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TOPIC: best all-day calorie tracking gadget? Fitbit? FuelBand?

 
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November 14, 2012 6:47 PM
Anyone use a exercise tracking device like jawbone up or fitbit? Did it help you lose weight? Did it keep you motivated? Would u recommend it to others?
November 14, 2012 6:55 PM
I use a polar ft7 to keep track of my exercise and LOVE IT.
November 14, 2012 6:58 PM
I use FitBit and love it. I find it very motivating.
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November 14, 2012 6:59 PM
Love my fitbit :-)
November 14, 2012 6:59 PM
I use the Fitbit and it definitely keeps me motivated. I am always conscious of how many steps I have taken and it motivates me to stay active. It has also helped me lose weight because it is easier to measure how many calories I am burning, and since I have it linked to MFP, it shows how many calories I have consumed.
Good Luck!smile
November 14, 2012 8:01 PM
fitbit one sounds nice
November 15, 2012 3:25 AM
Fuel Band does NOT track calories all day. It says it's an all day tracker, but it's only an all day tracker of activity calories. If you are standing, watching TV, sitting at your desk, etc, it says 0 calories burned. It's really neat, but I took it back and got the FitBit one. Love it.
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November 15, 2012 3:37 AM
I'm going to throw in my vote for a fitbit too. I have had mine since May and love it. I literally wear it 24/7 and no one has really seemed to notice it. When I shower I take it off one bra and put it on another. Because it syncs to MFP, I don't even log my exercise anymore--I feel like just letting the fitbit do its thing is more accurate.
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November 15, 2012 3:50 AM
I have a Bodymedia armband and I absolutely love it! It's extremely accurate all day and night. Some people are turned off by the fact that after 3 months there's a $7/mo. fee for the online tools (required for use), but I think it's completely worth that $7 to see my calorie burns, calories consumed, activity levels, METs of activities, and my sleep efficiency. I researched fitbit vs bodymedia for a while before choosing the Bodymedia. It integrates seamlessly with MFP and it is currently the most accurate monitor on the market.
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November 15, 2012 3:56 AM
Love my fitbit. Very motivating & makes you want to meet your set daily goals
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November 15, 2012 4:30 AM
Fitbit....LOVE it!
November 15, 2012 4:36 AM
I would vote for the Fitbit too! Never leave home without it.

I do think the calorie adjustment is a bit high though when linked to your food diary on MFP.
November 15, 2012 4:40 AM
ohh I'd like to know! Bump!smooched
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November 15, 2012 4:42 AM
QUOTE:

I have a Bodymedia armband and I absolutely love it! It's extremely accurate all day and night. Some people are turned off by the fact that after 3 months there's a $7/mo. fee for the online tools (required for use), but I think it's completely worth that $7 to see my calorie burns, calories consumed, activity levels, METs of activities, and my sleep efficiency. I researched fitbit vs bodymedia for a while before choosing the Bodymedia. It integrates seamlessly with MFP and it is currently the most accurate monitor on the market.


Totally agree!
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November 15, 2012 4:53 AM
I love my Fitbit, but I use it in conjunction with my Polar FT7 to track workouts. Maybe I am doing this wrong, but I don't think the Fitbit is capable of tracking intensity - it doesn't know the difference between walking and running, it just counts steps. It really doesn't help with biking, etc. So, for workouts, I enter my HRM calories in MFP, and MFP sends that data back to Fitbit. The result is that you get your "non-workout" calorie burn plus your workout calorie burn, thus an accurate picture of what you've really accomplished.

Bottom line - Fitbit is great, and very motivational, but I think it's incomplete..

Having typed all of that, I'd like to know if I'm using the Fitbit correctly! Any thoughts?

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