My boyfriend and I are both interested in losing weight / getting more active and fit. He especially is a big fan of technology, so I have been thinking about getting some sort of tracking device for both of us. I am kind of interested in the FitBit Flex and Jawbone Up bands because it seems like you can basically just put them on and then forget about them. I also like the fact that you can wear them while you're sleeping and it tracks sleep stats too.
However, it doesn't seem like either of these devices does anything with heart rate monitoring, and I would like to have something that tracks that as well. I am thinking that including heart rate monitoring may more accurately determine calorie expenditure during exercise? Maybe not - please correct me if I'm wrong!
If anyone has any personal experience with these devices or anything similar, I'd love to hear your feedback about what features work well, what don't, and whether there's anything different that does more that I may be interested in instead.