Have you ever wondered why most of us can’t get enough of shopping, luxury items and clothes?
Well, there is actually science behind it. Scientists have even recently come up with a new term ‘Enclothed Cognition‘. It describes the psychological effect clothes and jewellery have on the wearer. So, it’s easy to see the appeal of activity tracker jewellery.
We have all been there… whenever we are dressed in our best and accessorised to kill, we naturally feel more confident, powerful, and ready to achieve our dreams! Your new killer heels will tackle all your problems and that new bag will dazzle everyone around you.
Fitness and fashion go hand in hand. If you have donned your proper training clothes, gym wear, shoes, and sports undergarments, you are likely to perform better. In your sportswear, you begin to feel more in control and inclined towards the athletic activities.
Once you have decided to follow a healthy and active lifestyle, an activity tracker becomes a God-send. The fitness tracker is a device that monitors your fitness-related activities; such as number of steps taken, distance covered, calorie intake, heart rate, pulse and sometimes even the quality and rhythm of sleep. Trackers are available as smartwatches, jewellery pieces and phone applications with most the trackers synchronised to a computer or a smartphone.
When activity trackers were first released, they were bulky and limited in the features they offered. Thankfully the developers and merchants were quick to realise both their shortcomings and their potential. They have since, come up with some beautiful activity trackers that can also function as jewellery. You will come across several notable brands as well as start-up companies who have released some stunning yet practical fitness trackers.
If you are planning on investing in a striking activity tracker, here are some of the most gorgeous, wearable trackers that are both functional and eye-catching.
Michael Kors is a big name for luxury goods; they have designer handbags, jewellery, watches, shoes, apparels and much more. If you adore their label, you will fall in love with their Access Crosby Activity Tracker. It comes in a variety of shades and designs that are ideal for both men and women. The brand has released trackers fit for every occasion and person. There is a gorgeous rose gold stainless steel bracelet that will simply look fantastic on a woman’s wrist and then there is a jet-black armlet that any man can carry with style.
Compatible with Android 4.4+ and iPhone 5+, Michael Kors Access Crosby Activity Tracker is designed to keep up with your life and style. Whether you are on a stroll or a run, the tracker calculates the steps, speed, and distance, and keeps you up to date with its LED notification screen.
One of the best things about the tracker is that it doesn’t require a charger – it is battery-operated which has to be replaced every 4 months. The tracker includes an accelerator, Apple health-kit, Bluetooth, Google fit and is water resistant. It has a two-year warranty.
Its functions are not limited to counting your calories. It acts as a remote control for your smart phone. It can help you click the perfect selfie, play your favourite music, and notifies you of the incoming call.
Depending upon the style you opt for, its price ranges from $75 to $145. You can purchase it through their stores, website, or their retailers.
In our opinion, Michael Kors Access Crosby Activity Tracker is a good choice for those who wish to achieve a sophisticated look with a dash of glamour. They are gender-neutral with different styles and colours.
When it comes to high-tech smart jewellery, Bellabeat has surpassed everyone in the field. The company claims that their devices are for body and mind. It is not just any fitness tracker; Bellabeat wants to improve your lifestyle and emotional health. Their health trackers monitor daily activity, sleep pattern, breathing rate, menstrual cycle, hydration, alertness and can even predict stress and anxiety.
Aimed towards women, Bellabeat smart jewellery is a perfect amalgamation of fitness and beauty. The best-selling health tracker of the recent times, LEAF is a striking leaf-shaped activity tracker that can be worn as a pendant, bracelet, or a clip.
One of the things we love best about the Leaf is that it is able to track the monthly cycle; no more surprises because there will be a warning. Moreover, it helps you cope with stress via built-in breathing exercises. It has a vibrating alarm that will remind you if you have been inactive for too long. You can adjust the reminder timings yourself. Simply sync it with your smartphone, and it will be activated.
While its price is a little on the steep side, it is a great investment for women. There are several colors available on the website such as silver, rose gold and gray rose.
When it comes to feminine touch, Ringly has outdone themselves. One look at it and you will go, ‘aww, that’s cute!’. It is an ideal fitness tracker for a health-enthusiast who loves to glam up. The very first thing you will notice about Ringly is its sparkly semi-precious stone. Fashioned with matte gold, it is available in three lovely hues. The stone is a Bluetooth receiver that rings, flashes, and buzzes to notify you.
Apart from its unique appearance, the gadget itself has pretty neat features. It allows you to stay active and connected to your circle. Whenever there is a new notification on your phone, the area around the gemstone will sparkle or buzz to alert you. You can put your phone away but be aware of any important call or message. The vibrations are strong and there is no chance that you will miss them. Along with that, it tracks activities, sets goals and keeps a watch on your calories. Ringly is compatible with iOS and Android.
One drawback of Ringly is that it must be charged every day. Unlike most battery operated smart accessories, the ring comes with a charger that takes 4 hours to fill up.
Labelling itself as playful and sophisticated, Kate Spade is a well-known name all over the world. When the hype of fitness trackers and smartwatches were at its peak, Kate Spade didn’t hold back and released is very own piece of smart jewellery. Kate Spade Hinge Bangle Tracker is a gold and blue toned fitness tracker that you can sport fashionably at any time in any place.
Monitoring your steps, sleep and stress, the bangle tracker tries to keep your life organized. It manages personal goals, celebrates your important days with you and makes sure you never forget your loved ones’ birthdays. Connect it with the app, and use it as a remote to control playlist, click pictures and much more. The bangle is battery operated and resistant to water.
Dainty with a vintage touch, the bangle activity tracker is a highly desirable accessory for a devoted Kate Spade follower.
For the love of everything bling… Misfit Swarovski Shine lights up your world. Swarovski and Misfit teamed up to brew up this sparkly high-tech fitness tracker that measures your daily activities, quality of sleep, and connects with your smartphone to record the data. It is battery operated which will last you for four months and won’t be impaired if you splash around in water.
Download the Swarovski Activity Crystal app in your phone and manage your personal goals. You can even compete with your friends who use the same device. It also functions as a remote control through which you can take pictures and manage playlists.
Activity trackers are a must-have for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. These jewellery-come-trackers will not only motivate you to work out but will help keep your inner fashionista alive and in-tune at the same time. Don’t wait any longer and grab yourself a piece of smart jewellery. Which one do you love most?