Yesterday I went to shower and as I was going to undo the strap on my FitBit my FitBit broke. My FitBit is one of the tools I rely on greatly in my weight loss efforts. It allows me to track my daily progress. As soon as it broke my first thought was how am I going to track my steps, my blog!
So I called FitBit just before they closed and spoke with their sales department hoping to just order another band. Turns out that you cannot buy a band for the FitBit Charge HR. According to the sales person I have to speak with someone in their customer service department to determine whether they can fix it for free or I will have to pay for it. After the amount of wear my FitBit has seen it isn’t too surprising that my FitBit broke but I like it. I am really hoping to hear that they will fix it for free.
My FitBit Broke, Now What?
After I was done with all of that my next thought was my FitBit broke, what am I going to do about my Pact? Well I looked at the Pact app and it will sync with the Jawbone Up Move. The move is labeled as a throwaway fitness tracker and at the price of $49 it is hard to disagree. I have a friend who has one so I decided to give it a go. At the very least it will give me a way to track my steps while my FitBit is being sorted out.
When I arrived at Best Buy there were only two options black and red. I went for the black one. The Jawbone Up Move normally comes on a clothing/belt clip but because I lost my first FitBit because it had a belt clip design I wanted to get the watch strap for it. I got a pack of watch straps from Best Buy, black, yellow, and a redish color.
Until further notice I will be using the Jawbone Up to keep track of my steps and possibly my sleep. The device doesn’t have a heart rate sensor so it fits a lot looser on the wrist which is nice. It almost feels as if it wasn’t there. I am still trying to get used to the Jawbone Up Move but the app is a little confusing and it seems to be having some syncing issues. As far as I can tell there is no option to force a sync with the device.
Once I have worn the device for more than a day and have had a chance to figure things out I will post a review of the Jawbone Up Move so that you can know a little more about it. I will also keep you apprised of what FitBit says about my Charge HR.