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Nuband vs Fitbit: Fitness Tracker Review

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In recent years, it has become incredibly popular to wear a fitness tracker to monitor sleep, steps, calories. This isn’t even just within the fitness industry, trackers are worn by all ages, genders, from all different lifestyles. It’s now common to hear people bragging about their night’s sleep or competing over who can get the highest step count. So, here I have compared the market leader, Fitbit, and the latest fitness tracker brand, Nuband.

As a fitness enthusiast myself, I have worn a fitness tracker for the past year almost every day. My first watch was the FitBit Charge HR, and I am now wearing the Nuband i-Touch which so far, I am very impressed with.

Features

Both watches track step count, monitor sleep and track activity, including calories burned. However, the main difference is the Fitbit includes a heart rate monitor and the Nuband does not. Instead, it tracks activity through movement. You may think this is a negative but I gave up on my Fitbits energy expenditure a long time ago. I found it was inaccurate and unreliable, and since then I have read studies stating that the calorie expenditure can be up to 95% inaccurate. Therefore, the fact the Nuband doesn’t have a heart rate tracker or give you a calorie burn for the full day, really isn’t an issue.

Design

In terms of design, I much prefer the Nuband over the Fitbit. It looks modern, sleek and stylish with a ‘popper’ style strap fastening. I also much prefer how the Nuband charges, you simply pop out the screen and plug it in to a USB port. This means no more lost or forgotten charging wires when going away!

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Technology

I have also found that the Nuband has a much longer battery life than the Fitbit. The battery was full after two hours of charge and is said to last up to two weeks. So far so good (3 days in and still on full battery power). As opposed to the Charge HR which would last around 4-5 days before needing more juice.

Although very similar, I do find the Fitbit app easier to navigate than the Nuband app to view steps and stats. However, the Nuband does sync to the app MUCH quicker than Fitbit, which is much more efficient.

Both watches also allow you to receive notifications from your phone such as calls, messages and social media. A very handy feature to have for when working out in the gym! However, this is a feature I could never figure out how to activate on my Fitbit. Yet the Nuband set all this up for me without having to activate or fiddle with settings, which was much easier. Giving a much better customer experience.

Summary

Overall, I would say the Nuband comes out first in terms of practicality, affordability, and design. The only difference would be the Nuband not having a heart rate monitor. But in terms of how accurate these are with calorie expenditure anyway. I wouldn’t say they needed to add one at all. I personally never paid attention to the calorie burn on my Fitbit, as I knew it wasn’t to be taken as gospel. Therefore, I think the Nuband team deserve so much recognition as they have created a fitness tracker which is not only much more affordable, but just as accurate, techy and stylish.

Nuband Fitness Tracker Features:

  • Touch screen
  • Activity and sleep tracker
  • Gesture control
  • Camera control
  • Notifications and calls
  • Waterproof

Get your very own Nuband i-Touch Fitness Tracker here.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Samantha Rogers

    This looks fabulous and accurate too I will be looking into this Danielle

    September 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    • Reply danielle.wilson5@btinternet.com

      Yes do, thanks for reading!

      September 26, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Martha

    I’m tempted, but yet I’ve read so many studies saying the fitness trackers actually don’t help you in terms of your overall health. Still on the fence I guess.

    September 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply danielle.wilson5@btinternet.com

      Yes, I agree but they are great motivation to get you moving by giving yourself a step count target for the day. Definitely got me moving and more active! Thanks for reading!

      September 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply June

    As a FitBit lover I was excited to learn about this new tracker. However, I could just not do without the heart rate monitor. I use it for my workouts. But everyone is different. So thank you for sharing 🙂

    September 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    • Reply danielle.wilson5@btinternet.com

      Yes I did think that too at first, but as weight training is more my thing my heart rate is pretty irrelevant so I just prefer to set myself a step target each day😊

      September 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    This seems pretty amazing. I currently have a fit bit but would love one of these instead!

    Xo-Lisa

    http://www.thatssodarling.com

    September 27, 2017 at 3:44 am
    • Reply danielle.wilson5@btinternet.com

      Yes, sometimes you can just be paying for the brand name unfortunately with expensive market leader products. It’s nice to see a small company offering an amazing product at an affordable price! Thanks for reading

      September 27, 2017 at 5:50 am
  • Reply Scenes From Nadine (Nadine Smith)

    This seems like a pretty cool gadget to have for those trying to lead an active lifestyle. Technology really helps a lot in trying to keep fit, and this looks like a handy tool in achieving that goal. I like the design. It’s very sleek and not bulky at all. I think it’s also pretty cool that it charges easily and lets you receive notifications from your phone! It does more than what it’s meant to do!

    September 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm
    • Reply danielle.wilson5@btinternet.com

      Thanks so much. Yes really couldn’t be happier with it. It’s helpful even if you aren’t active too to get you motivated to move more and of course.. track your sleep!

      September 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Janalyn C Sullivan

    I too found fitbit lacking. I hadn’t tried the Nuband though… good read.

    September 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm
    • Reply danielle.wilson5@btinternet.com

      Maybe you could try it, highly recommend! Thanks for reading!

      September 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Thena

    I’ve tried to track a number of ways, but I just don’t have good luck with any of the gadgets out there. Enjoyed your post!

    September 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    • Reply danielle.wilson5@btinternet.com

      No problem, this watch is much easier to use than others I’ve tried! Thanks for reading, have a good day!

      September 28, 2017 at 5:34 am

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