Which Fitbit or Tracker to buy

turnitround Forumite Posts: 648
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Im looking to buy a Fitbit/Tracker but after spending ages reading pages of reviews and explanations as to the difference Im more confused than ever. I have been looking at the differences between a smartwatch and a tracker and feel I probably dont actually need a smartwatch. Im looking at trackers but everyone seems to talk about 'You must get a Fitbit'. Bearing in mind what I need it to do Im  not sure if I should limit myself to looking at Fitbits only.  Im not that tec-savvy so dont want something that is difficult to set up. I dont want something mega cheap that will only last 3 weeks but I dont want to go over around £150 ish.

What is needed- 

Compatible with android.
Activity counter, steps etc
Sleep monitor
Calorie counter
Blood pressure  monitor
Heart monitor
A man sized strap and a clear, easy to read face.

What is not needed
Fancy bells and whistles, music, gps, 

Basically I want something which does the job rather than something which is overpriced because it looks good. 

Does anyone have any recommendations please or advice what not to get.



  • Martin_the_Unjust
    Martin_the_Unjust Forumite Posts: 927
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    I have a Withings Scanwatch which does all that you want and has two or three week battery life and as a bonus (for me anyway) looks like a proper watch.
  • Slinky
    Slinky Forumite Posts: 9,282
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    I had a Fitbit which I got as a freebie when taking out a new BT contract. It was replaced twice under warranty and has gone wrong again. I won't bother replacing it.  The warranty was 2 years as it was when we were in the EU so followed their warranty rules. It's only a year's warranty now. Another gift of Brexit.
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  • Longwalker
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    I was recommended the Garmin Forerunner 55 when I asked the same question last year and I finally got around to buying one 2 weeks ago and its totally transformed my activity levels

    The connect App is brilliant , shows at a glance , sleep, stress, steps, etc - it doesn't do blood pressure though. You can set the watch face to show what you want it to show and theres plenty of apps you can add if so inclined - Ive just added Park Run so far
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