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Kate Spade Activity Tracker

Whether you know me in real life or just follow me on social media you should have picked up on the fact that I love the Kate Spade brand. So last fall when Kate Spade announced a line of activity trackers I was in. In fact, I love my tracker so much that when I lost it I bought the exact same one.


 
I got one of the early generation fit bits and overall liked it but I had two main challenges with it- it's not attractive and I hated having to charge it / loose it for periods of time due to having to take it apart to charge - right now I think it's in the pocket of a purse I haven't used in a while - emphasis on I think that's where it is. This is really silly but I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to me for products I use to be functional but attractive - I like my kitchen gadgets to all coordinate, I only drink from "cute" tumblers and I'm a sucker for any functional but cute product so the Kate Spade design is a big winner for me.

Sometimes I wear it like a watch, and sometimes since the buckle is so darn cute I flip it around (especially if I'm wearing an actual watch or other bracelets) and it looks like a thin bracelet.
 



From a functionality standpoint the Kate Spade tracker is similar to the basic fit bit model. The biggest difference is that the tracker is powered by a replaceable watch battery and does not require regular charging.
 
The tracker syncs with the Kate Spade tracker app which tracks steps and sleep showing daily totals, daily patterns and patterns overtime. It also allows the user to log a fitness goal - such as water consumption, and count down to milestones.
 
Step Tracking




 To see how you're tracking throughout the day just tap the face twice and the light will blink one to five times to indicate which percentage of the goal has been accomplished. 

Sleep Tracking




 
Goal Tracking


 
The tracker can also be set-up to function as a phone command but sadly only one command can be active at a time - I have mine linked to the camera.


 
What the tracker does not do is allows the tracking of multiple goals, track weigh-loss, track heartbeat, sync with apps like my fitness pal, have a food log, or the biggest miss to me - have an alarm function. For me personally I liked these features in the fit bit (minus heart rate, that's not available in the base version) but the charging situation just made it too inconvenient for me - if the Kate Spade tracker app was enhanced to allow me to log more fitness related items and the alarm feature was added to a future model it would be the most perfect activity tracker in the world. But for the price point it's the one that fits my lifestyle the best.
 
Apparently my opinion is not in the majority because they hit the sale rack only a few months after being released and so when I scooped up my replacement tracker I bought an extra for a friend but turns out it doesn't fit her needs. So, I've decided to gift it to another friend. Just follow me on instagram  - instagram.com/memphismandysue because at some point this week I will be giving away a new in box tracker identical to mine.
 
PS: If you are impatient or just want to be guaranteed to have one I did see them in other styles at Marshalls for $34.99 (the one on Winchester for you Memphis fashionistas)  

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