iPhone 6+ or Fitbit flex-which is more accurate

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbachandouris, May 4, 2015.

  1. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

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    I picked up a cheap Fitbit to tide me over while I wait for the Apple watch.

    Which is more accurate: the Fitbit app on the iPhone 6+ or the Fitbit flex?

    It's just for steps walked at work. Not running.
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    From all the research I've read and having an iPhone 6 & a Fitbit, the iPhone is more accurate. Apparently, with your iPhone in your pants pocket leads to accurate step counting, as opposed to something wrong on your wrist (ex. If you're carrying a box, you may not be moving your wrists as you would if you were walking). However, keep in the mind that you may not always have your iPhone on you.

    When I did a short non-scientific test when I got my Fitbit, I took 55 steps: FitBit said I took 46 steps & my iPhone said I took 54 steps. Either way, you'll get in the ball-park for your daily usage with either device counting.
     
  3. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Hmm that's food for thought, thanks.
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The Fitbit app is fairly good and the Fitbit will measure sleep as well. The Fitbit app can track your walk/runs using gps as well as steps. I have a Fitbit surge and flex really like the additional capabilities of the surge.
     
  5. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    I have both and I use the Fitbit Flex as my only tracker. Motion tracking is off on my iPhone since carrying around a 6+ at all times is not fun.
     
  6. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    This for me too...although I have the old Fitbit One model, which isn't a wristband model. Even the wristband would be more accurate than a phone I don't carry absolutely constantly (and don't want to).
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Tbh, I find my Fitbit to be good, I don't always have my phone with me, when I run so this is a better option.
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I wore the Fitbit Surge for three weeks and must say it was pretty close to what my 6+ said as far as steps. Had to return the Surge as I woke up one morning and it was dead. Nothing could wake it so I returned and not sure if I want another.
     

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