For months I have been on the fence about buying a heart rate or activity monitor. I love the idea of the activity monitor and seeing your total calories burned. But on the other hand I want to see my heart rate during vigorous exercise and if I was a runner, it would be nice to see the distance, etc. I don’t think there is a device that does both. I also dislike having to pay a online subscription to use the activity monitors.
In comes Costco today.
My love of everything Costco is wide and deep. Today while shopping and dragging both kids I discovered something. Side rant - I hate going to Costco on the weekends but it was a must. I happened to go into a side aisle, while leaving kiddos at the end, with some exercise stuff it it. Low and behold there was a display for a Garmin heart rate monitor and the Body Media Fit monitor. The Body Media Fit monitor happen to have a $50 instant rebate on it bringing the price to about $149. The package also includes 12 months of the online program.
I bought it. I am sitting here waiting for the thing to charge up so I can put it on and go to bed. It also monitors your sleep behavior. I figured since I was already committed to tracking my calories to get some weight off me, I might as well see what I am burning.
Stay tuned for more. Do you have a fitness monitor? Thoughts!