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Topic # 242184 15-Oct-2018 12:15
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My MIL has a Fitbit Blaze which is near the end of it's life.


My FIL wants to buy her a replacement, but she wants something smaller (Specifically she has a VERY small wrist and even the small fitbit bands are too big for her. 




She would like something simple, that counts steps and maybe tracks her sleep, but that has a very adjustable band and has a decent sized screen as her eyes aren't that great.




Any recommendations?



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  Reply # 2108085 15-Oct-2018 12:21
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Nokia Steel perhaps?




Big fan of it's simplicity, looks, standard watch strap and not needing to charge frequently. 

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  Reply # 2108087 15-Oct-2018 12:25
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mi band 2 or 3. ~20-30 NZD delivered


Steps counter, watch, notifications, sleep tracker.

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  Reply # 2108090 15-Oct-2018 12:30
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Fitbit has a fitness activity tracker for kids. I generally Disapprove of This Sort of Thing but could be a viable option for someone actually able to give informed consent with very small wrists.

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  Reply # 2108143 15-Oct-2018 12:57
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And wouldn't sticking with existing eco system be preferable?  Ie something from the fitbit range given she has history and I assume familiarity with the app.



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  Reply # 2108145 15-Oct-2018 12:59
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My MIL has a Fitbit Blaze which is near the end of it's life.



Yea I just replaced my Fitbit Blaze - the battery life on it went from ~5 days to ~2 days tops.


I would suggest one of the Fitbit Products - otherwise not only do you have to teach her a new tracker, you've also got to teach her a new interface (if she's using the mobile/web stuff anyway)


That said, for the Font size issue, my new garmin has huge fonts (which you can't adjust) - designed for when you're out running/riding so you can always read it.


I am so impressed with my Garmin (Vivoactive 3 Music) and I'd never buy another Fitbit now.  This Garmin is ~$180 and seems to do everything you want.  Plus 1 year battery life!

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