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I've had one for a few months now. It's a glorified pedometer but it's fun that it send the information to the computer and to Sparkpeople.
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I've had my Fitbit for about a year now, and it's like a part of me. I love that thing, but like everyone said, not one thing works for everyone. I like that it tells you your BMR at any given moment, and it's not one that you can shake to add steps, you actually have to take them. Knowing the miles walked/ran each day keeps me motivated, when I can see that we are at only 4, my son will go with me to make sure we get our 5 miles each day. Actually, the sleep tracker enlightened me how little actual sleep I was actually getting, and I was able to show my endo this, which helped me get my meds changed, I personally love my Fitbit and can't live without it!
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Facebook friends have fitbit and doing very well. From what I heard there is place to log food along with calories burned. My friend found sale on device at Best Buy but that may have ended. Friends that have device claim sleeping is inaccurate. Depends on if you move/do not move while sleeping.
What device you choose depends on type of exercise done. Fitbit is out for me since I swim. My trainers recommend Polar with chest strap. Model I like that allows me to change battery costs too much. Other Polar watches have to be taken or sent to authorized place for battery replacement. Plus Polar is not returnable if you dislike or there is problem.
My daughter in law bought scale that measures muscle, water, fat, etc.. Scale works by sending a small current thru body, which bounces back to scale. The rate at which it bounces determines amount of muscle, water, fat. Each travels at different rate. Only problem I read about is that if you measure after exercising, your weight may be less when you are really dehydrated. I attended health seminar that used weight, height and strength to measure my BMI, which turned out normal.
Edited by: APPEALSTOME at: 5/28/2012 (22:54)
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I had a Fitbit for several months and really loved it!! Then, I saw the Striiv and wanted that, so I gave my Fitbit to my husband and he also loves it. If you do well with a little added motivation, either one of these devices will help you tremendously and are definitely worth the money. :o)
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Sorry I don't have any experience with this gadget!
If it works, it sounds like great tool... I like the scale too!
Um... although I'm not sure I WANT to know how much of me is fat... I kinda have an idea, but confirmation might not be the best thing for my emotional health... LOL
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i have one, as does my oldest son. i like it, i'm not very active at all, and gosh walk sooo slow, but i wanted it because i thought it would track my steps so much easier and not malfunction all the time like the others do, and gosh so light and small, it fits right on my bra. and i was right. it does seem to work better than other pedometers. and i like seeing how well i slept, if i slept. altho stairs is a little wonky. it only counts the ones you go up, not down, and it doesn't seem to register mine. ( I live in a split level house, and it only counts one flight if i go up 2 levels not one.
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We all have to find what works best for us. I like keeping my healthy lifestyle simple so Fitbit is too much information for me. It could be great motivation for you. If you try it, tell us how you like it.
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Has anyone heard of the Fitbit? It's a type of pedomater that is so much more than a pedometer. It tracks steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burned, and even tracks your sleep patterns. I've been wanting one for awhile now, but I want to hear from someone that has it. It is a bit pricey ($99.95), but it even downloads your information wirelessly to your computer. If anyone has one, let me know if you like it.
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