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Best activity tracker/bracelet for calorie burning

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Lovemusic33 Fri 22-Jan-16 14:40:10

Not sure if I am posting in the right place. I'm not really calorie counting when it comes to food but counting what I am burning. I go to the gym 3 times a week, aquafit once a week and work out at home every day, I don't really run/jog but I walk a lot.

I would like a activity bracelet that measures how many calories I burn but not just based on how many steps I have taken. I have a basic Mi band which just measures steps but this does not measure any activity I do at the gym or in the pool so it's kind of a waste of time.

Can anyone recommend a band that does the above? Is there such a thing?

Mackers123 Sun 24-Jan-16 21:11:50

I did read a which report and Garmin Vivofit 2 is good for calories and Fitbit Charge HR. I have a basic Garmin and I really like it.

ErnesttheBavarian Tue 23-Feb-16 18:02:19

Do you actively want a wristband? I have a fitbit one and the thing I like best is that it isn't on a wristband so on show all the time but clips onto my bra or waistband.

I've had it for over 2 years and am v pleased with it

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Tue 23-Feb-16 21:18:40

I have a Fitbit charge HR which measures activity levels plus heart rate, uses algorithms based on data you put in around height/weight/age etc to work out calories burnt. It shows you whether you are working at fat burn/cardio or peak zones too.

I love mine, I've lost nearly 3 stone last year and it's helped my weight remain stable. It seems to know what you are doing automatically and logs your exercise. It isn't waterproof though but you can log swimming manually and it'll workout how many calories you burnt doing it. Love it, I'm a Fitbit bore and proud!

ItCantRainAllTheTime Thu 25-Feb-16 10:28:18

Love my Fitbit surge, as mentioned already Fitbit uses lots of info to calculate calories burned during different exercises/movements. I've lost 5st2lb since April last year. It really has made me become even more active!

wispaxmas Sat 27-Feb-16 22:07:55

Another with a Fitbit charge HR here. I only got it about a week ago, but I LOVE it. I've linked it to MFP so depending on how active I am in a day my calorie goals change. Only thing is it raises my MFP calorie allowance to exactly what I'm burning even though my settings are set to aim to lose 1lb per week. I just make sure I have a calorie deficit of 500-1000 calories per day, though.

Gingermum Tue 08-Mar-16 11:20:40

Hi Lovemusic

I've very recently started calorie counting, the appeal being that I don't want to cut out any major food groups, just monitor what I eat, and cut down in general. Anyway I've got a free App called MyPlate (you can pay for the 'gold' version but I haven't found the need). You enter food, it adds up the calories and you work out how much you want to lose ie 1lb or 1.5 or 2lbs a week, and the app works out how many calories that would take. But it also has an automatic 'calories burned' tracker, so as you'll be carrying your phone as you go about your day, you get a nice surprise - it tells you for example, that you've burned 400 calories just going to and from work and you can take that off your calorie intake.

Good luck with your weight loss. I've lost five pounds so far, fairly painlessly.

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