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Old Mar 28, 12, 1:37 am   #1
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5 fitness gizmos for athletic travelers

MSNBC Travel Kit: 5 fitness gizmos for athletic travelers

I'm happy with my shoes, clothes, and iPod/iPhone...this might be an interesting gift idea for fitness-focused travelers though!



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- GPS sports watch
- Hydro tracker GPS
- Blue HR monitor
- eSport Clip
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Thanks for the link. A few are a bit above my price range for the type of execiser I am at the moment, but do look pretty cool.

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Thanks for the link. A few are a bit above my price range for the type of execiser I am at the moment, but do look pretty cool.

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At times, it does amaze me the $$$$ people will spend on some fitness related items when it does not take THAT much to do get in a good work out.

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Nothing beats my Fitbit Ultra.

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Nothing beats my Fitbit Ultra.

http://www.fitbit.com/

my problem with the fitbit is I can't see how it tracks too well without at least heart rate.


edited to add I found a review (http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/15/fitbit-review/):
"spend any time doing things like weight training, cycling, or swimming, and you need to enter them manually -- particularly that last one, since the Fitbit is not waterproof. You could easily spend 30 minutes in here every day logging everything you eat and do"

Two of the things that make up 75% of my activities.
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Old Apr 14, 12, 9:43 pm   #6
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my problem with the fitbit is I can't see how it tracks too well without at least heart rate.


edited to add I found a review (http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/15/fitbit-review/):
"spend any time doing things like weight training, cycling, or swimming, and you need to enter them manually -- particularly that last one, since the Fitbit is not waterproof. You could easily spend 30 minutes in here every day logging everything you eat and do"

Two of the things that make up 75% of my activities.
How long every day do you do those two activities? 2 hours? The other 22 hours a day are covered automatically by Fitbit, and then you can make entries for those two hours. But different strokes for different folks. It is not a perfect device, but it is a very nice choice for many people.
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Old Apr 15, 12, 10:25 am   #7
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How long every day do you do those two activities? 2 hours? The other 22 hours a day are covered automatically by Fitbit, and then you can make entries for those two hours. But different strokes for different folks. It is not a perfect device, but it is a very nice choice for many people.
1.5 probably on average each day and up to 6-7 if I'm doing a century + ride. For calorie burn/activity this is the highlight for me and what I'd want to capture.

Outside of my actual workouts my days are pretty similar.

We can make entries for workouts....that was the reviews main complaint it seemed like and would be mine also.

Different strokes for sure...I didn't mean any offense. I like the idea of the fitbit but I'll wait until its a little more sophisticated.
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1.5 probably on average each day and up to 6-7 if I'm doing a century + ride. For calorie burn/activity this is the highlight for me and what I'd want to capture.

Outside of my actual workouts my days are pretty similar.

We can make entries for workouts....that was the reviews main complaint it seemed like and would be mine also.

Different strokes for sure...I didn't mean any offense. I like the idea of the fitbit but I'll wait until its a little more sophisticated.
I didn't think you meant any offense at all, we all see different solutions in the tools that are available. If I was a serious swimmer the Fitbit wouldn't do me much good. But I spend most of my time walking on the treadmill or around town, so it works well for me.

I often think "if this is what we have now, what will we have in 5 or 10 years?". So I too would love to see the Fitbit more sophisticated, and I am sure it, or something like it, is in the works.
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