October 2nd 2013 8:31 am

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frankspin

by frankspin

What is the next consumer tech gadget to fade into the past?
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Similar to a discussion I started last week (http://www.engadget.com/discuss/what-gadgets-were... discussing gadgets we were all buying ten years ago, I realized in that same time certain consumer product categories have come and gone. There are even certain product groups that "merged" together. Even our product database has sections dedicated to product categories like Digital Photo Frames and Scanners which were very popular consumer product groups not too long... Read more →
yashendra2797

by yashendra2797

Fitbit Force vs Jawbone UP 24 vs Nike Fuelband SE vs Pebble
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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... Read more →
swin1974

by swin1974

What's your most effective and satisfying app experience?
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I have bitched and complained about iTunes a lot. But I have to say some apps just deliver a cool experience. Like iMovie on iOS. iMovie on the iPhone or IPad, is quick, fun and easy to use. Slow motion is cool too. I make simple 2 or 3 minute videos with music and effects of my 3 yr old son enjoying a snow day or learning to ride a bike and share them with family on Vimeo, iMovie Theater, or Google+ Also, I started the year wanting to get healthy, so I bought a Fitbit Force, began faithfully... Read more →
fyoung1111

by fyoung1111

Poor Pedometer
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The Force--at least mine--has one really bizarre flaw in it's step counting behavior. It is so illogical that I have run several serious experiments to confirm that it is true. While my Force does a great job of counting my steps when I shamble around at 3 mph as well as when I jog, it's ability to perform this most basic function falls apart when I walk at speeds approaching 4 mph. At that speed, the Force under-counts my steps by 30%-40%. I've verified this by counting steps in my head, by... Read more →
swin1974

by swin1974

What apps and devices are you using to get healthy?
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The new year was the impetus I needed to think seriously about getting healthy. So I bought a Fitbit Force, started tracking nutrition on Lose it app again, bought the premium version of Fitstar (my favorite app right now) and have them all connected so I don't permanently have my face buried in my phone logging activity, sleep, hydration, nutrition and workouts. I have a Garmin Forerunner 305 which I use for more accurate heart rate, calories burned and mileage data for my workouts (connected... Read more →
golferjoanne

by golferjoanne

Problem with Fitbit Force
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Is anyone having a problem with their fitbit force. I traded my Fitbit Flex in for a Ftibit Force. After wearing my Force for a week, my husband noticed a large red spot on my wrist. It looks like a burn. Very red with lots of tiny blisters. My Force never produced any heat. I am wondering if it is a battery burn? Anyone experience this problem?
frankspin

by frankspin

Fitness trackers and their impact on your life
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Fitness trackers seem to be coming out from just about everywhere, almost as frequently as Bluetooth speakers. Nike just announced a new FuelBand, Fitbit seems to be dropping a new fitness device every six months, Withings has the Pulse and there is the incredibly data heavy Basis Band.
Despite the never ending stream and incremental updates (looking at you Fitbit), they still continue to be a popular category not just at gdgt but in the tech-sphere. A lot of people are turning them with hopes of... Read more →