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ncgirl37 01-20-2013 02:24 PM

Thinking about getting a FitBit or BodyMedia...
 
Anyone have one of these or a similar gadget? Leaning more towards BodyMedia but not sure. Anyone?

ncgirl37 01-21-2013 12:56 PM

After researching, I went with the FitBit One...love it so far!

JMacB 01-21-2013 07:49 PM

Ooooooh it sounds nice. I just spent an hour reading reviews. That may be my birthday present to myself.

QueenBacon 01-22-2013 03:13 AM

I have a bodybugg, which is like a body media, it's great but I hate the monthly fees...

tytbody 01-23-2013 05:30 PM

I like the fitbit better but also a polar heart rate monitor that you can plug in to the computer and see how you're doing. I returned my fitbit and got more info from my heart rate monitor. They are good though.

That cost is what turned me off of the Body Media type. My husband has his fitbit on every day, and the sleeping with it also.

Love to monitor my progress any way I can. It's positive feedback for me even when I don't see physical results.

QueenBacon 01-24-2013 04:55 AM

I see thepink polar heart rate monitor. all over instagram... Isitgood? Do you wear all day? or only when you exercise? and is there monthly fees?

MrsBumble 01-24-2013 02:51 PM

I have a BodyMedia. Bought it on Ebay for a fraction of the retail cost. I too researched the different wellness monitors out there, but I did love that this monitors my sleep as well. Plugging in every morning definitely keeps me accountable.

Sammykatt 01-31-2013 05:57 PM

I just bought a Fitbit the other day! I'm waiting for it to come in the mail now. I still plan on using my Polor FT4 for my workouts tho.

Kaimi2008 02-03-2013 06:36 PM

bodymedia

Sammykatt 02-06-2013 07:10 PM

Today was my first day wearing my fitbit. I really like the sleep tracker! But now I know I REALLY need to get up and walk more!

Jez 02-06-2013 08:20 PM

I have a BodyBugg. My subscription that was included is up in March. I'll be selling it after that. I won't pay for a subscription. That, and I haven't been using it. I don't like how obtrusive it is under my clothing.

Rachel 02-10-2013 03:02 PM

I had a BodyBugg and I really enjoyed it but I hated the monthy fee. Then I found the FItbit and I love it so much when they release the waterproof version I will be giving this one to my oldest DD. I like the fitbit so much more seems like everything I need is right there where I need it an I rarley have to update when I start my computer my stats are already there. I do utlize there board they have a lot of tools that I find work great with my low carb eating choices.

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Psmileyf 02-10-2013 03:11 PM

I just started using my FitBit on Thursday. It really motivates me to be active.

Rachel 02-12-2013 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Psmileyf (Post 16251789)
I just started using my FitBit on Thursday. It really motivates me to be active.

Paula
How is it going with your fitbit?

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Psmileyf 02-12-2013 05:59 AM

I love it! I started at like 2000 steps a day, so being up to 5000 is a big jump for me.
I am trying to add on an average of 1000 per day each week, so I should be up to 10,000 in 5 weeks, hopefully coinciding with nice weather so I actually want to walk outside.

Rachel 02-18-2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Psmileyf (Post 16254458)
I love it! I started at like 2000 steps a day, so being up to 5000 is a big jump for me.
I am trying to add on an average of 1000 per day each week, so I should be up to 10,000 in 5 weeks, hopefully coinciding with nice weather so I actually want to walk outside.

Hey Paula:hiya:

I just wanted to check in and see how it is going with you life change. How is it working out with your fitbit. How are your goals for increasing your steps with your fit bit.;) I did not do as well as I would have like to have done but I still managed 1.6 pound loss last week which I am :aprayer:ing that I can make goal of 190 but the end of this month. Well that is my update I will check on you later this week. I :aprayer: that you are having a faboulous time. :hugs:


Rachel

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Psmileyf 02-18-2013 04:41 PM

Thanks, Rachel!
I am doing pretty good. I keep increasing my steps.
I'll PM you my fitbit name.

Psmileyf 02-18-2013 04:42 PM

I can't PM you.

Here is my fitbit profile
http://www.fitbit.com/user/24YQSG

Purrgirl 02-22-2013 02:49 PM

I'm interested in the fitbit that you wear on your wrist. I have the one you clip on your pants too. I find these type of gadgets motivating.

JQuintero 02-22-2013 03:50 PM

I've owned both and have to say I like the FitBit a lot better.

It is easier to hide. I wear mine in my bra. It tucks in easily. I also like the fact that one doesn't need to keep purchasing subscriptions to use it. In the past I did get free subcriptions from my trainer and I have been tempted to jailbreak it.

I did get the cheaper one - just wanted to mainly use it as a step counter (which was basically all I was using my Bodybugg for).

JMacB 03-17-2013 07:18 AM

I got myself a fitbit for my birthday and after just two days I can tell I will love it! Loved seeing how many steps my walk was, and just keeping track of being active. I was at 7000 steps yesterday, and that included watching a movie with my kiddo. Today I walked a mile and a half-ish, and we are going to the zoo after a while. That I can sync it with my iPhone is way too much fun.

I went to their forum yesterday, and wasn't that impressed.


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