Mio and Garmin activity trackers

Mio and Garmin activity trackers
By Rajinder B.
Fitbits are really good trackers, but from what I heard when its low to medium activity its precise, but when its medium to high activity it can be less precise.
I haven’t heard if anyone’s tried it but have a look at Pure Pulse Guidelines.
Fitbit suggets wearing it 2-3 fingers width from the wrist bone may help.



Mio Slice, source

I was informed about the Mio brand of trackers, Mio’s website.
Their heart rate monitor is very accurate, they compare it to chest straps. The recent model is the Mio Slice. If someone is looking mainly for heart measurement this would be a recommended one to check out. Its water resistant to 30m, 3 ATM.

They rely more on the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) score, as seen here. It looks like a very good activity tracker.


Garmin has activity trackers.


Garmin Vivosmart 3, source

One of which is the Vivosmart 3, seen here, and it works with all three major devices iPhone®, Android™, and Windows®.

It uses similar technology like the Fitbit green LED’s to estimate heart rate. And the usual the tracker being worn off the wrist bone.

And a lot more specialized ones, if you’re into specific sports, like golfing, cycling, swimming and lots of other sports, seen here.

I heard good things about Garmin activity trackers.

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By Rajinder B.

Fitbit Official Site

Fitbit is a popular activity tracker and here is just an overview of some of the models current models 2017.

Fitbit Zip

Fitbit Zip

Is an older model, but the clip on tracker, and uses a coin cell battery. This is good for those who just want to track their steps and activity through the Fitbit app. You can mount to your belt, strap, and shoes.

Fitbit One

Fitbit One

Clip on like the zip, but this one has sleep tracking too, comes with a sleep wristband to measure sleep.

Fitbit Flex 2

An updated version of the Flex, the Flex 2 is now waterproof, the rest of the Fitbit line are water resistant. The Flex 2 has pendants and bangles. Which can be accessorized really nicely, let’s say a night out on the town, as seen here
Flex 2 look
It looks very chic.

Fitbit Flex 2

There is also SmartTrack™ by Fitbit, which automatically detects certain sports after 15 minutes and records it accordingly rather than manually putting it into the app.

Fitbit Alta

Fitbit Alta

This model is like the flex, but with a display. The strap of the Flex 2 and Alta are the same. At first its very hard to secure the band, but later on it gets easier. Sometimes they can get lost. It is suggested to contact Fitbit to see what they can do. There is also smart phone notifications too.

Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit Alta HR

This model is like the Alta, but with heart rate (HR) monitoring, Purepulse, which uses leds to measure. It is suggested to wear the HR models off the wrist bone for more accurate measurements. There are also Fitbit’s other technologies Fitbit Technologies

Also the Alta HR has a buckle on the watch strap, prevents accidental loss and for the HR measurement. This version is slimmer than the Charge 2.

Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2

This one came out a while ago, and it’s the previous Charge HR, but the Charge 2, you can change the wristband. Also has a bigger screen, to see the time, notifications, timer, and this model also monitoring breathing sessions, and interchangeable wrist band.

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit Blaze

This one resembles the smart watches, color display. GPS connect, need to have GPS on your phone in order to track routes, a color display to interface with the Fitbit app, as in to add activities. Depending on your budget, a smart watch could be an alternative.

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge

The Surge has been around for a while and this has GPS built in, good for tracking routes.


Fitbit Aria

This is the Fitbit scale, it connects with your Fitbit account and you can keep track of everything fitness related. This can be a complete package of activity monitoring.


As with most trackers you need to put in which activity you’re doing, but there are more detection algorithms. Like with all trackers, after several days or weeks, needs to be synchronized as the device can only buffer so much data.
You can set up several trackers on one account.
These how to videos can be really good for specific models

Developer Fitbit If anyone is into app development, and wants to create apps with Fitbit data this can be really interesting.


If it doesn’t sync, try turning off Bluetooth, rebooting the phone/tablet, uninstalling, reinstalling the app, and resetting the tracker according to Fitbit’s instructions.

Fitbit Help

Any issue you can always contact Fitbit support, they are very helpful.

Fitbit Extras

Public School Nyc

Collaboration with Public School.

Fitbit Ambassadors including Gabby Reece, volleyball player.

And a fun video with American dancer Julianne Hough.


Overall you can use the Fitbit Comparaison to compare the different models of Fitbits. You can add your friends to compete against. I have heard that if you have friends with another company tracker, you can push the data into the Myfitnesspal then compare. There are many other apps like Fitbit Partnerships.

If you’re in the market for extra bands, definitely check out the Fitbit website, but there also third party ones available from Ebay, and Amazon.

There are other trackers out there, but Fitbits are really good general trackers.

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Tablet Purchase

Here are just some tips from some of the experience I have if you are in the market for tablets.

  • Apple Tablets:
    • If you already have content, music, movies, bought on Itunes, just stick to Apple.
    • If you already have an Iphone, Ipad, or willing to try it out.
    • Will work well with Apple TV, can do mirroring, stream Itunes content. 
  • Android tablets
    • A bit more flexible in terms of customization
    • Different brands skin theirs differently so they may look different but its very similar
    • Some brands add bundled software
    • Good to buy from Google Play store, as those ones are considered clean Android (raw operating system).
    • Samsung: they have really nice screens, great cameras
    • RCA brand tablets: was told by a customer that these are good budget tablets, for everyday use, available at local Walmart.
    • TV streamers to use, Roku, Chromecast.
  • Microsoft Surface Tablet
    • I find these are great tablets, as they give you the desktop mode, as we’re used to working on with many windows, and access to full screen applications like on the tablets
    • If you need something more for business, excel, word, numbers, these can be great choice.
    • Windows RT: can only load apps from the Microsoft Store
    • Windows Pro: can be used like a regular computer, install any apps, like a laptop
    • The keyboard offered magnetically attaches, and doesn’t need charging and acts like a case. With the Android, and Apple, most are bluetooth and need charging after several months of use.

Best would be to try it out in stores, get a feel for each device, and if you have friends or family members that have any of these devices try them out.
Also can check out reviews on major sites, or internet search the model, brand and reviews.

Hope this helps, will update.




If you’re in the market for a new reader, I would suggest looking into the Kobo Ereaders if you have a chance.

So far with the Kobo Ereaders, you can

I heard things about Amazon Ereaders, that they have features like lock screens.

Hope this helps a bit, will update.