I got my first fitness watch when my baby was going through a particularly heinous sleep regression. I bought it to track my sleep and see if the situation was as dire as it felt. It was. The data showed I was getting just an hour or two of sleep each night. Clearly I needed to start taking my own bedtime a little more seriously. Sporting one of these devices hasn't come without some judgment, though. As a result, there are some things moms who wear fitness watches want you to know, myself included.
My latest tracker is really quite beautiful, if I do say so myself, and looks more like a piece of jewelry than a fitness watch. I've gone through a few models up to this point, from my first tracker, which only measured steps, to the one I have now, which offers guided meditations and even tracks my periods and ovulation. Now that I've been wearing a fitness watch fora significant amount of time, however, I've noticed people tend to want to ask questions about these pieces of wearable technology. Maybe it's because they're a fairly new invention, maybe it's because they are just cute, and maybe it's because, as a society, we tend to harbor some preconceived notions about people who wear fitness trackers and the like.
Either way and for whatever reason, I know my fitness watch is pretty and unusual and bound to invite a few questions or unsolicited comments. That's why moms like me, who wear these bad boys on the regular, would like you to know a few things: