My mom got me a FitBit for Christmas. It hasn't let me know any more info than I didn't already know. I workout, and track my diet. I do like how it tracks my sleep though. That's kinda cool.
For people that don't take care of themselves, I can see how it would motivate people. I added a few friends on there, and the competition things are fun.
For example, I added my brothers girlfriend who gained some weight over the last year, and she admitted she's been a lot more active since I can see her activity because she know I'll talk shit when I get more steps.
tl;dr They're mostly for lazy people. If you're already /fit/, save your money.
probably better to get just a normal smart watch, I have one and there are some cool apps where you can program your whole set via your phone then your watch will basically instruct you which exercise, how many reps, which weight etc etc and you can also program the rest times in between.sets.
>>35692530 A proper garmin/suunto/whatever is useful if you're serious about being a competitive athlete in cardio, otherwise they don't really tell you much you don't already know. But they're not gonna be detrimental in any case.
I have the FitBit Charge. Dad got it for me for Christmas so I wear it all the time. I don't trust the calorie calculator on it and I know that the distance tracker is completely wrong. I have a 3.5 mile run that I know for a fact is 3.5 miles and it always says I ran around 3. I still like it though. The sleep tracker seems accurate and is really interesting. And even though a lot of its features aren't perfect it's still fun to try and beat your records.
I got the Garmin Forerunner 225. I just use it as a watch and for tracking my runs since it has a gps. Also the heart rate monitor works fine for running and finding your rest pulse. Not that good lifting. I'd say if you have the money and you enjoy going for runs it's a nice accessorie for that. On a side note the step tracking and calorie stuff on it is bullshit.
>>35692530 >>35693291 I dig my charge HR as well, got it for christmas. mainly for the sleep though. i somehow didn't notice I was getting <5 hrs of sleep a night, but when I thought about it, it was true. and the heart rate/steps is sorta naice I guess.
definitely not needed, but it's a neat little accessory. it can be fun if you have friends who have them as well, to compete for steps n shit. not like that'll get you in shape or anything, but it can be fun-ish.
>>35692530 My buddy has one he uses in the gym with me.
I think the Fitbit is very inaccurate as measuring burnt calories. Even today his thing said he burned over 1k calories, even before we started doing cardio right after lifting. Granted we lift for about one and a half to two hours everyday, it just doesn't seem right.
So I think it's way off.
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