Reviewing new apps for fitness tracking. Part 4.

Fitbit ForceNew Android and Apple

Applications and tools for
fitness gadgets- Welly, Health Month, Fit Bolt, Calories 3…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welly
Welly mobile app enables you to track your activity in a fun and simple way. Welly is your personal avatar, fed by your daily activity. Running with your friends, working out at fitness, at your work place or home, use Welly app anywhere and anytime to check your activity score. Welly connects to your gadget for fitness account and shows how well you’re doing. At the end of the day you can let your friends know that you and your Welly are in shape by sharing your score through various social web channels.Get Started

Health_Month Health Month
Live healthier, for fun! Health Month is a monthly game that’s all about making small improvements to your health, one month at a time. Health Month helps you take the science of nutrition and behavior change and combine it with social gaming tools. Players pick one or more rules from the menu of dietary, fitness, relationship, mental health and financial health behaviors, or design their own rules to follow for a month, choose-your-own-adventure-style. Health Month is all about exploring what works for you. Get Started

 

WeightGrapher WeightGrapher
WeightGrapher reveals trends in your weight. It helps you reach your diet and exercise goals by enabling you to see past the daily ups and downs – ignore the weight: follow the trend. Use the notes feature to mark changes in your habits and easily identify them at a glance on your graphs.Get Started

 

 

 

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Low Battery Notifier
(only for Fitbit Fitness tracking gadgets) Fitbit Low Battery Notifier sends you a message each time your Fitbit tracker needs some power to charge its batteries. Both e-mail and SMS (USA numbers only) notifications are supported. Get Started

fitbolt

FitBolt
FitBolt is a workday health & wellness platform that helps you stay healthy, fit, and happy at your desk. FitBolt provides you with notifications and reminders throughout the workday with info or actions to better yourself with health, nutrition, exercise, stretches, wellness, and posture. FitBolt integrates with a FitBit fitness gadget by allowing you to track calories burned from the stretches and exercises performed from FitBolt.
Get Started

 sleep_trackingSleep Debt
SleepDebt connects with your Fitbit Force or Flex to analyze your sleep data and debt. Set what time you want to wake up and how many hours of sleep you are aiming for per night, and the site will let you know what time you should go to sleep. Each night, it helps you catch up on your sleep, until you clear your sleep debt. We encourage you not to try to catch up all at once, so the site will only recommend 30% of your sleep debt at a time. Catch up on your sleep finally! Get Started

 


macaw Macaw
Macaw transforms your smartphone into the ultimate personal health monitor connecting many of your favorite health and fitness apps and wireless devices. This zippy little app will help you assess your health, and track your exercise, weight, calories, biometrics and more. The Macaw is like your personal health hub and includes GPS that tracks your activity whether you’re running, walking or cycling. Plus, it includes games and prizes so that making healthy choices like getting your tail feathers in motion, is less like a chore and more like fun! Sync Macaw with your Nike Fuel Band SE or FitBit Force(Flex) in the “tracker” tab by entering your email and password.

trend_weight TrendWeight
TrendWeight is a weight trend analysis tool. The idea is pretty simple-You weigh yourself each day, and TrendWeight will plot a moving average from your daily weight data. This gives you a better idea of your weight trend by masking normal day-to-day weight variation. You’ll also get some stats to help you hit your desired rate of weight loss. Get Started

  fittap FitTap
Do you want to harness the full power of personal analytics, but don’t have the time to log recurring activities, such as your morning jog, or drinking a bottle of water? Try FitTap, a solution that lets you log activities, food & water intake, sleep, and weight changes simply by scanning custom NFC-tags with your NFC-enabled smartphone! Get Started

calories_3 Calories 3
Your personal diet, health and fitness coach: -Track, analyze and improve your diet. – Control and reduce your weight drastically. – Control your calorie usage and improve your fitness. – Track and analyze your body data chronologically. -Import data from Fitbit,Fuel Band, BodyMedia and Withings on the fly.
Get Started. Calories 3 Website

myKilos

MyKilos
myKilos is an innovative weight tracking Android app, which focuses on being simple and easy to understand. myKilos is simple because you can manage your weight data with just few intuitive clicks. myKilos is easy to understand because it focuses on fewer data and provides colour-based annotations. Each weight measurement you enter is marked with a colour that clearly shows if you are reaching your desired target weight. myKilos allows you to retrieve and store your data on Fitbit Force or Nike Plus Fuel Band SE gadgets for fitness.
Get Started

 

 


my_fit_League MyFitLeague
MyFitLeague motivates you to be active in the most entertaining way. We want to challenge you based on your daily activity. Participate in online fitness league and compete against other active people. MyFitLeague has a league for everyone according to gender, age and activity. You can also compete in many tournaments and world cups. Get Started

Fitbit wireless activity + sleep trackers

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Garmin ForeRunner

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Gadgets for Fitness.

My review Gadgets for Fitness tracking .

WHAT PRODUCT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

FitBit Flex or Force, Fuel Band or SE. Or, may be,

Jawbone Up.

Compare gadgets and apps for fitness. Find Your the Best Fitness Tracker! Gadgets for Fitness tracking review. WHAT PRODUCT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? FitBit Flex or Force, Fuel Band or SE? Learn which fitness tracker is for you. 1. Make fitness a lifestyle with FitBit Flex™.

Fast weight loss - NO drugs, diet, or exercise...

This slim, stylish fitness gadget  is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active.

Set a goal and go

Fit Bit Flex(or Force)  allows you to set a goal and uses LED lights to show how you’re stacking up. Each light represents 20% of your goal. You choose which one — steps, calories, or distance. It lights up like a scoreboard, challenging you to be more active day after day.

FLEX TRACKS:

  • Steps taken
  • Distance traveled
  • Calories burned
  • Active minutes
  • Hours slept
  • Quality of sleep

Powered by Fitbit’s leading-edge accelerometer, Flex bases calculations like calories burned on your personal profile — reflecting your stats, not any average Joe’s.  More info about FitBit Flex/Force/One fitness trackers.


Garmin Vivosmart Review and comparison with FuelBand SE and FitBit Surge

VivoSmart Fitness tracker by Garmin Review and comparison with

FuelBand SE and FitBit Force fitness trackers.

Q.Which colors Vivosmart from Garmin available? A.There are 2 available colors (see image below) – Black and Slate (vs FitBit Surge also comes in two colors Black and Slate) garmin_vivosmart colors Q. What size is this fitness trackers? A. Dimensions of the Garmin VivoSmart are 8.6 x 0.4 x 1 inches Q. Is the device waterproof? A. Yes of course, Vivo Smart from Garmin is water proof to 50m. ( compare – The Fitbit Surge watch and Nike+ FuelBand SE is water resistant. It is safe to wear in the shower . But, since FuelBand SE is not waterproof, it’s not recommended for use while swimming) Q.How long enough battery?
A.
VivoFit has a 1+ year battery life!
Q. How many is VivoSmart cost comparing with other fitness trackers? (for example, from companies such as Samsung Gear SmartBand, Polar Loop or FitBit Surge )
A. The price of this device is $ 157.99 . For comparison, the price of FuelBand SE is $ 138.99 , the price of FitBit Surge is $ 129.95 ,the price of FitBit Flex is $ 99.95

Other Features Garmin Vivo Smart: 24/7 Wearable Technology • Soft, comfortable band in a variety of colors • Will withstand showers and swims • Band Sizes: • Small: 4.7 – 6.9” / 120 – 175mm • Large: 6.0 – 8.3” / 152 – 210mm (versus Nike+ Fue Band SE have 3 sizes SMALL 150–190.5 mm,MEDIUM/LARGE 155–196mm and X-LARGE 180+mm. FitBit Fitbit Surge have 2 sizes- SMALL 140-176 mm and LARGE 161-209 mm) • Over One Year Battery Life • Replaceable Bands and Accessory Band Packs On-Device Display: • Current time • Total steps & distance • Calories burned • Auto-goal • Inactivity Alert/Move Bar • Heart rate and zone when paired with HRM Garmin Connect: The Garmin Connect has a completely updated look and feel, with improved navigation and a customizable dashboard. The new Garmin Connect is now compatible with the the new Garmin fitness band VivoSmart.

• Track activities- • Sleep, food and weight loss • Compare/Challenge with other users • Earn virtual badges for motivation Feature Breakdown: Auto-Goal : • Personalized daily goal is calculated based on data you enter at setup (i.e. current activity level: low, medium, high) and adjusts daily per activities tracked. Inactivity Meter – Move Bar : • A red move bar appears on the display after one hour of inactivity and builds when you’ve been sitting too long.Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the move bar. Sleep Tracking Mode : • Detects movement while you sleep and when synced with Garmin Connect users will see a graph of movement throughout the night. HRM Compatibility : • When used with a compatible heart rate monitor, displays heart rate and heart rate zones. Using a heart rate monitor with vívofit to record heart rate and zone data will achieve more accurate calorie burn information for any fitness activity, such as a run or a cardio class at the gym. Where else can you read reviews about Garmin Vivofit?

Garmin Vivofit review: Hands-on at CES 2014 – What is the Garmin Vivofit? The Garmin Vivafit is a wrist fitness tracker designed to be worn all the time, just like a normal watch. It tracks your steps and works out how many calories you’re burning every day… Continue reading Hands on: Garmin Vivofit review Vivofit is rerouting the incredible short battery life of wearable gadgets by launching an always-on fitness tracker that lasts more than a year on a single charge. We were able to wear the Vivosmart fitness band without wearing down the battery at CES 2014 and quickly discovered that its secret is eschewing a backlight on its curved LCD screen and using some low-power efficiency tricks. That’s pretty amazing given the fact that leading fitness trackers, like the Fitbit Force and Nike FuelBand SE, require recharging every seven days if you’re lucky. They also require pushing a tiny button in order to read the time, daily step count, distance and calories. Viva fit displays all of this information without the need to press anything at all. Its single button is just used to cycle through the data… Continue readingGarmin ForeRunner
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Sony SmartBand activity tracker review and comparison with other gadgets for fitness

Sony Smart Band fitness gadget versus Samsung Gear Fit, Vivofit from Garmin

Polar Loop, FuelBand SE, Soleus Go!and FitBit Flex activity trackers.

Sony Smart Band Colors Features of the Sony Smart Band:
– 8 available colors ( Garmin Vivofit have 5 available colors (Black,  Slate, Teal, Blue and Purple), FitBit Flex comes in only two colors like FuelBand SE

SmartBand is a very lightweight device

 

  • Weights and Measurements

    • Dimensions (Approx.) : 8.4 in (214 mm) (Length small wristband) 9.8 in (250 mm) (Length large wristband) 1.6 x .6 x .3 in (40.7 x 15.3 x 7.8 mm) ( compare with  Nike+ Fue Band SE have 3 sizes SMALL 150–190.5 mm,MEDIUM/LARGE 155–196mm and X-LARGE     180+mm, Vivofit sizes are Small: 4.7 – 6.9” / 120 – 175mm • Large: 6.0 – 8.3” / 152 – 210mm,  FitBit  have 2 sizes- SMALL 140-176 mm and LARGE 161-209 mm)
    • Weight (Approx.) : .74 oz (21 g) (Wristband and core)
      • Power

        • Battery Type : Lithium Polymer, 35 mAh
        • Battery Life (Approx) : Up to 5 days (VivoFit, Polar loop and Samsung Gear Fit have a 1+ year battery life.Water Resistance
          IP58 ( FuelBand SE  is  not recommended for use while swimming)

          Price

          The price of this Sony activity tracker is $ 99.99  . For comparison, the price of FuelBand SE is $ 138.99 ,  the price of Polar loop is $ 129.95 ,the price of FitBit Flex is $ 99.95 and Garmin Vivofit cost begining from $129,99

          Only Android  compatibility Devices

          Sony SmartBand Specifications:

 

    • Charging Times Power
      • Battery Charging (Approx.) : ≤ 1 hour
    • Color : Black
  • Convenience

    • Remote Control Functions : Life bookmark, Media player remote: play, pause, skip track forward / back
  • General

    • Compatibility : Devices with Android 4.4 or later; BlueTooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) Lifelog app; Smart Connect App (Apps preloaded or available at Google Play)
  • General Features

    • Notification : 3 LED and vibration alert for incoming call, message, device out of range, alarm clock, etc.
  • NFC

    • One-touch pairing/connecting : Yes
  • Operating Conditions

    • Water Resistance : IP58
  • Power

    • Battery Type : Lithium Polymer, 35 mAh
    • Battery Life (Approx) : Up to 5 days (Typical usage time); Up to 5 days (Standby time)
    • Charging Connector : Micro USB (charging only; no data transfer)
  • Weights and Measurements

    • Dimensions (Approx.) : 8.4 in (214 mm) (Length small wristband) 9.8 in (250 mm) (Length large wristband) 1.6 x .6 x .3 in (40.7 x 15.3 x 7.8 mm) (Core dimensions)
    • Weight (Approx.) : .74 oz (21 g) (Wristband and core)


Samsung Gear Fit review and comapasion with Nike FuelBand and FitBit Flex

Samsung Gear Fit activity tracker Vs FuelBand SE, FitBit Flex and Jawbone Up gadgets for fitness

 

  • Gear Fitby Samsung designed for 24/7 time use to keep track of all your fitness activities and keep you connected witch Apple or Android devices, how to Flex an FuelBand
  • Light, durable and comfortable for any type of exercise
  • Customize the GearFit – Choose your wallpaper, background color and more

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 Features the tracker for fitness from Samsung:

  • Light and durable design with curved Super AMOLED touchscreen display
  • Customize it by changing the background colors, wallpapers, and clock designs
  • Receive instant notifications of all incoming messages on your compatible Samsung phone
  • Easily control basic functions, such as reject calls with messages, quick reply to messages and alarms
  • The Heart Rate Sensor delivers real time coaching (Flex and FuelBand have not the feature)
  • Keeps track of your activities throughout the day and is designed for 24/7 use with dust and water resistant protection (Like Garmin Vivofit, Polar loop and Soleus Go)

    Specifications

    • 1.84″ Curved Super AMOLED Touchscreen Display
    • IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
    • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Sensor
    • Typical usage: 3-4 day; Low usage: Up to 5 days ( Garmin Vivofit usage is 30 days)
    • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
      • Jawbone Up24

      • Fitbit Flex Wireless

Jawbone Up comparasion with Polar Loop, FuelBand, Vivofit and FitBit Flexfitness trackers

Jawbone Up24 activity tracker review and comparison with Vivofit, Nike FuelBand SE, FitBit Flex, Soleus  and Polar Loop.

 

Jawbone Up  Fitness Band is activity tracker like Flex from Fitbit, Polar Loop, FuelBand by Nike, Vivofit or Samsung Gear.Up24 help you increase your daily activity. All you have to do is wear the fitness band on your wrist and all of your activity- including cycling and swimming- is captured.Up24 shows the time, total steps, calories burned, daily activity goal and tips how to reachthe goal.

 

Jawbone Up ImageJawbone Up Key Features:
UP is a system that helps you understand how you sleep, eat and move so that you can make choices to live better. The new app displays your movement and sleep details from your Jawbone UP24 band ( how trackers from Fitbit, Polar, Nike or Garmin) and delivers insights, celebrates milestones and challenges you to accomplish more each day. Team up with friends in the UP app to keep you moving forward.

SLEEP BETTER
Small and comfortable to wear all day and night, UP24 tracks hours slept, time to fall asleep, how many times you woke up and more. Have a restful night by reflecting on your sleep patterns and receive insights that make observations actionable. Start your day right with the Smart Alarm™ ( see also Sony Smart Band and Soleus Go activity trackes)which gently wakes you up at the perfect moment in your sleep cycle.

KNOW HOW ACTIVE YOU ARE (Like  FuelBand, Flex and Soleus Go bands)
Capture a complete record of your day’s activity – steps, distance, calories burned and time spent active vs. idle. See how everything from going for a run to walking the dog contributes to reaching your goals. In-the-moment reminders will keep you moving to hit daily goals

LOG YOUR FOOD & DRINK
Take a photo of your food, scan a barcode, browse the image gallery or search the ingredient database to record what you eat and drink. The UP app keeps track of your calories, fats, carbohydrates, protein, sugar, fiber and sodium.

See Also

  • Sony SmartBand

  • Samsung Gear Fit

  • Garmin vívofit

  • Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

GAIN INSIGHT INTO YOURSELF
The UP Apple or Android apps simply and beautifully visualizes your information so, at a glance, you can understand the meaning behind your data. The UP app also delivers personalized insights and clear, actionable tips to help you achieve your goals.

MILESTONES
See how your daily wins add up over time and share them with friends. The Jawbone  app celebrates your meaningful milestones such as your millionth step taken or hitting your sleep goal seven days in row, and then helps you achieve your next milestone.

YOUR UP. YOUR APPS.
The UP system integrates with the apps like Garmin Vivofit you already love to help you get even more out of your UP experience. Whether you’re biking with Strava, working out with Wello or jogging with RunKeeper, you can track it all with UP for the most complete picture of your day and night. And if you’re looking for new tools to help you meet your goals, the UP ecosystem has apps for fitness, weight loss, sleep coaching, detailed food journaling and more.

HOW TO PICK YOUR SIZE
Wrap a string snugly around your wrist. Mark on the string where the two ends cross. Measure the string from one end to the marked place and following the size guide to determine which UP Band is right for you.

Jawbone Up size
SM = 5.5 to 6.0 inches/ 14.0 to 15.5 CM, MD = 6.0 to 7.0 inches/ 15.5 to 18.0 CM, LG = 7.0 to 8.0 inches/ 18.0 to 20.0 CM

 

 

Soleus GO! Fitness Band review and compare with FuelBand, Garmin Vivofit and FitBit fitness trackers

Soleus GO! fitness activity gadget Review and comparison with Garmin Vivofit,  Nike FuelBand SE,  FitBit Flex, Jawbone Up and Polar Loop.

Soleus GO! Fitness Band is 24/7 activity tracker like Jawbone Up, Nike Plus FuelBand, Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Flex and new Fit Bit Force fitness gadgets.It help you increase your daily activity. All you have to do is wear the fitness band on your wrist and all of your activity- including cycling and swimming- is captured.Soleus Go shows the time, total steps, calories burned, daily activity goal and tips to reach it.Soleus GO! Fitness Band

 

Soleus GO! Activity Tracker Key Features Fitness is everything you do. Measure all of it. Life is a workout. The Soleus GO! Keeps track of it all. It counts your steps, features a dedicated exercise mode, and keeps track of how well you sleep. It’ll even offer up Caller ID and text message notifications from your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. Measure it all with the GO! Details: With a dedicated exercise mode, you can easily track time spent exercising separately from your normal daily activity. See your distance, average pace/speed, and calories burned. While you are catching some Z’s your GO! Band is still working hard. Easily see your nightly breakdown and sleep patterns through the visual graphics including total hours slept, sleep quality, and % of goal reached. Set a silent vibration alarm that will wake you up when you feel most restated so that you can start your day refreshed. Your GO! Band will keep you going even when you stop. Set a move alarm to notify you when you have been sedentary too long so that you will always know when it’s time to get going. Never get caught without an umbrella again. The GO! Band syncs with your smartphone to display the current weather on your wrist before you even get out of bed. Stay connected with friends, family, and work with text and phone alerts as well. Soleus GO! Fitness Band Features:

      • 3D Accelerometer

 

 

    • Distance

 

    • Average pace/speed

 

    • Step counter

 

    • Calories burned

 

    • Sleep pattern tracking

 

    • Vibration alerts

 

    • Wake up alert

 

    • Incoming call/text alerts

 

    • Move time

 

    • Weather/temperature

 

    • Silicone band

 

    • Popper plate closure

 

    • Rechargeable battery

 

    • Battery Type: rechargeable Lithium Ion

 

Dimensions:

      • Width at Case: 18mm

 

 

    • Thickness at Case: 12mm

 

    • Strap Width: 17mm

 

    • Weight: 1oz

 

Soleus GO! Fitness BandCompatible Devices:   Apple: Most common iphones: 4s, 5, 5c, 5s – Operating system requirements: bluetooth 4.0 and ios 7.0 or higher – App available in apple app store Android: Most common samsung phones: galaxy siii, galaxy s4, galaxy s5, galaxy note ii, galaxy note iii Most common lg phones: nexus 4, optimus g Most common motorola phones: moto x Most common htc phones: one x – Operating system requirements: bluetooth 4.0 and os 4.3 (jelly bean) or higher – App available in google play app store Where to buy Soleus Go?

You can buy this  gadget for fitness, as well as Jawbone Up, Polar Loop, Garmin VivoFit, Fuelband, Flex  here.

 

 

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Polar Loop Activity Tracker review and compare with Nike FuelBand and FitBit

Polar Loop Review and comparison with Garmin Vivofit,  Nike FuelBand SE,  FitBit Flex and Force fitness trackers.


Polar Loop    System  

 

Polar Loop Activity Tracker.

 

Polar Loop is 24/7 activity tracker like Nike Plus Fuel Band, Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Flex and new Fit Bit Force fitness gadgets. It help you increase your daily activity. All you have to do is wear the smart bracelet on your wrist and all of your activity- including cycling and swimming- is captured. At the tap of a button, Polar Loop shows the time, your total steps, calories burned, daily activity goal and tips to reach it – all on a display of 85 LEDs. Living an active lifestyle has never been this fun and easy!

Key Features the Polar Loop Fitness Gadget:

Key Features

 

Sync your Loop via Bluetooth Smart to the free Polar Flow app

 

Where to buy Polar Loop?

 

You can buy this  gadget for fitness, as well as VivoFit, Fuelband, Flex and Jawbone, here.

 

 

Sync ( like FuelBand, Fitbit and Garmin gadgets for fitness) your Loop via Bluetooth Smart to the free Polar Flow app for extra motivation! Polar Flow app available for select Android and iPhone devices.

• 24/7 activity tracking

• Displays daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day

• Activity Guide helps you stay active all day long

• Activity Benefit gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity

• Advanced activity analysis with the free Polar Flow app and Polar Flow web service

• Compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensors (Sold separately. Not included.)

• Inactivity alert with Polar Flow mobile app

• Measures the distance (miles) you’ve covered throughout the day and shows info on the Polar Flow app and web service

• Suitable for swimming (i.e. tracks your active time in water) (FuelBand  is not waterproof, it’s not recommended for use while swimming)

• Monitors sleep duration and quality

• Custom fit bracelet

• Data transfer via custom USB cable or Bluetooth Smart via Polar Flow mobile app

• Memory capacity: stores 12 days of activity data

• Rechargeable battery with 5 days continuous use ( Garmin Vivofit has Over One Year Battery Life)

Polar Flow mobile app compatibility:

Apple devices: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (3rd & 4th generation), iPad mini

Android devices with Android 4.3 or later: Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG Nexus 5

Selling FitBit Force stopped.

Selling Fitbit Force has been stopped.

I hope that temporarily!

It is Time to look at the other fitness trackers – Polar Loop, Nike+ FuelBand or Vivofit From Garmin?

What gadget for fitness you would choose Now?

A letter from James Park , FitBit CEO & Co-Founder :

“To the Fitbit Force Community,

I co-founded Fitbit in 2007 to help people lead healthier, more active lives. We have been thrilled by your response to our products, and are committed to customer satisfaction. Late last year, we began selling Fitbit Force, our most advanced activity tracker. Recently, some Force users have reported skin irritation. While only 1.7% of Force users have reported any type of skin irritation, we care about every one of our customers. On behalf of the entire Fitbit team, I want to apologize to anyone affected.

From the beginning, we have taken this matter very seriously. We hired independent labs and medical experts to conduct a thorough investigation. Here’s what we know:

  • Independent test results have not found any issues with the battery or electrical systems.
  • Test results show that users are likely experiencing allergic contact dermatitis.
  • All Force materials are commonly used in consumer products. However, some users may be reacting to the nickel present in the surgical grade stainless steel used in the device. Other users are likely experiencing an allergic reaction to the materials used in the strap or the adhesives used to assemble the product…” Continue reading

I think that there are many good alternatives Fitbit Force.

1. Garmin Vivofit – “What is the Garmin Vivofit?
The Garmin Vivofit is a wrist fitness tracker designed to be worn all the time, just like a normal watch.
– It tracks your steps and works out how many calories you’re burning every day.
–  DesignThe Garmin Vivofit takes a slightly different approach to most of the fitness watches we’ve seen recently. Instead of relying entirely on connecting to a phone app, the Vivofit has its own screen…Read more

2. Nike FuelBand SE
“Problems with the FuelBand:
1) Nike insists on scoring your activity in terms of “Fuel” points and “Hours Won,” which are proprietary metrics that nobody cares about. Just give us our step counts and leave it at that.
2) Nike also insists on branding the exterior of the wristband. Continue Reading

3. Polar Loop

4.New  Sony SmartBand (But VS  FuelBand Se or Force From FitBit,  Sony’s SmartBand doesn’t have all of the following:
• Has Hate rate Monitoring during my workout
• Keep track of calories burned
• Advanced Sleep Analysis like Garmin Vivofit or Forerunner
• Track Your Walk, Run or Bike Automatically

5.Jawbone UP24
With the Jawbone is that you can’t check your step count on the device itself.

  • Track Activity including steps, distance, calories burned, active vs. idle time
  • Log what you eat and drink and track nutritional info by taking a photo, scanning a barcode, or searching the UP24 app database
  • Smart Alarm and Power Nap features wake you at the time that leaves you feeling refreshed
  • Wireless syncing for in-the-moment notifications and personalized insights to keep you moving forward towards your sleep and activity goals
  • Track Sleep including total hours, time to fall asleep, number of wake ups
    Opinions from Customer about Jawbone Up –

     “Last November, I reviewed the Jawbone UP, and later compared it to the Fitbit Flex. A year later, Jawbone has now released the UP24. This review will primarily focus on making a choice between UP, UP24 and Fitbit Flex. When I originally reviewed the devices, I thought the main differences would be in the hardware appearance and fit/feel. I was a bit wrong– the biggest functionality difference was in the quality, function and aesthetic value of the software that comes with it. With the UP24 now having bluetooth syncing, the biggest difference for me is now only the software. I’ll let you make your own conclusions.”

What is the Garmin Vivofit?

The Garmin Vivofit is a wrist fitness tracker designed to be worn all the time, just like a normal watch. It tracks your steps and works out how many calories you’re burning every day.

Garmin Vivofit – Design

The Garmin Vivofit takes a slightly different approach to most of the fitness watches we’ve seen recently. Instead of relying entirely on connecting to a phone app, the Vivofit has its own screen
Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/garmin-vivofit_Gadget_review#Kda4j66ZPbjCwv2C.99

 

Garmin Vivofit review.

       Garmin Vivofit Review and comparison with

FuelBand SE and FitBit Force fitness trackers.

 

Q.Which colors Vivofit available? A.There are 5 available colors (see image below) – Black,  Slate, Teal, Blue and Purple. (vs FitBit FORCE comes in two colors Black and Slate) all_color_garmin_vivofit Q. What size is this fitness trackers? A. Dimensions of the GarminVivoFit are shown on picture: vivofit_size Q. Is the device waterproof? A. Yes of course, Vivo Fit  is water proof to 50m. ( compare – The Nike+ FuelBand SE  is water resistant. It is safe to wear in the shower . But, since FuelBand SE  is not waterproof, it’s not recommended for use while swimming) Q.How long enough battery?
A.
VivoFit has a 1+ year battery life!
Q. How many  is VivoFit cost?How much are other fitness trackers? (for example, from companies such as Nike, Polar or  FitBit )
A. The price of this device is $ 129.99  . For comparison, the price of FuelBand SE is $ 138.99 ,  the price of FitBit Force is $ 129.95 ,the price of FitBit Flex is $ 99.95

Other Features Garmin Vivofit: 24/7 Wearable Technology • Soft, comfortable band in a variety of colors • Will withstand showers and swims • Band Sizes: • Small: 4.7 – 6.9” / 120 – 175mm • Large: 6.0 – 8.3” / 152 – 210mm (versus  Nike+ Fue Band SE have 3 sizes SMALL 150–190.5 mm,MEDIUM/LARGE 155–196mm and X-LARGE     180+mm.  FitBit Force have 2 sizes- SMALL 140-176 mm and LARGE 161-209 mm) • Over One Year Battery Life • Replaceable Bands and Accessory Band Packs On-Device Display: • Current time • Total steps & distance • Calories burned • Auto-goal • Inactivity Alert/Move Bar • Heart rate and zone when paired with HRM Garmin Connect:   The  Garmin Connect   has a completely updated look and feel, with improved navigation and a customizable dashboard. The new Garmin Connect is now compatible with the the new Garmin fitness band  VivoFit.
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• Track activities- • Sleep, food and weight loss • Compare/Challenge with other users • Earn virtual badges for motivation Feature Breakdown: Auto-Goal : • Personalized daily goal is calculated based on data you enter at setup (i.e. current activity level: low, medium, high) and adjusts daily per activities tracked. Inactivity Meter – Move Bar : • A red move bar appears on the display after one hour of inactivity and builds when you’ve been sitting too long.Just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the move bar. Sleep Tracking Mode : • Detects movement while you sleep and when synced with Garmin Connect users will see a graph of movement throughout the night. HRM Compatibility : • When used with a compatible heart rate monitor, displays heart rate and heart rate zones. Using a heart rate monitor with vívofit to record heart rate and zone data will achieve more accurate calorie burn information for any fitness activity, such as a run or a cardio class at the gym. Where else can you read reviews about  Garmin Vivofit?

 Garmin Vivofit review: Hands-on at CES 2014 – What is the Garmin Vivofit? The Garmin Vivafit is a wrist fitness tracker designed to be worn all the time, just like a normal watch. It tracks your steps and works out how many calories you’re burning every day… Continue reading Hands on: Garmin Vivofit review   Vivofit is rerouting the incredible short battery life of wearable gadgets by launching an always-on fitness tracker that lasts more than a year on a single charge. We were able to wear the Vivofit fitness band without wearing down the battery at CES 2014 and quickly discovered that its secret is eschewing a backlight on its curved LCD screen and using some low-power efficiency tricks. That’s pretty amazing given the fact that leading fitness trackers, like the Fitbit Force and Nike FuelBand SE, require recharging every seven days if you’re lucky. They also require pushing a tiny button in order to read the time, daily step count, distance and calories. Viva fit displays all of this information without the need to press anything at all. Its single button is just used to cycle through the data… Continue readingGarmin ForeRunner
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Motivation system based on the bracelet Nike Fuelband SE.

” Nowadays, rapidly carrying us all to the technological singularity , every available space on the hands (or body ) is already a human subject for any possible life of the device. Google ” landed ” on the “eye” with your Google Glass. Panasonic made ​​headphones that transmit sound through the bone. Smartphones, supplanted with our wrists watch ( or turn these old timepieces with a couple-three functions rather decoration ) to acquire the additional gadget ( SAT ) as a “smart ” hours and returning on our hands .

On one of these devices , who took the “niche” wrists , Nike Fuelband SE I want to tell , not only from a technical standpoint , but also motivational and psychological .

Why I bought Nike Fuel Band ?

I spend a lot of time at the computer. Working for several years at home with periodic field visits to the city and this sedentary lifestyle, eventually led to the fact that last summer, on one of the training badminton , during a botched jump, I tore myself Achilles tendon in his left leg” . Continue reading…

And one of the points of my program became bracelet Nike Plus Fuelband  SE. Among other items – a healthy diet, proper sleep , exercise with a more dynamic and regular loads … That is nothing new (all this is known to every schoolchild ) , so leave all these items outside of this post and look at the actual bracelet.

Nike Fuel Band  SE Motivation System

Before you begin to deal with something , we should at least acknowledge his presence . And the first thing we have to admit to anyone who wants to take over your health – it’s your own laziness.

We , IT people , it is called ” power saving mode “, and in order to raise themselves ” by the scruff ” and get away from the computer , go for a walk , you need a ” kick ” , the momentum and preferably coming from the “external” environment. Ie if it is a pop-up window every hour reminder that you can close with a mouse click – this will not work.

Bracelet Nike Fuelband SE may become the pulse beckoning walk and dial “glasses » (Fuel).

Actually, around these points of physical activity ( Fuel )and construct a system of motivation of owners of these bracelets. The essence is simple – a bracelet integrated accelerometer that registers your physical activity , and converts it into standard units of Fuel.
 Owner bracelet exposes goal ( minimum number of points that need to be collected during the day ) and tends to perform every day (or even better – surpass ) its norm.

But let’s start from the beginning.

Unpacking and Installation Fuelband SE Continue reading…

Coming SOON! Garmin VivoFit. Preorder today.

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Fuel Band SE Fitness Tracker Make Exercising More Fun

Fitness Gadgets To Make Exercising More Fun
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Mike_Hardens]Mike Hardens

As technology becomes more and more integrated into our lives, companies are creating all kinds of cool fitness gadgets to help us keep track of our health and prompt us to step up our level of physical activity. These exercise fitness gadgets range from simple pedometers to complex exercise apps that can keep track of your daily caloric intake by logging everything you eat. From wi-fi enabled bathroom scales to sleep track monitors, you can find and track just about anything related to physical fitness.

For those that like to keep detailed data these devices work great and can be a great tool for monitoring how effective their workouts are as well as make sure they stay on track. Generally speaking, the more you can measure your progress towards a goal, the more likely you are to achieve it. Fitness tracking devices and other exercise gadgets can really help keep you motivated as well.

A lot of manufacturers are starting to incorporate wi-fi into their devices as well. This allows the user to save whatever data they are tracking to a computer or website. Many companies use this to create a social component to help motivate people as well. By allowing you to share your data with other users online, communities form which fosters competition and creates accountability that may not otherwise have been possible alone.

Fitness + Technology = Lots of Data
For example, one of the largest communities of this kind belongs to rel=nofollow [http://nikeplus.nike.com/plus/]Nike+ Fuel Band. Nike makes a whole range of fitness accessories that can track your runs, monitor calories burned, sync stats to your phone, and all kinds of other cool stuff. Working out suddenly becomes like a video game where you can collect rewards and unlock achievements for different activities as well as compare and compete with others. In fact, they are even about to introduce Nike+FuelBandSE  Kinect training for the Xbox 360 in the fall that will create personalized training programs and coaching that evolves as your body does.

With the explosion of mobile apps, there has been a huge increase in the number of fitness related apps in the marketplace. Apps can help you count calories, provide personal coaching, map out where you’ve walked, play music to get you pumped for a run and just about anything else you can think of.

Sleep trackers have also become a very popular in the last couple years. They allow you to track things like the quality of your sleep, how long you slept for, how long it took you to fall asleep, how much you moved during the night and all kinds of other interesting information. Over time, gathering this kind of data can really go a long way towards helping you pinpoint patterns or problems that may be preventing you from getting a good nights rest.

Of course this kind technology is not for everyone, and like with any other technology, it can introduce a whole other level of frustration and complexity to your exercise routine. But even if you are not really techy type person you can still get a lot of benefit from keeping track of your fitness goals, even if just on paper.

For the most part, these gadgets are exactly that. But if you like playing with toys and technology they can be a really fun way to add another dimension to your exercise regimen. There are really a lot of neat little accessories out there, so if you have any interest at all when it comes to fitness and technology, they are definitely worth checking out.

There is a famous quote that says “what gets measured, gets managed” and when it comes to working out those words are very true. If you don’t take the time to track your progress and see whether or not you are improving then it’s tough to know if your workouts are effective and be able to make the necessary adjustments.

After all, if you are going to spend the time and energy to get fit, then wouldn’t you want to make sure you are spending that time in the most efficient and productive way possible?

Exercise and fitness should be about leading a healthy lifestyle, and the Exercise Equipment Fanatic is all about providing information and tips to help get you there. We look forward to seeing what new and exciting fitness gadgets companies come up with!

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