iHealth Wave Activity Tracker | Review & Giveaway

When you are trying to be healthier, then being more active is an easy way to improve things. When I worked in the health and fitness industry, we had a yearly competition where we would be put in teams and we had to monitor our activity and how many steps we took per day. I worked in corporate fitness and it was surprising just how many people weren’t achieving very many, as we’re meant to aim for at least 10,000 steps per day.

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I was sent an iHealth Wave activity tracker to try out. One of it’s features is that it does track how many steps that you take. It can also track and monitor your sleep, as well as calories that you burn. This also, unlike some other branded counterparts, can track swimming distance and calories.

The Setup

The setup of the tracker was really simple. All you need is a smartphone to get it started. There is an iHealth app to download and then you can get going. It allows you to enter your details like eight and weight. Then, according to how many steps you take, it can workout how many calories you’ll be burning. it really is interesting! There is a simple USB charger for the watch, so I just plugged it into my laptop to charge it up. I found the charging was quick and that it did last for several days before needing to be charged again.

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What I Liked

First of all, I have to comment on the appearance of the watch. I like that it does look more like an actual watch. It is a lot more subtle that other activity trackers on the market, and does tell the time for you. So it looks less like you’re wearing an activity tracker. Which for me, is a good thing. I liked that it comes with another wristband, should you want to change colours according to outfit choice etc.

The second thing that I really liked is that your sleep is also tracked. Not only the amount of sleep that you are getting, but the quality of it. It lets you know when you were awake and at which points you were in a deep sleep. I found this interesting as I generally consider myself quite a deep sleeper. If you monitored it closely you’d be able to find a pattern and then set your alarm clock to wake you at the points when you aren’t in a deep sleep, for example. It would make waking up much easier!

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I also like that your steps are counted and you can set alarms. So if you haven’t moved much for a while, it will vibrate to prompt you. This is good for me as a lot of the time I am sat at my desk. It certainly prompted me to be more active when otherwise I would just sit and carry on doing what I was doing.

What Could Be Improved?

In my opinion, there wasn’t too much that needed to be improved. However, I found that when I was at the gym, my exercise on a bike, for instance, wasn’t counted as steps. After a workout I would check my step count and it wouldn’t have gone up much, despite exercising. So it literally only counts steps. When I ran, swam, walked or use a step machine it worked fine, though. Other than that I was happy with the iHealth Wave tracker.

Overall Thoughts

Overall the activity tracker was really simple and easy to use. The swimming mode, automatic workout and exercise reminders make it stand out from other activity trackers, which is a definite plus. It’s great for anyone who wants to improve general fitness. I am certainly more conscious of how much exercise I have been doing s a result. So if you need to be moving more, I would definitely recommend this to you. I have found it fascinating!

If you’d like to be in with the chance of winning one for yourself, then all you have to do is to enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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Good luck – you’ll have until 11.59pm on 19th March to enter.Rebecca x

*The activity tracker was gifted in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Competition Terms and Conditions:

  • The giveaway will run from 6am on 5th March 2017 and will run until 11.59pm on 19th March 2017, GMT.
  • The prize is for one winner; one £30 voucher for partybagsandsupplies.co.uk.
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
  • All of the entries can only be completed through the Rafflecopter widget.
  • All entries will be checked and verified.
  • The winners is chosen at random, from all valid entries.
  • The winner will be announced on 21st March 2017 and the winner will be emailed, as well as announced through AAUBlog’s social media pages.
  • The winners will have 28 days to respond with their details, otherwise a new winner will be picked, following the same procedure.

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131 Comments

  1. emma walters
    5th March 2017 / 7:34 am

    i used to run a lot & want to get back into it now my little girl is getting older, if i can find some me time!

  2. Tracy Nixon
    5th March 2017 / 7:48 am

    I do lots of walking as we have a dog. Walking up and down the sand dunes on our local beaches helps me stay toned! I also do yoga.

  3. hali kinson
    5th March 2017 / 12:17 pm

    used to run, now mainly walking!

  4. laura banks
    5th March 2017 / 1:12 pm

    i do a lot of walking

  5. Tracy Hanley
    5th March 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I love taking long walks

  6. Jamie Edwards
    5th March 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I have reduced my exercise recently due to being 32 weeks pregnant with baby number 3 and uncomfortable but pre-pregnancy I ran 2-3 times a week for 30-45mins at a time and nip to the gym for 30 mins (ish) when my busy schedule allows!

  7. Stephanie Coals
    5th March 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I love to swim at the moment or walk the dog along the devon coast

  8. anthony harrington
    5th March 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I cycle and have long walks every day

  9. tee Simpson
    5th March 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I currently do circuit training or tabata

  10. 5th March 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Oooh i could do with something like this. This one looks good. I’m starting an intensive fitness mission from 2mo as my holiday is in 7 weeks x

  11. Sarah Ann
    5th March 2017 / 11:56 pm

    I go to a zumba and pound class on a Saturday morning and do yoga through the week.

  12. William Gould
    6th March 2017 / 8:04 am

    My wife and I exercise by doing lots of housework (she’s a bit OCD on cleanliness) and gardening!

  13. Amanda tanner
    6th March 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I do,voluntary work,at my local,animal,rescue centre taking the dogs out for walks so we both get excercise

  14. Katie Skeoch
    7th March 2017 / 9:48 am

    At 8 months pregnant I’m not doing much exercising but I’ll be back walking soon & an activity tracker would be great!

  15. Leila Benhamida
    7th March 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I exercise at home. I enjoy spin biking.

  16. Lynsey Buchanan
    7th March 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I go swimming and do lots of walking

  17. Sam Rhodes
    7th March 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I try to do jogging, but if im being honest I mostly do long walks x

  18. Tania Atfield
    7th March 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I walk mostly and run once a week

  19. Kev C
    7th March 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I’m on my feet all day long so walking is my exercise :)

  20. Rob Hutchinson
    7th March 2017 / 11:24 pm

    I exercise by walking, mainly to various supermarkets, which is kinda boring but it helps me maintain my weight.

  21. Harline
    8th March 2017 / 3:56 am

    This year I joined a gym with my daughter I’m loving it

  22. Judith Allen
    8th March 2017 / 4:36 am

    I don’t exercise, which is a shame, I do miss it. Pesky MS. This would be for my partner, she weight trains and runs on a treadmill when her knees allow it.

  23. Elizabeth Smith
    8th March 2017 / 6:14 am

    We’ve 3 dogs (so a lot of walking and we do agility) and no car (so cycle and walk a lot)

  24. Jules page
    8th March 2017 / 7:05 am

    I walk

  25. jo ogden
    8th March 2017 / 7:46 am

    i take the dog out everyday try and power walk

  26. jo liddement
    8th March 2017 / 8:38 am

    I don’t have a car and so walk everywhere locally which keeps me fit

  27. Kim Neville
    8th March 2017 / 9:53 am

    I walk whenever I can, exercise dvds at home or Just Dance or Zumba on Xbox

  28. Angela Treadway
    8th March 2017 / 11:27 am

    I cycle everyday x

  29. iain maciver
    8th March 2017 / 3:17 pm

    plenty walking

  30. Sheena Batey
    8th March 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I do toning exercises every day but no aerobic ones any longer

  31. Frances H
    8th March 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Just walking. I’m pacing myself.

  32. Claire Woods
    8th March 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I always go swimming once a week. I try to walk when I can.

  33. Laura Pritchard
    8th March 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I walk a lot & I love playing badminton.

  34. Sarah Mackay
    8th March 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I go cycling and swimming.

  35. John Edwards
    8th March 2017 / 10:28 pm

    I go to the gym twice a week and go walking with my wife with our local walking club. Around 15 miles per week

  36. rebecca h
    8th March 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I walk everywhere because I don’t have a car! I also have a very physical job and love yoga!

  37. Mike Gerrie
    8th March 2017 / 11:45 pm

    I used to walk a couple of miles in the evening, I really need to get back into the regime

  38. Lynne Durkin
    9th March 2017 / 1:42 am

    Guilty of not getting enough exercise, love the idea of this reminding you to get up and move.

  39. Becky John
    9th March 2017 / 5:38 am

    Walking my 5 dogs is the only exercise I do.

  40. steven young
    9th March 2017 / 5:59 am

    Hi
    I do a 5 minute Kettlebell workout every morning.
    I challenge anyone who doesn’t think this is very long to try this non-stop!
    Sitting at a desk all day too, I take a brisk 15 minute walk during my working day too.

  41. MM
    9th March 2017 / 6:26 am

    When fit and health, i primarily swim and do a bit of running.

  42. Fiona K
    9th March 2017 / 6:45 am

    I cycle to/from work every day and go for a walk each lunch time

  43. S Edwards
    9th March 2017 / 7:22 am

    I do 20 mins a day walking up and down the stairs

  44. Rob Griffiths
    9th March 2017 / 8:23 am

    I exercise by walking Alf, my dog…

  45. stuart hargreaves
    9th March 2017 / 8:38 am

    ideal for my long walks

  46. Gina Raymond
    9th March 2017 / 9:08 am

    at the mo. I just do Zumba once a week….I must really get back to the gym!

  47. Christine Shelley
    9th March 2017 / 9:42 am

    I walk a mile most days

  48. Caroline Clarke
    9th March 2017 / 9:44 am

    I don’t currently exercise because I’m heavily pregnant and suffer with dizziness. But I worked out every day for at least 2 hours before I fell pregnant and am getting geared up for working out again once baby is here in a couple of weeks! I prefer working out along to videos as well as supplementing with walking/jogging.

  49. Susan Hoggett
    9th March 2017 / 9:48 am

    I have an Aeropilates machine which is the best piece of kit I’ve ever bought, I also like walking but Aeropilates is something I do 6 days a week and get so many benefits from!

  50. Eleanor Beavan
    9th March 2017 / 10:14 am

    I have a fitbit flex which I have so many problems with. This actually looks much better and does a lot more too.

  51. Helen Tovell
    9th March 2017 / 10:41 am

    everyday life is my exercise walking, cleaning and gardening

  52. Sharon Worsley
    9th March 2017 / 11:18 am

    I used to exercise a lot before having my son and then ‘I couldn’t find the time’ and my weight crept back up….I am just about to join a monthly subscription to swim whenever I want at our local pool! Can’t wait

  53. Liane Amos
    9th March 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I walk my dog 4 or 4 times a day

  54. Edward
    9th March 2017 / 12:08 pm

    hi fab blog xx

  55. Lucy
    9th March 2017 / 12:10 pm

    lots of walking

  56. Jodie Cook
    9th March 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I do yoga daily and try to go for a walk most days.

  57. Iris W
    9th March 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I walk the dog 5-10k a day and do 4-5 gym classes a week (bodyattack, pump and spinning)

  58. Justine Hughes
    9th March 2017 / 1:22 pm

    I love swimming and walking.

  59. amy bondoc
    9th March 2017 / 1:46 pm

    morning! i do alot of walking, not as much as id like though!

  60. Katie Aspden
    9th March 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Yoga and Pilates at the moment

  61. Amelia
    9th March 2017 / 2:13 pm

    I go to the gym about 5 times a week and walk in my local woods around the lakes

  62. Emma Gibson
    9th March 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Walking the dogs, swimming, generally running around.

  63. Marc H
    9th March 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I weight train at home 3 times a week and also run 3 times a week.

  64. jennifer thorpe
    9th March 2017 / 5:55 pm

    walking our 2 dogs is the way I exercise

  65. Gary Topley
    9th March 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I like going for walks and also training at the gym.

  66. Soph H
    9th March 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I like doing the 30 day shred dvd

  67. maria hackett
    10th March 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I’m trying to get my pre-pregnancy body back for our family holiday and i go for quick morning run and evening walks. Thank you

  68. Ruth Harwood
    11th March 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Hi, I enjoy walking its fun and healthy xx

  69. Lisa Wilkinson
    11th March 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I run once a week. I also do aqua-aerobics (more in the Summer months)

  70. cheryl hadfield
    11th March 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I go to exercise classes and work out at home

  71. Jules Eley
    12th March 2017 / 11:09 am

    I do walking, spinning and yoga

  72. michelle thompson
    12th March 2017 / 11:19 am

    i love walking

  73. Farhana
    12th March 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I exercise at home when kids are in school.

  74. Suzanne Sendell
    12th March 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I can never find time to excercise as I work 10hrs a day, but my job Is physical and I dont get to sit down

  75. Solange
    12th March 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I currently do Pilates, Yoga and Spinning classes.

  76. Denfor Hopkins
    13th March 2017 / 6:45 am

    Hi; not doing much excercise at the moment; thinking of going to a Yoga class in the near future.

  77. charlotte
    13th March 2017 / 7:33 pm

    i try and do charlotte crosby dvd as it works really well for me, although i struggle to keep to it!

  78. David Powell
    14th March 2017 / 8:01 am

    I do a lot of walking to stay fit and to lose weight, but I do not think my simple pedometer represents the “work” I do!

  79. Katy Malkin
    14th March 2017 / 8:16 am

    We love sswimming as it’s something we can do with the little one

  80. Christina Palmer
    14th March 2017 / 11:48 am

    I go to an aerobics class twice a week for the over 50s

  81. Paula T
    14th March 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I don’t exercise much (I know) though I work on my feet all day so walk a lot x

  82. Kimberley Ryan
    14th March 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I don’t exercise a lot at the moment as I have just started exercising regular. just taking it slow to start

  83. Christina Curtis
    14th March 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I mostly only walk or do some Wii Fit!

  84. Ani
    14th March 2017 / 9:11 pm

    No exercise at moment, but this would be an incentive to get started

  85. Christine Caple
    15th March 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I try to go out walking every day

  86. Sarah Brokenshire
    15th March 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I go to the gym 3/4 times a week :) x

  87. Victoria Prince
    15th March 2017 / 6:39 pm

    I walk the dogs! I love these activity trackers, been wanting to own one for ages but still don’t!

  88. sheri Darby
    15th March 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I try to go for a walk everyday

  89. Rich Tyler
    16th March 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Cycling :)

  90. Angie McDonald
    16th March 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I currently do a Jillian Michaels workout dvd at home – it’s easy to set up but it’s as good as a workout at the gym!

  91. Fiona
    16th March 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Since getting our dog I do a lot more walking, it’s great for getting you out whatever the weather. I’m definitely a lot fitter now although not that much slimmer unfortunately! But that is down to too much cake and wine!!

  92. Anthea Holloway
    16th March 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I ride my bicycle every day to the village and back to get the newspaper – about 2 miles.

  93. Natalie Turner
    17th March 2017 / 11:52 am

    I try to do 40 mins of cycling 4 days a week :)

  94. michelle o'neill
    17th March 2017 / 1:48 pm

    i do 15 min yoga every morning x

  95. Kelly E Hirst
    17th March 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I could probably do with doing a bit more exercise but I try to walk a few times a week

  96. katrina walsh
    17th March 2017 / 10:13 pm

    The main exercise I actually enjoy is cycling

  97. Lin martin
    18th March 2017 / 1:36 am

    Walking, love it outdoors fresh air and pounding feet.

  98. janine atkin
    18th March 2017 / 9:46 am

    i walk the dogs

  99. Melanie Pennie
    18th March 2017 / 10:36 am

    Just walking at the moment but would like to start cycling when the weather gets a bit better

  100. purpleshoes
    18th March 2017 / 12:08 pm

    not as often as I’d like. Need to get back to the gym

  101. Susan B
    18th March 2017 / 12:22 pm

    One of my friends has an activity tracker and is finding it an excellent gadget for her fitness routine. I walk everywhere but hope to get a new bicycle sometime soon.

  102. jackie curran
    18th March 2017 / 12:56 pm

    hi , I need to improve my fitness, so this would be perfect .

  103. Kay Lou Smith
    18th March 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Love that you can wear this swimming, so much better than my fitbit!

  104. Katie
    18th March 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Just walking really as I’m trying to put on weight but I need to do more!

  105. Rebecca Webb
    18th March 2017 / 9:29 pm

    do alot of walking and go running when I can

  106. Petra
    18th March 2017 / 9:43 pm

    every day I cycle to work.

  107. Patricia Avery
    18th March 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I do a daily gym and swim (an hour of each) :)

  108. Marie Clifton
    18th March 2017 / 11:41 pm

    I’ve just started walking more and really enjoying it, this would be great to track how many steps I’ve done

  109. Nat Thomason
    19th March 2017 / 12:37 am

    Mine is swimming and walks

  110. Samantha R
    19th March 2017 / 8:39 am

    I have a gym membership I don’t use very often but I do walk a lot!

  111. 19th March 2017 / 8:40 am

    I walk and try and swim sometimes. Great competition!

    Mainy

  112. Alison G Ellis
    19th March 2017 / 9:24 am

    I practice yoga as disabled but would love this for my sister who has just started running

  113. Rachael Ashmore
    19th March 2017 / 10:09 am

    I alternate between yoga and Pilates everyday 😉

  114. Kim Walker
    19th March 2017 / 11:59 am

    As well as needing to lose a little weight I have been referred to a neurologist due to jerking violently in my sleep. The iHealth tracker would be great for both measuring my exercise levels and also my sleep patterns. Great giveaway x

  115. greig spencer
    19th March 2017 / 12:17 pm

    walks at the weekend and walking to work

  116. Rachael Buckley
    19th March 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I am an occasional jogger but i mainly keep fit with long walks with our dog Audrey

  117. Martina Alban
    19th March 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I run ever day for 5 miles and love it

  118. Natalie Crossan
    19th March 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I do lots of walking x

  119. Phil Bowell
    19th March 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Great prize, would love it for showing my progress

  120. LiteupLee
    19th March 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I try to do a little bit of exercise 6 days a weeks, might not be much, but it’s intense

  121. John Jewett
    19th March 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Cant atm untill results of mri scan.but hope to be back in gym soon

  122. Leeanne Clifford
    19th March 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I walk the dog every day and make an effort to get moving a bit at work – which can be difficult as I have a desk job – but even things like walking up and down the stairs a few extra times every day helps

  123. Nicola OBrien
    19th March 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Chasing after my 2 year old! I also occasionally do a fitness class.

  124. Joanne Holton
    19th March 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I bike daily, but probably not nearly enough, could do with pushing myself!!! Great prize to help encourage that!!!

  125. Nicola Lynch
    19th March 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Hi, I try to do a power walk about 3 times a week, ill health stops me a fair bit but you have to try! This would definitely keep me motivated. Thank you for the chance.

  126. 19th March 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I’m doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred at home

  127. 19th March 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I love to cycle. I’d really like to get into running but so far I’ve struggled to motivate myself.

  128. Adrian Bold
    19th March 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I do a lot of walking and hiking at the weekends.

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