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Old 12-28-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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That's pretty much how I feel about them. The more I learn, the more I think they are way too sophisticated for my needs. I just want to keep an accurate record of my steps. Perhaps I should stick with my pedometer. Only problems I have with that are: (1) occasionally, I accidentally press the reset button and lose all my steps to that point; and (2) if it's not hanging perfectly horizontal on my waistband, it fails to accurately click off my steps. But I don't think it's worth $100 or more to get a fancy-schmancy device.

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I have a smart phone, the smart phone has a pedometer, there is also a place to place my finger on, it will record stress, pulse or blood pressure and also will fingerprint me, I am not sure about all the features, but my cell phone can effectively do the same job as that fancy bracelet.

That little window under the camera on the back.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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Thought I'd bump this up to see if there are any more reviews.

I'm thinking about getting a Fit Bit Charge HR.
But for me -- given the $150 cost -- it's always the money spent versus passing fancy dilemma.

So I REALLY EALLY want to know if they're worth it, if they work well, etc.
A friend has a Flex and likes hers...
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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Rather it's worth it to you or not, depends on your fitness regime and motivation. I don't think it's for everyone.

A bit of background, I didn't think I would like/needed an activity tracker, until I got the Jawbone Up24 (it was for work purposes).

I have always been very number oriented, seeing the steps, mile, sleep track and trends was a motivation for me to maintain or exceed my goal numbers. I grew to really like having an activity monitor, but over the course of a year, had to replace the Jawbone Up24 (under warranty) twice. I started shopping around for an alternative after the first failure. After the 2nd failure, I bought myself the Fitbit Charge HR.

I chose the Charge HR over the Charge because it was only $20 more, had heart rate monitor and a buckle (one of the things I hated about the Up24 design was the bangle, it got caught in stuff all the time). And I chose the Charge over the Flex because of the display (I usually wear a watch anyway, so this is replacing my watch & Up24).

I did use my phone as a pedometer while waiting for the Charge HR to arrive, which was okay, but I don't carry it around when I am at home or at work (I walk a surprising amount around the office and home).

I actually prefer the Up24's battery life, app and sleep tracking. Otherwise, I like the Charge HR. I don't know how accurate the heart rate monitoring is, but the steps are inline with what I saw on my phone's pedometer and the Up24 (when the 2nd replacement arrived). The food logging is better on the Fitbit. And I like having a web dashboard (the Up24 is just mobile app).
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:43 AM
 
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I'm leaning toward the Charge HR. But still just haven't been able to pull the trig ger on spending the money.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Oxford, CT
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I'm leaning toward the Charge HR. But still just haven't been able to pull the trig ger on spending the money.
When I get out of work I think I'm going to be purchasing the Fitbit Surge (which is a charge HR but with GPS + Screen)
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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Let us know how you like it, and how it works for you....
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Oxford, CT
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I like it!

Walk on May 12, 2015 on 05/12/2015 | RUNNING Training Log Entry | MapMyRun



Here's the stats from fitbit (couldn't share directly)

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