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Fitbit for skiing?

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I was bought a Fitbit Blaze for Christmas, and while I’ve never been particularly interested in these fitness trackers or smart watches in general, i’ve quite enjoyed using it over the past week.

Might be just the novelty factor at the moment, but it looks quite as an actual watch, I can track my running and the sleep log is fascinating (as a poor sleeper).

I’m off skiing next week and am wondering if anyone has used them for skiing and how? What’s the best mode? Is there any point at all?
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Handy Turnip wrote:
Is there any point at all?


Not really but if it makes you happy.

I have a 10 euro "fitbit clone"

i. it is very small
ii. it is waterproof
iii. it tells the time
iv. I can see my SMS without taking the phone out of my pocket

the steps feature is accurate for walking but not downhill skiing. The blaze doesn't have a gps so you may as well use your phone for strava type things.
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davidof wrote:
Handy Turnip wrote:
Is there any point at all?


Not really but if it makes you happy.


I suspected that might be the case! Laughing

The watch doesn’t have gps but can connect to the gps on my phone (although then maybe I should just use my phone!).

I’ve heard of people using the bike mode when skiing as the closest mode.

Might just wear it and see what happens!
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I wear my Garmin for skiing, is a cheaper model so set up for "cycling" then change it to Alpine Ski when upload to Garmin/Strava

Nice to see route mapped out on map, distance, speed etc. And know I'm not one who tries to beat max speed all the time.
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I have an apple watch (heavily discounted with my vitality insurance plans), I can use all sorts of tracking & 3rd party apps including ski logging.
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Handy Turnip wrote:


The watch doesn’t have gps but can connect to the gps on my phone (although then maybe I should just use my phone!).


QED !

but it works as a watch, so no reason not to wear it, if you can receive messages like my watch it is useful to have it on
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@Handy Turnip, I wore my Charge2 last year - it didn't seem to register much of my 'movement' (but I didn't try changing any settings...)
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@Handy Turnip, if you're tracking calories in/out then it's worth taking, but then again you're on holiday so it'll only be a downer. If you're not tracking calories then you might as well just use an app on your phone for tracking etc. Skitracks is good, although it having the GPS on all the time really eats the battery of an iPhone.
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I’ll give it a go, mostly out of curiosity than anything else. Definitely not planning on watching my calories, @Valkyrie! Smile Although I’ll be intrigued by my heart rate to see how much it changes when I ski.
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@Handy Turnip, I wore my Polar strap & watch last week. First time I've tried this. Results were interesting. Max HR 147, 1650 calories in about 2.5 hours skiing ( I only went for the afternoon ). Much higher than expected. The highest I get on my MTB is about 160.
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