Disclaimer: The Mira Fitness Tracker was sent to me for review and this is a sponsored post. Opinions are my own.
It has been years since I’ve agreed to do a sponsored post.
In an era where bloggers seem to do more sponsored than navel gazing I’ve tossed in the paid-post towel.
For the most part the opportunities haven’t been a natural fit and creating a story around the product wouldn’t be a win for either the brand or for me.
I changed my mind when offered the chance to review/experience the Mira Fitness Tracker.
(it arrived boxed like a present.)
This mind-shift occurred for two reasons:
- In a male dominated field, Mira is a device targeted at women and yet they didn’t just grab a tracker and, as the phrase goes, shrink it and pink it.
- Mira is
MADE FOR MEcreated with an active woman in mind and not specifically a hard-core performance athlete.
I was mildly intrigued by the notion of a bracelet-wearable with a less “sporty” appearance and which was versatile.
When I agreed to the post, however, I didn’t think those facets would matter much to me much since I rarely “get fancy” (as the child still says).
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
The Mira Tracker arrived and I immediately liked the fact it had a stand for charging. This may seem a minor detail, but given the fact my previous tracker did not and I struggled to get the charger in/stay in after I set it down—a stand was a huge win to me.
I love the stand!
The device charged quickly and, ever the child of a blogger and a jewelry lover, the 9 year old insisted I photograph it on her wrist.
While she deluded herself with visions of the Mira becoming hers (confession: I have a box filled with unused wearables) I grabbed my iPhone, downloaded the app and began filling out the personalized information.
It was at this point I fell in love.
Unlike any wearable I’ve tried, the Mira app’s questions felt specific to ME and not solely focused on my current fitness intensity/activity level.
we all know the answer to this one!
I was happily surprised Mira meshed with my whole approach to moving my body. Fun (they even used the f-word in the app), fitting it in, and offering motivation/inspiration which was neither patronizing nor overboard.
I was ready.
To the child’s dismay I stripped her wrist of its adornment, glanced at my iPhone one last time, and was amazed at what I saw:
Strive for progress not perfection.
It wouldn’t be overstating to say I took those words as a sign. They’ve played such a large role in my life over the last twelve months—I smiled, screen shot, sent to my partner in crime and announced:
We’ve found our fitness wearable!
And I was right.
What I adored about my Mira Fitness experience:
- Inspiration not patronization. As detailed above, Mira spoke my language and the approach resonated with me.
- Versatility. To my surprise, I loved the fact Mira didn’t look like other wearables when I wore it during presentations. It also blew my mind out (as the child said again upon seeing this) I could quickly shift the “bean” from bracelet to clip-on.
three cheers for EASY transition to a brooch!
- It’s so me…and really I’m not all that unique. It’s what you can when you can in a wearable. Mira doesn’t slam me with data I don’t want and wont use. The app shows a graph of “data” (steps, calories burned, distance traveled etc) collected and suggests *fun* ways I might increase/maintain my activity.
What didn’t I like?
Quite frankly nothing. The Mira is easy to set up/start using which is crucial for me. I’m busy. I’m not a tech-guru. I need something where I receive, charge and GO! The Mira Fitness Tracker definitely fit the bill.
What would I change?
The bracelet comes in gold and purple (and three different sizes. mine is a small). I am
a misfit unique in that I’d actually enjoy other more vibrant color options (bright purple, orange etc).
You can find me sporting Mira around Austin and encouraging others to do the same. There’s a place in the market for hardcore, numbers focused, intense intense wearables for athletes—that place simply isn’t on my wrist.
I’ve found, as Ive
showed off worn my bracelet/brooch around town, it’s not with the majority of other women either.
- Do you currently have a fitness wearable? Which one?
- Do you, too, love the bracelet to brooch in a single