I’m having a hard time not buying some type of activity tracker. I’ve looked at the Nike Fuel Band, FitBit offerings, Jawbone, etc. and they all seem to have about 4 of 6 major features. I’m assuming the next generation offerings will be smaller, sleeker and cover the full feature matrix.
So I’m holding off for now, and letting my data fade away into the ether. Once my chemo treatments are done at the end of August and I can start working out again I may break down and get whatever is best at the time.
I have a Nike Fuel, it is pretty good but doesn’t track sleep patterns. I almost think the Pebble would be best.
I’ve got a Nike FuelBand as well. I like it.
I had a Fitbit, but lost it during a run. Always felt a belt clip was a bad place for a tracker.
I’ve got a Jawbone Up now and like it. The iPhone app is rather nice and full of good data. Lack of wireless sync can sometimes be a pain, but I’m very rarely without my iPhone.
iWatch? Could be great, could take a few years to get great…
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Fitbit. Love it. Would prefer the Jawbone iPhone app and automated monitoring of sleep (instead of explicit “I’m sleeping” instruction), but I like that it’s wireless, and I find it to be much more comfortable than the Jawbone. We also use the Fitbit scale to track weight over time.
I have a FitBit, but would/will probably buy a Basis Band soon, which has heart rate.
I had an Upband and loved it. Sleep patterns were right on. After a month or so it gets old tracking it.
I had the fuel band, but it fell apart after a year or so. It’s fun to see what burns fuel though, and the interface (both the device itself and the app) were pretty cool.
Nike Fuel over here.
I had an Up, but had to return it. My wife had to return hers too. I’ve heard some rough stuff about the latest iteration of it as well. Lack of wireless sync was super annoying for me.
I’ve always been intrigued by the Fitbit, but have never convinced myself to pull the trigger on one.
I agree with you in that I’d really like one. It would be nice just to be able to look at the data if nothing else. Sleep patterns are something I’m really interested in since I fight with insomnia a lot.
I like the wrist band form factor, but definitely think they need to work on making them smaller. The Up wasn’t too bad to wear, though I would have preferred it to be a little tighter around my wrist so it wouldn’t constantly slip up and down my wrist.
I have a FitBit which handily fits in the tiny (watch)pocket in jeans. I wouldn’t trust the clip though. Also have a Withings scale which sends measurements via Wifi and can be added as a recipe on IFTTT to text you your weight.