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Fitbit Force vs Jawbone UP 24 vs Nike Fuelband SE vs Pebble

Hey there!
I was planning to buy one of the fitness tracking bracelets, but I am confused regarding which one to buy. For me the obvious comparison is between jawbone up 24 and the Fitbit force. This is because the Fuelband doesn't track sleep patterns. But then I thought about the pebble smart watch. While it may not be that comprehensive in fitness, it's amazing overall, and I can still use it for logging miles using runkeeper. So, which one should I buy. Here's my list of pros and cons for each-
Fitbit Force- pros- shows the time; cons- no ifttt support
Jawbone- pros- iftt support, myfitnesspal support more comprehensive tracking; cons- no display
Fuelband- pros- it's nike; cons- no sleep tracker, no vibra mode for silent alarms
Pebble- pros- it's awesome!, more apps; cons- rudimentary fitness tracking

Regarding my choice of phone, I have a Nokia lumia 800 currently, but will buy the iPhone 5s in a month.

It would be nice if you guys could give me your thoughts regarding the same!

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Musikon

I may be a little biased, because I have several Fitbit devices, but when it came to purchasing a fitness device I chose the Fitbit (Aria, Flex, Ultra) for several reasons. Please note some of my reasons I decided on the Fitbit are no longer the case, but are features to consider:
  • Affordability - Fitbit was the least expensive fitness device.
  • Connectivity - Connects to various other apps, such as Lose It, and devices, such as the Fitbit Aria scale. At the time, it was one of the few that synced wirelessly. That's no longer the case, but that is still a pro. The Force has coming Bluetooth integration that would bring features such as caller ID, like the Pebble.
  • Display - The Force has a display, the Jawbone does not.
  • Stats - At the time I purchased, the Fitbit was one of the few fitness devices that tracked steps, calories burned, distance, sleep, and floors climbed. It also has the silent alarm which works, and is a pretty neat feature.
Those were my reasons for purchasing several Fitbit devices. I personally like Fitbit more because they are a fitness device company, that's what they're focused on. Jawbone and Nike are mostly focused on other products, and Pebble is not strictly a fitness device. Sure the Pebble can do other tasks, but if you're looking for a fitness device, I think the Fitbit is the way to go.
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yashendra2797

Yeah, that's what I was thinking about. The main reason because of which I wanted an UP was its ifttt integration. It's seriously cool to have the lights turn on automatically as you wake up! But looking at things, the myfitnesspal+force+aria weight scale is an awesome combo...
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frankspin

The UP now integrates with a lot of services but it's not as heavily advertised.
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yashendra2797

But it doesn't integrate with the fitbit aria smart weight scale...
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frankspin

No, it probably doesn't. I didn't know that was a requirement.
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yashendra2797

It isn't, just weighing the options...
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kmellem

The Up24 does integrate with the Withings Smart Body Analyzer, allowing you to import your weight and body fat percentage measurements into their system.
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lincmiller

I have had a nike fuelband, up, pebble, and fitbit force. The force is by far the best. It is the most comfortable and practical. All the tracking you need at a low price. I liked the pebble but it is not functional as a fitness device, at least not yet. Plus honestly I got a little annoyed by the notifications on my wrist which is the real point of that device. Also the aria is great and better than the withings scales which I have also had. Force is the way to go.
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Cowgrrl

I was thinking about getting the Fitbit Force, too, but the company just issued a recall and has discontinued selling them. Apparently some people were having skin issues due to the material in the band.
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lincmiller

I haven't had the skin irritation issues and I have friends who it didn't bother, but I think it does good customer supportsupport in the behalf of fitbit. I would say if you have sensitive skin you might want to wait for the fix.
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Cowgrrl

Good idea! Glad it's working out for you though.
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yashendra2797

Well, looks like I'm buying the Fitbit! Thanks for all your help boys and girls!
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