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1.0 out of 5 stars What a pity!, 2 Feb 2012
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What a pity.

I would love to be able to write a good review because it is such a good idea but at the price, it just does NOT work.

Firstly it over estimates how far you walk, great if you are into self deception.

You then have to lower your stride setting to get accurate distances. Not good.

Secondly it has problems synching/syncing to the computer.

Thirdly it thinks you are walking when you are bobbing about in your car. No ON/OFF button which you or I would imagine was crucial.

Instead the site suggests you should get involved in complicated Maths.

I posted this on the site's forum and guess what, it disappeared!!

One day soon another manufacturer will come up with the necessary tweeks and then they will have a winner.

Would I buy this again. You must be joking!
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Initial post: 4 Feb 2012 14:06:54 GMT
Sawyer says:
Fair review, but your first point is nitpicking, surely? Everyone has different stride lengths - it's never going to be accurate for all users from the off. The only alternative would be to use GPS but then it would have a battery life of hours rather than days, and wouldn't work indoors.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2012 18:53:08 GMT
Martin Smith says:
Actually I'd say its pretty vital! It could easily be 25% out either way if you'e not got an average stride. It should be easy enough to calibrate, especially if you've got a smartphone with GPS. Just measure a walk or run and it could match that up to the number of steps it took...

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2012 17:05:07 GMT
I measured my stride, set it on the FITBIT and guess what......it OVERESTIMATED!!!
I thought that was what I said in the first place!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2012 19:30:17 GMT
Sawyer says:
In that case, apologies. That wasn't what I got from reading your review - I thought you were just moaning about having to set the stride length rather than it magically knowing how far you step, straight out of the box.

But I am curious as to how it overestimates - surely distance is just stride length multiplied by number of steps? Is the issue that it is counting rogue steps?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2012 21:14:56 GMT
I am going to compare it to an Omron and I'll get back to you.
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