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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/9/12 5:40 P

my fitness pal is free.

i have a fitbit and love it. Sure there may be other apps i can get for free on my phone that do the same thing, BUT i don't carry my phone with me absolutely everywhere I go. Sometimes it needs to be charged. It also uses a lot of juice to run the apps. At least with the fitbit, i can charge it for a few hours at night and it is golden for three days after.

KITTYMEOW55403 SparkPoints: (7,761)
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11/9/12 7:39 A

I don't know if my smartphone (or stupidphone, most of the time) can be my stepcounter. There are several step counters on the market - the clip on style, the watch + heart rate style - and so on. And most of them are under $15.
For me, step counters are more effort than they're worth, remembering to put things on and such. I invested in a PokeWalker (I know it sounds silly, but the sounds and colors made me smile) and while it would be nice if they would sync to my SparkPeople account, I find that the extra effort of logging in and adding my walking route or whatever I'm doing keeps me from mindless snacking in the evening. Plus, if I can then play the game while on the treadmill and it helps me forget that I'm walking for a while. Not really an "app", but as a child of the 80's bright colors help keep me interested more than any goals about my heath.
The SparkPeople app on my smartphone is very limited, so I use it more as a "placeholder" of what I've eaten or done for the day, and then log in and spend time "editing".

BITHOO SparkPoints: (10,665)
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11/8/12 9:32 P

I keep looking at the ads for the "fitbit" and thinking "I want this." But then I wonder - -aren't there fun, cool, FREE apps out there that are motivating, fun, and help you track and think creatively about health, weight, and fitness?

What's great?

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