I am loving my Pebble. Great battery life, always on screen, notifications. It’s just a superb device. I want to replace my Withings Pulse. I think I know have a solution thanks to Plexfit.
Plexfit is a step counter which links to Google Fit. Why is this important? Withings imports data from Google Fit.
First download the Android App:
And also the Pebble app:
When launching your Android App choose your Google account. Launch the app on the Pebble and I would advise calibrating to get the most accurate steps.
How does Plexfit perform? Read Below to Find out! 🙂
I did some testing yesterday with various activity trackers to see how good a Pebble is as a fitness tracker using misfit. I was walking around my house (mostly up and down the stairs as I played with my son) doing some various DIY followed by walking with some friends to show them where the bus stop was.
Here are my results:
- Pebble + Misfit (On wrist)
- 3652 steps
- Withings Pulse (On belt)
- 4865 steps
- LG G Watch
- 5623 steps
- Plexfit (Ver 1.8 – Normal + No Low Band Filter)
- 4978 steps
After testing the Withings (and from reviews online) I believe this one of the most accurate step monitors you can buy and from my testing, Plexfit comes the closest. I find Misfit totally inaccurate. It’s always counting steps when I am working at my computer desk (at work) but when actually walking misses a whole bunch of steps.
The LG G Watch works well but like Google Fit in general always counts far too many steps. It’s a new platform so maybe it will become better/more accurate.
Thanks to Plexfit I can now eBay my Withings Pulse 🙂
Plexfit is free as a 15 Day Trial and then £2.33 to purchase.