Most of my readers will know by now that I try to do as much fitness as possible. It’s pretty impossible these days as free time is rarely on my side, but I’m trying to save aside a couple of times a week to work out. One thing I am relieved I get to do is to walk to work every day. I’m currently living in an apartment in Manchester City Centre before I move into my new house, and it takes me half an hour to walk one way to work, and half an hour to walk back. That’s one whole hour of walking per day – pretty impressive I think?
To help me keep track of how many steps I am talking and calories I am burning, I’ve been using fitness apps on my smartphone to keep on top of my fitness. The best one by far is MyFitnessPal – it’s a great app to have on your phone to log all your food for the day as well as exercise. It also gives you a true representation of your health and fitness goals.
Another way that I enjoy keeping fit is by using music and video via my phone technology to motivate me and give me that ‘boost’ when starting any fitness regimes. The newly launched HTC M9 is a fantastic phone device which I find from reading reviews is a must-have if you need your phone to have the best music system, which encourages working out. The HTC M9 BoomSound Speakers and its ability to record/play to up to 4k of video is another aspect which promotes motivation – sometimes playing video clips I’ve recorded myself or playing a range of videos from YouTube that I’ve discovered keeps me going too.
I actually think that making sure you have a really trusty, full spec phone is an essential in the world of working out. Going to the gym or heading out for runs can sometimes kill me with boredom, but having a device like the HTC M9 would entertain on the go, and if used right, would actually turn fitness into fun. I love how it is slim, with a shiny all-metal body and a big 5” Full HD screen. As a fashion blogger, I’d feel quite stylish owning this as it has a real distinctive design. The camera also has a hardened sapphire lens to keep it scratch free, looking good and taking super sharp photos. It’s definitely highly rated for its music and video playing ability the most though – so worth checking out if you’re in the position to switch your phone (and also a fitness freak!)
To celebrate my love for fitness and technology, I have teamed up with Three Mobile to give away the Orb Bluetooth Activity Tracker, available in black, white or pink, which can be connected to any smartphone. It sends your steps and sleep data wirelessly to a compatible smartphone or tablet, or via an optional dongle which plugs into a PC/Mac. It also tracks your steps, distance walked, calories burned and sleep, helping with weight loss you lose weight, getting fitter and feeling better. If you aren’t lucky enough yet to own the HTC M9 (It’s on my wish list) then don’t worry – this Orb can work with any smartphone.
To WIN the Orb Bluetooth Activity Tracker, just answer the question below by commenting on this post with the answer, and do feel free to share this on Twitter using the hashtag #HTCM9WithEmma.
“What is the best fitness app and why?”
Competition runs for 30 days, ending 23rd May 2015. One winner will be selected. Good luck!