Okay, I was able to find some info through SP. FitBit Zip is the $60 model, it uses an accelerometer. That means it should be treadmill friendly. It comes in a bunch of colors--including a delightfully obnoxious green. It looks like it is multi-axis, meaning you can clip the thing nearly anywhere on your body and have it work. If you buy it through the SP link, SP benefits from it (think about all SP gives us for free--if you are going to buy it anyway, you might as well give back) Oh, and there is a FitBit challenge here on SP. If you track at least 60,000 steps each month, you are eligible to win a $50 amazon giftcard.
-Lora smoking quit date: 11/16/13
current weight: 190.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,528) Posts: 5,998 10/15/12 6:14 P
Today SP announced that you can get a FitBit pedometer that you can link directly to SparkPeople. I have been using an NB Via Mini pedometer for a month or two and I have been unimpressed with its randomness. I was planning on upgrading to the Omron HJ-112. Now I see the FitBit and I am wondering if that might be a better choice. Does anyone have one? What type of step tracking does it use (spring, accelerometer, or GPS?) Is it treadmill compatible? Does it work fairly accurately? I plan on doing a little on-line research, but since this is a pricey item ($60,) I would like to hear some real people opinions too. Thanks for any input you can give!
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