Working out with a partner inspires and motivates you to push harder, go faster and train longer. But the reality is, sweating as a team daily isn’t always possible. Enter, Microsoft Band.
In 2016 we’re partnering with Microsoft Band to help you digitally train and track your fitness goals to help get you ready for the Tough Mudder starting line. More than just a workout companion, consider the band your on-call Tough Mudder trainer – keeping you on track 24/7.
When it comes to goal setting, chasing and crushing while training for event day, keeping tabs your progress is a powerful motivator. Check out this week’s episode of Coachified to learn more about how Coach and the Microsoft Band will get you to event day feeling fit, and read on for 6 reasons it’s guaranteed to be your new favorite fitness tool:
1. Guided Workouts
Browse Coach-approved workouts on the Microsoft Health web dashboard and app. Sync your favorite to your Band, press go, and follow along – it doesn’t get any easier. Don’t see the sweat session of your dreams? Create one of your own in the dashboard. Bottom line – you’ll never have to print out a PDF of a workout ever again (unless you want to).
Ready to sweat? Check out the Tough Mudder guided workouts that are available.
2. Train Smarter
While cruising from one move to the next, the Microsoft Band tracks your heart rate, steps taken, floors climbed, and calories burned, motivating you to nail that last rep. There aren’t any short cuts on the course, so don’t half-ass your workouts.
3. Challenge Your Friends
4. Track Your Diet with Lose It
Weight loss is (scientifically) simple: burn more calories than you eat. Thanks to the integration of Microsoft Health and the app Lose It, you can easily track your meals with calorie totals, so that the next time a craving strikes, you can make a smarter choice.
5. Sleep Tracking
Knowing your sleep pattern is oddly addicting. Using biometric data like heart rate and motion, the band monitors the length and quality of your shut eye – crucial to maximizing your training efforts.
6. Increase Productivity
Thanks to bluetooth technology, receive texts, emails, calls, and calendar alerts in real time, straight to your band. Syncing these notifications to your wrist will keep you from constantly reaching for your phone to stay in the loop.