Q-Band HR / Q-66 HR + Heart Rate Fitness Band with Smart Notification Review

 

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I guess by now everyone has already heard of trend with fitness bands, right? Fitness trackers are one of the most purchased devices in wearable tech, mostly because they are practical and affordable. They appeal to those looking for a fitness basis or those simply wanting a smart watch. I  was personally lost in the beginning on why you would pay so much (some are quite high I think) to simply count your steps!

Now, that being said, I was a little excited to get to review the Q-66HR band now, had it have been a few years back, like I said I didn’t get it! It wasn’t till last year that I realized that things needed to change. My husband & I were not living a very healthy lifestyle and we spent way to much money on junk food on top of that so we began to take tiny steps to start living better, healthier  and more frugally green. This was last summer so we spent a lot of time outdoors (kept moving) and started growing our first garden which was really fun. I can’t wait to get started this year! I think this review comes at a perfect time, because before I didn’t pay attention to what all the fitness bands do and wasn’t ready to get serious about getting healthy.

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Pros

Waterproof

Works with any Android smart phone with bluetooth and iPhone 4s or later. They have a complete list of phones & devices supported

Comes with USB charger

You simply download and install the i-gotU Life app and you have all your info & can check your stats on your phone and not have to sign into a website (the app is free)

Watch band is reversible (one side is black/other camo)

Enables you to track your steps and calories

Has sleep mode which tracks your sleep patterns with a detailed report on deep sleep, light sleep, REM and awake time. It notifies you if you need more sleep

It shows your heart rate. You know that if you are in a certain zone, you are burning more calories

After connecting it to my tablet it notified me by flashing of missed calls, emails and proper social media based on my settings

Takes about 2 hours to fully charge then seems to last about a week before needing to be recharged

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Cons

The number one complaint I have is that your phone has to be within range of the Q Band for it to be effective

The snap closure does not seem to be very secure after first use

I had a little trouble getting to charge at first, not sure what the problem was

The design. Not very impressive but it is built to last not be pretty I guess!

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My Thoughts

After discovering what the watch is capable of doing I am much more impressed with the fitness band. The Q-66HR Band does pretty much everything it claims to do. I see now why people love these things. I think it the heart rate monitoring definitely encourages you to push on and keep going when you’re seeing actual results. Though there is a few cons, the Q Band is worth its price in value and function.

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Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Started Right with Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe Foreword by Sienna Miller

Let me start with the fact that I love the concept of this book. With each passing year I hate to say that unfortunately I get older and older but on the bright side I become more and more aware of the fact that I can always eat healthier, live healthier, etc. and that this is the key to better living and trying to hold on somewhat to my youth (no wrinkles yet!). This book is a gal’s best friend! It’s a cookbook that’s designed to highlight ingredients & recipes that make your skin glow! Healthy and nutritiously at the same time!

Eat Beautiful is in my opinion not only a cookbook with a holistic approach but a lifestyle guide. Very easy to read and follow the information and simple delicious recipes. Wendy Rowe is a world – renowned – makeup artist and beauty expert. Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne to name a couple are just some of the stars she works with. Wendy is known as a “beauty guru” and from reading this book I see why. She explains that your body gives you signs about what it needs you just need to pay attention. She also tells you the right foods to eat that will benefit your skin during different seasons. 

The ingredients, vegetables, herbs & spices, etc. are highlighted in segments and broke down to nutritional values & benefits for your skin and incorporated into the recipes and like I said a second ago broken down by the seasons. 

Examples:

Natural Red Wine – The Youth Potion featuring a powerful anti-aging antioxidant.

Spinach – The Free Radical Fighter whose iron moves your blood, helping to repair skin cells.

The book also has easy & natural recipes for homemade scrubs, cleaners, toners, etc.  Really the only thing I found that could have been better was the pictures. The book delivers the message to me that if you put good in you will get good out! You are what you eat after all is the saying! It’s not just another cookbook or look good book. It is very practical & organized, really a beautiful book. I can’t wait to try more of the recipes! My favorite so far is the Black Sesame Stir-Fry. Eat Beautiful is totally worth the time! Great read especially for those interested in skin & beauty care through clean and healthy living!

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*I received this book from Blogging for Books for review.