Fitbit/ activity trackers

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by PocketNinja, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. PocketNinja

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    Anyone used one of these before, debating one just to keep an idea on what's happening for weight dropping and sleep tracking
     
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    They seem to be made for fatasses who want to feel good about taking 50 extra steps for the day.

    a GPS running watch is a more useful gadget. Do any of these gadgets track lifting?
     
  3. JosephDredd

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    I've got one. It's almost identical to my best estimates, so it eliminates time spent calculating. It's a very useful tool.

    My only complaint is the arm bands keep breaking on me, which really sucks. New armbands are only $13, but shipping and handling is $35 so by now I've spent an extra $200 on armbands and the unit itself was only $100.
     
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    Invest into amazon prime if you're in the USA.
     
  5. PocketNinja

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    Thanks Joseph
     
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    I do a lot of heavy lifting so I got one to push myself to do a little more "cardio". I already eat healthy so I wasn't concerned with the diet plan stuff. If you move your arms a lot it counts it as steps which sucks. I thought about putting it on my ankle.
     
  7. PocketNinja

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    Yeah I was looking at the ankle or tying It to my waist during boxing

    Does it estimate cals fairly accurately during lifting ?
     
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    I couldn't tell you to be honest. I've only figured out how to calculate burned calories for cardio. I'm not sure if you can set it for lifting. Granted I have the flex which is the most basic one.
     
  9. PocketNinja

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    thanks rocket i was looking at the flex, im trying to get a read on how i counts energy expended as if its done from a pedometer point of measurement ill pass
     
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    It basically is a glorified pedometer. If you are going to go full blown and conjure up a meal plan, and want it to track your sleep and body weight than it's worth the investment, if you are looking to see how much you walk in a day get a cheap pedometer. Mine was s gift so I can't complain. But, I've been working out since I was a teenager and I have pretty good knowledge of dieting etc. so personally I wouldn't drop 100.00 plus bones on it.
     
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    cheers rocket,

    i was debating for the diet planning and sleep tracking but im going to be working shifts and i already know i sleep crappy.

    looks like ill stick with standard heart rate monitors for workouts
     

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