Activity monitors: any advice?

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Apr 2014
11:05am, 30 Apr 2014
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emmdeecee
Has anyone tried any of the activity monitors e.g. jawbone, fitbit, garmin vivofit, nike fuelband? I've decided to get one to keep an eye on my general activity levels but not sure which is the best. Any advice gratefully received!!
Apr 2014
9:59pm, 30 Apr 2014
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lady alton
I have a fitbit band thingy and OH has the Garmin equivalent. His tracks mileage better and adapts the targets to match what you are actually doing. But I prefer my fitbit, it links to the My Fitness Pal ap and monitors sleep really well. However his battery will last the year whereas I have to recharge every five days or so.
Funnily enough I am currently wearing a Bioback fitness monitor too! I'd love to see their faces when they download it since I have a long one this weekend :)
Apr 2014
10:10pm, 30 Apr 2014
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GimmeMedals
I've got the Fitbit flex and OH has the Garmin vivofit. I like mine best; OH prefers his!
May 2014
10:01am, 1 May 2014
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emmdeecee
Thanks! I'm veering towards the Garmin at the mo - the blue looks good and it's waterproof. Decisions decisions!!
May 2014
10:22am, 1 May 2014
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Nick Cook
I've got a Fitbit Flex too. i don't think it's very accurate. When I come the 10 miles into work on my motorbike, it gives me about 1000 steps!
May 2014
4:11pm, 1 May 2014
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emmdeecee
It does look quite promising - is it waterproof?
May 2014
11:12pm, 1 May 2014
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lady alton
Fitbit is shower proof which is good enough for me. I think the sleep tracking is better on the fit bit but it depends on what you want
May 2014
8:55am, 2 May 2014
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emmdeecee
Yep shower-proof is what I want!!
May 2014
9:07am, 2 May 2014
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FreshStart
My only advice would be to avoid getting a Nike fuelband. My sister has one and it seems to break all the time and getting it fixed/replaced takes ages.
May 2014
9:30am, 2 May 2014
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longboat
Work gave me a fitbit one as part of a challenge they were doing last year. The first one lasted about 3 weeks before it stopped working - presumably sweat damage.

It was interesting for a while, and to see sleep etc. but I must admit I have not used it or charged it up since the challenge finished

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