Cat Meffan

My Favourite Fitness Friend: Apple Watch Sport Review

I like to think I’m ‘down with the kids’ when it comes to technology and that I’m on top of new things launching, but in truth technology actually scares me a little, or maybe just overwhelms me with it’s capability. I’m the person who won’t connect to the ‘cloud’ because I don’t really get where all my things will go and I still don’t understand what the ‘cloud’ actually is. I also don’t update apps when I get notifications because my brain tells me that they are going to fill my phone memory even more and maybe give my phone a bug. Totally ridiculous, I know!

Anyway, you can imagine how I felt when I heard about the Apple watch launching… it just sounded WAY too futuristic for me and I worried that if I had one it would take over my life. As I’m typing this, my Apple watch, yes the one that I now own has just tapped me to tell me to move, as I’ve been sat at my laptop for 50 mins straight. So as you can see, I’ve gone against my initial worries and have been putting the Apple watch to the test for all things health and fitness.

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The Apple watch has SO much going on, I could write paragraphs and paragraphs, but I thought I’d make it slightly easier for you guys to digest with some bullet points about the best bits…

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I think one of the other big turns offs for me (before knowing anything about the watch!) was the price tag. The Apple Watch Sport costs £299, which yes, there’s no denying that it’s not cheap, but when you think about spending around £150 on other fitness/running trackers, plus what you’d spend on a nice watch for daily wear, you’re probably not too far off £299. I definitely think it’s worth the money after experiencing how much it has to offer. I’m currently loving my antique white sports band, but I’m thinking about ordering the metal links bracelet for a classier look when I’m not training. It’s the best multi-purpose bit of wrist candy I’ve ever owned!


The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I decide how much the Apple watch takes over my life and how much I want to rely on it. This is the thing that worried me most at first, as I’ve had fitness trackers in the past that measured my sleep and I got obsessed with knowing my sleep pattern, to the point that I dreamt about it! Not cool. Over Christmas I might decide to change my activity goals slightly, as I want to have a more relaxed few weeks, so I love that I can easily do this via the Watch app on my phone.

So, here’s to getting my blood flowing all day long, Siri helping me start my workouts and a nice relaxing Christmas! If you have any questions about the watch just comment below and I’ll do my best at getting all technical with you!

Find out more about the Apple watch here.

Love, Cat x


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