I will begin by saying I have reviewed many fitness type bands. But they have all felt like they were “missing” something. This band is so very different. First – it isn’t marketed as a fitness band – it is a Smart Life Band. Check out all the great things this band can do:
That’s right it can track:
- Calorie intake
- Energy balance
- Sleep quality
- Heart rate
- Stress level
- Emotional state
- Burned calories
- Water balance
- Steps and distance
Typical calorie counting tools rely on averages and estimations from what you eat. Healbe’s patented FLOW Technology estimates the amount of carbs/fat/protein, net calorie deficit (which causes weight loss) or surplus (which causes weight gain) that are crucial for healthy weight management. I don’t know about you but this made me ecstatic! I totally never succeed at tracking calories. I may be successful for a week then I’m over it…
What about activity? There are sensors on this band that count your steps as well as the distance traveled and heart rate. Together with the calorie functions you always know whether you are starving yourself or overeating.
For me hydration is a huge issue and this feature is actually what made me want this smart band so badly. I feel like I live in a constant state of dehydration. But feeling like that and knowing it are two different things. Together with the features listed above, the GoBe2 through its FLOW and Impedance sensor can measure the hydration level and remind me when to drink based on what the sensors determine by body needs. Guess what – yup, I was not hydrating enough.
I also run pretty short on sleep most days. I am always tired and never quite feel like I am rested enough to get through my days. This band analyzes my heart rate and movement to model your waking, REM and regular sleep periods, and reports total sleep, quality of sleep, waking minutes, and sleep efficiency metrics. GoBE2 uses this data to recommend how much sleep I need the next day thus helping you actively reduce sleep deficit.
…And stress – ugh we have tons of stress but nowadays I think everyone does. The stress in our lives is one of the reasons I seriously lack sleep. I am sure it is also partially responsible for my weight gain.
All of those things are reasons I absolutely love this band. There are two things I would like to see improved though – First, the band has to be a little too tight for my liking on my wrist. Otherwise it alerts me nonstop that it basically cannot make a connection. Second, for such a large band, it can be difficult to read. But other than those two things, the functions this band offers are amazing.
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