43% own one, 80% say it's a positive influence,
74% are considering buying one.
What are we talking about? Wearables. Also known as smart watches or fitness trackers. Chances are if you don't already have one you will be thinking about buying one. There are many different brands of wearables including: Fitbit, Nike Fuel Band, Apple Watch, Google Glass, GoPro, Samsung Galaxy Gear, Microsoft and Jawbone. Currently Fitbit is the top wearable device used and that is the brand we will discuss in this article.
To start with, decide what type of fitness tracker fills your needs. Do you want to track everyday actives to improve your overall health? Or make the most out of your workouts if you have an active lifestyle? Or take your training to a new level and reach your peak performance? Choose between EVERYDAY, ACTIVE and PERFORMANCE fitness trackers.
For many of us, our Pandora jewellery represents who we are and memories we cherish. It's worn everyday as part of our wardrobe. Wearables are also designed to be... Wearable. Worn everyday. For a Pandora fan thinking about wearing a fitness tracker on a daily basis it is an important thing to consider.
If you already own a wearable or are thinking of purchasing one, you may be wondering, how will it go with my Pandora bracelet?
Fitbit Zip is the most basic Fitbit tracker. It is designed to fit comfortably in your pocket, on a belt or a bra. Available in: Charcoal, Lime, Midnight Blue and Magenta.
Fitbit One is a activity and sleep tracker. It clips securely onto your pocket, belt or bra. Available in: Black or Burgundy.
Fitbit Flex has a slim, stylish device that tracks all-day activity like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and active minutes. You can style the Flex tracker with bright accessory bands from Fitbit. To change bands, pop the Flex tracker out of the wristband and slip it into the accessory that compliments your Pandora. Wristbands available in: Black, Slate, Violet, Lime, Pink, Navy, Tangerine, Teal, Red and Blue.
Fitbit Flex 2 is the slimmest and most customisable Fitibit tracker. Features include; swim proof, tracks swimming, SmartTrack, call and text notifications, all-day activity, sleep tracking and interchangeable accessories. The removable tracker fits in bands, bangles and pendants.
Fitbit Charge tracks all-day activity like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. Built with Caller ID, Charge shows your incoming calls when your phone is nearby. Available in: Black, Slate, Blue and Burgundy.
Fitbit Alta has the functions of the Charge but in a slimer design. A collection of leather, metal and classic accessories makes it a very customisable tracker. Available in: Black, Blue, Plum and Teal. Accessories available in: Blush Pink Leather, Camel Leather, Graphite Leather and Stainless Steel. Public School collection and Gold Bracelet accessories will be available soon.
Fitbit Charge HR monitors your heart rate automatically and continuously right on your wrist to accurately track calorie burn, maintain workout intensity, maximize training and optimize health. It tracks all-day activity like heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes. Caller ID allows you to see incoming calls when your phone is nearby. Available in: Black, Plum, Blue, Tangerine, Teal and Pink.
Fitbit Charge 2 now has more to offer. Features include: PurePulse heart rate, muti-sport tracking, connected GPS, call, text and calendar alerts, cardio fitness level, guided breathing sessions and interchangeable accessory bands. Available in: Black/Silver, Plum/Silver, Blue/Silver, Teal/Silver, Lavender/Rose Gold and Black/Gunmetal.
Fitbit Blaze fitness watch features include: PurePulse heart rate, connected GPS, on-screen workouts, colour touchscreen, call, text and calendar alerts, all-day activity and sleep tracker and music control. Available in: Black/Gunmetal, Black/Silver, Blue/Silver and Plum/Silver. Accessories available in: Black Leather, Camel Leather, Mist Grey Leather and Stainless Steel Links.
Fitbit Surge is the No. 1 selling GPS watch in the US. Features include: GPS tracking, PurePulse heart rate, all-day activity, SmartTrack and Multi-Sport, Notifications and Music. Available in: Black, Blue and Tangerine.
Wearing my wearable...
After thinking about what I wanted from a fitness tracker I decided to buy the Fitbit Charge HR. I wanted to have the all-day and sleep activity tracking as well as the PurePulse heart rate monitoring. The caller ID feature also looked like a great feature for me as I often miss phone calls because I mistakenly leave my phone on silent. Many of the Fitbit trackers are available in colours that match or compliment the Pandora leather bracelets. Out of the colours available I decided Plum would best suit my wardrobe and most importantly my Pandora.
My first instinct was to wear my purple Pandora triple leather bracelet (No. 590714CPE-T) alongside my new plum Fitbit Charge HR. The colours match beautifully and I love the contrast of the metallic purple leather against the matt plum Fitbit. The pink and purple shades in the Shoreline Sea Glass Murano (No. 791608) also highlight the brighter magenta colour of the button on the Fitbit Charge HR.
For a simple and understated look I like my Pandora Dainty Bow Bangle (No. 590724CZ) from the Winter 2015 collection. As the Fitbit Charge HR is quite a plain design I think they look good together. I especially like the smooth sliver against the crisscross texture of the Fitbit.
With the different colours of Pandora leather bracelets available you can also create a pretty contrast of colours with your Fitbit. Here I choose my Pink Double Leather Pandora bracelet (No. 590705CMP-D) which I think looks sweet and feminine against the Fitbit Charge HR.
One of my favourite looks to wear with my Fitbit Charge HR is the Intuition Essence bead (No. 796049) on my Pandora Essence bracelet. I love the gold and plum colours together and think it looks rather regal.
For many Pandora fans their Moments bracelet (No. 590702HV) is their daily go-to bracelet. The simple uncluttered design of the Fitbit Charge HR ensures the focus still stays on your beautiful Pandora moments charms.
For a fun style, rather than wear your Pandora bracelet next to your Fitbit tracker, combine the two together! In this styling I used my purple Pandora triple leather bracelet (No. 590714CPE-T) with the Stella Star Pendant (No. 390328D) and my plum Fitbit Charge HR. I love how this look makes a feature of the texture and colour of the Fitbit as well as showcasing a favourite pendant or charm.