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Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby tautologies » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:03 pm

Ok, need might be too strong, but I want one so I am looking to you guys to help me decide on one that I can use for kiteboarding too.

Forget anything apple. Apart from that its an open field. I know I want it to do GPS tracking. Not sure if it needs to be extremely accurate, but if it could do multi-sport tracking like kiteboarding, swimming, biking, skiing, tennis etc.
I don't really know other things, but I imagine that connecting it to fitness tracking apps and calorie burning etc. would be nice. Other nice to haves are music controls and email / sms but priority is exercise tracking. Any insights on what made you make your choice would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby Leon van Bergen » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:58 pm

And why no Apple?

My Apple watch does everything you desire in a perfect way, super strong and 50m waterresistant...

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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby andylc » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:25 pm

What you need is...
O wait you just ruled out the one device that does all of it, including kitesurf tracking....😀
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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby JakeFarley » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:08 pm

Check out Garmin Fenix. It comes with preloaded apps and it's easy to create your own. I created my own app for kitesurfing and kayaking. You can also upload your activities to Garmin Connect and share if you want to.
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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby Donniehall14 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:29 pm

I got a good deal on a Polar M600. Does everything you're looking for. It's not the prettiest watch but I got used to it.
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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby Tony » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:40 pm

I'll second the Garmin Fenix. Nothing is perfect but I've been very happy with my Fenix 5. Prefer the buttons to a touch screen, more than I thought.
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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby FLandOBX » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:46 pm

My Garmin Forerunner 920XT is designed for multi-sport (triathletes) and does most of what you want. There may be a more recent model. I've always used Garmin products because the GPS is reliable, heart-rate is accurate, and I want to track cadence on my bikes.
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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby iriejohn » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:11 pm

Like Mrs irie and I used to say about our boys ... "full balls, empty brain."

You need nice pussy.

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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby tautologies » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:07 am

I don't care for Apple. I am also not going to discuss why here.

So the Garmin has been recommended by others, so I will definitely take a closer look at that. Looks stellar to me.

Irie, not sure how your Mrs, convinced you there is a low correlation between nice pussy and fitness tracker, but I would venture to bet, albeit not a high positive correlation, it is definitely not an inverse correlation. :D

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Re: Its a midlife crisis and I need a fitness tracker - need advice

Postby Tom Tom » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:06 pm

Garmin Fenix. Had mine (version 3) for 3 years. Wear it every day. Use it for running, biking, surfing, swimming and on, one of my most valued pieces of equipment.

Get a modern one with HR on wrist.

Garmin product and support is second to none.
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