If you’re a fitness lover, chances are you that you wear some type of fitness tracker. They’re so popular, and come in a wide variety of sizes and colors and styles. My personal choice is a Garmin Forerunner 15, and I like it because it’s lightweight, has a sturdy clasp and most importantly, is GPS-enabled. As a runner, it’s critical that I can track my speed, my distance and other details. I also like to be able to look at my details at home and map out future routes using the information it provides. It also gives me insight into my sleeping patterns.
Because I’ve become so dependent on this piece of fitness gear, I can’t forget to charge it. But let’s face it, I have forgotten. A lot. I recently took a last-minute press trip and arrived only to learn that all the walking I was doing wasn’t being tracked. I’m not so OCD that I can’t deal, but what if I’d been planning on running? My fitness tracker is also my watch, and while I can easily pull out my phone, there’s still something to be said about the old-school method of looking at your wrist.
The people at MyCharge have come up with a great solution to the charging problem: a portable case that not only keeps your fitness tracker safe, but it offers a charge. No more worrying about having to pull out my laptop to charge my Garmin! They offered to send me a free Powergear Sport Case in exchange for testing it out and telling you about it. Given my recent experience, I said sure! This sounds like something me and my fitness-loving friends could go for.
The premise is simple. Charge the case with any USB cord and device, just like you’d normally charge your tracker. Set it aside. When you need to travel or just go to work and the gym, the case is a big help. It protects my tracker in my gym bag and offers a second level of charge, because I usually keep the charging cord in my desk, where it’s convenient to charge it at my laptop. Problem being, that’s nowhere near where I keep the rest of the stuff I throw into my suitcase, so my charger’s frequently forgotten. Now I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
I keep the case charged and in my overnight bag. The case holds my tracker if I’m at an event where I can’t wear it (I love my tracker, but if I’m in red carpet attire, it’s going to be left in my hotel room) and when it’s time to charge it, I plug the typical charging cord into the tracker. I then plug the other end into the case. I can close it up inside the case and go on my way, or just leave it laying on the desk. The case is sized perfectly for Fitbit and other Fitbit-ish trackers, but also holds my Garmin. (My personal Garmin charging cord is very long, so I had to squish it up a bit to still close the case. I don’t think this will be a common problem though for most users.)
The case is sturdy, lightweight and attractive. It is solid enough to not squish if something leans on it and the magnetic clasp only takes one hand to close. It will also hold an Apple Watch and your accessories, like interchangeable bands. You can read more information about the case at the MyCharge.com website. The website has a shopping tab, but I also saw some available on Amazon. Currently only $29.99, this sport case is a great Christmas gift for runners, walkers or fitness lovers on your gift list.
Have fun staying fit throughout the holiday season and let this sports case make it easier!