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

 

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