Bellabeat: The Best Fitness Tracker for Women

Bellabeat: The Best Fitness Tracker for Women
06 Aug

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Hello to you new people too Before I jump into this video I want to remind you to click that little subscribe button down below so you never miss my next video All right, so today we're going to be talking about the Bellabeat, which is this cute little device right here I have been promising that I would make this video for quite a while, and people keep asking me about it, so finally I have done all the things related to it, so I feel very confident about talking about it So I bought the Bellabeat Leaf Urban to replace my Fitbit Charge HR, because the Charge HR caused me to break out and gave me a rash no matter what I did with it, no matter what sort of case I put on it

I got really tired of that, so I was trying to find a replacement that was cute, that I could use So this was what I ended up buying Now, this does not do bpm, which is one of the things that the Fitbit Charge HR does do, but it does everything else that I need it to do, so I'm okay with that So it does track steps and calories, which are estimated based off of my height and weight I'm currently 5'4" and I weigh 154 pounds

Ideally I would like to be 140 pounds I think my doctor would like me to be 130 pounds But I'm trying to be realistic here So the Bellabeat also functions as a sleep tracker It lets you know how light or how deep you sleep

I think it's probably pretty accurate for that, because I know some nights I'm really restless, and it'll say, "You've been light sleeping for this long" And then other times it says, "Oh, you've been deep sleeping for this long" So I'm like, probably accurate It also tracks your stress levels and it's a fertility tracker, and it has a meditation, so you can do guided meditation with it I did ask my gynecologist how accurate the fertility tracking was with this

She said it was okay but slightly off She's off the opinion that if you're trying to get pregnant, you need to count eight days from the start of your period, and on that eighth day you should start having sex Have sex basically every other day from that eighth day until the eighteenth day Then don't have sex again until that eighth day rolls back around if you're trying to get pregnant So like I mentioned before, the Bellabeat also offers guided meditation

So you can go into the guided meditation section, download different guided meditation guides This basically is supposed to help you achieve zen and lower your stress I've used a few of the guided meditations, mostly the ones for sleep, but I don't do that very often because Ray can't stand any noise, and when I come to bed he's already been asleep for a couple of hours, so I really try to be as quiet as possible So one of the most frequently asked questions that I get with the Bellabeat is, "Can I get it wet?" So what Bellabeat says is, you can get it wet, but they don't recommend you shower with it or get in the pool with it, but if you're going to wash your hands it's not a problem It's supposed to be more water resistant than a lot of the other devices, like my Ringly says you can only get it wet by washing your hands

This is supposed to be more resistant than the Ringly to water One of the biggest draws that I had to this, aside from the fact that I think it looks really cool as opposed to what my Fitbit looked like, my Fitbit was really freaking ugly, is that you don't have to charge it I hated trying to remember to charge my Fitbit I would sometimes forget, and then it would really irritate me So this, you don't charge it

It claims that the battery lasts in it up to six months That wasn't true for me I bought mine on May 31st, I received it by June 2nd I bought it through Amazon When I got it I was like, "Okay, let's wear it, let's see how this works

" I really liked it I didn't like the bracelet that came with it I didn't like the next bracelet that I bought to go with it So I actually ended up buying this band on Etsy It's a custom made band with amethyst beads, and I like this much better because it's really easy to get it on and off since it's stretchy

But back to the battery So the battery's supposed to last up to six months Like I said, I started using mine on June 2nd, and mine went out I think right once I got back from Dragon Con, so say around September 5th or 6th So then I had to change the battery in it and put a new battery in That was actually really easy

You just need a torques three wrench, like you would use for a cell phone, and you need these batteries, these are like watch batteries, they're a specific number, like 2032 is the model number or whatever I'll put that information in my description box in case you need to pick them up for yourself But it was really, really easy to change I was surprised It's basically just like doing a watch, so easy, not difficult at all

I could do it myself Because basically you just take the little screws off, problem solved So I mentioned, I didn't like the band that originally came with this I bought the silver one I don't know why it didn't come with a black band or a gray band, that's what it should have came with

Instead, it came with this crappy tan band, which is not really my color I do like the fact that it has silver hardware, but I don't like this color at all So I went to their website to buy a black band and ended up with a black band that has rose gold, so the metal doesn't match, which was really irritating, because they didn't offer a black band that had silver metal I actually like the way this hooks much more than the second band that I bought So this band, which is the one it comes with, you just hook on very easily like this; super easy

This one, which is the second band that I bought, is more difficult because you're supposed to press it in and get it to go on like that It's really hard when you're trying to put this on one-handed, to get that done I found it actually much more difficult than the first band, although I know a lot of people like the first band Which is why, as I mentioned, I ended up going to Etsy and finding somebody to make me a custom bracelet because I really was tired of dealing with those, I hated those If you don't want to wear it as a bracelet like I do, it does come with a necklace, and you can also kind of clip it onto your clothes if you want to do that

But I just prefer it as a bracelet because it's really easy for me to remember it, and then I don't lose it, and it's just, I don't know, I like that, I think that's pretty easy to work with So as far as sleep goes, I think it's pretty accurate, as I mentioned, with monitoring sleep I like being able to track my sleep to find out what do I need to change if something's going on? But for the most part, I sleep pretty deep these days, so I haven't had as much of a trouble When I first got the puppy, I was getting no sleep, and I'm like, "No wonder I'm tired, I've had four hours of sleep, this is not good" So the phone interface for the Bellabeat is really nice

I'm going to insert this up here and show you, I'll walk through it with you and everything so you can check it out So this is the little leaf icon on my phone for the Bellabeat You can see it has my period going on right now So let's go in to check on period tracking It tells me my period's going to last two more days

It makes a guess as to my fertile days and my ovulation My gynecologist said it was close but not exact in her opinion Let's show you how easy it is to sync So you just hit the little button right here If you need to adjust how long you slept, you go in here, and I slept til 11:30

Do save So it tracks that I slept for 7 hours and 54 minutes Click on stress and it's going to tell you I have like a 25% sensitivity because I'm on my period, and I really need to exercise, and I haven't exercised Talks about sleep You can see like previous night's sleep

So like for this day, the 19th, it tracks how many steps I walked in a specific period of time, and then the walking that I did with the dogs, and another activity If I wanted to go in today and add a walk with the dogs, I could do say 3:20 to 3:40 Then you pick the activity type and it will add the activity So like I said, I really like the interface, I think it's really easy to use And I like how my bracelet looks

Mine is easy on and off because it's stretchy So the way you put it on is, you slide it on the one side that's opposite you This is how you put it on I think it's a pain in the ass to do it this way There

It's super easy to add in whenever I lift weights or take a 45 minute walk with the dogs My Bellabeat is made out of stainless steel and some sort of sustainable wood composite that's made to look like stone, which I actually really like how it looks Again, this doesn't irritate my skin at all It's very easy to pair with your phone and to update your information every morning when you wake up You just press the little button and it works

So now I'm going to talk about what I love and what I don't love about this So what I love about this, as I mentioned, is it just works It monitors my sleep, my stress, and my steps Those are all of the things that I really like having monitored, and I feel like it does a very good job at all three of those It's easy to use as a period tracker

You just press a button to say you're start your period, and it estimates when you should next start My period this month started two days early, I think it was because of stress because of the hurricane and all kinds of stuff So I was at least glad to have a heads-up that I knew it was coming, and then when it started early it was just easy for me to turn it on and track it I really love how it looks because I feel like it looks really good My Fitbit was ugly

This is not ugly I think it's very elegant and pretty to look at, at least for me I also didn't want a display, so I like the fact that it's all in my phone If I want to check anything out, I just go to the app in my phone What I don't like about it, as I mentioned, I really don't like the bands that it comes with

I don't like that I couldn't choose to pick out a black band or a gray band with silver metal to go with the Bellabeat When you're spending almost 150 bucks on a fitness tracker, it'd be nice if you could actually get a band that you would wear So I feel like that's one of the things that Bellabeat really fails on is providing a really nice looking band to go with your product I did do a comparison with my Fitbit and my Bellabeat to see how close they were steps-wise They were within 20 steps of each other, so I feel like this is super accurate whenever it comes to tracking steps

So anyway, that's my review on the Bellabeat Like I mentioned, I really like it I understand that it may not be for everybody, but it's definitely been perfect for me It was a great replacement for my Fitbit Charge HR I hope I answered all of your questions about it

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