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+[[!meta title="Tracking activity…"]]
+[[!meta author="Daniel Silverstone"]]
+[[!meta date="2013-06-12 22:31:49 +0100"]]
+[[!tag life]]
+Dear Lazyweb,
+I am considering purchasing an activity tracker. In the running are two,
+the first is the [Fitbit Flex]( and the
+second is the [Jawbone Up]( but I do not know
+which to choose.
+The Fitbit is a little more flexible, looks cuter and has “moar
+features” in terms of tracking your climb etc. However it won’t sync
+with my phone and there’s no viable Linux sync solution AFAICT which
+would lead to having to have a CackOS box or a Wintendo (and yes, you
+can draw whatever conclusions you like about my OS preferences from
+The Jawbone however syncs with Android phones (and mine is on the
+supported list) via the headphone socket which is quite clever and
+plausibly even reverse-engineerable. But the Up is a tad more expensive
+than the Flex and not as convenient in terms of wrist sizing.
+I would be very interested to hear from any Flex owners or Up owners,
+particularly about their experiences using their devices where there’s
+no Apple or Microsoft involved. I am aware that some previous Fitbit
+products worked with Linux (fitbitd) but none of the sleep-tracking ones
+seem to.
+For reference, I run Debian/Wheezy (although I am persuading myself to
+switch to Jessie soon) and my phone is a Galaxy Nexus, running stock
+Android (although it is in unlocked-bootloader mode).
+Please supply ideas.