(Closed) FitBit anyone? What are your thoughts?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kmarie719:  It’s pretty much for daily activity, walking and running. It won’t accurately record fitness classes etc. 

I love mine, though. I clip it between my boobs (on my bra) and away I go. No idea if I’ve lost weight since wearing it, but I’m apparently a lot more active than I thought!

I’m still thinking about getting an HRM for the gym and other non-walking/running exercise, particularly as I’m starting a strength training regime on Monday.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It sounds like you want a proper heart rate monitor, and from what I’ve read Fitbit is more like a really cool step counter.    The strap around your chest is the best way to monitor your heart rate (pulse isn’t really the same).  I think there are HRM that are only watches though.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got one for Christmas! It is a fun gadget I do not know how accurate it is. It does not monitor your heart rate I wish it did!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My best friend, who is some health and fitness major in school, just got one. It’s like a fancy pedometer, as one PP said. If heart rate is what you’re after, then I don’t think the FitBit is what you’re looking for. My best friend loves it though.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that there are some other HRM that can strap to your arm – body bugg was one name I remember from my calorie counting days (which I am suppose to be back to…) but I am turned off by the $6.99/ month fee

http://mystore.24hourfitness.com/product_details.php?item=898363002300&pf_id=898363002300

I was looking at the fit bit as well but seems its just a step/movement measuring – on their forum it specifically says that the exercise I do most (elliptical, spin class, other aerobics) won’t get counted and I would have to manually enter (which is exactly what I don’t want to do)

 

if you find something that is HRM like without the chest strap and meant for all day wear I would be very interested

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I have one it cam with my Xbox Kinect bundle. I use it when I do Zumba or any Cardio, so I can count my calories burn. then I plug the number into My Fitness Pal account.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

The HRM you have now is more accurate than the FitBit.  I have used one for over 10 years.  You get used to the strap and it actually helps keep your breasts in place when doing cardio.  

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunflower–girl:  If your sports bra fits properly, the HRM band should do absolutely nothing towards supporting your bust.

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