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Best Fitness Smartwatch

F5 Networks / Engetcd
Nov 19

Figuring out which one to buy. Looking for other recommendations too.

Not an iPhone customer, so no Apple Watch.

What I care about:
1. Display
2. Fitness, Sleep tracking
3. Some Gamification
4. Good integration with Android

Currently have a Samsung Gear Fit 2 and looking to upgrade.

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  • Microsoft vivalavida
    Buy iPhone, then Apple Watch
    Nov 192
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      No. Thanks.
      Nov 19
    • Apple iHateFruit
      Yeah fuck the Apple Watch
      Nov 19
  • Microsoft / EngFreshPrinc
    Had an ionic. Sold it for a Garmin. Much happier.
    Nov 195
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      Which Garmin? And, what did you not like about Ionic and what makes you like Garmin?
      Nov 19
    • Amazon 1234#
      Just got a Garmin Vivomove HR
      Nov 19
    • Medallia
      El Puente

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      El Puentemore
      Garmin is far superior to Fitbit, Apple, etc. They've been doing this longer. I switched to the vivo active 3, don't know how I ever wore a cheap Fitbit for so long.
      Nov 19
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      I'll check Garmin out! Thanks ya'll.
      Nov 19
    • Microsoft / EngFreshPrinc
      Garmin's fitness tracking is just superior. More frequent HR updates, better GPS tracking, more advanced stats recorded, etc.

      Ionic felt super clunky as a smartwatch to the point that I only ever used it as a fitness tracker which defeated the point.
      Nov 20
  • Microsoft MrRobotron
    I love my Fitbit Versa
    Nov 196
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      This might sound sexist, and, I'm sorry for that. The looks of Versa seemed like it targeted the women market segment.

      Do you feel otherwise?
      Nov 19
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      I've heard great reviews about Versa as of now.

      How's the battery life? Does it have power saving mode?

      Does it have different watch modes?
      Nov 19
    • Microsoft MrRobotron
      It’s nice in so much as it isn’t a giant block on my wrist.

      I get about 4 days of battery life.

      It’s pretty nice and has some better features for hundreds less than an Apple Watch.

      I’m not offended, and I really don’t care what people think.
      Nov 19
    • Microsoft MrRobotron
      I should say, it does every “fitness” thing the Ionic does, except it doesn’t have a built in GPS (I don’t know if that’s a deal breaker for you)
      Nov 19
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      Thanks for the detailed response. 4 days is crazy good. And, yeah, GPS isn't a deal breaker for me. So, versa should be good!
      Nov 19
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      Does it by any chance track different workouts?
      Nov 19
  • Uber vor
    I don't know about other watches, but I have ionic - very accurate sleep measurements and heart rate monitor. I verified the heart rate monitor against the chest strap that I had before. Now I don't have to wear the chest strap. The major complain is the battery life. And the speed of charging is ridiculous - takes about 3 hours.
    Nov 193
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      Thanks, vor! This sounds great. How bad is the battery life?

      Also, ever felt that Ionic is too huge to wear? Especially, while sleeping?

      Does it by any chance track different workouts?
      Nov 19
    • Uber vor
      I think the battery lasts a few days, but since charging takes so long, I just charge it every morning when I get up. It's usually around 75% and takes about an hour to get to 100. Yes, it tracks all the workouts, even swimming. Tracks treadmill very accurate. And it's not big at all - I am a woman BTW. And you can also load music on the watch and listen to it via Bluetooth
      Nov 20
    • F5 Networks / Engetcd
      OP
      Sweet! Versa is okay for a guy too right? The design seemed like it targeted the women market segment.
      Nov 20
  • IBM
    lonely gir

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    lonely girmore
    These will die out soon
    Nov 192
    • Uber bReF55
      That was said in 2012 and they’re still kicking. I like my smartwatch 🤷‍♂️
      Nov 19
    • IBM
      lonely gir

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      lonely girmore
      How much fitbit stock do you own?
      Nov 19
  • Cruise Automation Vhqc32
    I'm happy with Garmin Vivoactive 3. Check DC Rainmaker review, it's very detailed. There is a summary at the end with the differences between this one and Fitbit Ionic: www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/10/garmin-vivoactive-3-in-depth-review.html
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  • EMC dicpic
    Iwatch
    Nov 190

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