Pandemic and walking are not good friends, am I right? 🚶♂️
I bought the recently launched Mi Band 6. In 2016 I had acquired their first version, it didn’t even have a screen! Turns out the Mi Band 6 is only accurate in measuring the steps. Not the heart rate, o2, or even sleeping. Thankfully I don’t need Xiamoni to know how well I sleep or how fast my heart beats. Just counting steps accurately is good enough for me 🤷♂️
I wanted to try and push myself to walk more, if you gamify walking you might walk more. At least that’s the plan. So far is working. I’ve gone for walks where in the past I would’ve just stayed home.
I’ve set my daily goal to 10.000 steps, which is pretty high if you’re working from home. On an average day without leaving my cave I can do around 2.000, as incredible as it sounds just by staying indoors. On days when I go to my school and back I get a total of 5.000 steps. Now, how do I get 10.000? 🤔
Last Sunday I decided I would walk until I got 5.000 and then do a 180º and head home. Well, it turns out doing ten thousand steps is no easy feat 🏃♂️💨 It took me more than 1.5 hours of walking non-stop in which I walked almost 10Km 🥵
That is no joke. No joke to do it in a single session. If you spread out the walking during a workday, if you go to your office or workplace and back, go out for lunch… 10.000 is not that much 😌
I consider myself to be in good shape and I got tired after that 1.5 hours of walking (non-stop). On this Sunday walk, I could even reach the beach.
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So far I like the wearable. I need more time to get used to check the time on it instead of instinctively pulling out my phone. I look forward to my summer vacation to see how far I can push this for walking and swimming 🏊♂️
Do you care about your step count? Do you know how many steps you usually do?