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Fitness tracker HR monitor that doesnt look like a machine on my puny wrists?

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Chicinwellies Mon 17-Oct-16 11:19:05

Im looking for a fitness tracker with built in GPS and Heart Rate monitor (no seperate straps or taking phone with me). The Fitbit surge looks fab but Huge, and I have really, small wrists! Anything vaguely 'stylish' out there so I feel happy wearing it all day / work etc? Thanks

Judydreamsofhorses Mon 17-Oct-16 11:27:16

I have a Jawbone which is very slim and just looks like a bracelet, but the actual band doesn't show any data, that's all on the app.

drspouse Mon 17-Oct-16 11:52:07

I'm very interested in any answers to this too - does the Jawbone have HR?

I was wondering about the Fitbit Charge 2, but it does look quite clunky.

Judydreamsofhorses Mon 17-Oct-16 11:58:06

The Jawbone Up 3 has heart rate, I have an older model which doesn't.

Cockblocktopus Mon 17-Oct-16 12:13:53

I use the blaze with a narrow strap. It was the only one that didn't look like a prison tracker on my narrow wrists.

Chicinwellies Mon 17-Oct-16 12:23:52

Cockblocktopus haha thats just what I feel like. I loved my Apple Watch but struggled with the functionality and lack of built in GPS. Do like the look of the purple blaze. Does it have any negatives for you?

RockNRollNerd Mon 17-Oct-16 12:27:24

I've got the blaze and use the metal strap so it doesn't look too prison taggy. You do have to have the phone with you for the GPS but I've just got that on an armband strap so I can listen to music in any case.

Withings are bringing out the Steel HR soon which absolutely looks like a watch so that might be worth considering as well perhaps.

drspouse Mon 17-Oct-16 12:30:54

The Blaze looks a bit too much like an extra watch to me - I like my current watch!

RockNRollNerd Mon 17-Oct-16 12:34:20

Ah yes - I was thinking of something to wear as a watch rather than in addition to a watch.

hollinhurst84 Mon 17-Oct-16 13:20:33

I have a mi band which is quite narrow

Cockblocktopus Mon 17-Oct-16 14:04:51

chic I sometimes feel like it doesn't quite no what it wants to be. It's a bit like a half arsed Apple Watch but one that only really does call and text notifications, timer, stop watch, etc.

I do like it as a nice looking fitness tracker. I enjoy wearing it. It looks good. I also bought a leather strap and do swap them when I'm going somewhere a bit smarter than the school run.

I still prefer the Fitbit app over any others, and I've lost weight since getting it - not masses but enough to know it's happened.

Mum has the new charge and it looks actually quite smart. I may have chosen that over the blaze but at the end of the day I prefer the look of the blaze.


Cockblocktopus Mon 17-Oct-16 14:05:44

And Yy you need a phone to do gps.

KeepsAwayTheNargles Mon 17-Oct-16 14:56:50

You need a Leaf by Bellabeat! I'm saving for one, will grab photo and link...

KeepsAwayTheNargles Mon 17-Oct-16 14:58:47

KeepsAwayTheNargles Mon 17-Oct-16 14:59:39

Exactly like a Fitbit but pretty, they do a few styles and colour ways too.

PollysPoppy Mon 17-Oct-16 18:02:55

I've a Fitbit Charge 2. It's much neater than the Garmon Vivosmart HR which I used until a month ago - has a flatter profile and looks a bit less masculine. HR tracking get is in line with Garmin but step counting is way over counted which I'm finding really irritating. Miss the site function of the Garmin and weight loss has slowed big time.

drspouse Mon 17-Oct-16 21:27:29

I currently have the Fitbit One and just sync it with MFP for calorie counting.
I was already leaning towards the Charge 2.

PollysPoppy Mon 17-Oct-16 22:21:42

Sorry, typed my last on phone and full of typos .... miss the swipe function of the Garmin.

Chicinwellies Thu 20-Oct-16 23:06:46

Ah ok interesting. Would love to find one with gps built in and integral HR monitor.

BensonBunny Sat 22-Oct-16 13:41:03

I've just got the Fitbit Charge 2 and I'm really pleased with it, much nicer looking than the Charge HR and the notifications are great. If you want GPS on a watch you need to look at the higher end running watches, DH has a Garmin that does heart rate and GPS, looks like a big gents watch, cost about £300 I think so much more expensive than the Fitbits. I haven't seen any that are smaller that do all this, sorry.

Millimat Fri 11-Nov-16 22:46:22

Can you tell the time on a jawbone up?

WhisperingLoudly Sat 12-Nov-16 02:28:03

I've got my eye on the new Fitbit bangle. Can also be worn as a pendant

WhisperingLoudly Sat 12-Nov-16 02:29:42

Sorry wasn't paying attention re heart that case I'd probably got for the Apple Watch

FrustratedFrugal Sat 12-Nov-16 05:01:22

Keepsaway I've got an older model Polar fitness bracelet that has been really useful and that has helped me to become more active and lose weight. But Bellabeat is just so pretty! I ordered one for myself for Christmas. No HR monitoring but instead it predicts sleep and stress, offers guided meditation exercises and tracks my period.

chutneypig Sat 12-Nov-16 05:30:41

I've been looking at the Garmin vivoactive HR or Forerunner 35, I have a Fitbit One and Forerunner 10 at the moment and would like to combine and have heart rate too. I've been edging towards the vivoactive but size does matter! My wrists are also puny and too much bulk would be odd, also I was a bit concerned about the fit for the heart rate.

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