Wearable Technology Activity Trackers - Recommendations??

VioletFemme
on 9/12/18 5:40 pm - Greater Toronto Area, Canada

I'm looking to get a wearable technology activity tracker. Any recommendations?

I'm looking for something that is:

  • Easy to charge - ideally usb or micro usb
  • Charges last long
  • Durable - I want to last at least 2-3 years before I have to upgrade
  • Tracks daily calorie burn, steps, calories burned when exercising, heart rate/pulse. If it can track sleep and sleep quality that would be cool, but not required
  • Compatible with MyFitnessPal and wireless updates
  • Has an iOS app
  • Value for price
  • More accurate caloric burn compared to MyFitnessPal and exercise machines @ the gym

Female, 30s, Canada

Grim_Traveller
on 9/12/18 6:13 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

I've used a Fitbit One for the last 6 years, but they stopped making it. I don't know what I'll do when it dies. I really dislike the wrist wearable trackers.

Anything that claims to count calories burned is going to be way, way off. I have just ignored that information. I paid attention to the sleep tracking at first, but I also found that information of no value.

In the end, I only care about steps per day and active minutes. Anything else is window dressing.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

(deactivated member)
on 9/14/18 1:11 am
Grim_Traveller
on 9/14/18 3:49 am
RNY on 08/21/12

My One from 2012 was no longer holding a charge very well this past spring, and when I went to find a new one, discovered it had been discontinued. I paid about 70 bucks over list price on eBay for a new unit. I'm not sure what I'll do in a few years when this one is worn out. Everything is watches these days, and I'm not going to wear a watch.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

(deactivated member)
on 9/14/18 4:52 am
Partlypollyanna
on 9/12/18 9:42 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I use a fossil Q watch -- all it does it tell time and count steps; it runs on a normal watch battery so never needs charging; easy app to use. I've used Jawbone, Fitbit, and at least one or two others and i find all the bells and whistles to be cool at first and then useless later and the constant charging was a PITA. I like the fossil because it's simple, looks good and does just what I need.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:159.2 GW: 145

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-11.5, M8-11, M9-6.8

Jen

peachpie
on 9/13/18 4:00 am - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

I bought my hubby a fossil Q. I knew he wouldn't want to charge a watch often. It works well for him.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

Partlypollyanna
on 9/13/18 4:25 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I love mine, it looks sharp and does what's needed! I made the switch when I was traveling with friends and realized there would be more charging cords than outlets/extension, lol

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:159.2 GW: 145

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-11.5, M8-11, M9-6.8

Jen

mershmellow
on 9/12/18 10:10 pm
VSG on 01/12/17

I have a fitbit blaze. I love mine and I love fitbits in general. I am thinking of upgrading to the newes****ch. Mine works perfect, I just want the new one. It's shiny.

I do not pay attention to the calories burned, because its way off. What I do like is my steps, my active minutes, the stopwatch and countdown is handy while working in a hospital, and I can read my texts on it. On amazon, $175.00

No machine or watch is going to have accurate calorie burned amounts. I don't believe we shouldn't eat calories back, however if I ate back the on average 1200 calories fitbit says I burn, I would be in trouble. Depending on how I feel, I may eat back 1/3 to 1/2 of the calories.

Surgery January 17, 2017

5'8, female

HW 485, SW 471, GW 160, CW 148-150

seattledeb
on 9/12/18 11:38 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

In the meantime you can use your cell phone. Download an app and there you go. It counts my steps. I've looked at them all several times. There is a very large used market because people quit wearing them.

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