Polar A360

Still busy packing over here. If you missed the last post, I’m moving to the US soon. I’ll be reviewing products and services in the states starting next week!! Looking forward to it! I kind of love new beginnings. She’s undergoing a big project right now too so I may be reviewing on her asphalt paving service in Columbia soon enough! I’ll be coming to a new home with a beautiful new driveway…hopefully!

For now, I’d like to review a product I’ve had for about 6 months now. It’s the Polar A360 fitness band.polar-a360-white-cardiofitness-de

I love this band.  It has all kinds of amazing features.  First off, it’s waterproof!!  I shower with it, swim with it, wash dishes with it – I love that I don’t have to worry about water.  It’s been getting wet for 6 months and still going strong!

Second, it has a built-in heart rate monitor so that you don’t have to wear one of those annoying bands around your chest.  The A360 can deliver on the spot BPM readings.

The polar A360 has a beautiful touch screen display.  I love the sleek yet simple look of it. It’s bright for night time but you can still see the screen fine during the day. Display details can be chosen to compliment your liking.  You can have a clock face, a vertical time, a horizontal time, a military time – lots of options. People think I’m wearing an apple watch but no, it’s just my fitness band.  It has settings for running, walking, group exercise, strength training, sleep tracking and more.  It also keeps track of the calories you’ve burned. The screen responsiveness works really well too…even when you’re wet.

It also gives you smart phone notifications. You can see when a message comes in or a call or email.  But as far as the messages go, you can only see a blip. You have to grab your phone to respond.  But at least you can see if you need to take that message or call though.

It syncs up with MyFitnessPal’s app. I love that app and I love that I can keep track on my caloric intake and the band will tell it how much I’ve burned after exercise and deduct it from my daily count.

Charging is pretty easy.  The back of the face has a clip off section that allows you to plug the charger in.  I wear it 24/7 and only need to charge it once a week if not less.

Lastly, there’s an inactivity alert that tells you when you need to start moving.  I work at my computer all day and it reminds me every hour or so.  At the end of the day, you see all your activity and inactivity.

A360 isn’t the best heart rate tracker out there as far as accuracy goes, but overall I’d recommend this device to anyone looking for a sleek, comfortable and waterproof fitness tracker.

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Norwex

Big news!  As I’m starting my new blogging venture, I’ll be starting another new venture even more exciting.  I’m headed to the states for a long long holiday to help my sweet mother out.  She’s getting older and a bit needy!  I’m an only child and so I feel like I should probably go and be near her.  So South Carolina here I come!  Looking forward to it actually.  I hear they have beautiful beaches and lots of history. I’ll probably be living with her for a time as I decide if and where I want to stay permanently.

Anyhow, now that I’ve broken that exciting bit of news, on to my next review…

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Norwex body cloths.  Let me start by saying I love Norwex products!  The fact that I can clean without chemicals is huge to me.  I’ve found that harsh chemicals affect my health and skin.  Their Envirocloth and Spirisponge are my favorite products.  I also love their Body cloth which I was told lasts about 2 years.  I haven’t used soap in a year!!  Now, I know that sounds disgusting but it cleans your skin quite well and leaves it as smooth as a baby’s bum!  The only problem…it doesn’t seem to last 2 years.  My cloths lose their soft quality in about 2 months time.  They get a bit scratchy and have hurt at times when I’m scrubbing an area with a mole or whatnot.  I’ve been told to soak it in their detergent to bring it back to life but it doesn’t work.  I’ve ended up buying new cloths 2-3 times per year.  Still trying to decide if it’s worth it to me or not.

Back to my favorite products without a negative note. I would recommend their envirocloth and spirisponges to anyone.  The spirisponge scrubs all the pots and pans and china without scratching, so it’s fantastic for non-stick items!  I stock up on them!  The envirocloth is just a great cleaning cloth period.  You can use it wet or dry.  When using it wet, just rinse and wring it and let it dry. You can use it forever and it never gets smelly.  I wash it about once every 2 weeks. It’s great for cleaning up oil and grease in the kitchen.  One swipe will get it all up with no trace!  I would also recommend their kitchen towels.  They are the best towels for drying that I’ve ever tried.  They leave no trace of water at all in just one pass.  I use them every day and can wash a whole kitchen full of items and the towel still dries great by the last dish!  Overall, Norwex makes great products.  I just wish I knew what was causing my body cloths to lose that soft microfiber feel so quickly.  If anyone knows, please holler!

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