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Fitbit or Apple Watch 2?
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Analyst
Posted - 11 January 2017 20:22
I want to track sleep, exercise, heart rate and have calendar notifications on my watch.

I have an iPhone 6+

Which is best?
Mute Artist
Posted - 11 January 2017 20:24
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Sleep.
Analyst
Posted - 11 January 2017 20:32
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Hahaha. It took me a moment, but very good
Mute Artist
Posted - 11 January 2017 20:37
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Zzzzz.
Loopy-Lou
Posted - 11 January 2017 21:52
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I have an Apple Watch 2. It's basically a very expensive Fitbit. I love it but I def won't get it again.
Loopy-Lou
Posted - 11 January 2017 21:52
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Also don't think Apple Watch tracks sleep?

If I'm wrong, then tell me how it does as I would like to know!
Analyst
Posted - 12 January 2017 02:05
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It does according to the website. Via pulse and movement I think
Loopy-Lou
Posted - 12 January 2017 11:45
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ah right - yeah it's not native to the watch though, only via a third party app.

I charge my watch overnight, so may not be sensible as constant app running (as this would) does reduce the battery.
Philip Stuckey
Posted - 12 January 2017 12:02
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Been looking at both and the Tom Tom adventurer. Like the Tom Tom for features but really not sure about the styling for wearing it all day
Elle Woods
Posted - 12 January 2017 12:24
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If you run, maybe worth also considering garmin. I think the forerunner 235 does all those things.
Jonas
Posted - 12 January 2017 12:34
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Are you training for a particular event?

I have never seen the purpose of these fitness gadgets unless you are seriously into your running and want to monitor your speed / distance / time etc...

Plus half the people who have them seem to be complete and utter fitness biffs.
Philip Stuckey
Posted - 12 January 2017 12:43
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Obviously not training for anything. Buying a fitness watch in January is like buying a new putter after a bad round - it makes you feel like you're doing something about it without the actual hassle of getting off the sofa and doing training.

If you are actually into running then wait til feb or march and check eBay as all the Xmas presents and New Years resolution ones get sold off almost unused
Analyst
Posted - 12 January 2017 14:02
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No, not training for anything in particular but have hit a flat spot in a long term weight loss and fitness improvement programme. Also, interested in tracking my sleep for health reasons.

I don't run anymore. Knees are bollocksed from a lifetime of abuse.

The fitbit seems to be the best option on the face of it.

Good idea about eBay in Feb/March
Analyst
Posted - 12 January 2017 14:02
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I will also look at the Garmin. Thank you