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Worth the investment, gets me moving more than a gym ever did
on 23 March 2015
My violet flex is just brilliant.
This has got me moving more all day every day more than a gym membership ever did.
It's motivating, the lights are a constant reminder to keep moving.
I was dubious because of some negative reviews but I've not had any problems so far. I wear mine all of the time except in the shower.
I am obsessed with getting my 5 lights lit up every day, so I know I've done my 10,000 daily steps. The app is very good, and the community and group challenges are very good too. It's easy to add friends and start a challenge with strangers even (who you can also message within the challenge).
Battery life so far has been excellent, well over 5 days but I don't use mine as an alarm which makes it vibrate and use battery. Nor does it sync to my phone, only my computer. You need a fairly modern phone for it to sync with a phone. But you get a USB dongle thing, that plugs into your computer or laptop which is fine. No need for a modern phone or tablet really!
I wake up and think I need to get my first light as soon as possible. By around mid-day/2pm I'll be thinking I really need to be on at least my second light by now. By 4pm if I've not got 3 lights I'll be making as much effort as possible to get them lit up. Be it going for a walk, marching on the spot, dancing around, house work etc. etc. I will keep active.
By the end of the day, I've consciously made sure I've been as active as possible to get all of my 5 lights. When you hit your 5 lights, the Flex flashes and buzzes, and then you know you can go to bed having succeeded ;)