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    Would a wrist-worn fitness tracker work if I walk with my hands in my pockets?

    This is one of my concerns because as it gets colder and colder, many times I find myself walking with my hands in my pockets (esp. pockets in a jacket) and I wonder how the band can pick up movements like this. Has anyone had experiences with this? Thanks!!
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    Absolutely yes, it works without any flaw and experiencing the exact same step counts as if you leave your arms free to move (experienced with Runtastic Orbit)

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    I can't say I have ever tried it, but my guess would be that steps / activity WILL still be recorded even with your hands in the warn comfort of your pockets . I'm not sure what kind of accuracy hit this will cause, but from my experience with many different trackers they are typically best used for "ball park" kinda numbers anyways.

    If you're truly worried about this tho, there are some fitness tracking devices (like the misfit shine or flash) that can be worn somewhere other than your wrist, if so desired... Such as on your shoe laces, belt clip, or strapped to an arm or leg. One of the good things about the fitness tracker segment being a bit crowded is the sheer amount of choices now available to consumers!
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    Thank you Penguwin!! I like how versatile the Misfit is, so I haven't ruled it out completely
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    Absolutely yes, it works without any flaw and experiencing the exact same step counts as if you leave your arms free to move (experienced with Runtastic Orbit)
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    the misfit has a great clip too so you can wear it like a pedometer
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    It works. I've had the Nike Fuelband and Up24. Tested both and they worked fine with hands in pockets or holding a child, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    It works. I've had the Nike Fuelband and Up24. Tested both and they worked fine with hands in pockets or holding a child, etc.
    You held a child up with one?
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    lol oh boy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejai80 View Post
    You held a child up with one?
    Maybe their candy looked tasty? J/K . lol
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    I was thinking she had a child swinging on one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejai80 View Post
    I was thinking she had a child swinging on one
    You guys are silly. I meant I was holding a child in my arm so it was stationary as I was walking around.
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    Thanks for your replies guys!! I just ordered the Garmin Vivofit on eBay (it was on sale). I guess the battery life is what draws me in
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    Nice, let us know
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshingyou View Post
    Thanks for your replies guys!! I just ordered the Garmin Vivofit on eBay (it was on sale). I guess the battery life is what draws me in
    Great! Would love to hear your feedback.

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