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Offline Grammabear

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Step tracker ?
« on: February 07, 2017, 08:24:00 AM »
Does anyone here use a step tracker, and if so, what is the brand name?  I've looked at fitbit and found them to be very nice but on the expensive side.
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Re: Step tracker ?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 01:45:00 PM »
I use a Fitbit and like it but as you say they are a bit pricy.  BigSkyGal has had good luck with an app on her phone and I tried one on my IPhone and found it quite accurate but then you have to carry your phone with you all the time.  Some people do that anyway but as I don't have cell service at my home I usually don't.  If you don't want to use a phone check Amazon, just put activity tracker in the search and a ton of them are available. 
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Re: Step tracker ?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 03:47:33 PM »
I use Stepz on my iphone.  It was a free app I found in the extras folder I think.  It is pretty accurate.

After my falls, I do carry my phone in a pocket all the time.  It is my "help I've fallen and can't get up" device.
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Re: Step tracker ?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 04:32:51 PM »
I use the app called Argus. It has both the free & paid versions. Among other things, it can also track steps. Accurate enough.
I actually like their Heart Rate monitor.
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Re: Step tracker ?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 04:57:39 PM »
Thanks to each one of you for taking time to share your thoughts.  Most of the time I carry my phone, but with carrying the Dexcom receiver, the pump, my hearing aid - well......sometimes I just want a break from all that technology.  Guess I should quit complaining....:)
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Re: Step tracker ?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 01:31:32 AM »
I used an app for sometime but then I deleted it as I get most of my exercise at the gym where I workout.
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