Re: Current FitBit user switching to Moov
I wouldn't say that I am a pro with these things, for me I purchased to FitBit because I wanted to know how much I was actually moving as my job is mostly sedentary. Turns out that it is no mystery how I got fatter over the past year, I was only walking about a mile a day, sometimes a little more, but not more than 2 miles. Using the monitoring functions, I am up to 4+ miles a day walking and 2 miles a day running.
My primary reason for upgrading to the Moov is that it incorporates 9 axis sensors (as opposed to Fitbit Force's 3 axis sensors), that allows the tracker to analyze your total body movement and compare it to different form models. This comparison allows for real-time "coaching" in order to improve form and increase efficiency, thus making you better at what you are doing and reducing the risk of injury. I really like the look of the Fitbit Force (and yes the FORCE model only comes in the two colors mentioned in my original post - I verified it, and only the Flex has more colors), and I can't say that I love the design or the color of the Moov, but the coaching is too good to resist INHO.
By the way, Fitbit has pulled sales of the Force right now due to complaints of skin irritation with the band, I haven't experienced any issues with my Force and have suffered no irritations. I thought the trackers were kind of a novelty as well at first, but heck cell phones were a novelty at their introduction point. I don't NEED to have a tracker, but once you get one (and use it) it provides some valuable data that will help you meet your goals.