Fitbit Ultra - greatest gadget ever to shed the Xmas pud, the best £79.99 you'll ever spend at Amazon
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Fitbit Ultra - greatest gadget ever to shed the Xmas pud, the best £79.99 you'll ever spend at Amazon

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Found 1st Jan 2011
Bought one of these in America a couple of months ago - absolutely brilliant! The perfect motivation to help and aid you shed a couple of kilos. Its like a pedomoter on mega-steroids, it tracks your steps, how many calories you've burned so far each day, and with its built in altimeter it'll also calculate the extra calorie burn when you climb hills and stairs. But what I really like is the fact that it'll also track your sleep patterns too - it comes with a really comfortable wrist band that you put it in and monitors your restful and restless sleep patterns - its brilliant - these devices alone can cost you £100 - £200! All the info is wireless uploaded to a brilliant bit of software that you can access from your laptop or phone and it really helps motivate you in a non-intrusive fashion. I got a mail the other day saying on that specific day I'd climbed the equivalent of Big Ben...!! But to keep me motivated it said my net award/badge would be for climbing the equivalent of 50 floors in one day....its those little nudges that are helping me walk a bit more and take stairs instead of escalators or lifts - and you'd be amazed how much difference this makes. You can log what you eat too if you want to calorie count to aid you. I'm glad this is launching in the UK my friends and family have been hankering after one since I bought mine in the US - its a brilliant aid to gently help you stay healthier! Highly recommended...especially this time of year...! :-)
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you like any deal with 'ultra' in the title
Holy wall of text. Basically £80 for a pedometer?
Seems a bit pricey for what you get
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softpurple

Holy wall of text. Basically £80 for a pedometer?



Name me a pedometer that has an altimeter in it, has a sleep tracker, wirelessly uploads all your data, and has has a food/calorie tracker and includes free software to track your activities without a monthly subscription fee...price up all of the devices that do this on their own and you're more than double if not triple the pricing of this....its great value for money
HomerJay

Name me a pedometer that has an altimeter in it, has a sleep tracker, … Name me a pedometer that has an altimeter in it, has a sleep tracker, wirelessly uploads all your data, and has has a food/calorie tracker and includes free software to track your activities without a monthly subscription fee...price up all of the devices that do this on their own and you're more than double if not triple the pricing of this....its great value for money



That doesn't make it a good deal buddy. At the end of the day its still an expensive pedometer. The question is how much do you value the bells and whistles?

Its much like spunking £119 on a set of WiFi scales: amazon.co.uk/Wit…SA/ then spouting about how it wirelessly updates all your settings to a computer which makes it such an epic deal. When in reality a regular pair of scales at a fraction of the cost will adequately tell you what one weighs.

The sleep tracker in reviews doesn't score very well and the food/calorie tracker is apparently next to useless in the UK as it doesn't recognise most of the foods/brands we consume as it was created with the American market in mind so choose your points more carefully. Of which if you really want then livestrong.com has an excellent and free food/calorie tracker

Finally this is the standard price and not a discount or deal price and therefore not a "hot uk deal".

Same price at Play: play.com/Sea…bit
Same price at Firebox: firebox.com/pro…tra
Nexercise app on app store is free and does all this does
arent there loads of phone apps that do 90% for free ?
Thats £80 worth of chocolates I can't have oO
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softpurple

That doesn't make it a good deal buddy. At the end of the day its still … That doesn't make it a good deal buddy. At the end of the day its still an expensive pedometer. The question is how much do you value the bells and whistles? Its much like spunking £119 on a set of WiFi scales: [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252FWithings-Wifi-Body-Scale-Black%252Fdp%252FB002JE2PSA%252F]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Withings-Wifi-Body-Scale-Black/dp/B002JE2PSA/[/url] then spouting about how it wirelessly updates all your settings to a computer which makes it such an epic deal. When in reality a regular pair of scales at a fraction of the cost will adequately tell you what one weighs.The sleep tracker in reviews doesn't score very well and the food/calorie tracker is apparently next to useless in the UK as it doesn't recognise most of the foods/brands we consume as it was created with the American market in mind so choose your points more carefully. Of which if you really want then livestrong.com has an excellent and free food/calorie trackerFinally this is the standard price and not a discount or deal price and therefore not a "hot uk deal". Same price at Play: http://www.play.com/Search.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=fitbitSame price at Firebox: http://www.firebox.com/product/4952/Fitbit-Ultra



I guess its like most things - its only good value if you're in the market for that type of thing. If someone told me a BMW was great value and I didn't need a car or was remotely interested in cars I'd probably reply that a Skoda was better value. Or if you're the type of person that loves to spend his money on computer games then great, its not for me, but I'll leave it to those that like them to judge it. For those of us this time of year that are looking for some fun and motivation to lose weight or at least help as a longer term aid then give it a try, its great and I've tried pretty much all the apps and a couple of pedometers. Its a personal choice and those that are impartial may agree too:
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10% Quidco as well from Firebox
Anyone know if this is available at retail? I really want to pick one up today.
America and weight loss in the same paragraph, I am still laughing at that.

They obviously don't work in the USA.
I can't wait to get my hands on one of these, my brother bought one back from the states and has challenged me to a fit off. I'm exceptionally lazy when it comes to exercise but love my gadgets - really cool the way it uses a 3D accelerometer to track how fast you are moving an altimeter to track stairs climbed as well as a pedometer to track how far you have gone and puts all this info onto an iphone which can be shared on facebook etc. I'm hoping this gadget will give me the motivation to get going, pricing is the same on amazon / firebox and have placed an order which hopefully means I will beat my brothers challenge plus lose my christmass belly! Good bye truffle shuffle my body is now a temple!:)
Edited by: "Jedifunk76" 3rd Jan 2012
This is not a HOT DEAL it is the same price on line? Cheaper to get an app from the app store. BTW has HomerJay got shares in the company!?
This reads like an advertisement for the company.
Is this a paid post HomerJay?

I notice that the @Widget Twitter (one distributor of the Fit Bit here in the UK) have linked to this HotUKDeals post:
twitter.com/!/widget/status/154190776786624512
(although the link they Tweeted doesn't work, but is meant to bring you here)

I am actually interested in buying one though - cheers for the tip on Firebox bluebindy123 -- seems like Amazon, Play and Firebox all have this listed at £79.99, so £8 off from Firebox would be handy

Don't think this is a Hot Deal I'm afraid though -- massively overpriced like the Withings scale - but I love my gadgets
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