Since my HRM that I got a couple years ago is running down, I've been looking for something new and more versatile with better features. I've narrowed it down to three things I'm looking at: the FitBit, the BodyMedia Link (or Core), and the Mio Alpha (just launched today).
The FitBit is ~$100. The BodyMedia Link is ~120 right now (~100 for the Core) plus ~$7/mo after the first 3 months, and the Mio Alpha is $200.
The FitBit is the least advanced. Most of you know what it does. The BodyMedia Link has more sensors in it to figure out calorie burn doing other activities, not just walking or climbing. The Mio Alpha is a (strapless!!!) continuous-read HRM- the first one ever actually.
I am not a runner or a walker. I am a college student, so I do walk a lot to and from classes and climb a lot of stairs (boyfriend lives on the 5th level of a 19th century building... and I go there before classes, after classes, after we go to the gym- it's basically like I live there). But when I work out, I cycle, lift a lot- I do a lot of activities the FitBit won't pick up on, I think. I want to figure out how many calories I REALLY burn during the day, so I think the Link will be more accurate.
The Alpha is the most expensive and only has the HRM in it, which is cool- I love that- but it won't do everything the Link does. However, the Link requires a monthly subscription, and after a while, I might not even need the big features of tracking my lifestyle, in which case, all I'd need is a good HRM watch.
I probably won't actually commit to buying something until March (when I can get them second hand for a lot cheaper- you know, everybody buys them now for "new years resolutions" and then figures out they don't use them in a few months and they go on sale on eBay and there is less demand), but I want to know if anybody has any opinion?
I hear only good things about the FitBit, but has anybody tried the Link and can compare?
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