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wearable fitness tracker?
show user profile  STRAT
Hi guys

looking to buy a fitness tracker thing for my wife, only a complete stand alone on your wrist thing. dont want any tablet/phone/computer syncing or interface needs.

do these exist? anyone have any insight or advise here?

the key issue - must be super super super easy and simple to use. ZERO technicalities or complicated stupid button pressing please. my wife isnt into phones or computers in the slightest.

thanks chaps


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9/26/2015 12:35:58 PM (last edit: 9/26/2015 12:37:00 PM)
show user profile  digs
I'm pretty sure "Fitbit" is all the jive in that market. not sure of the others, but there are a few.

we were developing one of these for kids at the last place i worked at - fitbit was the product we were trying to emulate
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9/26/2015 1:18:20 PM (last edit: 9/26/2015 1:18:41 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
is that stand alone? not need for phone or computer?


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9/26/2015 1:19:57 PM (last edit: 9/26/2015 1:19:57 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Pretty much all of them need a computer.

What does she want to "track"?

GPS position?
Food intake?

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9/26/2015 1:42:54 PM (last edit: 9/26/2015 1:42:54 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
i guess so. to me these gadgets are a load of shite. couldn't care lees for them, but she's eager for all or some of the above, in as simple and as easy a delivery as poss.

if it needs a comp then whatever. but, we'd certainly like to stay away from phones.


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9/26/2015 1:50:46 PM (last edit: 9/26/2015 1:53:24 PM)
show user profile  FX behind her with a pen and paper :)

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9/27/2015 10:09:49 AM (last edit: 9/27/2015 10:09:49 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
TBH I don't get the fitness tracker fad. Numbers don't tell you shit. Buy her some tight jeans and make her try them on every day, if they get easier to put on then she's doing good, if not, then she's doing bad.

Also, get on a squash court, if you haven't played in a while go hard and you'll probably last 15 minutes before wanting to puke. Then the next day or two get on a squash court again, you'll probably last 30 minutes before wanting to puke - if so, then you are getting fitter, if not, then you aren't trying hard enough.
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9/27/2015 10:26:20 AM (last edit: 9/27/2015 10:26:20 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
Thanks guys

Listen, what the boss wants the boss gets. You know how it is.

Im not here to argue, just research to make my life easier when the crunch comes. Im sure you all understand ;)


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9/27/2015 10:47:20 AM (last edit: 9/27/2015 10:47:20 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Oh I get your logic, I'm just suggesting you buy her some tight jeans that don't stretch instead, it's brilliant manipulation, plus you can be all Tony Danza about it (if you get the reference).
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9/27/2015 1:09:25 PM (last edit: 9/27/2015 2:00:33 PM)
show user profile  joelr
Another option you might look into is a fitness watch.
It all depends on what your wife wants to measur- heart rate, distance, calories etc

Usually the watch has more possibilities then the Fitbit type.
I have an old Polar watch. It's very good.
But remember- all the heart rate monitors require an elastic waist belt.


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9/27/2015 7:53:17 PM (last edit: 9/27/2015 7:53:17 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Yeah, looking into a stand alone watch type. My mate has a samsung thing, which is completely stand alone, but only needs a phone to register it initially. Thats a good option.


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9/27/2015 8:21:21 PM (last edit: 9/27/2015 8:21:21 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I have the Sony Smart Watch 3. Got it because it has in built GPS so no need to take your phone out with you. It just syncs when you get home. It has 4GB of memory so you can add music to it and listen to tunes whilst running over Bluetooth. Its also waterproof and can be submerged and it has its own wifi.

Doesn't have heart rate monitor though but runs Runkeeper or Strava really well plus a whole load of apps available on Google Play including Tetris! Great for the times when you forget to take your phone with you to the toilet. Plus you can manage emails, calendar etc so useful for work too.

A huge FU to Apple I say :p
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9/27/2015 8:25:54 PM (last edit: 9/27/2015 8:30:42 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Mate, smart watches arent even in the equation and certainly wont be. Neither the Apple/non Apple argument.


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9/27/2015 8:57:49 PM (last edit: 9/27/2015 8:58:26 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Jawbone UpMove.

Needs a phone, but it's a single button tracker for steps.

-Marko Mandaric

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9/27/2015 9:41:22 PM (last edit: 9/27/2015 9:41:57 PM)
show user profile  FX
A basic Pedometer should do, easy to use and cheap as chips.

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9/27/2015 9:49:42 PM (last edit: 9/27/2015 9:49:42 PM)
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