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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 20th Apr 18, 10:04 PM
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    Alternative to Fitbit
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    • 20th Apr 18, 10:04 PM
    Alternative to Fitbit 20th Apr 18 at 10:04 PM
    Hi

    My 8yo is badgering me for a children fitbit- he has even saved up to contribute towards it but Iím not willing to shell out £100 for something that he will lose, break, get bored etc. Any cheap alternatives that will do roughly the same thing - tell time, heart rate, pedometer etc
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    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 20th Apr 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 10:12 PM
    It's the heart rate Fitbits that bump the price up - could you get your son a cheaper Fitbit - the Fitbit Flex 2 does everything he needs apart from the heart rate - steps, distance, sleep, it's water resistant too and they're only around £50-£60
    Thrifty Till 50 Then Spend Till The End

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    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 20th Apr 18, 10:57 PM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 10:57 PM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 10:57 PM
    Loads on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fitness+tracker
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 21st Apr 18, 1:56 AM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 1:56 AM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 1:56 AM
    Does he want a fitbit because he has friends with one? You can 'compete' to reach a target etc via fitbit. It's got to be better than him being a couch potato but he seems very young to want this - so why?
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 21st Apr 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 10:57 AM
    Thanks - looking at getting the mi bit for £15
    • 13Kent
    • By 13Kent 21st Apr 18, 3:38 PM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 3:38 PM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 3:38 PM
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kids-Activity-Tracker-Pedometer-Children-Fitness-Band-Step-Counter-Smart-Watch/222908892942?hash=item33e667c70e:m:mDDiAoAXIA9sM_a Izank80w

    Connects to android phone, counts steps, sleep tracker etc less than £6

    Have had a similar one for about a year. Does the job!

    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 21st Apr 18, 7:25 PM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 7:25 PM
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    • 21st Apr 18, 7:25 PM
    Thanks 13kent
    • DollarPincher
    • By DollarPincher 12th May 18, 1:50 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 1:50 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 1:50 PM
    Check out a brand called YAMAY - good quality and affordable
    • fsarim
    • By fsarim 31st May 18, 11:59 AM
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    • 31st May 18, 11:59 AM
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    • 31st May 18, 11:59 AM
    Jawbone activity tracker - for just $10
    Omron Alvita Ultimate Pdeometer - $25

    These are some good ones.
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 3rd Jun 18, 10:32 PM
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    Saying no perhaps?
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