About 3 weeks ago, I went down one of my rabbit holes again, this time looking for my ultimate fitness tracker. I’ve been moaning incessantly about my Fitbit Zip, and now that the silicon casing is basically torn off (after 7 months of use), I need to give it the boot.
Now, I’m not asking for much when it comes to my ultimate fitness tracker:
- Monitors heart rate
- Waterproof (at least 30m)
- All the basics (step counter, calories burned, distance covered)
- Looks good on my wrist
- Integration with other services e.g. MyFitnessPal
- Sleep tracker
- Stair tracker
- Mobile app (Windows Phone preferably; Android in a pinch)
The first three items are non-negotiable. Numbers 4 – 6 are highly preferable, while numbers 7 – 9 are NTH. Notice how I put the mobile app as lowest priority. The availability of a 3rd party WP app (along with it being the cheapest, available in pink, and tiny enough to fit under clothes), and the fact that Fitbit was the first to eventually support Windows Phone officially was what drove me to buy the Zip in the first place.
However that was 8 months ago, and now as a veteran in the fitness tracker game, I needed to upgrade. After an intense Saturday Googling, Youtubing, Reviewing and trawling the interwebs, I found it.
I’ve been using it for almost 2 weeks now, so will be posting a full review soon.