As always I have to throw the diabetes in to any purchase I make when it comes to any aerobic activity. What would the benefits be for me if I was to purchase a fitness band and how would it help my diabetes? I will start with my diabetes OCD, everyday that I have woken up for the past six years everything that I do revolves around my diabetes. Diabetes to me is a science and math problem that is different every single day, if I can find something to help me with my diabetes math equation I would be ecstatic. That is why I want a fitness band, in my eyes a fitness band will finally accuratley tell me how many calories I burn in one day. It will also tell me when and how much effort I was putting in at a certain time. At the end of the day I would take the data from the fitness band and from Easy Ed (my Dexcom) and compare the two. Say my blood sugar started at 150 when I started mowing greens at 7am, if my blood sugar goes down to 80 at 830am I can see from the fitness band report how much work my body was doing. I can then take that info and adjust my diet, basal rate or bolus I take for the breakfast that I had that morning. It may sound like a lot of work but the more information I have at my disposal the better my blood sugars will be.
What band am I looking at? I have it down to two, the Basis B1 and the Garmin Vivofit. For a while I was very interested in the Fitbit Force but this band has been recalled due to a rash that band leaves. The high price of the Basis has me leaning towards the Garmin, I currently have a Garmin GPS for my bike and a Garmin heart rate monitor. I really like how Garmin products perform and after reading way to many reviews on both the Garmin and the Basis I will be going with the Garmin if I do decide to purchase any fitness band. I just wish I could test drive one of them before buying.