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Fitbit vs Jawbone Up (1 Viewer)

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Anyone use either of the devices? Was looking at the FItbit Force and Jawbone Up24. Curious if anyone has any feedback regarding the two.

 
I have the Fitbit Force and I love it. I use it mainly to count my steps each day and to calculate my approximate calorie burn each day (it calculates it incrementally throughout the day plus what you enter in for exercise on certain apps) so I can maintain a 500-100 calorie deficit. I am glad I got the wristband version rather than the clip version as it is harder for me to lose.

 
I would wait for Gen3 systems to come out. There are going to be ones that track pulse rate and other crazy crap like ox data and stuff in the near future.

 
folks on amazon seem disenchanted with up's battery, reliability, and lack of information in manual. may rethink.

 
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My UP died on me after two months. I didn't bother with Jawbone support. Back when I was more sucessful dieting, I used a bodymedia device (which is an ugly armband, not a wrist band). That was very successful for me. The body media devices are supposed to be more accurate, as they are more than just an accelorometer. I don't think it really makes much difference. I think that any device that has you tracking your activitiy and your food will help you lose weight. It's not so much the accuracy of the monitoring as the habit of the monitoring.

 
any updates on this? my gf was talking about a wristband that would track body activity and work as a vibrating alarm, so I started researching as a birthday gift. It seems like the jawbone UP was the thing (or type of thing) she was talking about. Wondering if it is worth it.

 
any updates on this? my gf was talking about a wristband that would track body activity and work as a vibrating alarm, so I started researching as a birthday gift. It seems like the jawbone UP was the thing (or type of thing) she was talking about. Wondering if it is worth it.
Bumping for more info as well. My wife wants one that interacts with her iPhone. I've been looking at the Fitbit, UP24, and Fuelband SE. Not sure which is better, from a woman's perspective. Is one lighter/less bulkier than the other? Easier to use? I've read a few reviews, but each one seems to be written by an Android lover (Fuelband lacks Android app) or some other biased opinion. Would love to hear real life experiences, if anyone has some to share.

 
The pedometer nerd thread has a lot more about this. Almost any of the latest generation releases does what you're asking for. I use a Fitbit Flex (the slightly more advanced Force was recalled). I like it a lot.

 
My wife and I both have the Fitbit Flex. She's got an Iphone 5S and I have an Android(Note3). they work well on both platforms. Pretty non intrusive. To me it looks just like those rubber wristbands that people wear, like the Livestrong ones. Its obviously thicker at the top to accomodate the device. Its also somewhat water resistant. I've gone swimming with mine with no issues. Really like it.

 
I have used both and the UP24 is the better device in my opinion. Better software and design. The only reason I'm using a Fitbit product right now is that the Large UP24 did not fit my wrist properly. If they had a size larger then I would be an UP user.

 
I've got a Fitbit (think its the Force. Anyway, it has the display screen)

Very happy with it. Steps, stairs, calories, yeah, but really like the silent alarm feature for waking up or setting reminders. Extremely useful.

 
FitBit clasp kept coming undone and falling off until it finally got lost. Was neat while it lasted. Clasp is super cheap IMO.

 
Any updates here. My wife wants a fitbit. Want to get it for her birthday.

Reading negatives about its lifespan. Can anyone give some feeback

Eta: looks like.force is no longer made. So looking at the flex

 
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cant find a fitbit force to save my damn life... not only that, doesnt exist on their website... so basically, it's not made anymore

I want the damn display, but no...

eta: just read the entire line was recalled

 
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The gen3 systems are going to be awesome. Tons of competition in this space. Will make for some really good products.

 
Have had a flex for about 3 months now...all I really need, but the next generation is pretty cool

 
AcerFC said:
Any updates here. My wife wants a fitbit. Want to get it for her birthday.

Reading negatives about its lifespan. Can anyone give some feeback

Eta: looks like.force is no longer made. So looking at the flex
I've had the Force since January. Yeah, it was recalled because some people got a skin reaction. I didn't so I kept it.

The band is sort of rubbery/plastic. Small tear/crack now. Only a matter of time before it goes. Other than that, works fine. But again, once this band goes it is likely worthless.

 
are these personal fitness trackers worthwhile? I'm not sure I see value in tracking sleep, calories, steps, etc. I get heart-rate tracking bust most of these things don't track heart rate.

 
Going to give the Jawbone Up24 a spin. :shrug:

Edit: Was talked out of the Vivofit due to syncing issues with MyFitnessPal.

 
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Fitbit's current lineup is basically irrelevant with the MS Band now out. The band offers more sensors and more versatility for a cheaper price.

 
Do any of these have media storage and blue tooth capability?

Seems all too logical to allow me to put a couple of gig of music on there and be able to pair it up with some wireless earbuds.

 
I just got the up24 a few days ago and haven't started to use it for more than the food/calorie/pedometer piece, but it is OK to wear and has pretty decent battery life so far.

 
Wife bought me the garmin vivosmart

Not only does it calculate steps, calories, the typical fitness stuff, it syncs to your cell giving you alerts to emails and texts

It's where the smart watches are headed

 
Wife bought me the garmin vivosmart

Not only does it calculate steps, calories, the typical fitness stuff, it syncs to your cell giving you alerts to emails and texts

It's where the smart watches are headed
I just got one of these too. I use a Garmin watch for running, so it was nice to keep everything lined up with the apps I'm already using (Garmin Connect and myfitnesspal, which seems to sync fine btw).

It's a nice little piece of tech.

 
Any of these tell time yet? Would love a minimalistic wrist fitness tracker that also just had a small display that told time.

 
Anyone content with just the accelerometer sensor based monitoring should checkout the pebble smartwatch and their app ecosystem. I got one not long ago sub $100. Yeah, it's not a fitness tracker, per se, but it has an accelerometer built-in and there is a growing amount of fitness apps that leverage it to do much of the same things plus a lot more general purpose smartwatch functions including some mentioned above.

 
my wife bought me a fitbit zip for fathers day and ive lost 25 lbs since then

havent had any issues with the clip although plenty of others have

my wife has the force and digs it. I don't wear a watch and don't like wearing any jewelry so the force is out for me.

we have the fitbit scale too which is sweet to have all of that tracked in your app

I was talking to a vendor today and he swears by this polar heartrate sensor

http://www.polar.com/us-en/products/accessories/H7_heart_rate_sensor

Does anyone use one of those?

I know the new fitbits releasing soon will have the heartbeat monitor but they are all worn on the wrist.

 
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my wife bought me a fitbit zip for fathers day and ive lost 25 lbs since then

havent had any issues with the clip although plenty of others have

my wife has the force and digs it. I don't wear a watch and don't like wearing any jewelry so the force is out for me.

we have the fitbit scale too which is sweet to have all of that tracked in your app

I was talking to a vendor today and he swears by this polar heartrate sensor

http://www.polar.com/us-en/products/accessories/H7_heart_rate_sensor

Does anyone use one of those?

I know the new fitbits releasing soon will have the heartbeat monitor but they are all worn on the wrist.
Do you run?

 
The Flying Turtle said:
The fitbit will not link with the Apple Health application and won't anytime soon.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/fitbit-wont-work-with-healthkit-because-its-building-an-apple-watch-competitor/

You can still use the Fitbit Application (unless Apple decided to pull it).
What does the apple health app have that the fitbit app doesn't? I think fitbit would have more to lose integrating into a OS than apple has to win by keeping fitbit out imo.

Polar has done very well despite not supporting ANT+. I see this as a similar tactic.

 
Wife bought me the garmin vivosmart

Not only does it calculate steps, calories, the typical fitness stuff, it syncs to your cell giving you alerts to emails and texts

It's where the smart watches are headed
I just got one of these too. I use a Garmin watch for running, so it was nice to keep everything lined up with the apps I'm already using (Garmin Connect and myfitnesspal, which seems to sync fine btw).

It's a nice little piece of tech.
Just got one of these. Alerts dont seem to be working. Any tips?

 

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