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  # 1469095 13-Jan-2016 14:52
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I had the Activite Classic from the distributor, and sent back after review. I had my own Activite Pop back then and the distributor said the Classic wasn't available in New Zealand. I bought mine from their website because they had a good Black Friday discount back then, sending through YouShop UK - you can also find the Activite on Amazon (sometimes with a discount), using YouShop US.




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  # 1470119 13-Jan-2016 15:35
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I'm going to pick up a Jawbone UP24 and give it a go.

Not too expensive and leave my other wrist free for dress watch - plus can import data into the Withings app.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1470149 13-Jan-2016 16:23
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cancel that - now considering a fitbit flex for my right wrist as the jawbone is apparently really uncomfortable and not particularly waterproof.

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  # 1471115 14-Jan-2016 17:21
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Right. I've just been to the supermarket.
Synced before leaving the car - 1371 steps. All right, so it's been a quiet day.
Pushed the trolley up and down all the aisles of the supermarket, 50 steps per aisle, 10 aisles, should be 500-ish steps.
Synced when I was finished and back in the car - 1445 steps.

74 steps difference.
That's probably the steps between the car and the trolley bay when I wasn't pushing the trolley.

Perhaps the Activite is not as smart as we think.





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  # 1471181 14-Jan-2016 17:40
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No... it just means you didn't walk very far before you held onto the trolley

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So, I received my activite steel (as per this thread) and figure this is as good a thread as any to continue discussion of it :) Initial thoughts:

 

1. Really like the watch style. I muuuch prefer a round watch face to square and this thing just looks cool IMO.

 

2. Not so keen on the watch strap - it's just too narrow for me. I know it's meant to be unisex, but even so 18mm looks very dainty. 18mm also doesn't seem like very common lug width in the sort of style strap I want - 22mm seems far more common.

 

3. I'm already missing having text notifications and music control from my fitbit. That's going to take some getting used to. At the very least it would be nice if the watch vibrated on a notification, but I guess that would adversely affect battery so fair enough.

 

4. What solution are people using to sync withings step data to other services (like myfitnesspal or similar?) I've realized that since I've had a fitbit previously I'm not quite invested in the fitbit eco-system in terms of all my existing tracking data and would like to move to a more device agnostic platform for tracking...

 

5. My initial impression is that the step tracking may be a bit more accurate and give less false positives than the fitbit. I might have to try wear them both for a day or 2 at some point to compare. I'm definitely keen to check the accuracy of the fitbit with GPS on against the estimated distance Withings is giving me too...

 

6. Looking forward to trying the swim tracking but haven't had a chance to yet.  Unfortunately I see it's calibrated for 25 or 50M pools and I often swim at the parnell baths which is a 60M pool so will be interesting to see how that affects it.

 

 

 

Anyway overall very happy with the purchase but still need to give it a bit more time. I have yet to decide if I'll continue with my Fitbit as daily driver and Withings (with a new strap) as a bit of a more dressy option. Or Withings as daily driver with Fitbit used purely for longer runs\hikes\biking with the GPS for tracking...


 
 
 
 


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  # 1693368 21-Dec-2016 15:51
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There are some services to consolidate data - as in a competition/game/social situation. You can't get data from Withing to Fitbit or other platform (and vice-versa) as they're (all companies not just Nokia/Withings) very protective of their client base.

 

I have the Activite and after a while the leather strap became old so I just got another one from retail and it fits really well - both in size and looks.





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Fitbit seems to offer a decent amount of integration to myfitnesspal\strava\etc but the only things that withings seems to offer is syncing weight :/

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Actually I think I just found how to sync withings to MyFitnessPal...  will have to see if it actually works though.


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