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CANDACEMM Posts: 1,213
6/11/13 9:29 A

Thanks for starting this thread - I'm looking to buy something to help keep me motivated. I've been looking at the Fitbit but I've heard mixed reports. The idea that it doesn't accurately measure your calories burned makes me hesitate. I haven't researched the Nike fuelband - I'll have to look into it.

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 35,361
6/10/13 10:28 P

I think it depends on what you are looking for. I'm not familiar with the Fuelband, but I know that the Fitbit doesn't use your heart rate as a factor, so it's not going to give you an accurate "calorie burned" amount. If you are looking for a calories burned type device for your workouts, then I would recommend using a heart rate monitor. Otherwise, the others are not going to be accurate for your actual exercise level, but I haven't used or done any research on the Fuelband, so maybe it does that.

Hopefully others that have used it and other devices can chime in as well, but it might be helpful if you let us know what you are actually looking for in a device.

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MOEROXXS Posts: 391
6/8/13 10:38 P

I am looking for a new calorie tracking device. I was using a body bug but hated the arm strap. I wan to find something that is a bit more discreet. I was looking at Flex by Fitbit or Nike FuelBand...anyone have any ideas or recommendations?


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