We are the athletes who try to be just a little better than we were the day before. Sharing our stories, triumphs and tribulations are exactly what keeps us going. Having the data helps us see the improvements, even if we're not exactly crossing the Finish first or placing in our age groups. Products that deliver performance AND are easy to use, are invaluable!
Having a community of other women athletes where we share motivation is really how lifestyles change for the better... for the long-term.We're in such a fast-paced culture now that we seemingly need to have a reason to do what is right for our bodies -- I believe the product, in conjunction with the community could be life-changing for some, but will definitely impact many.
With that said, the product is pretty darned.... well, pretty!
From what I've read, it's doesn't just feel great to wear, but it's also simple to use and has some great features. It's got one button instead of 7 -- they compare it to iPod functionality. You can synch Wifi to an online training log. And I love that it is ANT+, and therefore compatible with many different devices used in training -- like maybe the power meter I will have one day in the future! They say it quickly connects to satellite -- which I would totally appreciate, since I've lost count of how many times I've stood in my driveway on a cloudy day waiting for a connection. Or how many times I've fudged the buttons during a race and wound up with no data or guidance. (Okay, I admit, some of that is just plain ol' user error!)
Honestly, when I first read about it I thought, "Too good to be true." I thought it couldn't possibly be a robust product, and that in the end would not hold up to the Garmin. A few weeks later I checked out their profile and the one of the first things I read catches my eye. "This is not a shrink it and pink it product." Their product team brings experience from Apple, Nike, Jawbone, and Zoot! Even if you're just the least bit intrigued, check out their Kickstarter profile for more information, pictures and details functionality.
Please consider tossing a few bucks their way so they can fund their initial investment. They even have some thoughtful awards for different levels of donations. What would it take really? Wearing the only slightly leaky goggles for another month? Maybe drop a month's worth of expensive lattes (and maybe some weight too!)? And do we really need another pair of blingy flip-flops? Yes, Yes. I know they're cute, but Sylvia and Cheryl are "this close."
If you were "this close" to your idea becoming reality, wouldn't you want support too?
Make your donation here, at their Kickstarter Profile: http://tinyurl.com/cwpaoag
By the way "Bia" is Goddess of Force and Power... younger sister of Nike. True story.
*Okay, they know me "virtually" now. :)