FitBit vs. Body Media?
Friday, January 11, 2013
My Body Media armband's bluetooth gave up just 2mos after the one year warranty expired. Contacting customer support got me a "here's a 15% off coupon to go buy a new one" with no idea if this is a common problem and I'm looking at a new one every 14mos. I don't have the money to do that, thankyouverymuch. Saw an ad here on SP for FitBit and how they sync with SP so checked them out. It looks like it has basically the same functionality but the unit is cheaper (even after the sale price and 15% off coupon) with no $6.95/monthly subscription fee to see my data. Even if I got their premium package to get all sorts of bells and whistles I'm not sure I need, it's still cheaper than the Body Media dashboard basic package so I'm really considering making the jump. I figure if being a loyal customer for 4yrs including paying fees when I wasn't even using the stupid thing and then buying a new one because it was BT and I could give my old one to hubby so we were then paying for two subscription fees isn't enough to earn some kind of "Oh, hey, yeah, that's not cool, let's do something to really help you out" instead of taking over a week to respond to my emails and a pittance...yeah, it's time to start shopping around.
So I ask you, which do you have and how do you like it?