[Nottingham] Fitbit

Mike Cardwell nlug at lists.grepular.com
Fri Sep 11 09:17:08 UTC 2015

* on the Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 09:10:47AM +0100, stripes theotoky wrote:

> I am looking for a "Fitbit" exercise monitor type of wristband that is
> compatible with Linux and is waterproof, as much of my exercise is
> swimming. They are mostly made to log data to smartphones but not having
> one I wish to sync it to the laptop.
> Does anyone have any experience with these devices?
> The Fitbit doesn't fit these requirements being neither water proof nor
> Linux compatible.

I can't directly recommend this as I don't have experience of one yet,
but I'm getting a Pebble Time watch (I'll be picking it up tomorrow). You
can use one of these whilst swimming:


A quick search suggests that there are apps which you can install on the
watch related to tracking your swims:


I'm not sure about Linux support. But you can write your own apps and their
SDK can be installed on Linux:


So at the very least, you could write something yourself to track your
swimming which then uploads data to a server via whatever means
you choose (a HTTP PUT/POST to your own webapp?)



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