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If you’re looking to add an extra boost to your workout, then the Survival Strap Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet might do the trick.
I tested the bracelet for several weeks, including during endurance and strength training, and I experienced some measurable gains. Whether the benefit was due to the bracelet’s proprietary InBalance Technology or not, I can’t say. But I wouldn’t bet against this bracelet.
Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet Design
Attractive in an industrial-chic sort of way, the bracelet is handmade in the US with military spec 550 parachute cord. The cord is pliant and sturdy, so the bracelet maintains shape during use. The paracord is waterproof and quick drying. It will not mildew and can be hand washed with soap as needed.
In case of emergency, the cord can be unraveled for life-saving duties. Suggested life-saving uses include making a tourniquet or towing device from the cord. I did neither in my testing (thankfully). Should such measures be necessary, Active Edge Gear will replace the bracelet free of charge, so long as you document the activity with pictures and give them your story.
The hardware on my bracelet is forged of shiny stainless steel that contrasts well with the black cord. The clasp is adjustable and has 3 holes with a breakaway pin for safety. It fits both my wrist and my husband’s wrist.
Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet Function
In my non-emergency routine, I tested the Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet while running, strength training, walking, and sleeping.
Step one involved clasping the device around my wrist. I’ll admit to some difficulty with the shackle at first, but that can be chalked up to user error.
The bracelet features InBalance Technology, a proprietary low-wave frequency feature designed to improve performance by increasing flexibility, strength, balance, oxygen intake, endurance and even REM sleep. The InBalance Technology works anytime it is in close contact with the body.
As the product insert states, the Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet “will not give you super human strength.” It can, however, give you a slight edge, particularly when working out.
When I tested the bracelet during strength training, I was able to increase the amount of weight used in weight bearing exercises by as much as 10% to 15%. I also noticed up to a 20% improvement in the number of repetitions I was able to complete of exercises like pullups.
While running, I was able to shave off 5 to 10 seconds per mile.
It was difficult to measure any improvement in REM sleep.
Looking at those results, it’s hard to argue that the bracelet didn’t account for some of the improvements. Yet I maintain a healthy skepticism. I acknowledge the possibility of a placebo effect here. Having noted that, the source of the benefit may not be as important as the benefit itself.
Who Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet Is For
The Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet is for anyone looking for an unconventional way to boost exercise performance. The life-saving credentials of the device also suggest this bracelet is for hard-core adventurers who might need a tourniquet or extra towing line.
According to , the Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet is available in 5”, 5.5”, 6”, 6.5”, 7”, 7.5”, 8”, and 8.5” length. The 6” measurement is an average female length, while 7” is an average male length. The clasp is available as an adjustable nylon 6-6 shackle or as an adjustable stainless steel shackle.
The Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet is available in 11 different colors that include: black, baby blue, navy blue, neon green, neon orange, neon pink, green, red, sand, white, and multicam camo. My test bracelet was black, which meant it could be dressed up if needed.
Included In The Box
My Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet arrived with a literature packet and owner manual. They explain the functionality and benefits of the InBalance Technology.
The Active Edge Fishtail Bracelet (may have) provided me with an edge in physical performance. Whether my improvement was due entirely to InBalance Technology or in part to a placebo effect, I’m not sure. I suppose it doesn’t matter because, in either case, I experienced a boost to performance.
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