Fitbit Force alternatives

Fitbit Force
A powerful Force for everyday fitness, this sleek wristband is with you all the time. Stay motivated to keep moving with real-time stats right on your wrist. Track steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day. At night, track your sleep and wake up silently with a vibrating alarm.
Fitbit Force alternatives are:
Jawbone Up, Fitbit Flex, Nike Fuelband
John | 30.10.13 | #
Bought it two days ago and I love it.... Originally I was waiting for the amiigo band since the beginning of summer. They kept pushing the release date. So I decided to just pick this guy up. My first fitness tracker and I like it a lot.

I also read there was going to be an update that pushes phone notifications to the band display as well. That'll be very neat if true.
jrob | 01.11.13 | #
if you use the myfitnesspal app and pair it wit a fitbit it is easy to add and caculate your calorites and food and can also scan bar codes for different food prodcuts
tipoo | 06.11.13 | #
Shame it doesn't do REM tracking and wake up alarms based on your cycle, that's the one feature I want most.
comatose | 07.11.13 | #
I think a Heart rate monitor built in would be great as well.
advanch | 08.11.13 | #
Fitbit Force is likely to have issues that I found in Fitbit Flex.

My experience in using the product for over 6 weeks:

1) Charging the unit is a bit of a pain; you will have to carefully remove tracker from the wristband every time you have to charge.

2) The unit comes with a single wristband (though couple of different sizes are provided); if the locking pins (which look delicate) break, the wristband will have to be purchased again; if the band is not available (currently not available in India), the product cannot be used.

3) Its bit frustrating to charge the unit and it has stopped charging completely now; this is probably due to charging contact issue.

4) Fitbit supports the product under warranty and ships the replacements to limited locations only; If you are outside the shipping zone; it is difficult to get the replacement and you cannot use the tracker without wristband..
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