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10/24/12 6:05 A

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I was an Omron user before I jumped to Fitbit just over a year ago--Fitbit has been amazing for me (the web interface is really neat and seems to keep me on track).

I've had the legacy model (but I broke it), upgraded to the Ultra, and don't have plans to move to one of the later models. You only need one--believe the Zip has less functionality (like it doesn't track sleep), but it's far less spendy than an Ultra or One and smaller. I'm hearing the One is better than the Ultra in terms of water resistance (these aren't water proof, but sweat has never bothered one of mine).

Lots of folks clip to the bra, some clip to the waistband or put in a pocket, I wear mine on my underwear (less standard, but I've gotten into the habit hiding it under clothing, and I've found it's a lot less prone to falling off--for me anyhow). Because of the price, lots of folks swear by a pedometer "leash" as well.... just in case.

Hopefully this is helpful. Oh, and in breaking news, Fitbit links to Sparkpeople now--SP food can be uploaded to FB site (FB database has always been a little weak) and FB fitness/weight can be uploaded to SP). LOVE LOVE my Fitbit; can't say enough positive things about it (including the customer service--they have replaced more than one for me at no additional cost as well).

Good luck on making your decision,
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KATHIES518's Photo KATHIES518 Posts: 471
10/16/12 11:22 A

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I'm trying to decide now and my sister-in-law really loves her fitbit. Any advice on models? Also, how do you all wear them all the time? Half the time I am not sure where to put it??

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WORKTHEGOAL's Photo WORKTHEGOAL Posts: 13,085
10/12/12 9:07 A

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So I've looked into it - however wonderful it obviously is, my pocket won't stretch to 60-100!

I'll stick to my little one - it hasn't let me down yet - and monitors steps/climbing stairs and calories

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WORKTHEGOAL's Photo WORKTHEGOAL Posts: 13,085
10/12/12 8:52 A

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Pleased this thread is doing so well with the pedometer questions - I'm looking into the Fitbit!

M x

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__AMY__ Posts: 1,180
10/1/12 11:46 A

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Had my FitBit two weeks and really love it. It has really helped me move.

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OH2BHEALTHY5's Photo OH2BHEALTHY5 Posts: 222
9/30/12 7:03 A

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I USE A OMRON HJ-112. I REALLY LIKE IT FOR IT TELLS ME MY STEPS CALORIES AND FAT BURNED. I ALSO HAVE A WEIGHT WATCHERS PEDOMETER AMD I LIKE IT TOO. IT TELLS ME THE STEPS AND HOW MANY ACTIVITY POINTS I EARN A DAY. I LIKE TO SEE HOW MANY STEPS I CAN GET; USELY 10,000 OR MORE. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUNIORSSISTER's Photo JUNIORSSISTER Posts: 379
9/20/12 10:10 P

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I use a Fitbit Ultra. I really love it. I sync with my computer and can keep track of how I've done over a long period of time. The battery holds up for a long time. I'm not an athlete and am just trying to get healthy. I absolutely walk more when I wear my pedometer. There will be times when I'm getting close to a certain number and will just go out and walk so I can my pedometer reach my goal. It also seems to stay pretty sturdy.




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9/17/12 7:46 A

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~*~* I have the Fitbit and love it! It's pricey, but they have replaced it free when I had trouble with it.

- Message Posted by: CKAYTHOMAS - 7/11/2012

Hi,

I just ordered my fitbit. Do you track your food on their web site?

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TRAVELISMYGAME's Photo TRAVELISMYGAME SparkPoints: (54,364)
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8/6/12 3:24 P

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Glad hubby bought you a new one, I always feel so lost when I forget my pedometer. I'm dreading the day when it takes its last breath! LOL I've had it over a year and a half, so I'm sure the time is coming soon.



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NESARIAN's Photo NESARIAN SparkPoints: (32,322)
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8/6/12 11:26 A

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My Omron died. 2 new batteries and still nothing. So sad. It is my all time fave. Hubby bought me a new pedometer this weekend. Not an Omron but will do til for now. I do walk so much more if I can see how far I have gone!

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7/28/12 11:11 A

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I had tried so many different pedometers and nothing worked/was accurate. Then a SP member from Australia told me about the Omron pedometer. I found it on the internet. It was pricey, but I really wanted an accurate pedometer, so I ordered it. It is fabulous. I've had it a long time and have only had to replace the battery a few times. I would recommend it to everyone. The one I have is the Omron Walking Style. I can just put it in my pocket, or hook it on my waistband. I usually put it in my pocket if I have one. It tracks many stats.

Recently while visiting Diabetes education at the Diabetes Center in Omaha, NE the educator told me they sold them at a much cheaper price than I paid. She also said they were coming out with a new one that promises to be fabulous.

Dee in Omaha, NE

You really do get more steps into your day if you are wearing a pedometer emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: DEEGER at: 7/28/2012 (11:12)
Nothing tastes as good as weight loss feels -- The future is what we make it, one decision at a time, one day at a time.


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7/11/12 10:12 P

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I have the Fitbit and love it! It's pricey, but they have replaced it free when I had trouble with it.

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TRAVELISMYGAME's Photo TRAVELISMYGAME SparkPoints: (54,364)
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6/27/12 11:29 A

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I have the Omron HJ-150 and love it. I've had it about a year and a half and it works great. I'm attaching the link below but you can probably get it through Amazon too.

www.omronhealthcare.com/products/hj-
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6/27/12 8:16 A

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I am going to do some research on Amazon and see what I can afford. I would love to buy the best one, but for now, I will just get a good quality one. Thanks for your recommendations.

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6/6/12 12:25 A

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Thanks Mandy, very helpful.

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6/5/12 8:30 P

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Thanks, Mandy awesome.

Please call me SANDRA

email me at: knittables@shaw.ca
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LYNDALOVES2HIKE's Photo LYNDALOVES2HIKE Posts: 33,955
6/5/12 1:11 P

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Very helpful - thanks so much for starting this thread!!!
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6/4/12 12:35 P

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This thread is full of answers, links and advice - Check it out and ask your questions here.

Previous threads to read and hope they give you answers
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