I'd been toying with the idea of getting a +Fitbit Flex for a while but hadn't taken the plunge. I'm not some high-performing athlete looking to track my athletic prowess, or even much of an athlete at all, but I thought it might be good to get an idea of how active (or inactive) I really am and then see what I can do to improve on that. Smart watches hadn't interested me enough to jump on the bandwagon as having some kind of halfway-smartphone didn't interest me.

And today the Fitbit Force was announced and all of a sudden I'm interested. It did everything the Fitbit Flex does, but can also track steps climbed (something that went missing in the Fitbit Flex even though it was available in the previous Fitbit One), plus the real kicker for me: Call Notifications. NICE!

Sometimes my phone is in the other room, or in my pocket, or bag, or somewhere other than my hand, and getting an incoming call notification on my Fitbit Force would be awesome. But why stop there? How about notifying me when I have a new SMS? I don't necessarily want you to display the message for me (your screen's a little small), but why not let me know I've got one? And while you're at it, how about e-mails? New Gmail arrives – let me know would you? Thanks.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, I must point this out:
"CALL NOTIFICATIONS COMING SOON
As part of an upcoming firmware update, with Apple iOS 7 4S and higher Smartphones you can choose to receive incoming call notifications right on your wrist when your phone is nearby."
I've put an e-mail out to +Fitbit to see if this functionality will be compatible with Android devices (you know, the vast majority of smartphone users) and will update this post once I hear back from them, but I'm REALLY hoping they're going to have this functionality available for use with Android devices – if so, I'll take 2.

What do you think – worth getting or are there better smartwatch options available that take your fancy?

#fitbitforce   #smartwarch  

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