Apple Watch Review from a Mom of 3

Let’s talk Apple Watches!

As a Mom of 3 when I first saw these watches hit the shelves a few years ago I thought they were expensive and seemed like overkill.  How could I justify something so expensive that was just a watch?  That was until my trusted Michael Khors 3 tone watch started to fall apart.  FAIL!

I needed a new watch so I started researching watches.  My search lead me to Apple watches and after comparing other watches I liked I decided the price range was the saapple watch_4me and why not get a watch that actually did something for me other than tell time and date….Insert the Apple Watch Series 2 Gold 🙂

So I felt less guilty over the price, I decided to ask for it for Christmas!  #winning

The husband was thankful because it was an easy order from Apple.com and Momma was actually excited about something!  LOL!

Why did I decide on the Series 2? 

Even with having a small wrist I decided to go with the larger face.  I love larger accessories and statement pieces and it was easier to see.  Honestly, I just liked the way it looked better on my wrist when trying on both the series 1 and 2.

I decided on the gold watch that came with the cocoa band.  I have yet to order new bands but definitely need to do that!  I figured the gold face would go with more outfits and would look classier with nice outfits.

Why I love the watch! 

My #1 reason and brag about this watch to all other Mommy friends I have is that you no longer have to be a slave to your phone when your kiddos are in school or not with you.  No more checking to see if you missed a call from the school because someone got hurt or ended up sick/in trouble/ran into a pole/insert crazy child thing here – all of these things have happened in my 7.5 years of motherhood!

The watch vibrates on my wrist when I get a call or text.  So as long as  you have this feature turned on you don’t have to worry you’re going to miss an important call/text.  Hallelujah!

Reason #2 – I can ping my phone and don’t have to search for it all over the house when I’m rushing out the door!  Let’s be honest, my kids take my phone or I leave it in my closet and am frantic looking for it as we are loading up to leave.  Not anymore!  I simply swipe up from the main screen and ping it till I find it!  So awesome!

apple watch, healthy life with 3, mom of 3, series 2 apple watch, gold apple watch Finally, I love the fitness tracking features.  The apple watch can track my workout time, steps taken, calories burned, heart rate and more!

You can set a daily move/calorie goal for the week and while I don’t care about calories it helps keep me accountable to actually move each day!

I enjoy the heart rate feature a lot.  I can see where I’m at in my workout to see if I’m pushing myself hard enough or if I need to rest a little longer before the next set.  It’s also really cool to see the increase in heart rate while doing a HIIT workout.

Something I have become convicted in is the importance of strength training as I notice higher calorie burn, aka the after burn throughout the day. It helps me stay motivated to lift weights more than cardio which used to be my go to!

 

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I hope this review has been helpful for you from a Mom of 3’s perspective who enjoys health and fitness.

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