Product Review:2: Fitbit Flex

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Earlier this year, while at OR Tambo,waiting to board, I came across a shop selling Fitbit gear.

What is a Fitbit?

A Fitbit is a tracker that syncs via Bluetooth with your phone.
It keeps track of your steps, diet, exercise, calories and even tracks your sleep!

A Fitbit Flex is an easy way of wearing the tracker. Not only is it stylish but it will be with you wherever you go.
Want to check how many steps you’ve done?
Easy, just tap the tracker and every illuminated LED light will show you 20% of your target steps that you’ve completed.

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There’s a beautiful color range of bands available that you can insert your Fitbit Flex tracker into, even some designer wrist bands!

Now I had been looking for a pedometer to count my steps and to be more active generally, and this seemed almost perfect. And so I bought it.

That was 9 months ago, and I haven’t regretted using it. Infact I’m thrilled at knowing just how much I’ve moved and I’m able to keep track of my diet and calorie intake.

The Fitbit Flex is simply an awesome addition to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

The battery life is pretty good considering that I charge it once every 5 – 6 days.
And you get an email reminder to charge your flex when the battery level goes low.

I haven’t experienced any cons to the Fitbit, except that I don’t wear my Fitbit flex on my arm. I actually strap it to my ankle because I feel it’s more accurate in counting my steps that way.

Recently a new Fitbit Force tracker has been released and I am so in love with it!
Hoping to get it soon!

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You can visit Fitbit South Africa here for more information.

NB: I was in no way compensated for this review. This is purely my own opinion after having tested this product for a period of time.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته

Helping Hands Fundraiser

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On behalf of The AlBadr “Home” for underprivileged children and “Madrasah Ihya-Id-Deen” we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who so generously donated their Qurbaani which we forwarded to our multitude of needy recipients.

Once again we ask one and all to assist with another endeavour.
Due to shortage of funds, The “Helping Hands” group is hosting a fundraiser.

Besides selling tickets to attend the function “Helping Hands” also require items to be auctioned etc.
Any assistance will be highly appreciated.

Contact Rukshana Mayet 0812702818 or Qari Aslam Mayet 0848403854

This event will take place at the Nurul Islam Hall, in Lenasia on the 29th November 2014.

Please note: This event is for ladies only. No children under 12 are allowed.
Shukran Jazeelan.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته

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Eid Catch Up & Aashurah Gift Exchange 2014

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

I have just realized that my post on wishing everyone a blessed Eid Mubarak did not load due to network problems recently.

I do apologies and I hope everyone had a blessed Eid, filled with lots of Barakah, joy and most importantly, following in footsteps of making your own sacrifice, which is your duty, if you are able to afford it.

The most unique thing about Eid for me, was the fact that I got to slaughter my own sheep for the very first time in my life.
Usually my dad does it for all of us, but it was quite an experience and made the concept of sacrifice all the more real for me.

What was your Eid like? I’d love to hear about it, so please do comment and share your experience with fellow readers.

Back to the other part of the topic, Aashurah is coming up.
And for those sisters who would like to take part in it this year, please do send in your Information to me, so I can set it up within the next few days.
Last year’s Gift Exchange was such a success, Alhamdulillah , aside from a hiccup or two.

This year I would love to include children, so if your little ones, or older kids, would like to take part, it would be wonderful.

The information required is as follows:

Name
Age
Address
Contact number and alternative number
Email address
A short note about yourself and 3 types of things you love, or that interest you.

The aim of this once again, is to bring sisters or brothers in Islam, together by getting to know someone from a different area, province or even a different country.
Please note that females will be matched to females and males will be matched to males.

Please do keep in mind that the Postal service in South Africa is yet again on strike… Yes it’s very annoying and totally inconveniences everyone, as everything arrives very, very late, if at all.
If possible, please try and use a courier service.

All emails are to be sent to theturquoisescarf@gmail.com by the 18th of October 2014, insha Allah.

Replies will be sent out by the 22nd of October 2014, if not earlier.

I look forward to all the comments and emails that you send in.

Have a wonderful week further.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله وبركاته

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