Sep 13, 2008 4:34pm

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Has anyone heard of this exercise tracking device, my pal has ordered one and I was considering it. Am sure it could sync with gyminee.

More details here http://www.fitbit.com/

 
Sep 14, 2008 8:57pm

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

EdTan, the device isn’t out yet. It’s on pre-order and was revealed at the TechCrunch50. It’s a small device you wear throughout the day and tracks your steps, your exercises, and your sleep pattern.

As far as nutrition is concerned you still have to manually input what you eat so imagine it as being Gyminee with an auto tracker for your excercises. It’s definitely interesting.

 
Sep 15, 2008 2:06am

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Agree, definitely interesting. I saw that it made it into the top 5 so it is likely to be good. Will wait to put in an order though.

 
Sep 15, 2008 8:46am

time2work time2work
56 posts

when i first saw this, i thought it somehow automatically tracked what you ate, so i thought that was cool. but without that, it seems like an over-priced pedometer. it would be nice to track if i am getting enough sleep, but the price seems a bit high for what this is :/

i might change my mind, idunno yet :D

 
Sep 15, 2008 11:38am

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

time2work,

My big thing is that I would hate to wear a pedometer EVERYWHERE I went. This seems rather compact and syncs up wirelessly to the base station. So essentially you never really have to do anything. Plus I am definitely intrigued as to how active I am throughout the die excluding my exercise periods.

 
Sep 15, 2008 2:09pm

jndavies jndavies
10 posts

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I think this looks great, if only for the automatic sleep logging, i’m intrigued to see how much sleep I actually get.

If it could then hook up to gyminee to graph it, even better!

Sadly, even once it is available, it’s going to be US only for a few months more… :-(

 
Sep 15, 2008 4:41pm

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
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I don’t know how this would work for me since I sleep nude.

whoops, did i say that? ;-)

 
Sep 16, 2008 8:20am

absmith absmith
307 posts
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From what I can tell, it is just a pedometer. So, sleep monitoring would just be seeing if you moved during the night.

 
Sep 17, 2008 9:38pm

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

absmith, you’re actually wrong. It has a wrist strap that monitors your sleep. There is a direct correlation between movement in your wrist and sleeping so that is how it tracks your sleep. It’d be kind of silly to just see if you “move” to see if you’re sleeping since when you are sleeping you move… a lot.

 
Sep 17, 2008 10:03pm

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

Contributor

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Just to throw this out there:

The average healthy person wakes up between 25-35 times a night. Waking up is of course different than regaining conciousness.

I just find that fact to be very interesting.

 
Sep 17, 2008 10:58pm

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Looks interesting. Don’t know if I’d like a thing on me all day though. A bit too Star Trek?

 
Sep 18, 2008 12:13am

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

Ed, it’s smaller than a pen. Just “forget about it” and put the sync somewhere you will pass by.

 
Sep 18, 2008 7:35am

time2work time2work
56 posts

yea, it looks like the idea is you don’t have to wear it a certain way like you do for pedometers. i’d think it might be like having your keys in your pocket all the time or something.

(maybe i am misunderstanding)

 
Oct 30, 2008 8:02pm

watkins11 watkins11
13 posts

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Fitbit offers an API, so Gyminne probably could pull the data from the Fitbit device. I think it would be a great idea!

 
Nov 3, 2008 1:01pm

adamhamel adamhamel
1 post

You should check out BodyMedia’s GoWear fit, which was just released Sunday. It measures calories burned, physical activity (moderate vs vigorous), steps taken, sleep patterns, and much more. www.gowearfit.com

 
Nov 4, 2008 9:37pm

IronDave IronDave
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About tracking sleep, I have a watch that does that (got it for my birthday from my wife last year).
It’s called the SleepTaracker (http://www.sleeptracker.com/).

Not only does it records you sleep paterns (that you can download to your PC), but it also monitors the best time to wake you up. You set up a time and a window, and it will beep or vibrate at the best time around the time you selected and in the window you set.

It’s a little bit bulky but besides that it’s pretty acurate. It’s funny how already awake you feel when it rings (you know, that feelling you have that you’re awake without actually being awake).

 
Nov 15, 2008 10:58am

The Fitness Nerd The Fitness ...
6 posts

I’m trying to get my hands on a beta or pre-release version of the Fitbit Tracker and access to the website so I can do a functioning review. I actually put a call into their PR team last week.

In the meantime, here’s what I know about Fitbit ... if you’re interested in some of the more intriguing extensions and integrations that you might build out (especially with an open API) scroll to the bottom of the review where there is a pretty long list of ideas on how to extend it. No use regurgitating all of it here.

Biggest issue for me with any exercise tracking or food tracking software is getting the data into the program in the first place. I’ve never found a phone or PDA program that was as easy to use as my own tried-and-true printable exercise and workout log—but copying everything over into a program or website is tedious. If someone could find a simple way to bridge that, I’d probably pay $500 for it.

I’ll let you know if I get a pre-release /beta version of the fitbit.

Adam, thanks for the heads-up on the gowearfit. Looks really intriguing. Checking it out.

Cheers,
matt

 
Sep 29, 2009 11:55pm

weischris weischris
22 posts

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so its shipping now.

check out the flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fitbit/

shows screenshots and giving this site a run for its money

and the blog
http://blog.fitbit.com/


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