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Bowflex Boost Activity Tracker Bracelet Review

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It seems like almost everyone has one of these activity tracker bracelets. I thought I don’t need one, I know I need to exercise more why would I want a daily reminder? Now that I have been using one, I am kicking myself for not getting one sooner…but hay at least I am burning calories doing so!Bowflex Boost

 

The Bowflex Boost Activity Tracker is a little different than some of the other trackers I have seen, it does not show you your actual results on the bracelet. You need the app to do that. It does give you a red, yellow or green light to let you know where you stand. At first, I wasn’t sure I would like that, I mean I need instant gratification! But I quickly adjusted and actually like the fact that I need to sync it to learn exactly how many steps I took for the day.

Bowflex Settings

The Bowflex App is an integral part of this activity tracker. When you download the free app, you first set your profile by typing in your gender, weight, and height. Then you can set your goals of how many steps you want to take, how many calories you would like to burn and the distance you would like to walk in a day.

The bracelet itself only shows colors: red, yellow, green, purple or blue light. So you will need to sync to your app to see the specifics of how you are doing for the day. It does sync via Bluetooth which is convenient. The red light means that you are just starting, when it turns yellow you are half way to your goal and green means you made it! The activity tracker also keeps track of your sleeping patterns as well. Press and hold the button on the tracker until it turns purple right before you fall asleep and then press it again when you wake to take it out of sleep mode. The blue light is for syncing to your device. Once it is finished syncing to the app, it will automatically disconnect from Bluetooth.

Boost Progress

 

This morning when I did my last sync (see picture below), it shows my activity from during the night. I put it into sleep mode at 9:40 PM and then turned it back on at 5:22 AM giving me 7 hours and 35 minutes of sleep time and then it took me 7 minutes to fall asleep. I did call to find out how it tracks when you fell asleep and was told that it tracks your movement. So when you stop moving around is how it figures out how long it took you to fall asleep. You will also see your movement on the sleep activity page, with spikes on the graph but I guess I had a good night with no movements. Some nights, I see a few spikes. Then between the time I turned sleep mode off (5:22) and my syncing (6:52), you can see my activity level for that hour and a half. 

Boost Activity

The app shows you your activity for the day, week, month and year in several different formats. As of this syncing at 2:01 PM today, I am only at 29% of my goal (yes I have been pretty inactive today so far!). I can also see what times I have been most active throughout the day on two different graphs. 

Bowflex Boost Activity

 

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The bracelet comes with a USB chargeable battery that lasts up to 11 days. I can even charge my Boost in the car with my iPhones charger adapter making it nice for when I am pulling carpool duty. The Boost is also water resistant up to one meter so you can take a shower with it on or even go out in the rain, but it is not recommended to swim in. Bowflex Boost is designed with Bluetooth Smart technology and supports iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s (and newer) and iPad 3, 4, Air, and mini (and newer) as well as select Android phones with Android 4.3 (or newer) and Bluetooth Smart technology like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One. Make sure to watch as new models will be added soon.

Bowflex Boost

Overall, I really don’t know how I lasted so long without one. I find myself checking to see if I made it to green and at the very least when I am on yellow, I am trying to become more active. I now have a daily goal and with it being so visible, I am working harder to obtain my goal, so thank you Bowflex for giving me something to reach for every day and helping me become more active.

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23 Comment

  1. Avatar
    Sally
    March 4, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I think this is awesome! I think it would really motivate me to get into the green and really make myself work at getting a great workout!!

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    Sarah Jane
    March 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I like that it gives you lights to let you know how close to goal you are.

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    latanya
    March 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I like that it tracks so much information.

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    Sarah L
    March 5, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Very interesting. I’d like to know how long I sleep and how long it takes me to fall asleep.

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    julie matek
    March 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I love that it shows our activity at different times of the day/week. That’s exactly what I need! Some days are busier at work for me and I am wondering how many steps I take and how many calories I am burning:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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    mrsshukra
    March 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I need this now that I am exercising more!

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    Kimberly Schotz
    March 10, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Wow! This tracks so much information. I think this would be very useful

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    Sherry Compton
    March 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    There are several things I really like…all the information it tracks, the bluetooth capability, and the rechargeable battery. I would have to get used to the light system but glad that in the end it is a great product.

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    Shannon R
    March 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    This would really help motivate me. There would be no convincing myself I have actually done more than I have!

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    Lesley F
    March 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I like all the information that you can get with it

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    Jessamine D.
    March 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This looks interesting. I do try to workout everyday but lack motivation. I’d like to try if this will help me workout daily. 🙂

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    Joanne Smith
    March 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    This is amazing. I really could use this to track what I can do because I am limited due to problems and pain.

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    bianca roman
    March 14, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I’ve been wanting one of these work out ‘bracelets/watches’ for a LONG time now. i kinda like that it doesn’t show you right away how well you did, because i think that can get in the way of your overall mood and performance (if that makes any sense). i also would be interested to see how well i sleep (since i don’t think i sleep well). and connecting via bluetooth? i’m all for it!

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    Pauline Milner
    March 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to this product. It is great that there is a product that is so very user friendly. I would definitely track my activity with this product as it is so easy to use and interpret. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity. Please continue with the terrific blogging.

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    RICHARD HICKS
    March 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I love this. Having all the analytics to see how you are working out is so useful

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    tina reynolds
    March 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I am impressed with how much it tracks especially sleep steps and calories I would love to track those three

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    Stacy Harrington Calhoun
    March 17, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Talk about motivation in your face, I love the idea that it is color coded, i am not a fan of counting calories but love I can program it, and it suprise me when i am donw

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    Desiree Dunbar
    March 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love that this tracks your steps so easily.

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    jennifer wexler
    March 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    this seems like a great way to get motivated to workout more

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    Amanda Sakovitz
    March 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    i love how this tracks your progress! its a great way to stay motivated!

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    Thomas Murphy
    March 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I would love to have one of these! It would help to keep me motivated.

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    Lily Kwan
    March 19, 2014 at 1:21 am

    This activity tracker bracelet looks very useful. Thanks for sharing!

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    Rhonda Martin
    March 22, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Oh this would be perfect for someone with my kind of personality. I have no self motivation when it comes to exercise (just speaking the truth) but if I had this bracelet it would drive me nuts and would push me to meet that goal. I would definitely buy this and use this if I could. I think this would help me more than any exercise equipment. Unfortunately I am unable to exercise due to health reasons. Now if they had a bracelet that could keep track of the calories I eat and issued warnings that would help me for sure.

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