold.  It’s not as heavy as you would think and it didn’t take long for me to get used to it.  It is bulky looking though, and if you have short fat fingers like I do, it won’t do much for you aesthetically.   That being said, it’s a lot more attractive than the fitbit HR because, hello, it’s a ring!

If you are used to seeing the time and pressing a button to see your stats like I was, the ring will take a little getting used to.  It doesn’t have a display, instead it syncs to your phone and you view your stats in the app.

motiv app

To sync it you just twist the ring on your finger.

motiv stats

As far as tracking steps, not all steps are created equal and the Motiv ring places emphasis on the ‘active minutes’.  Don’t worry, it still tracks all of your steps but it tells you your active minutes which is really what you need to focus on if your objective is to get or stay heart healthy.  I also had to play around with the app to get used to it and it took a little bit of time for the Motiv ring to get used to my heart rate and activity.  I set my goal at 300 minutes a week because I focus on 60 minutes, 5 days a week.  Last week, I nailed it with 351 total minutes!

stats

The Motiv ring tracks your heart rate too and gives you the overall average and it tracks your sleep.  I have to say the sleep tracking is not really all that accurate and I haven’t been too impressed with that feature.  The fitbit HR was much more accurate so if you’re buying a fitness tracker specifically to track your sleep, go with a fitbit HR or another tracker.

motiv app stats

A lot of those nights I got up multiple times and one of them it tracked my early morning reading as sleep because I read in bed.

Other than the sleep tracking, the Motiv ring is awesome and did I mention that it’s water resistant?  I’ve taken a shower with it every day, washed the dishes, swam and still it works perfectly.  In fact, it tracked my swimming workout!

 

Lastly, and this just may be because I’m hard on things but the ring does scratch.  I’ve had mine less than a month and its already gotten quite a few scratches on it.  Like I said though, I’m hard on things so it may just be me.  Overall, if you are concerned with your active minutes and overall how healthy your lifestyle is, I highly recommend the Motiv Ring.  I absolutely love mine and at 199 dollars, it’s certainly affordable.

ring

This review is not sponsored.  I purchased the Motiv ring myself and! all opinions are my own.  To learn more about the Motiv Ring or to order one, you can visit their website.

Tell me about your favorite activity tracker and why it’s your favorite.

New ring, new shoes, uh, best weekend ever!

Let me just start by apologizing for this post because even though I had several opportunities this weekend to write and tell you about all the things going on around here, I didn’t. So, this is going to be last minute verbal vomit and I’ll probably butcher the hell out of the English language but if you’ve read this blog before, you’re probably used to it.

MacGyver and I are going to have a crazy week this week.  We are in the process of our closings on the houses in Nokomis.  I’m looking forward to this new chapter but also sad to be close one because I kind of feel like the Nokomis house is what started to bring our family all down to Florida and we really love that place.

On the other hand, the new place is pretty darn sweet and much bigger and I can’t wait to put my Pinterior Designer skills to work and make it really ours!  Trust me when I say you’ll get sick of the pictures.

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Over the weekend MacGyver and I hit up a lot of the community garage sales and I scored some stained glass windows for 15 bucks!

stained glass

We also stopped in for lunch at the cutest little café in Dunedin called Bonnie’s.  It’s a French café and they only serve breakfast and lunch but if you’re ever in the area, you should try it, it’s really good.

Bonnies

On Saturday we helped a friend remove some trees and limbs from her yard and then MacGyver and I chilled around the house and hung out with the dogs.  Hank is perfectly fine to hang out on the sofa with us if there’s a blanket around but Boomer steals the throw pillows and hides under the table.

Boomer

Hank

Also on Saturday I got two packages in the mail that I’m so excited to tell you about.  The first is something I told you about months ago and I’ve been waiting on for what seems like forever.

Motiv Ring

That’s right, I got the Motiv ring!  I haven’t had ample time or the opportunity to test it out completely but I promise once I do, you will get a full review.

Secondly I got a little present from Mizuno.

mizuno wave rider 21

Wave Rider 21’s, ah hell yes!

I am so stoked to run in these shoes and I cannot wait to give you guys a full review!  It may be a few weeks before I can give you the most thorough review but I’m crazy excited about it.  I love Mizuno and these shoes are so pretty and they’re the best fit for me with my hip issues.  Can you tell I’m a tad bit excited?   Well, I am!

And with that, I’ve got to run.  I have an early morning appointment.  The next time you’ll hear from me, we’ll be in Nokomis, knee deep in boxes and packing tape.  Oh joy!

What was your weekend like?

What’s your favorite pair of running shoes right now?

Have you tried the Motiv Ring?  Do you like it?

Wrapping fitness around our little fingers, literally!

So y’all know that I love my fitbit.  I love my Garmin and I love my Apple watch.  I also love my Lumo run although I still haven’t fully reviewed it for you yet.  (I promise, I’m working on that.)

I just found out, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s the tiniest wearable I’ve seen so far, the absolute tiniest.  I swear.  Really!

The Motiv Ring

And if I do say so myself, it’s PRETTY! Say hello to the Motiv Ring!

 

This is the Motiv ring, available in Rose Gold or Slate Gray and made from an ultralight titanium.   You can pre-order this bad boy right now in 7 different sizes.  It’s set to ship in the spring of 2017.

Motiv ring

From the Mymotiv.com website

But, why would you want this fitness tracker when there are so many others out there?

Well for starters it’s small and it wraps right around your finger not to mention the fact that it tracks the all the pertinents and such like, your steps, calories burned, resting and active heart rates, and your sleep.

what it tracks

The Motiv Ring is also waterproof up to 5 meters!  That’s a bonus for me.  A big bonus.

The ring comes with a USB charger and a keychain charger and according to the manufacturer it can hold a charge for up to 5 days.

chargers

According to the website it takes about 90 minutes for a full charge.

The Motiv ring retails for 199.00 dollars.  I think I might have to pre-order one but I haven’t made a final decision yet.  Right now though I’m leaning toward yes because I think it might be a good fit for me.

I’m curious, what do you think about the Motiv ring.  Would you try it?