any one use and or really like a particular activity moniter?

  • I was looking at buying an activity monitoring system to track and get an idea of how many calories i really burn in a day, how well i sleep, ect. They all have pros and cons. Does anyone use one they like or have one they didn't like? I would love to hear opinions about activity monitors like the fitbit, BodyMedia fit CORE, Strive and others.

    tragicallyjuliet   by: tragicallyjuliet
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    urangelbaby2008  over 2 years ago by: urangelbaby2008

    I looked into the fitbit but could not see spending $80+ for it. Looks like an amazing way to keep you motivated thou.

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    adt36  over 2 years ago by: adt36

    Great question. I'm especially interested in anyone's thoughts on FitBit...

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      Depepsi 10 months ago

      I have a Fitbit One, that I wear on a belt clip. I am a massage therapist, (mostly upper body work on my part) so I have to manually enter the massage activity on their website. When I did Stability and Mobility-2 the DB site said I burned 217 calories, and the Fitbit said 40, so I just ordered a DB heart rate monitor. You can wear a Fitbit wristband on your wrist or ankle. Most of the Fitbit styles track sleep. The $59 one does not. It can be clipped to your belt or your bra. By monitoring my food intake and activity using the Fitbit site I managed to lose nearly 40 pounds. However, it does not seem to record trunk movements or core work very well. So, I'll be wearing the DB heart rate monitor for my workouts here, as well as keeping the fitbit clipped to my belt for all day use.

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