I like some things about the Garmin, including the new straps I can get from Mobile Mob, but I loved the Fitbit!!! My favorite thing about the Garmin is the fact that the time stays visible without needing to press anything.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been wearing both trackers to see how they compare. After a couple of days I could tell that the Garmin counted way less steps than the Fitbit if I wore both on my left (non-dominant) wrist.
So, I have been wearing the Fitbit on my left wrist and the Garmin on my right wrist.
Here is just a sample of how they compare (Garmin on the left side, Fitbit info on the right side):
Saturday – no workout just normal living. Only 49 steps difference with the Garmin higher.
Another close day – both the steps and mileage are almost the same.
This day was way off – I ran 10 miles – funny that neither one of these is even close to the right mileage.
Not sure why there was such a huge difference on Wednesday. Funny that the Garmin was higher since normally it is the low one.
Thursday was a lot closer – only 79 steps different. Funny that the mileage is low since I did a total of 9.75 on the treadmill.
I think it’s funny that the 2 are so different and not even consistent on the differences. One thing that is always consistent is that the mileage never matches what I really do on the treadmill.
Do you wear a fitness tracker? Which one?
Would you wear 2 to compare them or am I just a total dork???