Fitbit--worth it?

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  1. karebear76

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    I've gotten some extra money this week that was totally unexpected, unbudgeted, and not needed for bills or vacation...

    I've wanted a Fitbit since reading about them. Are they really as good as they promise? I'm thinking of the One. I want the sleep tracker as well.

    I'm using MFP with great success (52 lbs lost and counting :D ) and want to have a more accurate count of daily activity/calories burned.

    So, would you recommend it?
     
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  3. stampin'teacher

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    I would definitely recommend it! I love how it syncs with MFP and how it can tell stairs vs. walking etc.

    It was really helping to motivate me and I feel great when I earn extra calories after working out! Although I haven't used it while pregnant...I'll have to get back on the horse soon!
     
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    I love mine as well! It challenges me to push myself to get to that next level--3 more flights of stairs to get to 25, another 500 steps to get to 15000, etc.

    Congrats on your loss, karebear!
     
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    What style of fitbit do you all own?
     
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    Does it have pretty accurate counts on steps and such? And is it relatively hide-able? I'm a guy, and don't severely need it, but would like to improve my health and amount of exercise (and track the many miles I probably walk at my side job :))
     
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    I have the Fitbit 1. I've found it to be very accurate for steps and flights of stairs climbed. I used it for sleep tracking for a bit, but didn't find that as accurate for me (although a friend swears by it). It's very low-profile, so easy to "hide".
     
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    Oh, how I would love one! I will have to look it up to see how much it costs. I probably can't afford it though :(
     
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    I have the Fitbit One and I LOVE it. Especially now that I'm in on break in Poland, my steps/flights are reaching huge numbers that I've never seen before because of all the walking, and it really does motivate you to do a bit more like MrsC said.
     
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    Where do you put it?? I did see one that is a wristband but the other ones seem more like a pedometer you'd clip onto your pants.
     
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    I just drop it in my pants pocket. The actual fitbit can come out of the clip.
     
  12. MrsC

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    I wear mine on my bra; I never use the clip holder.
     
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    I think I'm going to get one...the only time I was successful losing weight was when I used a BodyBugg, but I hated the fact that it was hard to hide and it would hurt my arm after awhile! The Fitbit seems to have what I really liked about the BodyBugg (keeping accurate track of my calories burned and being able to load that information on the computer) without being in the way.
     
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    Thanks for the replies! I wanted to get some real reviews, if you know what I mean...
     

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