I know that might seem like an extreme title but since I received the Bellabeat Leaf my attitude really has changed. In the past I would roll in to bed after midnight and didn’t have a clue how much (or little) exercise I did each day. The LEAF makes you accountable for EVERYTHING! Even your sleep!
You literally wear it 24 hours a day (obviously not in the shower etc) but you wear it either hanging round your neck on the chain, clipped to your shirt lapel or on the suede bracelet supplied. That is what I loved about it when I first opened the packaging, everything had been thought of!
The majority of the time I wear it as a necklace as it looks really pretty as well as giving the best readings. The wood and metal make it something that I would wear even if it didn’t ‘do anything’ if that makes sense and I have been asked a few times about it as it looks so unusual!
When you receive the LEAF you sync it with your phone and to update you open the APP, click the little update symbol and double tap the Leaf itself. All details are then updated for the day (I tend to update twice a day, first thing on a morning to get my sleep readings and then again just before bed to get my steps for the day)
As you can see by the picture above it sets out each day for you. It shows how many minutes exercise you have done, which when you click through breaks down into steps and how many miles walked, calories used and your 7 day average activity level.
Your total sleep is given on the front page then when you click through it shows how much deep and light sleep you had, your go to sleep and wake up times, average 7 day sleep and a little ‘Isn’t it nice to feel rested?’ type comment which is always nice!
The image below was after a bad night with Evie having nightmares and a total of 3.39 hours sleep – night from hell! It shows when we were woken in the night as it monitors activity so picks up when you’re up and about – I made a point to check the times and it was spot on!
Another couple of trackers on the LEAF are the period tracker which does just what it says on the tin! Tracks your period duh! However, it does more than that as it tells you when your most fertile days are and when you are ovulating! This would have been a godsend when we were trying for the children (now the men with scissors have had their way with hubby that just isn’t an option anymore!)
The meditations are something I haven’t had a chance to try properly yes as every time I settle down one of the children need me! HOWEVER, starting this weekend I am going to make sure I have 30 minutes set aside each day before everyone gets up so that I can either meditate or exercise and I am really looking forward to it!
There are 7 meditation exercises and 4 breathing exercises so I will work my way through and probably do a little update post in a couple of weeks to let you know how they go!
Overall I seriously love the LEAF and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a tracking device (high acclaim indeed coming from the girl who took back her Fitbit as it was too inaccurate!)