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Is it worth getting a Fitbit or similar?

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SleepFreeZone Sun 29-Oct-17 20:34:55

I've started running again and am planning on attending Parkrun events once I get back running good distances. I quite fancy a Fitbit or similar as I think I'm going to sign up for MFP and start charting my food and exercise per day.

If so which one do you think would be ideal? I don't need anything fancy. Really don't want to analyise my sleep as I know it's TERRIBLE but would like to know how many steps I'm averaging a day and info about my runs.

Growingboys Sun 29-Oct-17 21:14:44

I've got a Garmin forerunner 35 which I like because it tells me how fast (and how far) I'm running.

You can get more sophisticated ones but I wanted to be able to check my average speed as I ran and this one does the trick. It also counts steps!

carrie74 Mon 30-Oct-17 11:08:42

I had a Fitbit Alta which I really liked (I recently upgraded to an Apple Watch through a deal on my Work health insurance). It did pretty much everything you mention (including sleep tracking, but you could take it off at night).

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Mon 30-Oct-17 14:18:50

My Polar M400 has lifestyle tracking on it, and it is interesting to see things like general activity level and calorie expenditure.

If you're interested in running, a GPS sports watch is more useful than a general tracker. Chest straps are more reliable than wrist data for HR.

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