I've never fallen in love with a fitness tracker that could be worn as jewelry until I came across Mira. The tracker itself is a black shiny oval shaped piece that clips into a metal slip-on bracelet. The 2 pieces together are minimal and sleek in away that far out-styles FitBit, UP by Jawbone, Nike+ Fuelband and similar black band trackers. Additionally, Mira was designed exclusively for women.
I won't say it's cheap because it's not. Mira retails for $169 online. But what you're paying for is great technology, an app that doesn't baffle you but inspires you and a piece of jewelry that looks good with anything you wear. The 2 metal bracelet finishes--Midnight Purple and Brushed Gold--blend exceptionally well with silver and gold tone jewelry. Most people won't even notice you're wearing a tracker because it looks like a fancy bangle.
Here are a few more reasons I love my Mira:
- To activate the clock, all I have to do is press down on the black screen. The digital features are intentionally hidden to help Mira masquerade as an elegant accessory.
- Mira tells me how many steps I've taken in real time. So if you have your app open while you're walking, you'll see your steps adding up. I love this because it shows you just how accurate the device is. Also, if you're shy of 10,000 steps*, you can use your app to help you fulfill that number with some extra walking around or skipping. I do it all the time and it spares you from having to count out loud, especially in public.
- The Need Inspiration button on the app isn't cheesy. It actually makes you want step up to the plate. For instance, my Mira app just told me that a quick 8-minute run will add 0.7 miles to my daily recommended distance. I can run for 8 minutes pretty easily. Bring it on!
- Mira doesn't just track steps. It acts like a journal too, allowing you to add other workouts and food choices to be added and tallied throughout your day.
- The Mira charger, like the bracelet, is beautifully designed. I keep it on my nightstand and don't even have to remove the detachable tracker from the bracelet to charge it. I just attach the bracelet to the charger and it begins to recharge. The Mira screen will tell you once it's fully powered up.
*Fun Fact: The 10,000 steps challenge was originally a marketing campaign started by the Japanese. Medical experts around the world agreed that 10,000 steps was indeed a healthy number of steps to aim for on a daily basis. It comes out to approximately 5 miles and more than 30 minutes of activity per day.
Here's a great deal for you to get your own Mira:
For the next 2 weeks, use promo code Mizzfit20 to receive 20% off a Mira tracker and bracelet. This promotion begins on June 17th and ends on July 1st. Enjoy this discount and make sure to tag me on any pics you post on social media so I can see what color bracelet you got!