Anybody own a fitness gadget – Fitbit, Polar, Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, etc.?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

I was very interested in the fuel band from Nike because it looked cool and was small and I liked the features, but they don’t have the ability to sync with Android, and Nike has said they have no plans to ever offer Android compatibility. That pretty much sealed the deal that I wasn’t buying it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

mchitt329:  a_day_at_the_fair:  The future of the Nike Fuel Band is confusing right now so you might want to hold off on buying it until they confirm whether they are phasing it out or not.  The company made conflicting statements about the product this week making it seem like they are going to invest more into software and less into the wearable product.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I have the Nike band, and I like it well enough. I like the look of the FitBit more. It does motivate me, but sometimes I feel like it doesn’t give me enough credit. Since it is tracking movement, if I am lifting weights or crunches (etc) at the gym I get barely any Fuel, whereas just walking around I will get a ton. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

beachbride1216:  I wasn’t going to buy the fuelband because it isn’t compatible with Android devices.

If they do decide to stop production, I would chalk it up to them eliminating at least half their potential market by not making it Android compatible

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Commenting to follow.  I’ve been researching too, but I can’t seem to find all the features I want in one device.  Besides the normal stuff, I want one that can be synced with a HR monitor and has the vibrating alarm.  It’s a small thing, but it would be nice not to wake my SO up every morning.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a FitBit One which you wear like a regular pedometer.  I liked it more than the Flex, which is the band you wear like a bracelet as it has a display so you can see how many steps you have walked.  It also tracks stairs climbed, which I like!  I don’t mind the guessing at calories, personally.  I love mine.  I know a lot of people with the Flex and they all like theirs too.  Happy to answer any questions you have!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

mchitt329:  I have a fit bit One.  I like that it’s hidden and I don’t have to wear it on my wrist (I hate things on my wrist, I don’t wear a watch or a bracelet.)  I wear it clipped to my bra 99% of the time.  I’ve been wearing it since I got it for Christmas.  I love that it syncs with endomondo and myfitnesspal.  So everything gathers data pretty seamlessly.  I use endomondo to track workouts, skis, etc.  And mfp to track food intake.  

I work shift, so sleep tracking was a big perk for me.  Using the data that’s come back on various shifts I’ve been able to make some changes to help me get much better sleep.  It’s taken a while, but I’ve found its really helped.  

I spent a lot of time looking at all the various options, this was the one that looked like it would work the best for me.  Now 4 of my friends have one, after hearing about mine.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve had the Fitbit Flex (loved it!) then upgraded to the Force, which I had a really bad reaction to, and returned it for a One.

The reason why I went with the One rather than the Flex again is because the One tracks floors climbed and I find that useful, plus it has a clock readout. If they make a wristband that has a clock readout and doesn’t cause my wrist to break into a massive rash, then I may go to that eventually.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I had Polar monitors for years.  Then went with the Fitbit.  You what?  I really don’t care how many steps I take.  I want to know calories burned.  Going back to Polar…

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I’ve been using the Polar Loop since it’s release and I love it! The fact that it can sync with a heart rate monitor is a huge plus. It’s also really durable and I’ve even worn it to tons of formal events and gotten compliments on it. I have the Fitbit Flex but the band kept breaking after 2 months! Plus it only really monitor steps, not all around activity like the Loop with its heart rate monitor capabilities.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Eribuzz:  Unfortunately, Fitbit does the vibrating alarm and Polar Loop does the heart rate monitor. I hope a company combines the two one day.

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