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Post by Old Techo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:13 am

I bought a Fitbit yesterday. For those unfamiliar it is a wrist watch like device that monitors heart rate. You wear it 24/7.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=fitb ... 80&bih=931

I wanted it to record sleep patterns. I've been a poor sleeper for many years. Last night was typical. Lights out at 2230 and I awoke at 0450.

Here is my first night's report. It identifies the periods of awake, REM, light and deep sleep...
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Re: Fitbit

Post by Lance » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:22 am

Our daughter has one and reckons it helps her work through the day by being able balancing energy levels.
Not sure how all that works, but........... :???:

What convinced you to get one OT, was it just to keep track of sleeping patterns or does it do more ?
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Re: Fitbit

Post by Old Techo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:49 am

G'day Lance,

My son and his wife have one each. I have always been interested in my sleep (lack of) patterns. Mrs OT has similar probs. Both us can often have long awake periods, I mean up to 2 hours, but rarely at the same time. When I'm wide awake I know she is asleep and vice versa.

We will alternate using the Fitbit to record sleep patterns.

The other thing for me is heart rate, out of curiosity. Overnight my heart rate was often down to 55 but can get lower sitting in front of my poota. It is 51 as I type this. Not long out of the shower it was 80.

The Fitbit has warning capability. It vibrates on your wrist. You can set it to warn when you have been sitting too long in front of the poota. I think that will be handy. Also it counts steps. That will be interesting as at home I never ever go for a walk, as such, but I do cover a lot of ground walking around the house, to various sheds, 100 metres to the front gate, letter box, etc. Easy to rack up some distance. Might explain why my knees get a bit sore :roll:

Apart from the above I have no interest in all of the food intake, weight, body activity and get-fit features.
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Re: Fitbit

Post by Legendts » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:28 am

Which one did you buy and from where OT? My lovely has heart issues with missed beats etc and has worn heart monitors on three occasions but with no results. She is also a very poor sleeper so this sounds like it would be worth looking into for her. How does the recording work? Im guessing you download the data to a computer and guessing again that it would be compatible with a Mac also.
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Re: Fitbit

Post by Lance » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:36 am

Hmmm.......OK, I'm sold.
I wanna get one for Anne from Santa, so what did you buy OT ?
I'm guessing you put a bit of research into it first to save me the hassles of doing it :mrgreen:
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Re: Fitbit

Post by A'van » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:19 am

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Re: Fitbit

Post by nsgnomad » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:27 am

Lance wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:36 am
Hmmm.......OK, I'm sold.
I wanna get one for Anne from Santa, so what did you buy OT ?
I'm guessing you put a bit of research into it first to save me the hassles of doing it :mrgreen:
Yes OT, did you look into the alternatives / clones and what made you choose the one you did?
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Re: Fitbit

Post by Legendts » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:01 pm

Hang on OT I asked first. :lol:

The rest of you lot get in line... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fitbit

Post by Lance » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:24 pm

Don't fret Jeff, he can answer your kweschyun 1irst, we'll all just pinch his answer :mrgreen:
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Re: Fitbit

Post by Tripping Away » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:30 pm

What will you change in your life because of buying and wearing the device. Can it offer anything that you didn't already know? How does it pay for itself?

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