Happy Weekend all! This is one of the giveaways I’ve been waiting to share with you all just so I could post it while we are travelling back from Jamaica. As several of you know, I absolutely fell in love with my Weight Watchers Active Link pretty quickly after buying it just 12 weeks ago. You know I had to give it a name (like my BM) and I call it AL for short.
Although it is similar to Fit Bit, AL is owned by an entirely different company and AL links right up with your Weight Watchers E-Tools Online Tracker to reflect all your Activity Points earned.
As you all know, I do have a slight gadget fetish (and yes, I wear two gadgets at a time!), but, I am all about spending the money to invest in myself when it is going to benefit me by helping me to change my lifestyle.
I could spend $39.95 going out to dinner, the movies, at Starbuck’s or I could buy something that helps me achieve lifelong results by indirectly encouraging me to change my lifestyle.
There is also a $5 a month fee that gets billed through your weightwatchers.com e-tools membership.
In the box you will find a clip on the left to wear the active link on your hip, shirt or on your bra. The Active Link is the USB drive in the middle and then, there is a clip on the right in case you want to wear it as a necklace.
I will say I WISH there was a cord in the box to wear it as a necklace….I feel like if you give me a clip to wear it as a necklace, then, it needs to have the necklace.
Setting up the Active Link Device is super easy. You plug in the USB, download the FREE Active Link Software at GetActiveLink.Com. Then, sign into your Weight Watcher’s E-Tools account when it pops up.
There are a few steps to follow to set up that take about 2 minutes. You select your time zone and the place where you plan to where your active link…in your pocket, on your belt/waist, tight on your chest (inside your bra so no one sees it) or loose on your chest (on that necklace they didn’t give you)
The home screen pops up with a notice letting you know that your first 8 days are an assessment. Active Link uses this time to determine what your average baseline activity is each day. Your baseline is the minimum activity you need to achieve each day factoring in all your movement throughout the day, not just when you exercise.
Once your baseline is determined, Active Link will create a 12 Week Challenge that is customized for you based entirely on your average baseline activity plus a little increase by week to help encourage you to move more each week.
The one thing I think makes Activity Link Better than any device I’ve used (Body Bugg, Body Media (BM) Devices, Garmin, Pedometer, Heart Rate Monitor ~ told ya, I like gadgets lol!) is that it is WATERPROOF! you can wear it swimming or if you accidentally wash it, it’s OK ~ you just earn a lot of activity points the day it hits the washer.
The one thing that was a selling point for me is that it is linked up to my Weight Watchers E-Tools tracker to I can truly see how many Activity Points I earn each day and not just “estimate”.
I also like that you have to meet your baseline activity BEFORE your activity points kick in.
Here are a few posts I’ve completed to share my experience with AL over the past 12 weeks to give you an idea of why everyone needs to have AL in their life.
I still owe you all My 12 Week Challenge Conclusion and what’s next post, but I have to wait until my first challenge is finished tomorrow.
I will say that In addition to helping me find ways to move more throughout the entire day to help meet my daily target, I LOST 15 lbs while wearing AL….definitely $ well spent any day in my book!
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE A WW ACTIVE LINK & $60 to pay for the first year subscription:
- Note: you must have a Weight Watchers online or e-Tools subscription and be willing to pay the $5 monthly fee to use AL after the fist year is up. Contest is open to everyone.
HOW TO ENTER:
1) Simply leave your FIRST comment telling me what you do each day to fit in more activity.
2) TWEET and/or Facebook about this giveaway, “ Want to win a #WeightWatchers #ActiveLink + 1 year subscription? Enter this #Giveaway hosted by @danicasdaily http://danicasdaily.com/?p=40401 “. Be sure to leave your SECOND comment to let me know you did.
3) If you have a blog, LINK back to this contest and leave a THIRD comment letting me know you did.
If you do not have a blog, just leave a comment below telling me someone you told about this giveaway.
The Fine Print: This giveaway is sponsored solely by Danica’s Daily and is not affiliated with Weight Watchers or Active Link in any way.
The Winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
Good Luck Everyone!