04-06-2015 09:39 PM
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  1. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    How many of you are actually using the band as what it was meant for...a fitness monitor vs a novelty or the next "cool thing" you have gotten. There is no right or wrong answer. I am curious. How many are keeping track of their daily habits? Is it helping you at all?

    For me, I can confirm it has definitely helped me put tangible numbers in front of me specially when I work out and I can see the bigger picture. What about you guys?
    04-02-2015 02:47 AM
  2. CliveSinclair's Avatar
    I'm in UK and have a Pre-order for 15th Apr. I'm intending to use for notifications, Cortana and fitness tracker - seems most of what the device was designed for.

    I have a Samsung Gear 2 (previous Note 3 owner) that never worked proper. I also have Polar fitness watch, GPS module and chest HR straps for 'serious' fitness stuff.

    I have tried wrist HRM and like many, never really had success - at least not at high HR levels. They don't seem too bad at lower levels, but the two I tried went crazy above 140bpm, while the chest belt was reliable and accurate.

    It must be hard for a company to design a wrist HR device - knowing that people will wear them differently and some might be a bad fit.
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    04-02-2015 04:58 AM
  3. bksalt's Avatar
    Have used it daily since day 1, i'm in the gym 4 mornings a week and use it to track my progress
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    04-02-2015 06:58 AM
  4. erichyde43's Avatar
    I've used it as a fitness monitor since launch day. I run half marathons, and track my training with the GPS. I track my gym workouts every time. I track my sleep. Basically the thing has been a part of my life since I unboxed it. Its only off an hour every 2 days to charge. The additional smart features really have me hooked and excited to see whats coming from developers with the SDK (and expanded SDK eventually)
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    04-02-2015 07:44 AM
  5. kingbobyjr's Avatar
    I just picked up the Band on Tuesday and I have been using it to track my walks. With the better weather here now, I will be using it to track my biking also. I want to use it for the guided workouts also, that feature looks really cool. As far as tracking sleep...it is not something I plan on doing.

    My one concern is durability, I'm already seeing tiny scratches on the screen. Good thing I have a few screen protectors coming.

    And oh yeah....I absolutely love it!!!
    Last edited by kingbobyjr; 04-02-2015 at 10:00 AM.
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    04-02-2015 08:52 AM
  6. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    Nice. Same here.



    I've used it as a fitness monitor since launch day. I run half marathons, and track my training with the GPS. I track my gym workouts every time. I track my sleep. Basically the thing has been a part of my life since I unboxed it. Its only off an hour every 2 days to charge. The additional smart features really have me hooked and excited to see whats coming from developers with the SDK (and expanded SDK eventually)
    04-02-2015 09:34 AM
  7. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    I just picked up the Band on Tuesday and I have been using it to track my walks. With the better weather here now, I will be using it to track my biking also. I want to use it for the guided workouts also, that feature looks really cool. As far as tracking sleep...it is not something I plan on doing.

    My one concern is durability, I'm already seeing tiny scratches on the screen. Good thing I have a few screen protectors coming.
    They didn't include one for you when you bought it? I got one "military grade" screen protector included when I bought mine.
    04-02-2015 09:36 AM
  8. mkg3's Avatar
    The only purpose for Band, for me, is for fitness reason. I wouldn't consider it novelty or next cool thing...

    Its too uncomfortable to wear for any other reason. I have it on all day, except when sleeping or in shower.

    I wear regular analog watch on my left, and Band on right.
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    04-02-2015 09:42 AM
  9. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    The only purpose for Band, for me, is for fitness reason. I wouldn't consider it novelty or next cool thing...

    Its too uncomfortable to wear for any other reason. I have it on all day, except when sleeping or in shower.

    I wear regular analog watch on my left, and Band on right.
    Odd. You sure you got sized right? I have a large and it firs nice and snug and is extremely comfortable to the point I sleep in it with no issues at all.
    04-02-2015 09:48 AM
  10. gadgetrants's Avatar
    Count me in the "use it (as intended) and love it" pile.

    Reading your OP, I would have predicted near 100% of the users in this forum who actually own the device (LOL not sure what to make of the second post) would count themselves similarly. For a month or two after launch, we had a few "Why I HATE the band and returned it" threads, but the vast majority of conversation among users is very constructive and geared to learning and improving user experience. A lot of happy owners.

    -Matt
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    04-02-2015 09:58 AM
  11. kingbobyjr's Avatar
    They didn't include one for you when you bought it? I got one "military grade" screen protector included when I bought mine.
    No...I got mine at Best Buy. They didn't include a protector.
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    04-02-2015 10:01 AM
  12. kingbobyjr's Avatar
    The only purpose for Band, for me, is for fitness reason. I wouldn't consider it novelty or next cool thing...

    Its too uncomfortable to wear for any other reason. I have it on all day, except when sleeping or in shower.

    I wear regular analog watch on my left, and Band on right.
    I noticed that it is much more comfortable on my left wrist where I used to wear a watch but haven't in years. It is to the point where I don't even notice it on my left wrist...and I have only had it since Tuesday.

    I have tried it on my right but for some reason it is uncomfortable there. It may be due to that I have never wore anything on my right wrist. Funny thing is I also have a Disney MagicBand which feels great on the left wrist but not so much on the right. I think I'm just weird...
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    04-02-2015 10:09 AM
  13. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    ah hell best buy...there ain't nothing best about buying at best buy LOL
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    04-02-2015 10:11 AM
  14. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    Yea there are always gonna be the vanity users who never got the point of it ..or anything else for that matter and then when whatever their magical expectations were or maybe the unicorn didn't come by and sprinkle some fairy dust on their food and help them lose the weight, they get disappointed and start those I hate band threads LOL
    04-02-2015 10:13 AM
  15. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    I noticed that it is much more comfortable on my left wrist where I used to wear a watch but haven't in years. It is to the point where I don't even notice it on my left wrist...and I have only had it since Tuesday.

    I have tried it on my right but for some reason it is uncomfortable there. It may be due to that I have never wore anything on my right wrist. Funny thing is I also have a Disney MagicBand which feels great on the left wrist but not so much on the right. I think I'm just weird...

    Interesting you should say that. I just switched from left to right...and OMG...GET IT OFF OF ME!! LOL. Drove me nuts in less than a minute.
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    04-02-2015 10:14 AM
  16. stephen_az's Avatar
    How many of you are actually using the band as what it was meant for...a fitness monitor vs a novelty or the next "cool thing" you have gotten. There is no right or wrong answer. I am curious. How many are keeping track of their daily habits? Is it helping you at all?

    For me, I can confirm it has definitely helped me put tangible numbers in front of me specially when I work out and I can see the bigger picture. What about you guys?
    This has got to be one of the more obnoxious, passive aggressive, posts I have seen in some time. What makes you the arbiter of "what it is meant for?". I am pretty sure they include all the other notification functions, cortana integration, short texting, etc., for a reason. Likewise, I am inclined to think they have released the SDK for more than strictly fitness as well. Seriously, by using the (grammatically corrected) phrase "for what it was meant," the claim of "no right or wrong answer" becomes downright silly. You have established what you consider to be the right answer. As for me, I bought the Band for what I consider to be its intended use - a device that monitors health/fitness but does a lot more. Now everyone please go back to patting yourselves on the back regarding the purity of your usage.....
    04-02-2015 10:17 AM
  17. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    This has got to be one of the more obnoxious, passive aggressive, posts I have seen in some time. What makes you the arbiter of "what it is meant for?". I am pretty sure they include all the other notification functions, cortana integration, short texting, etc., for a reason. Likewise, I am inclined to think they have released the SDK for more than strictly fitness as well. Seriously, by using the (grammatically corrected) phrase "for what it was meant," the claim of "no right or wrong answer" becomes downright silly. You have established what you consider to be the right answer. As for me, I bought the Band for what I consider to be its intended use - a device that monitors health/fitness but does a lot more. Now everyone please go back to patting yourselves on the back regarding the purity of your usage.....
    Thank you, Mr Grammar! LOL

    BTW, I have established what I consider to be what the device was meant for, not what is the right answer. Sorry to see that you seem to have a stick up your ***.
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    04-02-2015 10:21 AM
  18. NBrookus's Avatar
    How many of you are actually using the band as what it was meant for...a fitness monitor vs a novelty or the next "cool thing" you have gotten.
    I'm not new to fitness trackers. They DO help, if you use it as a tool and work at it. Just like any tool: buying a saw isn't going to make a back deck appear. :)

    I use it as a fitness device to stave off middle aged spread and to keep the heart and body ticking along. I love the built-in GPS tracker; lots easier than using my phone and I don't have to take the phone with me all the time now. Personally, I don't have much use for the notifications, but I tell Cortana to take a note all the time while I'm driving. I don't use it for sleep tracking except occasionally when I feel guilty about not using it for sleep tracking -- it's just uncomfortable enough it tends to keep me awake.

    My screen has no scratches, but the bezel sure does. Glossy black may not have been a good choice for that!
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    04-02-2015 11:40 AM
  19. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    I agree with Stephen. The most important thing for me personally is the sleep tracking, but that is based on my health situation. I wouldn't presume to tell anyone else that sleep monitoring is "what it was meant for". I do love the activity tracking as well as the haptic notifications, and regularly use those features as well.
    04-02-2015 12:25 PM
  20. mkg3's Avatar
    Odd. You sure you got sized right? I have a large and it firs nice and snug and is extremely comfortable to the point I sleep in it with no issues at all.
    I do have large and wear it loosely. I don't like snug fitting things in general. Its about as comfortable is its going to get but still not great. I've had it and worn it everyday since Christmas.

    My preference is metallic band (all of watches I've owned have been metallic) and really don't like the sticky/tacky feel the rubber material gives. I've tried wearing leather strap watches in the past and Band reminds me of that.

    I noticed that it is much more comfortable on my left wrist where I used to wear a watch...................I have tried it on my right but for some reason it is uncomfortable there.............. I think I'm just weird...
    You have something there.... Its feels bit more natural on my left than right. But not enough to swap my watch to right and Band to the left.

    As for you being weird, well, I'm just not going there...
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    04-02-2015 02:30 PM
  21. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    I would think sleep monitoring also constitutes part of a healthy lifestyle monitoring....so I would say...yea it would fall under that...
    04-04-2015 05:27 AM
  22. Lyle K's Avatar
    Although, the other features are interesting and I don't avoid them, I use the Band for health purposes.
    Specifically, tracking my steps, HR (especially during exercise) and sleep.
    I previously owned a Jawbone Up and I consider the Band a significant upgrade!
    I have paired it with My Fitness Pal and after a week or two of getting adjusted to the changes (from Jawbones app), I really like this combination much better. I am seeing good results too! I haven't used the guided workouts yet but intend to soon.
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    04-04-2015 12:27 PM
  23. runamuck83's Avatar
    I use mine all week long for run tracking
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    04-05-2015 05:34 PM
  24. tangledW's Avatar
    I use it as a smartwatch (notifications, texts, etc.), the fitness part is what's a novelty to me.
    Last edited by tangledW; 04-06-2015 at 08:51 AM.
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    04-05-2015 05:55 PM
  25. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    I'm not new to fitness trackers. They DO help, if you use it as a tool and work at it. Just like any tool: buying a saw isn't going to make a back deck appear. :)

    I use it as a fitness device to stave off middle aged spread and to keep the heart and body ticking along. I love the built-in GPS tracker; lots easier than using my phone and I don't have to take the phone with me all the time now. Personally, I don't have much use for the notifications, but I tell Cortana to take a note all the time while I'm driving. I don't use it for sleep tracking except occasionally when I feel guilty about not using it for sleep tracking -- it's just uncomfortable enough it tends to keep me awake.

    My screen has no scratches, but the bezel sure does. Glossy black may not have been a good choice for that!

    Yea I agree sleep tracking is one of the tricky ones cuz I remember it like every..3rd day LOL. Always forget it even though I have the band on my wrist....forget about it completely.
    04-06-2015 06:20 AM
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