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katnipperskatnippers Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
Which is better fit bit or health app on my apple phone?


  • IsabeausRoseIsabeausRose Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member
    I use MapMyWalk offered here at MFP for tracking steps, route, distance, and calories burned. I like it much better and think it's way more accurate than the health app built into the phone. (I have an iPhone).
  • Hope_bay74Hope_bay74 Member, Premium Posts: 267 Member Member, Premium Posts: 267 Member
    I like my Fitbit but have decided to get the new Apple Watch ⌚️ and give that a try.
  • activities1activities1 Member Posts: 3,475 Member Member Posts: 3,475 Member
    I love my fitbit
  • 4legsRbetterthan24legsRbetterthan2 Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter Posts: 19,434 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter Posts: 19,434 MFP Moderator
    there are tons of trackers with tons of pros and cons.

    The questions you need to be asking yourself are
    -what is your budget?
    -what do you want to track, just all day activity, or do you want all day HR monitoring, stair counts, sleep monitoring? is tracking a specific type of workout needed?
    - do you carry your phone all the time, do you like or hate wearing a watch, do you want something pretty or don't care?
    - do you want it to integrate with MFP or other apps?

    I have never used a smartphone activity tracking app, but it wouldn't work well for me since I don't take my phone everywhere and don't want to take my phone everywhere. I had a fitbit one for many years and was quite happy with it. Since I run I also had a gps watch for when I was running, I much prefer a watch over a phone app when running because its smaller and much easier to check my progress as I am going. I recently upgraded to a new gps watch since they have improved alot in capability over the past couple years, and now they have also integrated technologies so most gps watches can also track daily activity. I went ahead and retired my fitbit since my new garmin covers all the same bases, no point in keeping up with 2 gadgets if I don't have to.
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