When I was sent the iFit Classic to review, I have to admit my first thought was “wow, that’s big”, followed by “and white”. So, right there, you know my two cons to this combination watch, activity tracker, and calorie counter: I wish that they had a women’s size and I would have chosen black if asked.
But those are my only two cons and I have teeny little wrists, so most watches look a little big on it. (Also? I can’t read time on a watch quickly, so I have always used a digital. Some times it takes me a bit to figure out the actual time, but I’m calling that a brain workout. It’s definitely not an issue with the watch.)
I’ve been wearing the iFit Classic for about a month now and I’m pretty much in love with it. I had never really wanted a step tracker (I feel like I move quite a bit during the day + my running), but I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. Turns out, I am as active as I thought, hitting 10000 steps NOT including workouts more than 90% of the time when I am at my own house. I was not so active while at my parents and my steps varied wildly on travel days. I don’t have any other tracker to compare mine to, but I feel like the steps are fairly accurate, at least in comparison to itself. To me, that’s all that matters.
iFit Classic Features
The iFit Classic tracks steps/activity, calories in/expended, and sleep. It pairs up with an app that you can put on your iPhone or Android phone. While the watch itself has three dials that provide information on steps and calories, the iFit App gives you a lot more information about when you moved, what you ate, and how well you slept. You can also calibrate the watch via the app to your exact stride length. I haven’t used the calorie counter much as I don’t count calories, but I played with it a bit to check it out. It’s simple to add calorie amounts on the watch, there are lots of options for specific foods on the apps, and it has a barcode reading feature on the app! All good things if calorie tracking is your jam. It also works with your iFit.com account if you have one.
Wanna know my favorite feature? The “you’ve been sitting for x minutes” buzz. You can choose how many minutes (I have mine set for 30) and the iFit Classic buzzes to remind you to move. I particularly like this in the evenings when I get sucked into a book or *ahem* the book of Face. Usually I get up and don’t just get in movement, but also get another chore done. Score!
Now that I’ve grown accustomed to the size of the iFit Classic, I love it. It has a totally different look than many of the activity trackers out there, the battery lasts a really long time and charges quickly, and I find it very comfortable. I have to actively remember to take it off to shower, since it’s water resistant, not waterproof. (I may have showered in it a few times with no issues. Shhhh.)
Do you wear a tracker? If you are looking for one and want one that doesn’t scream “tracker”, check out the iFit Classic. (And if you are wondering if you should get a tracker, check out the pros and cons over at Relentless Forward Commotion.)
Disclaimer: I received the iFit Classic to review. All opinions are my own.