Fitbit Charge 1 $40 on clearance instore YMMV
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Walmart has the Fitbit Charge for $40 on clearance YMMV
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boblepp wrote: ↑May 15th, 2017 8:45 amDo Not Buy Fitbit products.
They ALL require an active internet connection to make even the slightest change using their app. You cannot set the time or even cancel a daily alarm without being online. For city dwellers this is an annoyance only, but for soldiers, sailors, cruise shippers, hikers, campers....well, you get the idea... it's a show stopper. Crossed a time zone? Go online.
They refuse to respond to this years-long user forum post on the issue. All they need do is modify their app but their elitist techies refuse.
May 15th, 2017 9:04 am
The problem is, as some people have learned with other internet-reliant products, is what if Fitbit goes out of business, gets bought out, or just plain chooses to discontinue support and development for a certain product? You're then stuck with an electronic gadget that is practically useless..that you paid money for.
May 15th, 2017 9:21 am
Okay, you need to stop fear-mongering. These types of "always on" devices have been around for a while, and they will continue to be around for a long time. You are taking the worst-case scenario and blanketing that across every device.ES_Revenge wrote: ↑May 15th, 2017 9:04 amThe problem is, as some people have learned with other internet-reliant products, is what if Fitbit goes out of business, gets bought out, or just plain chooses to discontinue support and development for a certain product? You're then stuck with an electronic gadget that is practically useless..that you paid money for.
Imagine if the headphones you bought last year stopped working, just because a company dropped support or went out of business? That would seem ridiculous. But for so-called "tech gear" this seems to be acceptable for some folks.
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Look at what I wrote.
I never said this anywhere.
WTF are you on about? I actually bought a Lyve device, as a gift, and that was the result. So keep going on with the nonsense about "fee validated" (whatever the eff that means). I'm not fear mongering anything and I'm actually the very last person to fear monger anything at any time. I'm merely pointing out that this is a possibility. Just because your Pebble time works "just as it did" does NOT mean that other internet dependent devices will work indefinitely just because yours was "fee validated" or whatever (?) Pebble Time does.
May 15th, 2017 10:05 am
Indeed. At $40 you probably wouldn't care about the FitBit not working so long as you got some use out of it. At the retail price of like $150? Not so much. TBH I don't see Fitbit going out of business anytime soon (if only for the "brag to your friends"/"wear in lieu of actually being in shape" type of attraction to buyers) but there's no telling when they'll just say, "Well guys this product is EOL and too old so we're not going to keep anything for it going, including online access...which incidentally is required for the thing to operate. Instead you can purchasee more of our new products at expected ludicrous prices." LOL.djuroganovic wrote: ↑May 15th, 2017 9:24 amI agree with ES_Revenge, but If product is cheap enough, not many customers will care that their "last year headphones" stopped working...they wer cheap enough to throw them away and look for something else. Just look at Chromebooks...very popular product lately, and we all know that Google is not famous with long product support. People are still buying, most likely because they are cheap enough
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