Help Me Buy A Fitness Tracker.

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Pariah Know Your Enemy
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But not a Fit Bit.
I want the most basic of functions, not because I am cheap (even though I am) but because I just want/need something that does basic time, distance and heart rate.
FitBit is out because Google is buying them. :goth:

Edit: Must have on board GPS, the point of getting a fitness tracker is so I can leave my phone at home.
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I like my Apple Watch for that purpose and others.
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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juice posted:
I like my Apple Watch for that purpose and others.

Too much feature bloat I would never use.
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So you want a fitness tracker, but not a FitBit, but not an Android, and not an Apple Watch?

Not too picky, are ya?
TOS
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my fitbit charge 4 is really great, i highly rec ---- uh, never mind
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Built in GPS is uncommon - AFAIK most of them rely on the paired cell phone for that. What about one of the Garmin units? The low end unit isn't TOO expensive. You do give up a lot of battery life if GPS is enabled, though.

I bought a FitBit Ionic shortly before the Google Buyout was announced and it's been fine. Keeps track of my O2 sat at night, too.
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TOS posted:
my fitbit charge 4 is really great, i highly rec ---- uh, never mind

If Google were not buying them FitBit would have been on the top of my list but I am not going to buy into a device that will likely be abandoned in months, as per Google's typical MO..
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The FitBit is not going to be abandoned.

In the same way the Nest thermostat hasn't been abandoned.

They're wildly popular. They're not going anywhere.
Go low-end Apple Watch, turn off or ignore features you don't want.
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macaddict4life posted:
Go low-end Apple Watch, turn off or ignore features you don't want.

An Apple watch is way out of my budget for this item. $100 is around what I want.
A new series 3 is $200. I would think a used one would run close to your budget.

Heck, I might have one to sell soon.
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macaddict4life posted:
A new series 3 is $200. I would think a used one would run close to your budget.

Heck, I might have one to sell soon.


I bought a used series 3 for $120 just a a couple of months ago. I've seen them offered within +-$30 of that.
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I will keep my eye open for iWatch deals. That would probably be the easiest way to go if I can find one in budget.
Hey Par, while I loath to recommend Walmart (to the extent that I will pay more to not shop there), Mac Rumors says they will have the Apple Watch Series 3 38mm down to US$119 online this week and the 42mm down to US$149. Personally, I'd look for a deal elsewhere, but I am not sure you'll find anyone else running anywhere near US$80 off.
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macaddict4life posted:
Hey Par, while I loath to recommend Walmart (to the extent that I will pay more to not shop there), Mac Rumors says they will have the Apple Watch Series 3 38mm down to US$119 online this week and the 42mm down to US$149. Personally, I'd look for a deal elsewhere, but I am not sure you'll find anyone else running anywhere near US$80 off.

Thanks!

For now my plan is to sit back and keep an eye on Crag's list. I just missed getting a series 3 for $40 so it looks like the market for used iWatches is pretty soft.
So the $70 Apple is offering for mine on trade in isn't so bad?
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Wyze announces $20 smartwatch with nine-day battery life

With heart rate and blood oxygen saturation tracking

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/1/2172 ... e-features
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