How to Style a Fitness Tracker

A while back, one of my wonderful readers gave me this topic idea (Thanks, Rose!), and it has really opened my eyes to the challenges of making a fitness tracker look fashionable. While I know many of my friends use the Fitbit One that clips onto their bra or waistband, many others have opted to use the type worn as a bracelet. I have had my eyes wide open looking for fashionable wrist stacks, and I’ve seen a whopping TWO when out and about the past couple months.

First is my friend Laura, who wears a Misfit Shine in a cool shade of rose gold with a black band. She pairs this with her daily bracelet stack, which consists of bracelets by Hortense, Rebecca Overmann and Melissa Joy Manning. I think it’s a great look, don’t you? Very delicate and harmonious. She really is a mix master in all areas of jewlery.

laura forst stacking bracelets with a misfit
While we were having lunch downtown today, I snapped another photo to show you how they all blend together effortlessly.

misfit stacked with bracelets
My other example of how to do this with a chic factor is seen on my image consulting colleague, Brenda Kinsel. She wears a black Fitbit with a hematite cuff she purchased at Oska and a cool fringy one by Goti. The result is a bold, edgy look.

brenda kinsel stacking bracelets with a fitbit
Recently, Fitbit has come out with a more streamlined model called the Fitbit Alta . Its slim body can be mixed with a variety of bands, from leather to metal. I would think it’s possible to mix this with your watch and bracelets.

fitbit alta
One last item I encountered was in InStyle Magazine — the Chronos, which is a disc you can attach to the back of your own watch to track your steps. You can even set it to alert you to messages, calls, etc. I find this idea a bit intriguing, as it wouldn’t affect my current look at all. I could just pop it on the back of whatever watch I’m wearing that day. (I do wonder how much bulk or weight it would add to my watch.)

chronos smart disc
Though I haven’t seen one of these in person (it’s currently available for pre-order), I explored the website a bit and found this 38 second video interesting. What do you think of this technology?

Personally, I love tracking my steps and stairs. I currently do this with my iPhone, but I don’t always have my phone with me, so I know my “count” isn’t accurate. (Frustrating for the type A personality…) I have been toying with the idea of getting a tracker, and perhaps the time is now. What about you? Do you wear one? I’d love to hear from you on this topic.

8 thoughts on “How to Style a Fitness Tracker”

  1. I LOVE the Chronos because you don’t see it. Technology is fast forwarding in all areas with these fitbit’s no exception. Interesting article? I too have been thinking of getting one?

  2. I’m so late to the Fitbit party because I found them, well, pretty unfashionable looking. But I love my Fitbit now and don’t want to take it off. It’s been easy to hide with long sleeves but have fretted about what to do when summer comes. I love the pics of the Fitbit Alta and will definitely check them out. Thanks, Amy!!

  3. Thanks for doing this post! I recently traded my FitBit for a Misfit Shine, and now I’m inspired to stack it like your friend does.

  4. Cool post, Amy. i wonder whether they will produce the Misfit Shine in other shapes to fit a variety of watch shapes.

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