Activ8rlives Case Studies


Jay Wicks

Sleep, it’s a wonderful thing.

I’ve tried tracking the quality of it through numerous apps and have found them all useless. When Activ8rlives asked me to try out their Activity Tracker the BuddyBand2, with its sleep tracking ability, I jumped at the chance.

I’ve been using the BuddyBand2 for 10 days to see what kind of sleep I’ve been having and with it being National Sleep Month, what better time to try it out.

The tracker itself is simple, a LED screen with a touch button for functionality. What more, if you’re not keen on the belt clip, you’ve various different watch straps to choose from: baby pink and blue or black (which was my preference).

Once set up (which was easy enough with the Android app), I was able to put the BuddyBand2 on auto-sleep at 11 pm, which worked perfectly as I’m usually in bed by that point, but you can tell the tracker to ‘go to sleep’ by holding the action button for 3-seconds.

So, when asleep the watch is able to track the amount you move whilst sleeping. When in a deep REM sleep, you’ll be still, and when restless you’re either coming out or going into another REM cycle (which lasts around 90 minutes).

Since using the watch, I haven’t had a night with a sleep quality less than 80% – it’s so reassuring that I’m actually getting a decent night’s sleep. Thanks to the Android Activ8rlives4 Wellness & Food Diary app, I’m able to go back and see the detailed analysis of my day.

In terms of deep sleep, I’m getting between 7 and 8 hours sleep per night, with bedtime of around midnight and awake time around 7.45am every day which works well for me (albeit a little rushed in the morning).

Overall, the tracker has been perfect for tracking sleep, but also my activity in the day, with steps, calories and distance all measured as a matter of course, which for me is just an added bonus. At just short of £50, it doesn’t even break the bank! You can buy directly from Activ8rlives here.


More Case Studies

Living Life Our Way Blood Pressure Review

Having tried out the Activ8rlives Blood Pressure and Heartrate monitor I found it to be a handy device that is quick and easy to set up and simple to use. It is genuinely useful, and is especially good for adults who need to monitor their blood pressure regularly, perhaps due to a previous health condition.

Maggie Johnson – an activated cardiac patient

"It has made me feel much more secure about my health, I can print out the data and take it to the next doctor’s appointment instead of having to remember how I’ve been feeling, it’s all there in black and white. I am sure that doing this programme will keep us all going for a lot longer.”

Colin getting control of his life back

“I want to be at the centre of my recovery, not being told what to do by a doctor all of the time", Colin said, who is living with incurable cancer.

Northamptonshire County Scouts World-Walk Adventure

In a World’s first for the Scouting movement, groups of Scouts walked in teams of 10 to Nyeri in Kenya – to the grave of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout movement – without leaving the County.

How exercise can transform your life

I have previously written openly in this blog about my struggle with anxiety and the multitude of benefits running has had, both on my life in general, and on my mental health.