Top positive review
Replaced a fitbit charge HR
27 January 2017
I bought this after using a fitbit charge HR for some time and I thought the lack of a screen and heart rate would annoy me but I've actually found this tracker to be far superior to the fitbit in more than one way. In addition to looking much better and being more comfortable the 6 month battery life means you won't lose any time tracking (with fitbit I found myself always having to charge right before a workout) and you don't have to plan your workouts around it. It also helps that this is waterproof so you don't have to remember to put it on after a shower.
The shape and material of the device mean that dirt won't get trapped in it.
When you double tap on it, lights will indicate your progress throughout the day, this means a screen isn't really necessary, the app has all the detailed information.
As for the heart rate, I found out that the app can do a pulse estimate which is great, especially if you're just interested in your resting heat rate.
I had planned on changing the strap (sports band) as I expected it to be poor quality (based on reviews) but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it is, the design allows for users to loosen and tighten it while it remains on the wrist (or ankle), I found this helpful in the mornings when my wrist was a bit swollen and the band felt tight.
I initially bought this to wear on the days I would be going out and didn't want to wear the thicker fitbit or when I wanted to wear my watch with a tracker but after putting this on my ankle (another good thing about the sports band - it can expand quite a bit) a couple of weeks ago, I haven't taken it off as it's incredibly comfortable and easy to forget about.
In terms of tracking comparison with the fitbit, while both were on the same non dominant wrist I found this one to underestimate steps (or the other to overestimate) by about 20% but when this was on my ankle and the fitbit on my wrist they actually came back with the exact same results (after a couple of hours of walking). I've since completely stopped using the fitbit as it wasn't really making any sense given how much I like this one.
My only issue is having to pay extra for the lap counter!