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HELP NEEDED Fitness Trackers / Smart Watch

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

  1. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @jjraak thanks for all the links - I stayed up way too late again last night browsing them and the reviews and got to the same position I was in a couple of months ago when I first considered getting ine of these - that is to say confused and undecided. Will confine my comments to the exercise thread in future as I fear we are going way off topic here.
     
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  2. Goonergal

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    @Rachox @Brunneria @DCUKMod @Pipp anyway our fitness tracker discussion on here can be moved to a new thread in the exercise section?

    Tagging @shelley262 @ianpspurs @jjraak and @DJC3
     
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  3. maglil55

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    Can't find it in the exercise section but just wanted to say @ianpspurs the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 can be used for swimming (waterproof up to 50m) and price is not too dissimilar to the Lidl one.

    Sorry - just noticed @jjrack suggested same one.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for that @maglil55
     
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    That’s a tricky one as your Fitbit convo is so woven into other comments about what you have eaten. I think this is one for the more experienced mods! Sorry! Can it be done @DCUKMod ?
     
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    @DJC3 @jjraak @ianpspurs @shelley262 this is where our fitness tracker discussion was moved to be dcukmod and diakat.

    Update on the Lidl cheapie. I may continue to use it for sleep (no probs sleeping in it) but it won’t be a substitute for my simple pedometer/phone for tracking activity as it counts all sorts of stuff (changing sheets, seriously?) as steps and I don’t find it helpful as a watch/don’t want 2 things on my wrist.

    Rushing out now so will update properly later. Will wear today to see how step count compares to phone and pedometer.
     
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    @DJC3 update on the tracker. No enamoured with it. Associated app is clunky and it’s not adding to what I learn from the pedometer and phone counter. Sleep function doesn’t seem to reflect reality - left if off last night but apparently I had 9 hours 40 minutes of deep sleep. If only!
     
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    I’ve just treated myself to a secondhand Fitbit Ionic - not so much for the fitness aspect, but because they bought out Pebble, and I adored mine, but it’s just got too flaky to be reliable now. Fitbit based their smartwatches on the Pebble tech, and I can hook it up to my CGM to give me BG levels, insulin and carbs on board as well as all the other stuff they do. Having said all that, it has made me get a little more active, and the sleep and heart rate insights are very useful - if I have rotten sleep, I’m quite insulin resistant and need to wind up my pump the following day, so I can have a heads up by checking the app on my phone when I wake. Battery life seems to be about three days.

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  9. DJC3

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    Thanks for the update. I’m glad I didn’t rush into it ( unusual for me) I’m tending towards the mi band 3 I think. I’m not particularly interested in techy stuff so it needs to be fairly cheap and easy to use.
     
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