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Crane Fitness Package Review and Giveaway!

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When ALDI reached out and asked if I wanted to give their new fitness products a try I almost turned them down. The package included a scale, and you guys know how I feel about scales now, right?

But then I realized that’s where I am on my journey but many people still want and need a scale, so I decided to give it a shot.

Plus I *puffy heart* LOVE ALDI — have you seen my video about them?

Anyway, I’m glad I agreed! This little package of fitness goodies is awesome! ALDI is offering a variety of Crane Bluetooth products as Special Buys (available for a limited time only,) including a heart rate belt, wireless activity & sleep wristband activity tracker and diagnostic scale. Each sold separately.

ALDI Crane Fitness Devices

What a great way to give yourself a boost and kick off a summer fitness routine!

I spent a few days testing each device so I could give you some really good insights. First, let’s cover the technology. All the Crane devices are compatible with Apple iOS 5.0+ and Android 4.3+. They use Bluetooth 4.0 and you can check your phone’s compatibility by visiting the Crane website here.

Now that we have that out of the way let me show you all the goodies that came in this package.

Crane Heart Rate Belt

ALDI Crane Heart Rate Monitor

This monitors your heart rate of course BUT it also transmits addtional data for you to analyze and track your workout information like:

  • Calorie consumption
  • GPS tracking
  • Duration of activity
  • Distance covered
  • Speed (current and average)

I strapped it on for a quick half mile to test it out and at first I was like… meh, so I know my heart rate. Then I logged on to see the data! There were all sorts of cool features like this chart:

chart

And this!

chart-2

Note: These are not screen shots. The online app actually lets you download images of your data! Let me tell you as a blogger, this is invaluable!

Activity Tracker

This is similar to a Fitbit in that it keeps track of your:

  • Daily Steps
  • Daily Distance
  • Daily Calorie Consumption
  • Sleep

It also has:

  • Up to three alarms
  • Battery life that lasts up to seven days
  • Wearable as a wristband or clip on to your clothes

I’m wearing mine right now.

ALDI Crane Activity Tracker

And I LOVE that it came with 2 different color wrist bands AND a clip!

ALDI Crane Activity Traver Clip

Here’s some sample data from the other day, again this is an image directly downloaded from their site.

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The tracker does have a display so you don’t have to launch the app or login to a site to see your current steps. All you need to do is tap a button on the side of the tracker.

ALDI Crane Activity Tracker

Diagnostic Scale

Finally, the scale. It not only tracks weight but:

  • Fat Percentage
  • Water Percentage
  • Muscle Percentage
  • Bone Mass
  • Body Mass Index
  • Basal Metabolic Rate (calories burned while inactive)
  • Active Metabolic Rate (calories burned while awake)

Now, I wish I knew how it calculated all this but in the end it doesn’t really matter, does it? If you are using a scale to track progress that’s all you need to be concerned with, progress. So take all numbers with a grain of salt.

The coolest thing is it can store up to 8 different people profiles so the whole family can use it!

Here’s a screen shot from the site. Unfortunately they didn’t have the cool image download feature for the scale data.

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 3.36.02 PM

The Giveaway!

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by all three of these devices. They were easy to set up, easy to pair with my phone and easy to use. The interface of the site and the phone app is simple and easy to use as well.  Even the prices are competitive with the scale and tracker at $39.99 and the heart rate monitor at $24.99.

ALDI will be shipping all three of these devices to one of my readers! Simply leave a comment below and I’ll pick a winner May 6, which happens to coincide with ALDI’s Special Buy:

Beginning Wednesday, May 6, ALDI will offer a variety of Crane Bluetooth products as Special Buy* items, including a heart rate belt, wireless activity & sleep wristband activity tracker and diagnostic scale.

All these items will be available at your local ALDI while supplies last!

ALDI has a great social presence. Be sure to visit them at:

*Special Buy items available for a limited time only.

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post. ALDI provided me compensation and products to try and review. All opinions expressed are my own. I’ve been an ALDI fan well before we started working together.

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Today’s Journal

Food

  • 5:45 a.m. Muesli soaked in almond milk overnight — This is becoming my new favorite pre-workout meal!
  • 7:15 a.m. Post-workout shake (1 scoop).
  • 8:30  a.m. The Ultimate Avocado Toast for Breakfast! — I’m working on a new recipe for the California Avocado Commission. SO GOOD!!! More soon.
  • 1 p.m. Smoked turkey breast, 1/2 sausage link, cole slaw and a small piece of corn bread
  • 4 p.m. beef jerky
  • 6 p.m. Homemade fried chicken tenders, sweet potato fries and veggie mix.

Activity Journal

  • 6 a.m. workout: Warm up was a row, push ups and foam rolling
    Bench Press
    10 @ 33lbs
    10 @ 63 lbs
    5 @ 98 lbs
    5 @ 108 lbs
    1 @ 118 lbs <- was supposed to do 3 so I backed off the weight
    10 @ 83 lbs
    10 @ 83 lbs
    I did the workout as prescribed today in about 14:40
    15 Burpee Box Jumps
    15 Squat Cleans @ 75lbs
    12 Burpee Box Jumps
    12 Squat Cleans @ 75lbs
    9 Burpee Box Jumps
    9 Squat Cleans @ 75lbs
  • 8:00 a.m. 2 mile walk to Evan’s school — I’m trying to get him there earlier. I’ve been so busy lately.
  • 8:30 p.m. Stretching while watching Survivor.

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Discussion

There are 250 comments so far.

    Patty B.

    April 29, 2015

    This looks awesome!! My city is finally getting an Aldi, no more driving forever to get to one. :)

    Laura

    April 29, 2015

    Wow – what great products!! I don’t have Aldi in my town but I live between two towns that do! Love Aldi’s!

    Linda

    April 29, 2015

    That package sounds great!

    Michele

    April 29, 2015

    Great giveaway! I would love to win this!

    Paula

    April 29, 2015

    I am a BIG fan of Aldi too. I love the baby kale the offer & their berry prices are the best around.

    Lori Koby

    April 29, 2015

    Would to try these products! If I don’t win, I’ll have to make three hour drive to the nearest Aldi and buy them!

    Courtney

    April 29, 2015

    I love the idea that the fitness tracker comes with either a wristband or a clip. Much more versatile for office wear!

    jen r

    April 29, 2015

    These would be great!!

    Candice

    April 29, 2015

    Always have loved Aldi! Nice to see new fitness options at cost effective prices.

    Sheri J

    April 29, 2015

    I would love this! Thanks for the opportunity…

    Gina Chandler

    April 29, 2015

    Our closest Aldi is 4 hours away, but when I’m visiting my sister I am sure to stop in. Thanks for all the good weight loss tid bits, also.

    Debbie K

    April 29, 2015

    These look great. And from Aldi, even better!!!

    Crissy

    April 29, 2015

    wow! Very cool how aldi is branching out. I seriously need to give their store more of a chance as I’ve been let down by my local stop and shop time and time again!

    Lori Flynn

    April 29, 2015

    I LOVE Aldi also. I just bought the fitbit charge but if I win I will be happy to return it because the Crane Tracker seems to have all the same features!

    Michelle S.

    April 29, 2015

    it would be so great to learn more of what’s going on with my whole body during a workout! I already know my mind loves it when I get out there.

    Nikki

    April 29, 2015

    These look awesome!! :)

    Leslie

    April 29, 2015

    I would like to use this awesome product from Aldi. Anything to keep me motivated for the summer and beyond.

    christina savage

    April 29, 2015

    They look pretty awesome. Would love to see how the heart rate monitor competes with the one I wear on my wrist!

    tanya

    April 29, 2015

    That looks very cool I love statistics, charts and data. Great motivator.

    lauren

    April 29, 2015

    i LOVE ALDI’S and shop tbere every week!!!!!

    Tracy Parrish

    April 29, 2015

    I love Aldi…my grandma use to call them “Cousin Aldi’s” I grew up with Aldi.

    Lowfatlady

    April 29, 2015

    Do you feel that the scale numbers (body fat and muscle) were accurate?

      roni

      April 30, 2015

      It’s hard to say. That’s why I mentioned the idea of it showing progress. If you are trying to lose and it’s providing you feedback that you are moving in the right direction that that’s all that matters, right? Whether or not it’s off a % or 2 is really irrelevant.

    heather

    April 29, 2015

    Roni, you are so awesome! You are a true inspiration to all of us! I always come back to your blog because i have learned so much from you! Keep up the good work! I have never heard of the product but it sounds so kewl!

    Rene

    April 29, 2015

    Cool! I would love it!

    Elisabeth

    April 29, 2015

    The scale is especially intriguing to me!

    Jessica F

    April 29, 2015

    I love all the features of the scale and activity tracker!!! Thanks for not turning them down, these products are so cool!
    ps Im tired just reading the term “burpee box jumps” :)

    Lisa Posner

    April 29, 2015

    Would love to win this!!

    Katie g

    April 29, 2015

    love Aldi!

    Andi

    April 29, 2015

    Oh my goodness I love this! I’ve been looking for an affordable tracker and am psyched to see one.of my favorite stores now offering one! Thanks for the review!

    Sarah from WI

    April 29, 2015

    please enter me in the giveaway

    Staci

    April 29, 2015

    I want it! Gimme, gimme. :)

    Beth

    April 29, 2015

    Would love to win this package. Wish there was an Aldis near me.

    Liz Warner

    April 29, 2015

    These devices look awesome, thanks for reviewing & sharing your opinion!

    Emily

    April 29, 2015

    Very interested in the neat heart rate info!

    Stacy

    April 29, 2015

    I love Aldi and would love to give the Crane products a try!

    Judy

    April 29, 2015

    Very cool! I’ve been wanting a Fitbit–type device, and Aldi’s prices are always very reasonable.

    katie

    April 30, 2015

    Oooo! Want!

    Aimee

    April 30, 2015

    This all sounds great. Thanks, Roni! I love your site.

    Bill

    April 30, 2015

    Love Aldis! Would love to win this…Thanks!

    Sunitha Rani Alla

    April 30, 2015

    I wish we had ALDI internationally. It would be great if they ship it. :)

    Andrea

    April 30, 2015

    I would love this package to aid with keeping on track once baby #3 arrives!

    Gretchen Pike

    April 30, 2015

    sounds awesome! thanks for the review!! :)

    missy

    April 30, 2015

    These sound AWESOME!

    kate

    April 30, 2015

    Thanks for the review!

    Chris B

    April 30, 2015

    I love Aldi’s and shop there every weekend. I’ll definitely look for these – esp the heart monitor. These look awesome. I’ve been looking for something that downloads easily. I have a watch style step tracker but it doesn’t sync without plugging it into the computer.

    Dana

    April 30, 2015

    I’m so glad Aldi has these products. Great article. I am happy to read the reviews.

    Megan

    April 30, 2015

    Hi! I would love to win these items! I’m recently back on the healthy-lifestyle horse after a super cold winter in NY and these products would really help me stay on track. I’m super surprised that these are Aldi products! I went in our local Aldi once and thought it was meh. But it looks like they are bringing their A game, so I’ll have to take a stroll through again!

    Daniela C.

    April 30, 2015

    Great products!

    Melissa

    April 30, 2015

    I love Aldi’s, they have great things at great prices.

    Louise

    April 30, 2015

    Great giveaway! Wish I had an Aldi’s closer to me!

    Melissa E.

    April 30, 2015

    I have been wanting to get a new activity tracker. I was looking at the Fitbit but this is a great buy! I will be going to Aldi for sure in the next week.

    Jennifer

    April 30, 2015

    Cool tools! I’ve been dying to give heart rate tracking a try during my workouts. Thanks for the opportunity and great review!

    Andrea

    April 30, 2015

    Wow!
    This is the prize pack to win.

    Laura W

    April 30, 2015

    I would love to win this! I recently lost my Fitbit for a second time and need a new one. Aldi is a bit of a trek to get to but I may just have to go now.

    Gerri

    April 30, 2015

    I too am an Aldi’s fan and shop there regularly. I have been in the process of decreasing my weight since my surgery. I would love to win the products especially since I lost my garmin wrist tracker.

    Susan

    April 30, 2015

    I love shopping at Aldi’s I go every weekend. Thanks for doing the review. They sound like good equipment at reasonable prices.

    Jamie

    April 30, 2015

    I **LOVE** that scale! We could really use a new one. I step on our current one three times and take a “best of” measure. Somehow I’m thinking it’s not the most accurate! Thanks for hosting!

    Rebecca

    April 30, 2015

    Great giveaway idea!

    Megan

    April 30, 2015

    That looks pretty awesome. I love how the tracker gives you the ability to wear on your wrist or attached to your clothing. I have a fitbit and I was just whining this morning how unattractive it looks on my wrist when I am dressed for work.

    That scale looks pretty neat as well!

    Lori Z

    April 30, 2015

    Wow, those products look great!! Unfortunately I don’t have an Aldi anywhere near me. :(

    Jessica

    April 30, 2015

    I would LOVE to win this! I’ve had the same old scale for years so it would be great to get one that was a bit fancier. I wish I had an Aldi’s nearby. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Sheri

    April 30, 2015

    I love ALDI! They are getting ready to open up a store nearby and it’s not happening fast enough. These devices would be perfect for my hubby- esp since our last name is Crane.

    Sabrina

    April 30, 2015

    I always shop Aldi first and then Meijer! Always find new and great quality and priced items (not just food)!!! I have been wanting to get a tracker but don’t really want to spend the $100 for a fitbit. Love that this is a great price and it worked!!!

    Julie G

    April 30, 2015

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    TGood

    April 30, 2015

    Love the scale and the reporting! I’m going to have to get one of those or win one (wink, wink :-)

    Amy L

    April 30, 2015

    I LOVE this! My 17-year-old is finally getting serious about his health and fitness and has been asking for a FitBit. I’ve been hesitant because, well, 17… I’d love all of these products for myself, but I’ll for sure be at Aldi on May 6th and hope that my local store is carrying them!

    Sofi

    April 30, 2015

    I love Aldis! I have to cross into NJ to get to one, but I will do it :) Thanks! Hope they open more stores in NYC….

    Mel

    April 30, 2015

    I LOVE ALDIs. Their produce is awesome. I’ve been trying to get my mom into using a tracker but they’re so expensive for her. It would be a great Mother’s day gift!

      Joanne

      April 30, 2015

      Love the scale. I always wonder if by body fat % is improving.

    Lauren B.

    April 30, 2015

    Sounds like a great deal! I’d love to win this stuff for me and my fiance!

    Tammy

    April 30, 2015

    I would love to win this! Those look awesome! =)

    Maryann

    April 30, 2015

    Great prices! I wish we had Aldi’s near us.

    Audrey

    April 30, 2015

    neat products

    Victoria Turner

    April 30, 2015

    PICK ME! PICK ME! Would love to win the giveaway, what a great way to start the summer workout crunch time!

    Katie M.

    April 30, 2015

    I’d LOVE to try out the heartrate monitor. Mine died a few years ago while I miss it, it definitely didn’t have the data this one appears to have!

    Tracy Hansen

    April 30, 2015

    I love Aldi.. they finally came to Texas. I have been planning to get a calorie/step tracker after I lost my first 15 pounds. Only 6 top go! Winning would be an added bonus!

    Heather H

    April 30, 2015

    Love Aldi!! Shop there every week and love the healthy lifestyle options at great prices!!!

    Lynne

    April 30, 2015

    My daughter wants a “fitbit” but this seems to do it all and not break the bank! Plus I won’t cry if (when) she loses it! Pick me!!

    Tiffany

    April 30, 2015

    I have been considering getting an activity monitor to replace my Activelink…I may be making a trip to Aldi on May 6!

      Tiffany

      April 30, 2015

      I am curious, though…any drawbacks? How does the activity monitor compare to the fitbit as far as pros and cons?

      roni

      April 30, 2015

      I really can’t think of any besides the community aspect. If you like having friends and competing with them then FitBit is more established and really nails the social aspect. If you just want to count steps and get a nudge to move more, this is a great option.

    Wendy

    April 30, 2015

    I love Aldi’s. We shop there every week!

    Patty

    April 30, 2015

    I was just talking to someone yesterday about a diagnostic scale. I would love to win!

    Amy H.

    April 30, 2015

    Would love to win this package!!

    Kim

    April 30, 2015

    I love ALDI. Even if I don’t win, I will be going there and buying the scale and the tracker. Thanks for the info!

    Jennifer

    April 30, 2015

    I am an ALDI fan too! I would love to use these!!

    Alicyn

    April 30, 2015

    This looks great!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

    Sarah Carson

    April 30, 2015

    This would be great to have!

    Sherrie Wilson

    April 30, 2015

    I would love to win!
    I need help tracking my activity and weight.
    This looks perfect!

    Melanie

    April 30, 2015

    Products look awesome and affordable!

    Katherine

    April 30, 2015

    Awesome! These look so neat – I love all of the data available.

    tricia

    April 30, 2015

    Aldi’s is great. I am so not impressed with my fitbit, might have to look into the crane tracker on a future trip.

    Victoria Mayes

    April 30, 2015

    Yes please!

    kissy

    April 30, 2015

    I would love to incorporate to my workouts im doing. And competitions im in. I hope I win this. I don’t have any tech bugs yet and I have been on the fence about them. Never heard of it but it sounds good.

    Stacie

    April 30, 2015

    PIck me, pick me!

    Linda M

    April 30, 2015

    An Aldi just opened within walking distance from work. I will have to wycwyc over there and check it out!

    Julie

    April 30, 2015

    Roni, How accurate did you feel the Activity Tracker was at step counts? I’ve been through countless pedometers and have not made the leap to fitbit. I use a map my walk app for my actual exercise but would love to know my actual steps without the price of a fitbit. I stalk Aldi’s website every Wednesday morning for the latest special buys and was excited to see this upcoming ad. Thank you for your time! Julie

    Teresa

    April 30, 2015

    My scale just died! I am a scale lover:)

      Claude (Ironman) M.

      May 4, 2015

      Hi Teresa

      I have a blog, I’d love to hear about scale lovers and how you use it. Why are you not afraid of it? I’d be great to feature you on my blog. I have a contact form there, or: cpfitness@gmail.com
      Thanks

    I’ve never given in to the activity tracker thing but if it’s free I’ll definitely give it a shot! ;)

    Cherie archer

    April 30, 2015

    I’ve always wanted a heart rate monitor! Fingers crossed I win :)

    karen f

    April 30, 2015

    I would love these! Ive been wanting an activity tracker! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Danielle

    April 30, 2015

    Wish there was an ALDI closer to me. One day maybe… What’s the upper limit on pounds for the scale?

      roni

      April 30, 2015

      I think it’s 396 according to the online manual.

    Jen @ Quarter Life QB

    April 30, 2015

    Ah! I would love to win! I also don’t love scales a whole lot, but that heart rate monitor would be the most awesome.

    Alison C.

    April 30, 2015

    I love Aldi too! They save me so much money on groceries! I’d love to try these items, so….pick me pick me pick me! :-D

    Marti L.

    April 30, 2015

    I wish we had an Aldi where I live. I’ve only been to Aldi when in Texas visiting our son and daughter-in-law

    Mary Mc

    April 30, 2015

    What great additions to weight loss and becoming healthy~

    Heather

    April 30, 2015

    That scale, heart rate monitor, and fitness tracker sound amazing. I would love to try them out :)

    lisa cunrad

    April 30, 2015

    would be great to help lose those last 10 lbs!

    Chaslie Granger

    April 30, 2015

    I’ve have expensive and cheap monitors and they always just stop working and leaving me with nothing for tracking. I’ve never heard of the brand and I would love love love to try it out. I’m new to Crossfit and I think this would be great to have as I work hard WOD after WOD

    MJ Moore

    April 30, 2015

    What a wonderful giveaway- I never knew Aldi carries fitness related items!

    robin

    April 30, 2015

    So would you say the tracker is as good as the fitbit?

    Colleen L

    April 30, 2015

    We just got an Aldi down the street. I think I need to go check it out!

    Erin sumpter

    April 30, 2015

    I’d love to win the scam most – love those data shots!

    Brandy

    April 30, 2015

    I love the option of a clip or wristband. I can’t wait until Aldi makes their way to my city.

    Kristie Lawrence

    April 30, 2015

    I just love your blog! I bought your book last week and I am really enjoying it. Thanks for all you do!

    Kate @KateMovingForward

    April 30, 2015

    Just another reason to love Aldi!!!

    Teri

    April 30, 2015

    These products look great, I value your opinion and love Aldi!

    Jordan D.

    April 30, 2015

    Wow, this line of products sounds awesome! I have always wanted a FitBit, but haven’t been able to justify spending over $100 on an activity tracker when I already have a pedometer. I love how affordable the Crane activity tracker is. Hoping to win the giveaway, but if not, I’ll have to find my nearest Aldi!

    TLR

    April 30, 2015

    I love shopping at Aldi. I have wanted a tracker for a while now and this one seems affordable. Thanks for another great giveaway!

    Tonia

    April 30, 2015

    Would love to win the monitor and tracker!

    Sherry hight

    April 30, 2015

    I love Aldi’s too! I would love to have these devices for my run!!!

    Kristi H

    April 30, 2015

    i would love to win this.

    Leslie Edwards

    April 30, 2015

    I love, love, LOVE Aldi! So excited to check out these new products!

    Nancy Cullion

    May 1, 2015

    I am a 60 year old positive thinker who is determined to change my lifestyle. I am committed to a goal and a wycwyc attitude……that has really changed the way I think about this weight loss journey. Now…..time to get serious about the exercise part. Would love to win the Crane gadgets.

    LFM

    May 1, 2015

    I love Aldi too. I have one of their heart rate monitors. I was surprised how great it works. I’d love to give this one to my husband (Happy Gather’s Day) and keep the other goodies for myself. Thanks!

    Julian

    May 1, 2015

    Have you tried the HRM with any apps other the the ALDI one? I’m curious if it’s good enough to use for HRV (heart rate variability) and if there are any connection issues with third party apps (MapMyRide, Strava, etc)

    I was tempted by the fitness tracker price, but lack of connectivity to other apps makes it pretty much a non-started for me, as well as the fact that it’s not even rated to be worn in the shower. I ride in the rain far too often :)

    Jessica

    May 1, 2015

    I think I would really benefit from a fitness tracker but haven’t been able to commit to buying one…would love to give one a try!

    JennieM

    May 1, 2015

    I love Aldi, but there isn’t one too close to home…would love to shop there more often. This package sounds great!

    Jenny

    May 1, 2015

    I would love to win this giveaway since my FitBit bit the dust after only 4 months, and a new battery won’t work. I really loved the motivation that I got from tracking. And also, Aldi’s rocks!

    Kathren M

    May 1, 2015

    They look awesome, I’d love to be able to try those. I do have a question about the heart rate belt though, what is the largest waist size it will expand to fit?

    Teresa

    May 1, 2015

    I think that your workout is amazing and boy would I love to get some of those products from Aldi.

    Marly L

    May 1, 2015

    wow how amazing
    i honestly have never heard of ALDI but would love to try it

    Also must try the Muesli over night soaked- sounds great

    Farrah Mote

    May 1, 2015

    I love Aldi and would love this kit!

    Carla S

    May 1, 2015

    I have to drive 20 min to get to Aldi. I want to try that Crane monitor!

    Linda Briggs

    May 1, 2015

    I could really use those fitness items to begin my long overdue fitness journey!!

    Linda C.

    May 1, 2015

    I want to loose weight, I need to loose weight. I can tell I’m not as healthy as I use to be. I want to keep up with my children. I don’t want to be the “fat” mom anymore. We have a fitness competition starting at work, but I can’t afford to buy the “fancy” trackers like everyone else. The price sounds too good to be true.

    Tess

    May 1, 2015

    What an amazing package! I don’t have an Aldi’s near me and now am wishing there was one. Thanks for always inspiring and giving me food for thought, Roni. Love your site!!

    Kayla

    May 1, 2015

    I love, love, love Aldi! They have really great products at very reasonable prices. I lost 30 lbs a few years ago and have since gained 40 lbs back. I really need to get back to healthy habits and these products would be a huge motivating factor for me. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Cate

    May 2, 2015

    Such a great giveaway! I’ve never tracked via a device before but would love to be able to see my progress!

    weight lose

    May 2, 2015

    great post how to lose weight fast in 1 week without exercise http://goo.gl/s1Jtu0

    Laurie Sorenson

    May 2, 2015

    Wow! I was just shopping for a Fitbit and will have to check out Aldi! Aldi Rocks!

    Duane H

    May 2, 2015

    In your testing, did you find the wristband to be accurate in its tracking of steps, distance, etc? Especially compared other activity trackers you may have tried? I’ve been in the market for one and I’m just trying to decide which to get. I love that Aldi is selling one and would love to give them my money vs giving it to someone else (as long as the quality is on par)

    Lauren H

    May 2, 2015

    nice post

    Karen G.

    May 2, 2015

    The new items look really neat! I’ve been looking for an activity tracker!

    Peter Scott

    May 2, 2015

    I bought the scale today as a replacement for a recently purchased idiosyncratic MiBody scale. Was cautious about the other bits of kit, but after reading your review, I would love to try the other parts of the kit. Trouble is, the scale was the only part they had left so the opportunity to benefit to use your offer would be greatly appreciated and I’d be happy for you to pass on the scale to another contestant.

    Share the joy ;-)

    jen kline clark

    May 2, 2015

    Love that aldi has found a way to bring these tools to the masses. Go Aldi!

    Claude (Ironman) M.

    May 3, 2015

    Roni. I read LowfatLady’s ? and your response, totally right on. Scale diagnostics are to be questioned, a plethora of variables will skew results. I keep track of my rapidly diminishing fat puddle with no more than the scale and 1 caliper reading. I’m quickly losing what you’ve referred to as the ‘vanity 10’, although for me it’s all about race performance; couldn’t care less about a 6 pack or such rubbish. I’m highly encouraged however, by the pace/speed/heart rate graph along with GPS tracking and calorie expenditure. IMHO, these are the most valuable features- for weight loss, human performance, validity of a training/racing program, tracking progress, etc. These features alone make this worthwhile. Parring heart rate to energy expenditure is priceless. It’s just about guaranteed to devise a winning program with these stats; say run a 20 minute 5k.

    Pam

    May 3, 2015

    Thank you for providing great information on these items. It’s good to know we do not have to spend over $100.00 for a fitness tracker. The Crane Activity Tracker is an item I am going to look into purchasing.

    Deanna Monnier

    May 3, 2015

    Thanks for the review. I have gained weight and put your web/blog as a favorite.

    Angela Walriven

    May 3, 2015

    I Love Aldi’s and love fitness! Need some technical support to advance my health regimen. Love Aldi’s gluten free and organic lines as well as the organic produce selections!

    Barbara Hulse

    May 3, 2015

    Just returned from Aldi with my Crane Activity Tracker. So darn excited!! Last month, I met one of the buyers for Aldi in Australia…such an awesome guy….the amount of time, energy and effort this company puts into their products beats any of the BIG BOX STORES. Now, I’m even more impressed with the products this store offers. Looking forward to tracking every move I make!!

    Kay Lynn

    May 3, 2015

    I’m impressed with this budget-friendly fitness package. I wish there was an Aldi’s near me!

    Tara

    May 3, 2015

    Such a nice giveway – thank you!

    Linval McFarlane

    May 3, 2015

    I am gladAldi caters for us, they always offer quality at competitve prices. Can’t wait to try these out. ALDI ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    terry t

    May 3, 2015

    was the activity tracker worth the $40?

    Daniela Izadi

    May 3, 2015

    I was always pleased with Aldi’s products and I will definitely try this crane wrist band, upon on the description on this site!

    Brooke widener

    May 3, 2015

    I’d love to win this package. I just started my weightloss journey and was thinking about buying the fitness tracker next week. I’d love to have the scale and monitor as well!

    Christina Paul

    May 3, 2015

    I have become the queen of maintenance when I really want to lose weight. This just might be jump start I need.

    Evelyn

    May 3, 2015

    I am so excited. I love Aldi’s. Being a student on a budget this activity package would be so great..

    Dheily Reynoso

    May 3, 2015

    Thank you son much Roni excellent presentation ! It is the best review ever I’m glad that after looking everywhere for somebody to make a good explanation about how the fitness tracker really work. Now I will love to have one I hope Aldi save at least one for me I love Aldi , it is my favorite store. It is a blessing for all my family everything that they sell is good price and quality . My store sells everything so quickly, I never get the chance to enjoy all the specials, but I still try hard.

    ReGina

    May 3, 2015

    I’m interested to see how such an affordable product does. We are blessed to have four Aldis in a 30 minute radius. Thank you for your review, and for giving one of us lucky people a tracker!!

    tricia

    May 3, 2015

    I love aldi, they have awesome protein bars you should check out. Super yummy and cheap . I would love to win this package but am going to my local aldi tomorrow to look at the activity tracker.

    Mandy

    May 3, 2015

    After baby #3, I think these would be a great way to help me whip my body back into shape. Awareness of these kinds of stats is super helpful.

    Linda Webber

    May 4, 2015

    Really interested in tracking my sleep. Love Aldi.

    Leslie

    May 4, 2015

    Those sound like great products! We have an Aldi nearby and I may have to check them out.

    Lesley

    May 4, 2015

    Would love to try a fitness tracker! No Aldi’s in my city either :(

    Teresa

    May 4, 2015

    I would Aldi fruits and veggies. They are delicious in my smoothies

    Katie K

    May 4, 2015

    Awesome giveaway! Love me some Aldi.

    Bridget

    May 4, 2015

    I’ve been wanting a heart rate etc! These look awesome.

    Megan

    May 4, 2015

    I’m a aldi lover as well and am excited to see the new exercise tools, but I’m worried about a wrist band that has a battery life of only 7 days. What type of batteries does the watch take?

      roni

      May 6, 2015

      You charge it on your computer! Easy peasy. :)

    Rie

    May 4, 2015

    I saw these items in my Aldi sales circular this morning. I immediately decided to read up on reviews for the Crane Activity Tracker because my intentions were to go and purchase a fitbit since I’m about to start my yearly summer fitness routine.
    After reading your blog, I just want to say thanks for accepting Aldi’s offer, and thanks for sharing with us your thorough reviews on the Crane products. It is enough to make me want to buy it.

    Tyra Jasmin

    May 4, 2015

    I would love to win this package, so I can start tracking my progress as I get back in shape. I am also a huge fan of Aldi. I hope I can do as well as Roni!

    Sarah P

    May 4, 2015

    Hi Roni! These look like the perfect trifecta for Spring/Summer fitness. I am really thinking about WYCWYC these days and also loving being outside again after the ugly New England winter.

    Nicole S.

    May 4, 2015

    I would love to win!

    Karen

    May 4, 2015

    Love aldi and thanks for you input on these devices. I’ve been looking for some reviews.

    Faye K.

    May 4, 2015

    I would love to win these. I have just gone back to weight watchers and need something to inspire me. I am looking forward to seeing all of the Crane products at Aldi’s.

    Gina M

    May 4, 2015

    I would love to win these items because my goal this year is to get in better shape! I saw these items in their ad, and I was tempted to snatch them up!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

    Rebecca

    May 4, 2015

    These look pretty neat, especially the scale! Thanks for the reviews.

    Jonathan

    May 4, 2015

    Awesome products. I love Aldi.

    Debbie Yeager

    May 4, 2015

    I am an Aldi fan as well.
    I was excited to see Aldi come up with something similar to fitbit. I am going to go get one, and get started on tracking. And have SUCCESS!!

    I love Aldi’s and I cannot wait.
    Debbie Yeager

    Gwen

    May 4, 2015

    love aldi and love that they’re making affordable fitness items!

    Steven E.

    May 4, 2015

    Would love to win this package! Looks awesome!

    Heidi

    May 4, 2015

    I love Aldi! I had considered purchasing a Fitbit, but couldn’t justify the price. Leave it to Aldi to offer an affordable option. Thanks for the information.

    Megan S

    May 4, 2015

    Awesome giveaway!

    Renee

    May 5, 2015

    Winner, winner, healthy dinner, pick me!

    Amy

    May 5, 2015

    I would love to win!

    Elli Schmidt

    May 5, 2015

    I love all the graphs you were able to publish. I think it’s great that technology is able to help us stay motivated and encourage us to work harder for a healthy heart and healthy body. The package from Aldi looks great, and combined with your workout this is a sure way to get fit. Thanks for sharing!

    Khia L.

    May 5, 2015

    I am an Aldi fan because their affordability and variety. Other grocery chains just can’t compete with their fresh veggie prices. Each year, I can barely wait to see the seasonal and holiday goodies. I’d love to win this package so that I could get immediate feedback from the tracker… so i wont be a slacker!

    Mary Hansen

    May 5, 2015

    My whole family loves Aldi. There are 5 of us, Grandma (me), Grandpa, Mom, Dad and grandson who is 15 and homeschooled. He is overweight, as the rest of us are, and this would be great incentive for our family to work together to lose weight. I don’t have a website but my daughter-in-law uses Facebook religiously and would pass along the info to encourage others. Our family has a history of diabetes and this would be marvelous for us and fun, too. Please consider us for your package giveaway. Love your site. Keep up the good work.

    Stacy

    May 5, 2015

    This fitness package is just what I need, to help me get back on track again. Hope my ALDI store has them! Started weight watchers for the second time after gaining back my big loss from the first time. Love your blog Roni’s weigh and the meals you post.

    Alexis Jones

    May 5, 2015

    I love Aldi’s. I have bought a few awesome things from there. Most recently a glass food scale…which I love.
    I would love to win this package!

    Anna Murphy

    May 5, 2015

    I just saw the activity tracker in Aldi’s flyer and was doing a little research on it and boom! That’s how I landed here! Great review on what sounds like solid products. I will have to give it a try! Thank you!

    Liz S.

    May 5, 2015

    I have shopped at Aldis forever. Love that store and have some great things from their product line. :)

    Marian

    May 5, 2015

    I’ve been considering trackers and the price on this looks really good.

    julie

    May 5, 2015

    Would love to win the activity tracker for my daughter. She has wanted a fitbit for quite awhile but they are too expensive. Thank you!!!

    paige

    May 5, 2015

    just getting started in healthier lifestyle and exercise. Help!!! :)

    Rebel In Ontario

    May 5, 2015

    Never heard of this line of product but it it sounds right up my alley!

    Janelle

    May 5, 2015

    I saw the ad today and quickly looked up reviews and yours was the first to pop up. Thanks so much and either I win this giveaway or I’m running out to ALDI to get the tracker and the heart rate monitor!

    Shelly

    May 5, 2015

    Thank you for review was very helpful! I Love Aldi.

    kjv1611

    May 5, 2015

    Found your blog looking for reviews on the watch item. Sounds great. My wife was really liking the idea of it. Thanks for sharing summer real world usage.

    Dana

    May 5, 2015

    These look like awesome products!!!! I wish I had an aldi close by to check them out!!

    Brooke Kinross

    May 5, 2015

    I have been wanting an activity tracker for so long but felt guilty spending that kind of money on myself. What an awesome package! Just another reason to love ALDI!

    Susan B

    May 6, 2015

    Love Aldi’s would love the fitness tracker stuff!

    Tim G

    May 6, 2015

    Found your review after seeing the Aldi ad for the Crane Blutooth products. Thank you for sharing I found it very informative. My wife uses a heart rate monitor for her workouts and it has convinced me to get one.

    LC

    May 6, 2015

    Thank you for review was very helpful!

    Vincent

    May 6, 2015

    Wow! Those products look great! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about these products!

    Mary Caceres

    May 6, 2015

    Thanks for all your great info. I too love ALDI I shop there all the time. I would love all these items . I am going to check them out today. Thanks again. Have a wonderful day.

    Bob

    May 6, 2015

    Thank you for the information. I’m always hesitant to buy something new without getting reviews. It would be nice to gift this to a friend who has been battling weight problems.

    Jennifer White

    May 6, 2015

    I really would love to try this. Please! !! I really need to lose weight and get healthy.

    Judy S.

    May 6, 2015

    This looks great! I’d love to try this.

    sharon

    May 6, 2015

    have been a big fan of Aldis for years. am trying to get back to exercising and walking to gain my strength back (over weight and bad knee)…have lost a little, but this would be an awesome boost. Love your website by the ‘weigh’….

    fredda

    May 6, 2015

    I’d love to have the activity tracker. I know it would help me with my goals to live a healthier life. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    Angie

    May 6, 2015

    I love Aldi! I used to travel to a store several miles away before one moved near me. Now I stop by every few days because of their money saving deals. The activity tracker looks sounds great! I have been looking for an activity tracker to help this busy mom get back in shape. I would love to win!

    Brooke Kinross

    May 6, 2015

    I have always wanted an activity tracker!!! Once again, another reason to love ALDI!

    Rebekah Oakley

    May 6, 2015

    I would love these products to track all my fitness goals!!

    Teresa Ayala

    May 6, 2015

    I hope it’s not too late!

    Matt M

    May 6, 2015

    Aldi is great! Good prices, good selection and a lot of nice seasonal items.

    Aditi

    May 6, 2015

    I love your blog and would love to get activity tracker!

    Sherry

    May 6, 2015

    Love your review. I want to get one.

    Belinda

    May 6, 2015

    I would absolutely love to have this! Unfortunately, I cannot afford it on my own. I have high blood pressure, polycystic liver disease, low vitamin D, and lately a lot of anxiety and stress. I know this would help me and give me incentive when seeing the numbers

    Karen Walker

    May 6, 2015

    Would LOVE this! Was looking at FitBits, but so expensive. LOVE Aldi’s, too! ;)

    Sarah Beckrich

    May 6, 2015

    I’ve been looking into getting a wrist band and saw Aldi’s new weekly ad. I always like to look into things before I buy them. I am a 38 year old that has struggled with my weight since I was very young. Last week I started walking 1/2 mile a day, and I have noticed that I feel better already. I would really like to be able to track my daily activity, and be more healthy for my 3 children. Thank you for your review and have a great rest of the week.

    Tiffany

    May 8, 2015

    Has a winner been selected for this giveaway? Anxiously awaiting!

      Brooke Kinross

      May 9, 2015

      Also wondering if a winner has been selected. Not sure where this information would be posted.

      roni

      May 11, 2015

      Amy L. I had to wait for her to confirm before posting.

    Janis Kiehl

    May 8, 2015

    I bought the tracker and have Android Galaxy prevail LTE and can not get it to link up w my phn Ive tried everything even called the 800 # in booklet and got no where? I guess will have to return help I love Aldi

      Kim

      May 9, 2015

      I was confused about pairing the activity tracker with my phone. You don’t do it the way I thought – with the phone’s bluetooth menu. You do it within the Crane app. Hope that helps!

    Stephanie

    May 8, 2015

    Thanks so much for your reviews on these products. There aren’t many out there right now and I’ve been so curious!

    april

    May 8, 2015

    Does the activity tracker happen to show the time on the display screen?

      Kim

      May 9, 2015

      Yes, but it does not stay on. You simply press the button once and it’ll show the time.

    Kim

    May 9, 2015

    I picked up the Activity Tracker this past week at Aldi. So far, I’m very happy with it. I like that it has the clip because I drive for a living and I thought all the wrist movement while driving would mess up the tracker info.

    Sheri J

    May 10, 2015

    Who won?

      roni

      May 11, 2015

      Amy L. I had to wait for her to conform before posting.

    Lacey McCuean

    May 11, 2015

    Being in the Airforce i love to see what bands are the greatest. Id love to give the crane band a try and hear more reviews!

    beth

    May 11, 2015

    Me being the “gadget girl” (as my family has named me) I absolutely looovveee all these products. The ability to sync them all to my phone is a great advantage.

    Bronnamdi

    May 12, 2015

    I find the items very interesting.

    I note that I am not going to be considered for the give away but I am impressed with the information you can get with any or all of the gadgets.

    They remove guesswork from your life. They tell you where you are with whatever you want or have.

    If you are watching your weight, fat, body mass, calories, the gadgets will tell you just where you are with them.

    I look forward to buying my own in due time.

    Samuel Cappellino

    May 21, 2015

    Love the scale going to Aldi tomorrow to see if I can pick up the tracker and heart monitor.

    Tania

    June 3, 2015

    I love Aldi & been wanting to try one of these activity trackers!

    Ann Biggs

    July 29, 2015

    How do I erase data, I took the battery out but it’s stll showing the same # of inputs need to enter another person Help ??

    Kat

    December 31, 2015

    it’s amazing how many different products ALDI’s carries and I’m all about fitness

    mary gould

    December 31, 2015

    I love my crane wireless activity tracker

    Jackie balser

    January 2, 2016

    I am so excited to get in a healthy state in my life and so ready to be able to use these crane products to help me!

    Tammi K

    January 3, 2016

    Love that Aldis is getting more and more organic and healthy choice options!! All of these special buys that they offer every week are so fun to see what they come out with week to week :)

    Sherry McGee

    January 21, 2016

    I really need this. I need something I can look at to stay motivated. Fingers crossed.

    julie craig

    February 6, 2016

    Your review of aldis crane activity tracker has motivated me to want to try it .
    Don’t know if I can wait till may though !!!