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HELP NEEDED Fitness Trackers / Smart Watch

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by tigerlily72, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I can also recommend the Fitbit Charge 2, which I bought for my mother in law for Christmas A couple of weeks ago she did 100,000 steps in 5 days which beat many younger challengers. The only strange thing with this is that there is no shut down option. It does have a mindfulness application.
     
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  2. tigerlily72

    tigerlily72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll take a look at that one. I'm veering towards Fitbit as I'm concerned that if I go really cheap I'll just regret it and end up spending even more money buying one that does (most) of what I want.
     
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  3. tigerlily72

    tigerlily72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mbaker - just had a quick look at the Fitbit Charge 2 on Amazon - bit too pricey I'm afraid.

    But thanks for the recommendation.
     
  4. mist

    mist · Guest

    Wii U with Wii fit :D
     
  5. tigerlily72

    tigerlily72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is that your personal preference @mist? ;)
     
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  6. mist

    mist · Guest

    I'm a pro at Wii fit :D
     
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  7. tigerlily72

    tigerlily72 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine had one year's ago and used to do the boxing mode (or whatever you call it) as well as others. She said it knackered her after a few mins and gave me a demo - it was hilarious watching her! :D
     
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  8. ME_Valentijn

    ME_Valentijn · Guest

    I used to do Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii before I came down with ME/CFS. The trick to looking good is to do it while no one's watching :cool:
     
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  9. mist

    mist · Guest

    My kitty watches me with great interest especially during the rowing game..:joyful:
     
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    Did you buy one? How are you getting on with it?
     
  11. Deleted Account

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    I have a mii band 2. This has a few more functions than the original mii band (watch, step count, heart rate, night time activity, target "buzz", idle alert, alarm). It is still cheap compared to other alternatives.
    It was my choice because of the size (not a clunky bit of plastic stuck to your wrist at all times) and doesn't look tacky.

    Whilst it is cheap, it is good quality. The battery lasts about a month. It is very reactive to steps. The phone app is much easier to read and navigate than others.
    My partner bought a Garmin. He chose it so he can download his stats to Vitality (who do not recognise mii). But he spends many hours swearing at the app. However, it has the advantage of a watch battery which lasts a year rather than many bands with batteries that last less than a week: it doesn't matter how much functionality they have if the battery is always running low.
     
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  12. janrat68

    janrat68 Type 2 · Active Member

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    just seen thi thread i have a fitbit alta you can get the fitbit charge hr of ebay for round 30 quid eve n thge second hand altra are brill cos u can change the straps n they only cost a couple of quid new swar by mine n the app is easy to use on an andriod phone
     
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  13. keitjones

    keitjones I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a fit bit. One of the best things I ever bought.
     
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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have a fitbit with it's own GPS?
    I found step counting wasn't accurate when I was walking, and connected GPS wasn't too good if I tucked my phone away.
    In the end I bought a Garmin Fenix, good for keeping a track of where you are, and where you've been, but a bit chunky, and no good for vital signs.
     
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  15. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Goonergal that slow roasted lamb sounds incredible.
    Is the fitness tracker one you wear on your wrist? What does it measure? ( sorry should have asked that on the exercise thread - maybe answer there)
    Nice bowl - part of your lovely crockery set.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hi. Yes, fitness tracker is worn on the wrist. Measures steps, distance, active minutes, sleep (that’s the interest for me) and calories burned. Pic attached.

    Bowl is part of a range - all items have been bought as singles (from the 212 skyline, Brooklyn and collage city ranges) in my favourite shop in New York. Worth a visit if you’re there and great souvenirs. Planning a few more purchases in the summer. https://fishseddy.com/
     

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  17. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Really good price for the tracker, think I might take a look - Ive been toying with the idea of a fitbit type of thing but they are expensive and I’m not sure I’ll make full use. This looks like a good place to start.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I think it'll be this one? https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=19111
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for that. I think it is one I had looked at.
     
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