Linda
Aug 14, 2017

Activity Trackers

6 comments

Hi MindMate users,

 

Do any of you use an activity tracker? If so I have a few questions: Do you find it useful? Is it god for day-to-day use or more for elite sportspeople? Are they easy to set up and use? What's the best brand?

 

My nephew recommended I get one. Would appreciate any recommendations or advice!

 

Thanks, L

John
Aug 14, 2017

How about a fitbit Linda? They seem to be the leading brand. My daughter wears hers 24/7 and it seems to keep her on her toes steps-wise. She had it programmed to help her get to 10000 every day. She's not sporty so I'd say it can be used by anyone wanting to stay active

Janice
Aug 15, 2017

I have a cheap 'fitbit' I bought from a discount store. It's not as good as the real thing, I'm sure, but I love it. It counts my steps and tracks my calories and heart rate. It's a great feeling checking it at the end of the day and realising you've been more active than you ever realised! I would highly recommend Linda!

JulieOz
Aug 18, 2017

I'm also considering a fitbit on the advice of my grandson. This has been a good help, thanks all. Are they very expensive or will I be able to pick one up for under a hundred bucks?

Patpat
Aug 21, 2017

Sorry, I might be showing my age here, but what on earth is a 'fitbit'?

John
Aug 22, 2017

They look like this Patpat, you wear it on your wrist and it makes you stay in shape by tracking your calories burnt and your steps everyday. Certainly guilts me into keeping up with my exercise!! They're wonderful devices though, very easy to use.

 

Patpat
Aug 24, 2017

Thanks for clearing that up! It sounds like an amazing little device. Definitely one to add to my Birthday List!!!!

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