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Moov Vs. Fitbit: Fitness Faceoff
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Kristin Burnham
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3/3/2014 | 8:29:36 PM
Re: Overanalysis
I do wonder how many people use these gadgets regularly after several months have passed. Does the novelty wear off? Anyone with a similar device care to weigh in?
Alison_Diana
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3/3/2014 | 5:23:34 PM
Re: Current FitBit user switching to Moov
Are you switching to Moov primarily because of the color? I don't use any of these devices although I'm starting to get tempted. The sleep monitor is the part that interests me, actually, rather than the movement tracker. 
anon0631711623
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3/3/2014 | 12:15:26 PM
Re: Current FitBit user switching to Moov
I am not sure if you are entirely correct on that. I can go onto Amazon and find at least four other colors of bands that fit the Fitbot Flex...
FormerMTman
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3/3/2014 | 10:07:17 AM
Current FitBit user switching to Moov
I bought a FitBit Force at Christmas, and although I like it overall, it only comes in two colors - black and grey/blue (the picture in the article is the FitBit flex).  I e-mailed FitBit a month ago and there were no plans to make the force in any other colors, they recommended the fob.  I also asked FitBit about adding the functionality of heart rate monitoring and was told that wouldn't happen.  I ordered two of the Moov units to be shipped in July becuase it appears that feature for feature, the Moov is a better deal although I like the sleek design of the FitBit, the fitness coach of the Moov is too awesome to pass up.
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Fbob,
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3/2/2014 | 4:02:12 PM
It's 50% off right now...
I'll link you to their site where you can get it for 50% off. I ordered two for myself.
http://moov.cc/getmoov/4374291AFC
Gary_EL
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3/2/2014 | 2:16:08 PM
Overanalysis
This is the same advice I give everybody, and as a former fatty who is now in great shape, I believe I'm an authority on this topic. Forget all this type of gear. If you want to get into shape, do 20 to 25 minutes of moderately difficulty cardio 3 or 4 times a week. Jogging, swimming, exercise bike, whatever. Work just hard enough to break into a light sweat. Don't try for too much too soon. No, cleaning your house or playing with the dog DOES NOT COUNT. Going on a hike every month and a half, when you're not too busy from work, will do you no good, either. Make it a habit. No matter who your are, you'll either find an hour 1 1/4 a week to exercise, or many hours a week in the cardiologist's office.

In a couple of months, it'll become a habit and you'll be on autopilot.

These types of high-tech gadgets, while impressive technically, will only distract you from the simple task you need to do to succeed.
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3/1/2014 | 6:03:37 PM
Young tech will need modifications accordingly
Nice but this gadget doesn't seem to take into consideration angle of inclination when cycling uphill, which I do on a daily basis.  Just distance.  MOOV et al will certainly need to recalibrate its tech to be useful to those of us whose exercise endeavors don't travel a predictable route.
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