While I have relied on my trusty yet late-edition Apple Watch to track my fitness progress for years, I had the opportunity to take my somewhat outdated device to new heights with the AURA Strap 2. The Strap 2 is a tracker band that allows you to measure body composition and hydration virtually on the go. It is like a smart scale for your wrist and let’s just say, my watch just upgraded.
To get started, you simply swap out your current Apple Watch band with the AURA Strap 2, which features a stretchable sport loop band, available in a number of different colors including new deep navy blue, gray, crimson red, and black. It comes with multiple wrist sizes which is nice for you to customize the fit. Next, you need to download the AURA Plus app. An added perk, AURA Strap 2 users receive a free, six-month trial of AURA Plus, which enhances the app’s functionality, making it a one-stop solution to track and achieve your fitness goals. They even have workout content on the app.
It took me a few tries to get the first reading, call it user error, but once I did, it quickly revealed my body fat, muscle, and water balance measurement on my watch and the app. AURA Strap 2 is the only wearable device for Apple Watch that does this thanks to its bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), which also measures how a person’s body changes as a result of exercise.
If you’re into tracking your fitness progress and goals and like a deeper analysis of your stats, the AURA Strap 2 could be your new right-hand man (or left – whichever wrist you wear your watch).