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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Newtons Apple, Sep 27, 2016.
Miss my Fitbit and the Fitbit app.
14 day return period, sorted.
Thanks, I know, but will likely keep it and use it every once in a while.
Tree fiddy. Cash.
I loved my Fitbit One. So simple, and the FB app is great. But, since you don't wear the One on your wrist, easy to lose. And that's what I did on a business trip. Probably in the rental car. The AW is more of my personal assistant. Would be great if the number of steps was a choice for a watch face complication (or could be made to be one of the Activity rings). That would make me stop thinking about replacing my FB one.
Used the Charge HR for a long time but now it has been replaced by the Charge 2. Not perfect but an improvement over the HR.
I still use my FitBit Charge along with my AW2. I wish the AW2 could track my sleep without having to press any buttons like the FitBit Charge. Plus the FitBit app motivates me more to work out with all the different challenges.
The Charge 2 looks cool... But the $ and wearing two wrist devices is too much for me! Waiting to see if they update the One for the Holidays.
Deja vu, why would you buy other one?
I guess I was hoping the additional speed with new software would peak my interests.
My fault, I should have known. Have already printed a return label. Was going to keep but I still have a SS and SSSB AW1 units that if I want to wear they are waiting.
Yes, this too. The iPhone sleep trackers are not that great, and I have yet to find a great sleep tracking app for the AW. The beauty of the FB is its simplicity and the way it seamlessly disappears into your daily life. Was it Jobs who said a product should be "invisible" or something like that? Exactly why I still think about the One even though I lost if after only a couple of weeks.
The app is also what I miss so much. Plus the smaller size when compared to the AW.
Download health view. Your can add steps as a complication then
I've tried several and they don't compare to the FitBit. None of them have been as accurate as my FitBit.
I own the first Gen Stainless Steel and I was so close to purchasing Gen 2, but then I realized for me, Gen 2 is to much of the same as Gen 1 physically, aside from the GPS, screen and added water resistance.
I have never owned a Fitbit, but leaning towards giving it a try. But I still love my Apple Watch.
I have an app called Pedometer++ that does this. It calculates its own step count rather than take it from the Health App, but the two numbers are usually reasonably close, for me.
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I keep hearing good things about FitBit, so whenever I go to BestBuy I glance at them, then glance at my Apple Watch and think, nah, I'll stick with my Apple Watch.
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For the price point, Fit Bits are always on sale as well. If I did purchase a Fit Bit, it would be the Blaze. But aesthetically, the Apple Watch easily wins in this category.
That's interesting to say considering Fitbit has been found to be really inaccurate for step counting in many comparison tests.
I'm talking about tracking my sleeping patterns. That's all I use my Fitbit for.
Sleep Cycle on my iPhone works great for sleep tracking.
Your mistake was the assumption that Apple actually moved the needle from being a worst-in-class activity tracker. There is still no meaningful data sharing. Social linkages are rudimentary at best. The mobile app is basic. Simple point-features (like sleep tracking, resting HR, HR analysis, calorie intake, net calorie analysis) each require 3rd party apps instead of a single, integrated, holistic view. Battery life is still too short for 24/7 wearability. It still totally lacks a web interface for any activity data. Your data are trapped solely on your phone-- you cannot pickup your iPad to see how yesterday's activity was. Etc. It is still a worst-in-class activity tracker. It only has the feature set that basic devices had almost 10 years ago. For people coming from nothing, the activity tracking functions may look pretty cool. But, for people coming from Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, Misfit, Polar Microsoft, etc., the activity tracking functions are comically disjoint or simply absent.
The AW is a fantastic, extensible, smartwatch that integrates with the Apple ecosystem.
I wear both an AWS0 and a Fitbit Charge 2 now. The AW is my fun toy with the notifications, complications, alerts, Apple Pay, etc. The Fitbit handles 24/7 activity tracking, fun stuff like social connections, floors climbed, RHR, and sleep tracking. Then, I wear a Garmin for workouts. The Garmin feeds into both FB and Health, but the holistic view of my activities is superior in FB than it is in AW/iPhone Activity.
I have owned the Blaze and it is not as nice as it seems. Only bad thing about Fitbit is the lack of user customization. The Charge 2 does everything the Blaze does, even everything the Surge does it just is smaller and uses a different screen technology. The Charge 2 will go a full 5 days and then some before needing to be recharged. For the size it did it for me. At $149 if it gets beat up in 6-12 months, it is not a big deal to buy another. The bands do interchange giving the users some choice.
Don't know why you keep buying AWs when you keep putting them in the drawer.
Thank you. I'll have to try that one.