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    • benny123
    • By benny123 31st Jan 18, 6:49 PM
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    Recommendations please for fitness tracker
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    • 31st Jan 18, 6:49 PM
    Recommendations please for fitness tracker 31st Jan 18 at 6:49 PM
    I used to have a fitness tracker but it had a screen that was difficult to read without glasses on. As it has now broke and I want to replace it, can anyone recommend a fitness tracker that has a clear screen for viewing the time as well as recording steps, sleep etc .
    Thank you .
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    • DD265
    • By DD265 5th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
    My OH bought me a Fitbit Charge 2 for Christmas and I have to say I really do like it. I still wear a watch as well, but I'm a bit weird like that.

    I'd have thought if you went somewhere like Currys, you'd be able to see a display of them before buying one.
    • BananaRepublic
    • By BananaRepublic 7th Feb 18, 4:05 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:05 PM
    Apple Watch is excellent. But you need an iPhone. And it's not cheap.
    • mprincessa
    • By mprincessa 9th Feb 18, 6:48 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:48 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:48 PM
    I just bought Fitbit Alta HR and would definitely recommend it. It's quite small though so if you prefer bigger screen I think Fitbit Charge 2 would be good choice as when I was reading reviews prior to purchase this was recommended the most. Hope it helps
    • Caroline Parker
    • By Caroline Parker 9th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
    Hi,
    I have the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Fitness Tracker and it has a watch in it with GPS antenna, a heart-rate sensor, and is water resistant. Its really convenient and recommended. Hope you'd find the tracker you are looking for very soon.
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 10th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
    Why is nobody these days capable of exercising without a "tracker"?
    • BananaRepublic
    • By BananaRepublic 10th Feb 18, 8:20 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 8:20 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 8:20 PM
    Why is nobody these days capable of exercising without a "tracker"?
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    I regularly ran cross country for several decades without a tracker. A few months ago I bought my Apple Watch. Is it essential? No. Is it useful? Yes. I can set a timer so I know how long I!!!8217;ve been on ice, I have an activity monitor which estimates exertion. So I can see how much effort I put in during a hockey game. And I can track my heart rate, and check for oddities. I now know it goes down to 32 BPM during the day. And when I cook I can set a stop watch when cooking rice, or activating yeast. I can set an alarm so I do not miss an appointment. So in short, it!!!8217;s nice but not essential. However, I did need a new watch, and the Apple Watch is not bad value for what it is. And it!!!8217;s well designed.
    • Jaymie kate
    • By Jaymie kate 20th Feb 18, 2:37 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 2:37 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 2:37 PM
    Get a Garmin sports watch. It's a little pricey but I think there are a variety of models you can choose from. I have one from last year given by my dh as birthday present.
    • mickeymouse303
    • By mickeymouse303 22nd Feb 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 18, 5:00 PM
    I'd also recommend the Fitbit Charge 2 - the screen is a decent size. You can also record your steps, sleep, heart rate etc. I think it was the newest model when I bought it so you can prob get it for less than £100 now.
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