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Vicks 10-10-2015 10:43 PM

Fitness Wearables - Fitbit and more???
 
Curious about fitness wearables, there's so many to choose from! Jawbone Ups, Garmin VivoFit and of course the FitBit trackers...
Do any of you use a wearable fitness tracker and if so, do you think it helped improve your lifestyle as it relates to health and fitness accountability?
Thanks!

Narkissos 10-12-2015 09:43 PM

I like gadgets... but, no...I'm very bare bones when it comes to fitness.

I see all that stuff as a fad... or being gimmicky.

Will leave the floor open for people who actually use that sort of stuff.

Vicks 10-22-2015 07:33 PM

Funny enough I thought this post would have gotten some responses...I guess everybody is into bare bones fitness as well.

I was recently gifted a fitbit and I will come back and post on how I've found it thus far

Johan 10-23-2015 11:53 AM

I have been very tempted to buy a Microsoft band, the review I see on the heart rate accuracy for most wearable is disappointing though. I would want it to have a decent calories burned estimate but I want the estimated done on heart rate, not pedometer, so the heart rate accuracy is crucial.

I use a tomtom multisport cardio when training and it uses optical heart rate monitoring and it is fairly accurate so when a proper wearable arrives that can match the tomtom in accuracy I will probably pic it up.

I am far more interested in bar tracking gadgets though, stuff one can put on the bar and get velocity curves, that would be great for estimating fatigue etc without needing to go heavy. They are all rather pricey still though.

Vicks 01-09-2016 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johan (Post 156946)
I have been very tempted to buy a Microsoft band, the review I see on the heart rate accuracy for most wearable is disappointing though. I would want it to have a decent calories burned estimate but I want the estimated done on heart rate, not pedometer, so the heart rate accuracy is crucial.
I use a tomtom multisport cardio when training and it uses optical heart rate monitoring and it is fairly accurate so when a proper wearable arrives that can match the tomtom in accuracy I will probably pic it up.

Did you ever actually buy the microsoft band? I heard recently some changes were coming for it http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/...ever-dream-of/

Johan 01-11-2016 03:29 PM

Nah I got a fitbit surge instead, very happy with it :thumbsup:

Vicks 01-11-2016 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johan (Post 158097)
Nah I got a fitbit surge instead, very happy with it :thumbsup:

Wonderful! I got the fitbit Charge HR recently too...I'll have to update with my full review. I find its quite thorough!

Booz 01-18-2016 12:39 PM

I got the wife the Fitbit surge as she does a lot of running and cycling so likes to track everything......
Me no

Narkissos 02-09-2016 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vicks (Post 158098)
Wonderful! I got the fitbit Charge HR recently too...I'll have to update with my full review. I find its quite thorough!

Awaiting that full review :)

Susan 02-24-2016 01:10 PM

I have a Fitbit flex and I am very pleased with it. I find that I started wearing it I am more motivated and I work harder to reach my goals. It is definitely one of the best purchases that I have made when it comes to my fitness.


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