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    • StarLeaf
    • By StarLeaf 9th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
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    Fitness Trackers
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    • 9th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
    Fitness Trackers 9th Apr 18 at 5:17 PM
    I hope this is the right place to post this - I'm looking in to buying a Fitbit or something similar, but I'd like opinions before I jump in and spend my cash. I don't want to spend loads so I'm not looking for a watch, but I would like one that tracks heartbeats, if possible.

    I know Fitbits have good (ish?) reviews, but there are a lot of cheaper alternatives. Can anyone suggest any specifically? Thanks in advance!
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    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 9th Apr 18, 5:34 PM
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    I really like my Garmin Vivoactive HR, though it cost the best part of 200.

    I had a Garmin Vivosmart HR before that, and liked it also. That's less than 100. I like the Garmins, especially their software.
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    • StarLeaf
    • By StarLeaf 9th Apr 18, 5:53 PM
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    The Vivosmart is roughly about 60 which doesn't seem to bad - would you recommend it?
    • telemarks
    • By telemarks 9th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
    Most popular fitness tracker ...
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    • 9th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
    We are big fans of the most popular fitness tracker in the world, that no one has heard of. Its VERY popular in China ...

    We have three Xiaomi Mi Band 2 in the family, it does most of the usual fitbit stuff, heart rate, sleep, steps, notifications etc, but the has two great advantages.
    • The tracking module can be easily swapped out, and there are many, many replacement straps on eBay of any colour or design you like for 99p+
    • The Band2 retails at 30, but is easy to buy around 20 (one of mine was 8)

    The Xiaomi app, does the job but is a little basic, however there is a cheap third party app (Mi Band Notify) that has many, many options.

    Have a look at reviews like - https://www.wareable.com/fitness-trackers/the-best-fitness-tracker
    Bear in mind that the Mi Band2 has been out a while and improved over time. I find my Mi Band2 as accuate for steps as my (vastly more expensive) Microsoft Band2, and I've never had any Chinese appear in the last 18 months
    • Kaybenson
    • By Kaybenson 10th Apr 18, 2:15 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 2:15 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 2:15 PM
    I bought my one for 20 from Groupon. It is made by Apachie

    So far so good.

    A colleague of mine have been using it for 1 year with no problem.
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