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Runtastic Orbit Fitness Tracker Review

Happy Friday!

I’ve got a fun review for you today – the newest fitness tracking device to hit the market!

Thanks to my partnership with the lovely ladies of Fit Approach, I was graciously sent a brand spankin’ new Runtastic Orbit to test out and review for all of you sweet readers! You’ve probably seen me wearing this over the past few weeks, and I’m excited to finally share my thoughts on it!

 Runtastic Orbit – Activity, Fitness, and Sleep Tracker

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The Runtastic Orbit is a new, unique, 24-hour fitness tracking device that can actually either function as a wrist band, or in its own little pod, in a clip-on attachment! The Orbit can track just about any data you need, as well as provide you with an alarm clock, goal tracking, idle notifications, and even let you know how well you slept the night before.

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The Orbit is also unique in that it can sync up with ANY of Runtastic’s apps, easily turning your Orbit into a GPS! They have also created a new app just for the Orbit, called Runtastic Me, which you can download upon setting up your tracker. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like…

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Using Bluetooth capabilities, your phone and your Orbit can easily and quickly connect, keeping all of your data in one place. In this app is also where you can set up your alarms, goals (for steps and active minutes) as well as manipulate your settings. It’s SO easy, trust me! I love being able to swipe back and forth between my days and data, and tracking my progress is a breeze!

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The original Orbit comes with the black and the blue snap-in wrist bands, and on the Runtastic Orbit website, you can order additional colors such as pink and yellow! LOVE!

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By default, the main screens you’ll see on the Orbit are: time, steps taken, calories burned, and active minutes. The small silver button on the front is how you’ll navigate through the screens. To activate the “sleep” mode, simply press and hold it down until it vibrates, and to wake it up, do the same thing.

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The screen is super easy to read, and at night, it’s plenty bright. It’s also super lightweight, doesn’t feel cumbersome, feels very secure, and is comfortable even on my tiny wrists! And guess what, it’s waterproof!! You could swim laps and shower with this bad boy!

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I think my favorite feature is the most obvious: the step tracker! I can not even begin to tell you how addicting it is to count your steps!! I mean, I don’t count them myself obviously, but it’s addicting KNOWING how many steps you’ve taken during the day, and when you set your step goal for the day, of say 10,000 steps, trying to reach that can actually be so fun! I’ve even had fun trying to guess how many steps I’ll rack up when I run, and sometimes it makes me want to run even further.

If you’re wondering if the step tracker is actually accurate, it is! I’ve even turned it on, walked down the hallway, counted my steps, then compared, and it was spot on. Pretty impressive!

And if you needed any more of a reminder to get up and be active, the Orbit will vibrate every hour it senses you not moving. So at work, it’s the perfect reminder to get up, walk around, and take a few extra steps!

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Overall, I am very, very impressed by the Runtastic Orbit, and would highly recommend it! I’ve been absolutely loving it, and am so thankful to have been able to try it out. Ya’ll, it really does make you want to test how many steps you can rack up in a day! And I think for someone who isn’t very active in general, it’s a great way to motivate them to move more, and encourage more exercise! It’s amazing how much more motivated you are when you see an actual number to help keep you accountable. They say 10,000 is a good amount for the average person to take in a day, so when you see you’ve only taken 3,000, you know you better get moving! And even better, why not set up a little friendly competition between you and your friends or family, and see who can average the most steps? There are plenty of ways to get creative, and be more active together!

Alright friends, have a great weekend!!

Have you heard of Runtastic Orbit? What about Runtastic? Do you have a FitBit or a Jawbone? Would you enjoy tracking your steps?

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    Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating
    August 15, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I like it! Definitely would love to try one out for myself. Thanks for the awesome review!
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    Kelsey
    August 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

    You should read this hilarious essay by David Sedaris about getting addicted to his FitBit: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/30/stepping-out-3

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    Matilda
    August 17, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Fit bands are all the rage now, which I think, if it gets people moving more, why not.
    I have a fit bit, and while I love it, it doesn’t tell the time, or count elevation. Sometimes I also don’t want to wear it on my wrist, esp when I want to wear my watch (metal band, plastic fitbit, yeah doesn’t look classy imo).
    It sure does look neat though.
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    Nicole @ Squash on Squash
    August 18, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I used to have a fitbit, and would use it all the time! Then I got a Garmin with a heart rate monitor, and fell in love with that instead. I really liked knowing how hard I was working, plus having a timer was great too.
    I have friends who use Fitbits and they love it! They are “fitbit friends” and make it a competition to see who can get the most number of steps in a day.
    Orbit sounds awesome too, and it looks sleek!
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    Joanna @Makingmine
    August 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Very cool! My husband just got me a FitBit and I LOVE it! I never imagined wearing something like this 24/7, but now I don’t even notice it! I’d love to try out some other activity trackers to see how they compare!

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