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#1 Jessica1122

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:41 PM

Hi all. I've been searching for a good activity tracker.. I've came across the Fitbit brand. But I need help deciding in which one to purchase. Please help which do you think is better?
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#2 rxkiki

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:24 AM

I've heard nothing good about the force, and I've heard nothing bad about the flex. Google the reviews and read them. There hare hundreds!
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#3 Yo_Momz

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:32 AM

I did LOTS of research before purchasing and feel fitbit is the best. Which style you get is purely up to you. I have the one. I clip it on my pocket and it measures steps, stairs climbed, calories burned, miles walked and has the time. (it also measures sleep patterns but I don't use that function) It syncs wirelessly to my phone and computer and I love it.

If you want to wear it like a bracelet, then they have the flex & force. The flex does not have a digital display the force does. (There have been complaints about the force giving some wearers a horrible rash.)

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My favorite thing is the app is self (Or the dashboard online) You can see a graph of when you are the most active and such. I also love that it makes you push yourself because you want to beat your friends! Love my fitbit!!!
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#4 GwenJ

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:28 AM

I've actually heard bad things about the Force because it can come easily off your wrist. It's not an issue with the Flex. I have the flex and love it. I thought about the one that clips to clothing but I know I would lose it.
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#5 leslie276

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:46 PM

I had the fitbit one, upgraded to the flex and then I got the force thinking it would provide everything that I wanted. Well, the force is not accurate. If you wave your hand back and forth, it thinks you are walking. I have the same problems as with the fitbit one -- driving adds incorrect steps. I don't have any problem with it falling off my wrist. I am disappointed because I wasted my money.

So far, fitbit flex is best...but it doesn't have a clock, timer or way to know exactly how many steps you are at unless you look at your phone.
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#6 jwaters49

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:00 AM

One of the things I liked about the flex was it's water resistent. I'm a big sweater so that was a selling point to me :)
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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

I have the flex and love it. I compared the steps walked to a regular pedometer and it was very close. I am allergic to nickel so did not get the force. It is true there is not a digital readout on the flex, but it syncs with my phone all the time for precise readouts or I can tap the flex and use the amount of flashing lights to tell me to get moving. I also love the dashboard and have been using that over MFP at present.
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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:09 PM

I have the Fitbit Zip and love it. I took the Force back to the store. It caused a slight rash and it was difficult to keep it locked in place on my wrist. Also, I believe it does have issues if you get it wet. I put the Zip on my waist and at the end of each night I sync it on my PC. I get a weekly report with stats on it to keep me in check. LOVE IT. Good luck with your choice.
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#9 Kiddie

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:32 PM

I had to Fitbit One and I liked it but I wore it on my bra and accidentally put it in the washer and ... it didn't survive.
I got Flex because Force is slightly wider for the purpose of having the display which I really don't need. I never looked at the display of my Fitbit One. App is what I review. As for the incorrect steps that Leslie mentioned, it will never be accurate but I think it's pretty much close. Also, it really isn't so important how accurate it is as the overall idea is to keep setting a goal and meeting it. So whatever that number is try to eventually pass it and then set up a higher goal. That's improvement unless you sit all day and shake your hand up and down so that your Fitbit thinks you are walking :).

I have the Bodymedia Advantage and I wore it together with my new Fitbit Flex and while I did slightly more steps with Fitbit my calories burned were less on Fitbit and that is really what is important to me. I want to have that 1000 deficit a day so if I really have to burn more to get it I'm ok with it :).
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Back in 2008 I lost about 84 lbs on Jenny, from 250 SW I went down to about 166 lbs but after my membership was cancelled I didn't go thru the maintenance faze and now I'm back again at almost 250 lbs.

Start Date: 1/19/2014
SW: 246.4lbs
CW: 194.2 lbs
TWL: 52.2 bs

GW: 180.0 lbs


Week 1-4 (1/26) : - 12.1
Week 5-8 (2/22): -7.9

St, Patrick's Day Challenge - SW: 234.3 lbs / GW 227 lbs - 3/15 Weight --> 226.4 lbs. Lost 7.9 lbs
Starting Easter Challenge at SW: 226.4 lbs - want to loose another 7 lbs  - Lost total of 11.6 lbs.
Week 9-12 (3/22): -9.8 (216.6)
Week 13 (4/19): -1.8 (214.8) 

Starting Memorial Day Challenge at SW 214.8 - aiming for 10 lbs loss.  Lost 9lbs by 5/24

Week 14 - 18 (4/26): -9 (205.8)

4th of July Challenge - aiming for 10 lbs.

Week 19-23 (5/31 - 6/28): -9 (196.8)

Week 24 (7/05): -0.4 (196.4) - 4 of July Challenge End - lost 9.4 lbs

Summer Slim Down Challenge - aiming for 12 lbs

Week 25 (7/13): -2.2 (194.2)

 

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1st Mini Goal  -->  213 lbs Half weight - Hope to achieve by 4/30 --- Achieved on 4/26 :)
2nd Mini Goal --> Under 200 lbs --> by 6/30 ---- Achieved on 6/21 
3rd Mini Goal --> First 50 lbs --> by 7/12 --- Achieved 7/05

1st Goal Weight ---> 180 lbs by 10/01 

2nd Goal Weight ---> 160 lbs by 02/01/2015



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#10 Jessica1122

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:30 PM

Thanks everyone I ended up getting the Fitbit flex.
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#11 Kiddie

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

Jessica, don't forget to add me as a Fitbit friend :) my e-mail is agatka@jambra.com.
Have fun with your FF.
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Agata

Back in 2008 I lost about 84 lbs on Jenny, from 250 SW I went down to about 166 lbs but after my membership was cancelled I didn't go thru the maintenance faze and now I'm back again at almost 250 lbs.

Start Date: 1/19/2014
SW: 246.4lbs
CW: 194.2 lbs
TWL: 52.2 bs

GW: 180.0 lbs


Week 1-4 (1/26) : - 12.1
Week 5-8 (2/22): -7.9

St, Patrick's Day Challenge - SW: 234.3 lbs / GW 227 lbs - 3/15 Weight --> 226.4 lbs. Lost 7.9 lbs
Starting Easter Challenge at SW: 226.4 lbs - want to loose another 7 lbs  - Lost total of 11.6 lbs.
Week 9-12 (3/22): -9.8 (216.6)
Week 13 (4/19): -1.8 (214.8) 

Starting Memorial Day Challenge at SW 214.8 - aiming for 10 lbs loss.  Lost 9lbs by 5/24

Week 14 - 18 (4/26): -9 (205.8)

4th of July Challenge - aiming for 10 lbs.

Week 19-23 (5/31 - 6/28): -9 (196.8)

Week 24 (7/05): -0.4 (196.4) - 4 of July Challenge End - lost 9.4 lbs

Summer Slim Down Challenge - aiming for 12 lbs

Week 25 (7/13): -2.2 (194.2)

 

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1st Mini Goal  -->  213 lbs Half weight - Hope to achieve by 4/30 --- Achieved on 4/26 :)
2nd Mini Goal --> Under 200 lbs --> by 6/30 ---- Achieved on 6/21 
3rd Mini Goal --> First 50 lbs --> by 7/12 --- Achieved 7/05

1st Goal Weight ---> 180 lbs by 10/01 

2nd Goal Weight ---> 160 lbs by 02/01/2015



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#12 Rainedin2

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

I have a Fitbit One and I love it, my only complaint is the case that clips to your bra or pocket tends to not hold up all that well, but if you send a note to the customer service if/when you have a problem they are great about replacing them. It's also very small, so you have to be careful not to leave it on you pants and accidentally wash it or lose it. I love that it syncs to your computer and my iPhone wirelessly so I can look at my progress without having to unclip it or pull it off my bra.
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#13 Kiddie

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

I had fitbit one but it ... accidentally went into wash with my bra. It was clipping to it snugly (guess it depends on the bra) and I really liked it but after the wash it worked for about 2 hours and then it died. So I bought fitbit flex and I am very happy with it as well.
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Agata

Back in 2008 I lost about 84 lbs on Jenny, from 250 SW I went down to about 166 lbs but after my membership was cancelled I didn't go thru the maintenance faze and now I'm back again at almost 250 lbs.

Start Date: 1/19/2014
SW: 246.4lbs
CW: 194.2 lbs
TWL: 52.2 bs

GW: 180.0 lbs


Week 1-4 (1/26) : - 12.1
Week 5-8 (2/22): -7.9

St, Patrick's Day Challenge - SW: 234.3 lbs / GW 227 lbs - 3/15 Weight --> 226.4 lbs. Lost 7.9 lbs
Starting Easter Challenge at SW: 226.4 lbs - want to loose another 7 lbs  - Lost total of 11.6 lbs.
Week 9-12 (3/22): -9.8 (216.6)
Week 13 (4/19): -1.8 (214.8) 

Starting Memorial Day Challenge at SW 214.8 - aiming for 10 lbs loss.  Lost 9lbs by 5/24

Week 14 - 18 (4/26): -9 (205.8)

4th of July Challenge - aiming for 10 lbs.

Week 19-23 (5/31 - 6/28): -9 (196.8)

Week 24 (7/05): -0.4 (196.4) - 4 of July Challenge End - lost 9.4 lbs

Summer Slim Down Challenge - aiming for 12 lbs

Week 25 (7/13): -2.2 (194.2)

 

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1st Mini Goal  -->  213 lbs Half weight - Hope to achieve by 4/30 --- Achieved on 4/26 :)
2nd Mini Goal --> Under 200 lbs --> by 6/30 ---- Achieved on 6/21 
3rd Mini Goal --> First 50 lbs --> by 7/12 --- Achieved 7/05

1st Goal Weight ---> 180 lbs by 10/01 

2nd Goal Weight ---> 160 lbs by 02/01/2015



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Newest picture.  Me at 195lbs. 

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#14 Yo_Momz

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:54 AM

I have the one and I clip it to my pants pocket (the fitbit itself in my pocket with the clip on the outside) I think it would drive me insane if I clipped it to my bra.

If you have a fitbit please feel free to add me as a friend! reeseandkyra@yahoo.com ;)
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#15 candacecapecod

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

I love my force I even think theyve recalled it but they are not getting mine
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#16 Kiddie

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:35 AM

Candacecapecod, are we friends on fitbit? :)
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Agata

Back in 2008 I lost about 84 lbs on Jenny, from 250 SW I went down to about 166 lbs but after my membership was cancelled I didn't go thru the maintenance faze and now I'm back again at almost 250 lbs.

Start Date: 1/19/2014
SW: 246.4lbs
CW: 194.2 lbs
TWL: 52.2 bs

GW: 180.0 lbs


Week 1-4 (1/26) : - 12.1
Week 5-8 (2/22): -7.9

St, Patrick's Day Challenge - SW: 234.3 lbs / GW 227 lbs - 3/15 Weight --> 226.4 lbs. Lost 7.9 lbs
Starting Easter Challenge at SW: 226.4 lbs - want to loose another 7 lbs  - Lost total of 11.6 lbs.
Week 9-12 (3/22): -9.8 (216.6)
Week 13 (4/19): -1.8 (214.8) 

Starting Memorial Day Challenge at SW 214.8 - aiming for 10 lbs loss.  Lost 9lbs by 5/24

Week 14 - 18 (4/26): -9 (205.8)

4th of July Challenge - aiming for 10 lbs.

Week 19-23 (5/31 - 6/28): -9 (196.8)

Week 24 (7/05): -0.4 (196.4) - 4 of July Challenge End - lost 9.4 lbs

Summer Slim Down Challenge - aiming for 12 lbs

Week 25 (7/13): -2.2 (194.2)

 

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1st Mini Goal  -->  213 lbs Half weight - Hope to achieve by 4/30 --- Achieved on 4/26 :)
2nd Mini Goal --> Under 200 lbs --> by 6/30 ---- Achieved on 6/21 
3rd Mini Goal --> First 50 lbs --> by 7/12 --- Achieved 7/05

1st Goal Weight ---> 180 lbs by 10/01 

2nd Goal Weight ---> 160 lbs by 02/01/2015



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Newest picture.  Me at 195lbs. 

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#17 happyday25

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:28 AM

A little late to weigh in on the topic but I love love love my flex. I use its dashboard over any of the other food monitoring programs, it has easy to read icons and I can update things on my computer or my phone love it. I love my flex its not cumbersome, I can wear it in the shower I only take it off once a week at night when I sleep to charge and then it is good for the rest of the time. It has an alarm that goes off when I hit my goal I have mine set for calorie burn. I typically hit it by 8pm so if I hit it early I know that I rocked the day if I hit it late then I know that tomorrow I have to hit the ground running. I got to school and I am like a walking billboard for my flex, it really helps me stay on point and helps me feel accountable for the things I throw in my mouth.
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#18 Kiddie

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

I used to log in food on my fitbit flex iphone app but then I started using MFP and I love the fact that I can scan the food. So easy. It syncs with the fitbit so there is no info lost nor do I have to enter anything twice.
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Agata

Back in 2008 I lost about 84 lbs on Jenny, from 250 SW I went down to about 166 lbs but after my membership was cancelled I didn't go thru the maintenance faze and now I'm back again at almost 250 lbs.

Start Date: 1/19/2014
SW: 246.4lbs
CW: 194.2 lbs
TWL: 52.2 bs

GW: 180.0 lbs


Week 1-4 (1/26) : - 12.1
Week 5-8 (2/22): -7.9

St, Patrick's Day Challenge - SW: 234.3 lbs / GW 227 lbs - 3/15 Weight --> 226.4 lbs. Lost 7.9 lbs
Starting Easter Challenge at SW: 226.4 lbs - want to loose another 7 lbs  - Lost total of 11.6 lbs.
Week 9-12 (3/22): -9.8 (216.6)
Week 13 (4/19): -1.8 (214.8) 

Starting Memorial Day Challenge at SW 214.8 - aiming for 10 lbs loss.  Lost 9lbs by 5/24

Week 14 - 18 (4/26): -9 (205.8)

4th of July Challenge - aiming for 10 lbs.

Week 19-23 (5/31 - 6/28): -9 (196.8)

Week 24 (7/05): -0.4 (196.4) - 4 of July Challenge End - lost 9.4 lbs

Summer Slim Down Challenge - aiming for 12 lbs

Week 25 (7/13): -2.2 (194.2)

 

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1st Mini Goal  -->  213 lbs Half weight - Hope to achieve by 4/30 --- Achieved on 4/26 :)
2nd Mini Goal --> Under 200 lbs --> by 6/30 ---- Achieved on 6/21 
3rd Mini Goal --> First 50 lbs --> by 7/12 --- Achieved 7/05

1st Goal Weight ---> 180 lbs by 10/01 

2nd Goal Weight ---> 160 lbs by 02/01/2015



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Newest picture.  Me at 195lbs. 

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#19 folkloredancer

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:31 AM

I bought a Fitbit flex Friday and have been loving it so far.

I also track my food on MFP and am happy that the two talk to each other.

My only complaint is I have an older smart phone (Galaxy II) that’s not compatible (although my fitbit was syncing to it the first day) I’m still loving it – when I get home the first thing I do is log onto my computer and sync.

I injured myself a few weeks back and have been ordered off which means no dance for me :angry: This is super hard for me because I typically practice 30mins a day and then 3 hour rehearsals once a week. The Fitbit is getting me to increase my walking bit by bit which is helping my recovery. For example, running an errand yesterday coming home I’d normally walk the 4 subway stops but cant with the injury. Instead I walked the distance of one, and then hopped on the train the rest of the way.

When in physio this morning my therapist said she saw a great improvement in my walk.


I’ve not yet cleared 10000 steps yet (office job) but hopefully by the end of the week I will have, and then the weekend – look out, here I come! :D
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Start Date - February 27
Week 1 - 4.2
Week 2 - 1.8
Week 3 - 1.2
Week 4 + 0.6
Week 5 - 1
Week 6 - 3.8

Week 7 - 1.4

Week 8 - 0.2 (weekend out with the girls = lots of martini's - worked hard all week and paid off without a gain!)

 


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

I don't clear 10,000 steps either unless I go for a walk over 4miles. It's a huge accomplishment if I do during the week. Desk job here too and my office is only so big. No stairs to take. My lunch is eaten in front of the computer doing work or chatting away on JC. And if I have the opportunity to take a break, it's to run personal errands.
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Year 1 total loss: 127 lbs

 

Summer Slim Down

Goal: 16 lbs

Finish 6K in 50 minutes

W1: -0.4 lbs

W2: -3.8 lbs

W3: -3.6 lbs

W4:

W5:

W6:

W7:

W8:

Total: -7.8 lbs





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