Cycling Then and Now: How the MOTOACTV Makes a Difference

Riding my bike was my favorite pastime when I was younger. There were numerous summer days where I cruised around my neighborhood without a care in the world. I loved lazily circling the neighborhood, or racing my friends. Cycling is still a pleasure, but I was not worried about exercise when I was child. I did not need to calculate my distance because I was not allowed to wander too far past my neighborhood. Bicycling is a key part of how I stay in shape so I am more mindful of my treks than I was as a child. Fortunately, keeping track of my progress is easy with MOTOACTV. I take this little device on all my rides to monitor my distance, speed, and more.

When I was a kid, I used to guess how fast I was going when I pedaled my hardest or went down big hills. Thankfully, I do not have to rely on guesswork anymore. The Motorola fitness tracker records everything I want to know. The GPS system tracks my route and tells me my distance and time. It also monitors my speed, heart rate, and calories burned. This lets me see what I have achieved after every ride and helps me plan better for my next trek. This is only one way MOTOACTV motivates me to do my best.

Technology has changed since I was younger. I could not ride around listening to tunes quite as easily as I can today. The Motorola fitness tracker has a built in MP3 player. I love listening to music and this makes my workout go faster. The tracker is the perfect companion to my workout mixes because it pays attention to which songs motivate me the most. When I hit a lull, the player starts one of my favorite songs to keep me going.

The best thing about this gadget is how convenient it is. The whole device is easy to clip onto my handlebars with the Motorola bike mount. I do not have to worry about where to carry it or fear that it may come loose. This also makes it simple to see my progress and adjust the music.

I will always enjoy bicycling. However, the way I ride is different from when I was young. I still have fun, but I have better tools. I never leave home without the Motorola bike mount or MOTOACTV.

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The Wahoo Fitness BlueHR Heart Rate Monitor for Weight Loss

When I finally made the decision that this was time that I got serious about losing weight and getting back into shape, I decided I would give running a try. While I certainly did not start out being much of a runner, I did progress with time and have really come to enjoy my workouts. One of the best things I did was to purchase a Wahoo Fitness BlueHR heart rate monitor. This little Wahoo monitor allows me to keep track of my progress and it provides the impetus I needed to keep me on track and moving forward.

One of the major benefits with the Wahoo Fitness monitor is that it allows you to not only keep a check on your heart rate, which is ideal for ensuring that you get the best workout possible, but it also gives you the flexibility of being able to add various features, such as a stride sensor. I love the fact that I can use my Wahoo Fitness BlueHR heart rate monitor with my iPhone 4S. This amazing little feature lets me run wirelessly and the built in Bluetooth technology sends the information from my Wahoo monitor directly to my iPhone. Talk about convenient!

I was surprised to find the many apps that work with this amazing Wahoo Fitness monitor. In fact, I use a number of different apps, but my favorite, so far, is the mapping app called MapMyRun. This is a really handy tool that not only maps my run, but after inputting my height and weight it now keeps track of how many calories I have burned during my workout. There are certainly lots of other great apps that I also like to use with my Wahoo Fitness BlueHR heart rate monitor. For example, the 3, 2, 1 Run app records my GPS coordinates as I run and the iBody app is perfect for tracking my running routes and distance, as well as my blood pressure, weight, body fat, cholesterol and of course, the number of calories I have burned.

Finding a Wahoo monitor that can keep me motivated and losing weight has been the biggest factor in helping me to achieve my weight loss goals. Of course, I still have a ways to go, but this gadget gives me the incentive and motivation I need to keep moving and I have been able to gradually increase the length of my runs as well as the intensity of my workouts.