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Old 03-02-2014, 02:54 AM
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I'm thinking about getting the Fitbit (I think Fitbit One?). Anyone have it? What do you think?
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I have a bodybugg and really liked it, but hated the monthy fee so I'm looking into a fitbit as well.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:57 AM
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I would give it a google I know there was a huge recall because people were getting strange rashes from the fitbit and the company didn't respond very well
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It's the Force that was recalled. I have a Force, got it on black friday, wear it every day, and I have not had any issue.

I like The Force.
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I have the Flex and like it. It helped me restrict my steps while recovering from my sprained ankle but I'm now able to use it to hit step goals, which is very motivating.

It's basically a souped up pedometer, though, so don't get it expecting to have it be perfectly accurate, especially for activities like biking or swimming.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:44 AM
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It's basically a souped up pedometer, though, so don't get it expecting to have it be perfectly accurate, especially for activities like biking or swimming.
This is why I personally wouldn't get one. I paid the same as a FitBit for a waterproof full-featured heart rate monitor that also has a built-in pedometer.

I'm not discounting the FitBit - it's good if you like to record your "active minutes" in a cloud app and have a vibrating alarm that also records sleep quality.

I use MyFitnessPal and SleepBot on my phone for those things.
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I would personally invest in a good HRM over the Fitbit. I looked into both the Bodybugg and Fitbit about a year and a half ago. While some of the features are interesting, when it comes down to it, the best measure from a fitness standpoint - which is what I really wanted it for - will come from a quality HRM.
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The company that made my HRM actually has their own version of the FitBit that you can get a heart rate sensor attachment with. I like their list of specs better than the FitBit, personally.

http://www.polarloop.com/

For reference, this is the HRM I use and love, got it at MEC (which is Canadian REI) on sale for $99.99 (though seeing as it comes with a heart rate sensor, it's totally worth the full price).

http://www.polar.com/ca-en/products/...tisport/RS300X
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I have a Fitbit Flex and I dig it. Although it is not entirely accurate on any day that involves tugging with dogs
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I have a bodymedia. I've had it 4ish years now. While I pay a fee for it, I like the stats, and I feel it's been worth itself. I know a bunch of ladies on a different group with fitbits and a few others, and it seems their fitbits seem inaccurate, on numbers at times.
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