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lakeshow1721 129 26 January 6, 2016 at 12:16 PM in Review
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Are Fitbits worth the purchase? Wife wants one and wants me to get one but can't get myself to justify the purchase ( I feel i don't need a band to motivate me) although I do think it's cool to know exactly where you are for the day

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Quote from lakeshow1721 View Post :
Are Fitbits worth the purchase? Wife wants one and wants me to get one but can't get myself to justify the purchase ( I feel i don't need a band to motivate me) although I do think it's cool to know exactly where you are for the day
It was great at first. I was taking the stairs more often at work, walking
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Hi, you can reach :https://www.fitbit.com/hk/whyfitbit for a reason.
In my opinion, Fitbit is not just a machine record your daily steps, how long and where you walk or run and motivate you, it discover a routine of your life and help you find out the best solution of being health. People all want to get health, but few of them knows how, Fitbit collect your data and finally help you do exercise effective.
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I was incredibly disappointed with the Fitbit. The wife and I both got the Fitbit Charge for Christmas of 2014. Tried them for a few months and found them incredibly inaccurate, no matter how much we tried to calibrate them. They would record steps when we were lying on the couch, not count steps when we were out walking. Even tried exchanging them, figuring they were defective, but no luck.
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I haven't purchased one, but I know several people who did and aren't impressed with the money they spent on them. They seem to be running on a sensor that isn't able to really determine if your whole body is moving or you are just getting into a new position on the couch to watch a movie marathon.
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Are Fitbits worth the purchase? Wife wants one and wants me to get one but can't get myself to justify the purchase ( I feel i don't need a band to motivate me) although I do think it's cool to know exactly where you are for the day
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I haven't purchased one, but I know several people who did and aren't impressed with the money they spent on them. They seem to be running on a sensor that isn't able to really determine if your whole body is moving or you are just getting into a new position on the couch to watch a movie marathon.
Very true. Have one and it's accuracy is questionable. Just exercise and measure body fat.
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the band itself looks great in my opinion, but after all these 'complaints' above, i think i lll pass...
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Glad I looked on here, was getting ready to purchase one also.Thank you.
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My friend has one and he says its great! He did say that it didn't work while he cycled. It is quite cool technology!
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Steps and calories burned are incredibly inaccurate for all fitness trackers, but they're fine if you simply want to see that you're improving or just need some motivation to be more active.
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Good motivator considering it's not cheap. It's accurate enough for the regular Joe and helps you keep an eye on level of activity daily.
The band itself is of very low quality. You will find people getting 1 or 2 replacements during the warranty of the product. The app is nice but not unique and their money is mostly spent on customer service and advertising.
I'm on my second charge HR band, both suffered the same fate, battery dies after 2-3 months of use and the device has the be charged daily. It scratch very easily sine the material is cheap plastic. I used to have a pivotal band that cost 12 bucks and it was the same quality.
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Hi, you can reach :https://www.fitbit.com/hk/whyfitbit for a reason.
In my opinion, Fitbit is not just a machine record your daily steps, how long and where you walk or run and motivate you, it discover a routine of your life and help you find out the best solution of being health. People all want to get health, but few of them knows how, Fitbit collect your data and finally help you do exercise effective.
very good!
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I am satisfied with Fitbit. And sure that after using Fitbit, you won't regret for its prices.
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I have the flex since January and I love it. it's my first activity tracker of any kind and it helped me lost weight. what I loved was seeing how many calories I burned and consumed each day so I don't go over. it may not be 100% accurate but the visual really helped. would definitely buy again.
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only see fat people wearing those, so my answer is nope
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