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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 22-Apr-16 13:47:48

Fitbits and other brands of the same thing?

I have recently got a posh new phone that has a fitness thing on it . Galaxy s6.

I now want a cheap arm thingy but I am totally clueless.

Can anybody tell me if I need a particular brand to go with the s6?

And how much is a cheap thingy?

And what is their proper name?

Where can I get one from? I had a quick look on argos website. It listed one for £20. Ooh. Perfect. Buts that's just a strap...sad

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 22-Apr-16 17:25:57

Anybody? sad

Birdsgottafly Fri 22-Apr-16 19:54:54

I got mine from Groupn, it was £15.

You then download the App onto any phone.

I used it for step counting and a couple of exercises and the stop watch when Ivwas 'Planking'.

I don't need the features of the more expensive ones, but some people might.

Fooshufflewickbannanapants Fri 22-Apr-16 19:56:17

The phone will count your steps of its on your person and can even tell wjen I'm cycling!

Birdsgottafly Fri 22-Apr-16 20:05:36

As Foo said your phone will do what my rip off Fitbit did, I just didn't always want to carry my phone, or when I was out all day, my battery would be low etc.

Decide what it is you want it to do.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 22-Apr-16 22:15:55

Yes, I have seen the phone has started counting steps. When I have it with me.

I just want to start getting a bit fitter. I have had several serious injuries so can't go mad!

But after being bed-bound and house bound for weeks at a time, I thought something like that would help?

Give me some encouragement?

But if it doesn't do much more than the phone, is it worth it?

£15 sounds a good price...

LitteRedSparkle Fri 22-Apr-16 22:27:49

(you might have got more responses with a properly worded title instead of vague-netting)

I have a fitbit, its really good - makes me walk more (and then if i forget it, i sometimes think, wont bother going for a walk as it doesnt count hmm ) also - i like the fact it alerts me to phone calls - not texts though which it is supposed to do

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