I bought a new phone a couple of weeks ago. Nothing remarkable really, but it’s quite good for me as I hardly ever used my old one. Mine was what I call a real emergency one, pay as you go, however it was rarely charged. I have also got an iPad mini, and used pay £10 a month for Internet access. So I made the jump, and bought a Sony Xperia with a contract for £10 a month from Tesco Mobile, which covers my phone calls which are non existent; text; what text? and Internet access for the few times I need it when there is no WiFi available. You must all think I’m mad, but now I make sure that my phone is fully charged and I have been using it loads. What is the difference you may ask.
My new phone came with a free Sony Smartband. I did not even know what one was, but as it was free, so I thought I give it a go. It’s only a basic model, but I love it. Once you download the Lifelog app to your phone, you can monitor all sorts of things, however I only really use it for three things, monitoring how much calories I used in a day, how many steps I made, and how well I slept. Sometimes I check on time I have walked, but for me the step count is more interesting.
I have always been very fit, doing lots of exercises, even riding 4 miles to my classes and then riding back home again. I have run a couple of half marathons, but my knees did not like it, so I gave that up. I love yoga, find it very relaxing and it keeps me supple which I found is very important as you get older. We have an exercise bike now set up in the conservatory, so it’s like riding outdoors but without worrying about the traffic zooming by you.
My smart-band is really helping me to focus on keeping fit. I check couple of times in a day to see if I reached my set target, and try to exceed it when it’s possible. You can view the Lifelog by day, week. month or even by a year, which helps to keep track on your progress. On a couple of days I was well below target, however it was due to illness, so no worries, just annoying that both times was on Sundays, when my husband and I like to go out for walks. I found it quiet amazing that in 19 days I have used 49,665 calories and in only a week I did 53,240 steps.