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    fit bit

    This is probably not the most popular item on Simple Living, but I am super excited that I got a fit bit from my parents! My mom asked for one bigger ticket idea from each person so I thought this would be perfect. It has the heart rate monitor that i felt I needed. And it will help me make sure I am not sitting all day, it is quite varied how much I walk during the day. I tend to think that I walk a lot but I really don't know.

    In any case I am setting it up and giving it a charge before I walk around the park today.

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    I really love my FB and it has definitely motivated me to do more walking. Enjoy!

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    My last fitbit made it a year before going kaput and I didn't replace it. BUT, got very excited when I saw a new one came out that could be worn swimming. Low and behold, Santa put one in my sock. Now I can get credit for my swimming every morning.

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    Only 5000 steps, but sitting a lot today due to holiday. I just walked a mile in the chilly weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    My last fitbit made it a year before going kaput and I didn't replace it. BUT, got very excited when I saw a new one came out that could be worn swimming. Low and behold, Santa put one in my sock. Now I can get credit for my swimming every morning.
    More info on this one, please! Might be something I would be interested in with all the swimming I do.

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    I got one 2 months ago, and it has been great at keeping me honest.

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    Anyone look at the clones? I saw one at a local damaged freight store, that didn't connect online, where it supplied my information to some company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Anyone look at the clones? I saw one at a local damaged freight store, that didn't connect online, where it supplied my information to some company.
    No, but I did buy my last FB through eBay and it was much cheaper than through the FB site.

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    I've had mine since June. It's definitely past the new toy novelty stage, and I love it. I check my heart rate and sleep habits every day. I pay attention to the trends, and I definitely pay attention to the steps. One of the things that surprised me as how many steps you rack up just by doing housework. The past two days I EASILY passed 10--just from running around getting the house ready for Christmas! In my mind, that alone is an argument against hiring cleaning help. I'd rob myself of valuable steps!

    Also, I track my heart rate because it tends to run high. And I've found a correlation between between a high heart rate and alcohol consumption and normal everyday stress (as opposed to de-stressing alone in nature).


    I think you'll really like it, ZG!
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    I've had my fitness tracker for close to two years. It's very motivational - and continues to be so after the new wears off.

    I have a Misfit Shine 2. Love their support, and when I lost mine in a pool on Memorial weekend they helped me try to find it through an app, and ultimately sent a new one! 5+ star rating!

    Likes: visual progress tracker, doesn't need charging, tracks 24/7 to include sleep, water proof so I wear it always, tracks swimming, provides text and phone notifications.

    Dislikes: no heart rate monitoring on this version, app works better - more robust on Apple and I have android, strap - although alternatives can be bought.

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