Who /fitbit/ here?
Been thinking about picking one up. Are they any good? I know that all they really do is just track fitness habits and shit and most people just use them to set personal goals and whatnot, and I've been thinking about getting a smartwatch for similar reasons but I want something more ruggedized. What does /g/ think about them?
I owned a Fitbit Surge for about two weeks before I returned that piece of shit.
Instead bought a Microsoft Band 2 which is way better for the same price imo desu senpai
Got it for christmas and I've gotta say, it beat my expectation. I've been jogging since few month ago so it really feels awesome to have all that tracked, along with my sleep schedule and things. Hard to say if it's worth the buy if I were to buy it myself though.
>people that dont workout
Only two people that buy that shit.
Buy it if you want. It works just as good as your phone in your pocket which has a pedometer. Waste cash if YOU want to. Don't ask other people about your money
>calling males cardio bunnies
That's what got me.
It's also a wristwatch. Don't tell me that's also a waste of money and you never bought one.
Also a phone is bulky as fug for running, no heartrate tracking (which I use to determine my running speed).
Sleep tracking - also a nice thing your phone can't do by itself.
>use for two weeks
>put into dusty drawer
>never use again
i'm not the only one, it's the hacktivism of fitness, buying it is only symbolic of wanting to improve fitness, it doesn't actually achieve anything on its own
>phone cant sleep track
Phones have had sleep tracking for about three years now.
Know what else has sleep tracking? Your eyes and a clock. Not everyone goes into REM nearly at the same time.
wew lad, gonna need better eyes and a clock then
I have one. Mostly use it for sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring (I'm on beta-blockers, have to go in for rate monitoring regularly). It works nicely. Turning off the 'all day sync' greatly increases the battery life. I usually wear it all the time expect when I shower. I throw it on the charger, and by the time I've showered and dressed, it is full charged.
Colored Touchscreen, UV Sensor, Guided workouts, Music control, Activity reminder, Smartwatch capabilities that actually work.
It has a microphone, so if you happen to own a Windows Phone you can use Cortana from your wrist. (Android user here, never actually tried this feature).
And last but not least: An app that isn't total shit.
They don't even sell it in Europe except GB. Had to order it from Amazon.uk
I've had a flex for a while and its good for what it does, it autotracks sleep and steps.
the app is good enough to get some stuff done, but pair it with a calorie tracker if you're in it for weight loss.
I also have a fitbit surge which is the heartbeat sensor/huge fucking watch
it's alright, i like it better for my purposes as it gives me my heartrate on the fly and i can do pause/play/next on my smartphone from it.
It's not a miracle cure for fatness, but it is a nice tool to help you organize weight loss or fitness.
Got a Charge HR on Christmas and been using it alot more than expected. Freaking great battery life. I just put that shit on and aggregate all the stats. It gets addictive and like grinding for exp. It isn't intrusive like Surge, I got mine in Teal and it actually looks pretty great.
I have a fitbit surge since a year back
the gps in it is redundant but as it has a proper face it's a good "watch", It gets stuck while wearing a shirt - had I bought a new one today I would go with the HR+ for this reason.
This does do more then track my workout though, I read texts on it from sms and whatsapp, see who is calling. It has a timer and alarm functionality. I recharge it once every five days or so.
I like it, it's cheap until a smart watch comes out that's actually worth getting, only two more generations down the line or so.
Got a charge HR as well, 4 months ago:
+ Getting personal goal gets addictive as shit ('should walk to the shop today for that glorious goal animation')
+ HR is really nice when running
+ Stats aggregation is nice, if you just review the 3/4 runs before you start you know what your good/bad habits are (slowing down too much / starting too fast or slow)
+ Alarms are probably nice, but syncing is too slow for mee to actually use them
+ After calibrating (walk 10km once, run 10km once) I get like 95% accuracy compared to gps
- Windows Phone compatibility is shit, syncs slow as fuck and no notifications
- The thing is too thick and hurts my wrist when sleeping, so I dont use sleep tracking (but charge it instead)
- All those idiots wanting to try it on because of the green HR light showing
>- All those idiots wanting to try it on because of the green HR light showing
Anon, are you going to a rave?
This reminds me of when I went to Thailand back in 2009. I had my old Droid Bionic and a pair of cheap Sennheisers I bought specifically for the trip. Everywhere I went were little kids who wouldn't stop nagging me until they tried them on
I got a Charge just after xmas '14. It functions exactly as claimed and was a good motivator, I guess. I was more active than I would have been without and would always feel guilty if I was going to miss the step goal for whatever reason (only happened 12 times over the year). They're not built very well, however. Mine started to peel/fall apart every 3 months almost on the dot. Customer service are awesome and kept sending me replacement units for free but ehh...if you really want one go with something more durable like the Garmin Vivosmart.