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Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:59:01 am »
I really like FitBit overall.  However, the dongle was a pain in the rear and would work about half the time.  But the great thing about the FitBit was that it was a VERY accurate pedometer.  I tried other cheaper ones and that would tally steps when I was driving, fidgeting, etc.  The FitBit would not.

So my question is this:  do you know of other wearables that will do what FitBit does?

a) accurate counts of steps

b) allow you to save your steps online on your laptop/phone

c) fits in your pocket

This question was prompted by this article by the way, which is describing how FitBit's stock has plummeted due to intense competition from Apple and others:

http://www.which.co.uk/news/2017/06/fitbit-fitness-tracker-shipments-drop-by-38/
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 09:02:37 am »
I am a big fan of the Garmin fitness trackers.  I have a Garmin 35 right now for my running and walking.  You can see your activity on the watch, and if you download all of your results to Garmin Connect, you get even deeper analysis.
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 09:31:49 am »
I have used both FitBit and garmin and prefer Garmin. FitBit is great for people who walk around all day, are really not very physical and just want to compare their step count against their friends. Also, there is no magic to the 10,000 steps number, and none of these devices are sufficiently accurate that they can really count that well.  What is more important is consistency. Garmin has a number of devices for the casual counter and the athlete.

Other than FitBit and Garmin, there are many, many choices. You will find excellent, extremely detailed reviews on many of FitBit, Garmin and other devices at DC Rainmaker:

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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 09:42:44 am »
I just use the iPhone pacer app but I always keep my phone in my front pocket. It's very accurate and has some cool features.

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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 09:05:02 pm »
I have had several Garmin units.  I'm using a Vivosmart 3 right now.  They seem to be accurate enough in step counts.  However, This is the 4th unit I have had in 3.5 years.  They keep breaking.  Garmin has replaced each and every one of them tho. 
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 10:49:06 pm »
I just use the iPhone pacer app but I always keep my phone in my front pocket. It's very accurate and has some cool features.

Awesome idea.  I'm downloading it right now.  I can't wear my iphone when I'm running, but I know my steps/mile pretty accurately, so I'm not too worried about that.
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 10:50:25 pm »
Thx guys.  Notes taken...
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 08:39:53 am »
I used the Misfit Flash. Seemed to be accurate and you can use it when you sleep to track your sleep patterns also. Just downloaded that app though because my misfit flash broke (washed and dried it on accident) will see how accurate it is
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 06:31:20 pm »
 Guys I went out and  replaced my dongle for the fit bit. And to be honest I'm glad I did even though it was a bit lazy .  The reason is that the app is just awesome. At least now my iPhone thinks it very easily and quickly to the app.   As I mentioned in another thread I am running 2.6 miles per day and trying to get up to 15,000 steps.  I've also been losing a little weight and I think this is really going to help me go the last yard
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 06:43:36 pm »
Guys I went out and  replaced my dongle for the fit bit. And to be honest I'm glad I did even though it was a bit lazy .  The reason is that the app is just awesome. At least now my iPhone thinks it very easily and quickly to the app.   As I mentioned in another thread I am running 2.6 miles per day and trying to get up to 15,000 steps.  I've also been losing a little weight and I think this is really going to help me go the last yard

Activity trackers are super motivating!

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 08:27:50 am »
Guys I went out and  replaced my dongle for the fit bit. And to be honest I'm glad I did even though it was a bit lazy .  The reason is that the app is just awesome. At least now my iPhone thinks it very easily and quickly to the app.   As I mentioned in another thread I am running 2.6 miles per day and trying to get up to 15,000 steps.  I've also been losing a little weight and I think this is really going to help me go the last yard

Great job Peak!  I've always enjoyed running, and combining it with weights has really helped me keep my body where I want it. 

That being said, I actually use a Samsung Gear S2.  It's a smart watch, but also a pretty damn good fitness tracker.  It can run on Iphones, but it's really meant to be paired with an Android device.  My wife has a Fitbit Charge 2, and runs it on an IPhone.  We've compared them after runs and walks, and they are pretty dang close.  It's actually a blast having competitions with each other for who can get the most number of steps.

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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 08:43:15 am »
Guys I went out and  replaced my dongle for the fit bit. And to be honest I'm glad I did even though it was a bit lazy .  The reason is that the app is just awesome. At least now my iPhone thinks it very easily and quickly to the app.   As I mentioned in another thread I am running 2.6 miles per day and trying to get up to 15,000 steps.  I've also been losing a little weight and I think this is really going to help me go the last yard
Which fit bit did you get?
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 12:16:53 pm »
Guys I went out and  replaced my dongle for the fit bit. And to be honest I'm glad I did even though it was a bit lazy .  The reason is that the app is just awesome. At least now my iPhone thinks it very easily and quickly to the app.   As I mentioned in another thread I am running 2.6 miles per day and trying to get up to 15,000 steps.  I've also been losing a little weight and I think this is really going to help me go the last yard
Which fit bit did you get?

I've got the zip.  I like it cuzz you can throw it into your pocket.  I bought a dongle but that was a waste cuzz it now syncs with your phone!
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Re: Accurate Alternatives to Fitbit?
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