I've had mine for a little over five months and wear it on my waist most days. The outer cover is starting to peel off and the number of scratches and dings is worse than on my fifteen year old car. Yet I don't feel like I've been overly rough with mine. As I said, I wear it on my waist and don't play with it during the day. It generally goes from belt to recharger to sleep band to belt, etc. etc.
Also, I ended up getting mine just before the Ultra was announced. Do you think Fitbit is going to...
I've had my Fitbit for about a month and a half and I'm noticing that there are cracks developing on the hinge area. They really should use more durable materials on this. I just started using the plastic belt clip that comes with it. Hopefully it holds up.
I'm curious if anyone here has done this yet? The fitbit really intrigues me and at $99 I don't think it's that terrible of a price. The RunKeeper integration is very interesting me but was just curious if anyone has done so yet.
I just wanted to let FitBit owners on GDGT know that the folks at FitBit finally listened and added a plugin for updates from the WiThings WiFi scale. FitBit owners have been asking for this since the product was released, and it's finally here! http://goo.gl/QEkt0 or, if you don't trust link shorteners: http://www.fitbit.com/forums/post/4NSMKM6MNN2YG/wi...
Lost it after a late night walk, walked the same usual route the next day and found it in the road, unharmed. Without even really trying I've lost almost 40 pounds. Really meshes well with the withings scale and my GPS unit for hikes, bike rides, etc. Love this thing.
"Eric Topol: The wireless future of medicine" Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future -- all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds. http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_topol_the_wireless_f...
So far I've heard a lot of positive things about the Fitbit but one thing I'm a little skeptical about is the sleep tracking capabilities. If I read correctly, the Fitbit uses an accelerometer to track your sleeping activity. However I'm not really sure how my movements in bed correlate to my stages of sleep. I toss and turn in my sleep, and I suppose i'm not positive, but i'm pretty confident when I say that every time I roll over i'm not waking up. I guess i'd just...
Where are you all wearing your Fitbit? I like the idea of throwing it in my pocket, and the accuracy has been decent, but not quite as accurate as when clipped to a belt. I just don't like having something on my belt, you know?
those of you who "liked" the Fitbit on the product page, do you like it from personal use or do you like the idea of it? I'm really curious if this device delivers on all the claims from its website. If so it seems like a pretty valuable little gadget...
I'm not really an active person, but the Fitbit is awesome. I'd love to be able to track my sleep patterns, but the lack of any Linux support is a total dealbreaker for me.