activity tracker £29.99 @ Aldi from 10th Aug
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activity tracker £29.99 @ Aldi from 10th Aug

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Found 4th Aug 2014
Connects to your smartphone wirelessly to accurately measure your activity 24/7, including steps and calories.

Provides distance based on steps, monitors your quality of sleep, waterproof for swimming
Custom fit, unisex bracelet and rechargeable battery (with USB)

KEY FEATURES:

✓ 14 DAY MEMORY

✓ CHARGING CABLE

✓ USER MANUAL/WARRANTY CARD

✓ BLUETOOTH VERSION 4.0

✓ EASY-READ LED ACTIVITY MONITORING

✓ WATERPROOF

✓ 24/7 TRACKING

✓ EASY SET UP

68 Comments

Seems like an affordable alternative to fitbit. I think I'll pick one up if my local store has them in. Thanks for posting.

Will this work with the likes of fitbit or run keeper?

Savvy1

Will this work with the likes of fitbit or run keeper?



Unlikely to be compatible with the supposed top end trackers. I'm sure it will have its own software

Banned

Looks like a good gadget. Wife tells me she lies awake all night listening to me snoring. I'll be attaching this to her wrist and see how much she sleeps.
Edited by: "bruceboy" 4th Aug 2014

Yup it is and half the price. Sadly only works on mobile devices by the looks of it.

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bruceboy

Looks like a good gadget. Wife tells me she lies awake all night … Looks like a good gadget. Wife tells me she lies awake all night listening to me snoring. I'll be attaching this to her wrist and see how much she sleeps.


don't attach it to your wrist you could be be in trouble

Has anyone used this? Just looking for some advice on whether or not to go for this or save up and buy a fitbit or similar.

How do these things accurately tell how much calories you burn?
Is it quite simple? I just would have thought all people are different and could burn more or less than others?

Looks like something an ASBO offender would wear.

http://www.iloveweed.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Funny-memes-ankle-monitor-romance.jpg
Edited by: "DemonIT" 4th Aug 2014

Worth noting that it isn't available until Sunday 10th August.

Original Poster

blowbrown

Worth noting that it isn't available until Sunday 10th August.

yes sorry ....did forgot to mention when the tracker was available

rdtorres

How do these things accurately tell how much calories you burn?Is it … How do these things accurately tell how much calories you burn?Is it quite simple? I just would have thought all people are different and could burn more or less than others?



They arent accuarate more of a rough estimate.

NVM...
Edited by: "Teezgaff" 4th Aug 2014

The one reason I would buy a cheap one such as this is an intelligent vibrating alarm clock (with window of time based on lightest sleep). Shame. (hot though)
Edited by: "PaddyZee" 4th Aug 2014

Banned

I've been wanting to try these, I guess now is a good time

these do heart rate?

If you don't want a non-branded version, although this looks a good bargain, I'd suggest the Withings Pulse. I've had a Fitbit and it was hopeless and eventually got returned to Amazon for a refund. It was 6 months after I got it and the band split. The promised software upgrades never came and Amazon agreed it was missold to me, as well as faulty. There were a lot of returns (according to fora anyway). Got the Pulse and it's far better. They even gave a free upgrade to make it a pulse oximeter! It's not waterproof but then again, the Fitbit really doesn't like soap or non-pure water (it can discolour and/or perish.

J1135

these do heart rate?



Heart-rate pretty much requires a chest band to work during exercise - it's near-impossible to reliably do it with a wrist monitor unless you're sitting fairly still (which defeats the object a bit)

Be VERY wary of any wrist heart-monitors - they're almost certainly useless.

rdtorres

How do these things accurately tell how much calories you burn?Is it … How do these things accurately tell how much calories you burn?Is it quite simple? I just would have thought all people are different and could burn more or less than others?



It's absolutely impossible to determine accurate calorie burn from a wristwatch (or an MRI machine for that matter!!) - all these devices have are pedometers, a memory and bluetooth to talk to your smartdevice. They store information about the amount of 'shake' you've done (upto 2 weeks worth) - then upload it and an app, which knows your weight and makes-up some stats accordingly...

Not sure about this one - but a mate had one which just 'assumed' nighttime was sleeptime - he did shifts - he was running 20 miles a day in his sleep ;0

You really don't need to know how many calories you've burned tho - that's the wrong measurement for exercise. Exercise it to build fitness and the way to measure fitness is you walk/run/swim further/faster or do more reps or whatever...

Calories you monitor going IN - not out - DIET controls your weight, not exercise.
Edited by: "therealjohnpeat" 5th Aug 2014

I have a garmin vivofit. It works as a heart rate monitor when you use a garmin chest strap. Battery is supposed to last a year. It counts steps and indicate when you haven't moved for a hour by a red line at the top - this is the main reason I bought it I need to get up often as I work on computers. It also syncs with my fitnesspal app.

m.hotukdeals.com/dea…100 get one of these instead. They do heart rate with an additional chest strap

Might give this a try. I've been after a fitbit for a while but it's just that little bit too expensive as a toy, so this seems a good alternative.

Banned

kaelsie

Has anyone used this? Just looking for some advice on whether or not to … Has anyone used this? Just looking for some advice on whether or not to go for this or save up and buy a fitbit or similar.



Here's some advice. Save your money. Devices such as these and their more expensive cousins are nothing more than gimmicks. I would imagine most people buy them because they promise to display calories burned.

Well these simply can't measure calorie burn, it's extremely inaccurate so pointless in using it. Might as well pluck a figure out of thin air and use that as a guide.

MrsLD

KEY FEATURES:✓ 14 DAY MEMORY✓ CHARGING CABLE✓ USER MANUAL/WARRANTY CARD✓ B … KEY FEATURES:✓ 14 DAY MEMORY✓ CHARGING CABLE✓ USER MANUAL/WARRANTY CARD✓ BLUETOOTH VERSION 4.0✓ EASY-READ LED ACTIVITY MONITORING✓ WATERPROOF✓ 24/7 TRACKING✓ EASY SET UP



Sounds pretty much like my wife but with a better memory

Edited by: "miffyl" 5th Aug 2014

PaddyZee

The one reason I would buy a cheap one such as this is an intelligent … The one reason I would buy a cheap one such as this is an intelligent vibrating alarm clock (with window of time based on lightest sleep). Shame. (hot though)



The pebble smartwatch does this with morpheusz.
Was £80 on ebay posted on here.

Also has the smartwatch functions as an added bonus

miffyl

Sounds pretty much like my wife but with a better memory



You are lucky mine has significantly less features

Wife Swap?

trott3r

The pebble smartwatch does this with morpheusz.Was £80 on ebay posted on … The pebble smartwatch does this with morpheusz.Was £80 on ebay posted on here.Also has the smartwatch functions as an added bonus



I've got the Pebble but I'm pretty sure it doesn't do any of the fitness stuff like calorie and step tracking etc

therealjohnpeat

[quote=rdtorres] You really don't need to know how many calories you've … [quote=rdtorres] You really don't need to know how many calories you've burned tho - that's the wrong measurement for exercise. Exercise it to build fitness and the way to measure fitness is you walk/run/swim further/faster or do more reps or whatever...Calories you monitor going IN - not out - DIET controls your weight, not exercise.




Wrong both are important.

You can not know your proper calorie count if all you do is go well i have eaten 2000 today you need to know how much you use through activity otherwise you can't build a proper model if your trying to lose or gain weight (this is why people keep food/exercise diary)

trott3r

You are lucky mine has significantly less features :(Wife Swap?



Yeah. My wife wasn't easy to set up at all...

noxide

Yeah. My wife wasn't easy to set up at all...



Mine can be found in aldi and also monitors my activity 24/7. Shame no on/off switch though.

rdtorres

Mine can be found in aldi and also monitors my activity 24/7. Shame no … Mine can be found in aldi and also monitors my activity 24/7. Shame no on/off switch though.


Now if it said >Easy to wind up...

morty

Wrong both are important.You can not know your proper calorie count if … Wrong both are important.You can not know your proper calorie count if all you do is go well i have eaten 2000 today you need to know how much you use through activity otherwise you can't build a proper model if your trying to lose or gain weight (this is why people keep food/exercise diary)



The problem with people tracking 'calories burned' through exercise is that they tend to assume that's 'more calories they can eat' - a disastrous way to look at exercise and diet (proven by millions of failed cal-control diets and gym memberships!)

No-one should be counting every calorie - diet is more complex than that BUT by all means keep a diary if only so you can see how much crap you eat which you conveniently forgot about before!

Then stop eating between meals, cut portions (and courses perhaps) - lose weight - simples - no smartwatches required ;0

p.s. these watches really excel at the sleep-cycle thing - but if you sleep solo you can just use your smartphone to do the same thing - loads of apps will track your movement etc. if you just lie them next to your pillow - again, money saved!!
Edited by: "therealjohnpeat" 6th Aug 2014

most of the people in my local Aldi are already fitted with tracking devices

J400uk

I've got the Pebble but I'm pretty sure it doesn't do any of the fitness … I've got the Pebble but I'm pretty sure it doesn't do any of the fitness stuff like calorie and step tracking etc



I was thinking of sleep monitoring which i do.
The step tracking will be accelerometer based and calorie is just software so I am sure there will be some somewhere but since i am not that interested i have not investigated.

DAZZ2000

Also very useful in Aldi stores. Program with the accompanying app so it … Also very useful in Aldi stores. Program with the accompanying app so it alerts you with a gentle vibrate when you've reached a set amount of value in shopping.An example of it in action here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsUXAEzaC3Q



that is a really good review link....

wolverine2031

that is a really good review link....



I thought so too...but alas the moderators didn't..try to find my post now....it dropped off the face of the earth faster than a dinosaur!

Going to try and pick this up first thing tomorrow morning

How does this work - Bluetooth 4 BLE - just had to return a Sony Smartband as Neither my Nexus 7 or Samsung Galaxy Mini 4 have THIS Bluetooth 4
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