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Tech Talk: Manda Olivia On Reaching Wellness Goals With Fitbit Inspire HR

Getting fit and fab, distraction-free


Today's fast-paced world is progressive, tech-mediated, and innovative. However, despite these many advances, humans have also become dependent and prone to many health risks. This is why movements when it comes to wellness and fitness has become the mandate of many brands and initiatives. One that has become well known in the field is Fitbit.


Evolving since their first designs launched in 2007, the wellness gadget brand has now launched Fitbit Inspire HR, which has elevated features and technology aiming to optimise one's fitness journey. Perfect for both those who are new to wearables and are already patrons of said tech but would want lower-cost options with great quality, this gadget priced at SGD158 aims to deliver a motivational and goal-celebratory approach when it comes to wellness. 


MandaOlivia Fitbit Inspire HR stretch


To see whether or not it really commits to its claims, we asked Clozette Ambassador Manda Olivia to give it a spin.  She said, "Being healthy is of top priority to me and fitness is the key to that. Be it spinning, running or yoga, scheduling fitness sessions twice to thrice a week is my way of release."  After incorporating the Fitbit Inspire HR to her current lifestyle and even taking it on her recent fitness retreat, here's what she has to say about it. 


First impressions


Just as how first impressions usually go, the packaging and the setting up is the first challenge. With this, we asked Manda how it was like when she got hold of the product for the first time. Manda shared, "My first thought upon seeing the Fitbit Inspire HR in its box is that I thought it was going to be a hassle to set up. However, upon opening the box and following the instructions that came with it, I set it up in less than five minutes — hassle-free." 



Manda then proceeded to share her experience upon wearing it for the first time. She shared, "I was really thrilled at how sleek and sophisticated it looks. [It] makes outfit pairing with active wear, or even typical day clothes, easy." She went on to describe it as an accessory that looks like "it's there, but not really" since it just "looks like a band around my wrist [and] gives a distraction-free feel even as I workout."



Fitbit Inspire HR


Does it slide easily into one's lifestyle?


"The width of the Inspire HR also fits perfectly [even for female wrists]. It also garners just the right amount of attention when I flick it up to see the time. It immediately delivered a seamless user experience," Manda noted. 


"The Inspire HR helped elevate my active lifestyle as it tells me my heart rate, the distance I’ve walked, the number of steps I’ve taken, and even prompts me to move whenever I get sedentary. Knowing these numbers is a convenient way to track if I’m pushing too hard during a spin class or slacking off on my run. Speaking about going on runs with the Fitbit, I particularly enjoyed chucking my phone at home and simply running with the Inspire HR around my wrist as it helps to track the distance I have completed," she added.

In which aspect does the Fitbit Inspire HR excel the most?


While Manda has all but praises for the wearable, we can't help but ask if there are standout features that she felt most impressed by. First would be the Heartrate tracker. Manda shared, "Being a person who constantly experiences spells of low blood pressure, the heart rate tracker is a good gauge for me to keep my resting heart rate in check."


Next, she also mentioned that the band itself also works best with complementing features, thus the Fitbit app earning its second place on her favourites list. "I find that recording my daily sweat progress helpful to hold myself accountable to my own fitness goals. Seeing the daily stats on the app helps to plot my improvement," she explained.


MandaOlivia Fitbit Inspire HR


Lastly, she highlighted its practicality and smart choices when it comes to design and functionality. She elaborated by saying, "Mobility is something very important to me. With its accessible and convenient touch screen function, I don’t need my phone to check the Fitbit app for my current daily progress; the stats are just a swipe away on my wrist."

Overall thoughts


"I would recommend the Inspire HR to not only fitness enthusiasts but also for anyone to wear it during their day-to-day. This Fitbit is highly wearable and a great way for anyone to keep their fitness journey in check," she concluded. 


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