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Fitbit Ionic or Charge 2: which to get?
The leaf refuses to acknowledge the possibility of 2 sleep periods during one day. I love the leaf and since march 9th I can not access anything. Make sure you sync your LEAF before unpairing to not lose any of your data. Reply Shannon Spainhower December 27, at Reply Rachel December 6, at 7:

Bellabeat Leaf User Manual

You certainly do not want to be charging your fitness band every night. Ahhmmm… Apple, are you reading this? Both of these devices have a rechargeable Lithium battery with a similar battery life.

Charge 2 will keep going for around 5 days depending on use, settings and other factors , which is fairly decent. On a full charge, Ionic will run for around 4 days. With GPS switched on, this comes down to 10 hours. When it comes to waterproofing, the Charge 2 is sweat, rain and splash proof.

Ionic is the only Fitbit wearable, along with the Flex 2 , that is water-resistant. In fact, it has a fantastic 5 ATM 50 meter water-resistance and will track your swim sessions, too. The trackers spit out motivational messages through the day and nudge you with move reminders if you are having a particularly slow day. There is also automatic activity recognition which means you will get credit even if you forget to log a workout. There is one fitness sensor you will find in Ionic but not in Charge 2, and that is the SpO2 sensor.

The heart rate monitor still stores data at 1 second intervals during exercise tracking and at 5 second intervals all other times, but on Ionic the quality of readings has been upgraded. Fitbit Ionic or Apple Watch Series 3 — which to get? When it comes to non-fitness functions, both of these devices show basic notifications and allow for music control. Ionic also comes with 2.

Ionic and Charge 2 are two totally different animals — one is a smartwatch, the other a fitness band. In terms of sensors, there is little difference. Ionic takes everything Charge 2 offers, and upgrades it with an SpO2 sensor. The heart-rate sensor has been upgraded too.

Neither is really anything to write home about. The bigger difference is in the design and smartwatch features. There may be lots of gimmicks or unnecessary bits of equipment for your health, but rest assured that home blood pressure monitors BPMs are not gimmicks and they are highly useful.

The company boasts an almost bewildering range of monitors for sale, the majority of which are for use on the upper arm. There are only two buttons on the device.

But even with every precaution, blood pressure measurements taken at the wrist may be less accurate because the wrist arteries are narrower and not as deep under your skin as those of the forearm.

So its a choice between convenience of wrist monitors and accuracy of upper arm monitors. For me, accuracy wins every time. The company has introduced an exclusive new heart health algorithm it calls Advanced Accuracy, to measure more data points for more clinically-accurate readings. When you first operate the BPM, you will need to pair with your smartphone device. Make sure the Bluetooth on your smart device is turned on, download the Omron Connect App from the App Store or Google Play; open the App and follow the set-up and pairing instructions.

To take a measurement, you need to be relaxed and comfortably seated, at a comfortable room temperature. Sit in a chair with your legs uncrossed and your feet flat on the floor. Ideally, you should use the same arm when measuring your blood pressure each time because values can vary between your arms.

The device is quick to take a reading. The monitor uses the oscillometric B. As mentioned, the display shows measurements right there on your arm, no smartphone required.

The monitor holds readings. However, only the most current reading is displayed on the monitor. When the monitor memory reaches readings, your new readings will automatically overwrite the stored readings.

The Omron Connect app tracks your daily measurements, giving you a clear view of your overall health. How do I do this? I go to bed early a lot due to having Fibromyalgia; however, my leaf only shows sleep starting at 9: So I am not getting an accurate ready of my sleep.

Is there a way to correct this? Trying to sync my leaf and all I get is an error notification. It vibrates etc and then says sorry there is an error.

I am having the same issue. And I am still waiting for a response from the support team. Did they help you out? If so what did they do? Hi, new to leaf Urban and I love it so far! Is there any way that future leafs could track ovulation a bit more precisely i. That would be the best thing in the world for those of us trying to pin down ovulation in order to have the best chance of getting pregnant! I know there is one other bracelet on the market that claims to be able to do this, would be awesome if it was integrated into the leaf!

The bracelet strap is useless, the device falls off. It is too chunky to attach to my bra strap, to big to wear as a necklace and falls off my underwear overnight — the only place I can find to wear it comfortably while sleeping. We are so sorry to hear this, Michelle!

We have done our best to ensure our users can enjoy the Leaf in all 3 ways, so if possible, please reach out to our team at hi bellabeat. They would be happy to look into it and find a way to help make sure you are able to successfully wear your Leaf! We would be more than happy to forward that Activity as a suggestion to our team! We are always looking to add more activities for our users to choose from. We are sorry to hear that, Aliya!

Could we please ask you to reach out to our technical support at support bellabeat. They would love to take a closer look into this and help sort it out! I am a Bellabeat customer. I recently bought a Leaf and extra band for my wife as a gift. Unfortunately, the products have offered nothing but trouble. After spending hundreds of dollars with Bellabeats, the products are sitting in the drawer and are unusable. Except to use a difference device. We are sorry to hear you have been experiencing this issue between your Android device and Leaf, please know that we are constantly working our best on new app improvements for both our iOS and Android users.

We will hopefully have a permanent solution for this issue you have been experiencing soon Belinda, and please accept our sincerest apologies once more! Hi Stefanie, we are sorry to hear that! Please note that if you carried your Android device with you the readings should be more accurate and closer to your Leaf.

I bought it specifically to wear as a bracelet and I can only wear it on my right hand but sadly every time I use that hand to do anything it is counting it as taking steps. Or do I need to return it? Hi Michelle, we are truly sorry to hear that! Could you please email our technical support team at support bellabeat. They will b sure to help with the accuracy issues you have been experiencing. I have an iphone 4 and have recently purchased a leaf, this blog says that it is compatible.

The app says that it requires 9. My iphone 4 only goes up to 7. If there an older app available? Or can I not use my Leaf until I have to purchase a new phone? Hi Abbey, unfortunately, that would not be possible. As the Leaf app is updated frequently, a version that is compatible with iOS 7. Our apologies for the inconvenience! As a result, my step count is upwards of 19k, which is wayyyyyyyy off through no fault of its own!

Is there anyway to go back and set it to wrist and have it recalculate the steps? If not, is that a feature that could be added? Unfortunately, it is not possible to go back, set the placement to have the tracked data recounted. Make sure you set your Leaf placement every time you change the way you wear your it. How can this be corrected? Please try reinstalling your app and see if the pregnancy will stay. If not, reach out to our tech support at support bellabeat.

I edited it back to what it should be but it reverts back to the new one. Why is it doing that? Hi Leah, we are sorry to hear you are experiencing this issue. Please be sure to email our technical support team at support bellabeat. Please reach out to our tech support team at support bellabeat. Hi Emma, we decided to focus our product away from tracking heartbeat, mostly because the studies have shown how inaccurate these measurements can be, especially when worn on the wrist.

As inaccurate feedback regarding heart rate could only lead to greater anxiety in your life, we have, rather than heart rate, done our best to focus on stress management! My Leaf is taking forever to sync.

How do I fix this?? Hi Joan, we are sorry to know about this issue. Could you please contact our technical support team at support bellabeat. Hello, I have a quick question. I just wanted to check if the Bluetooth on the Leaf can be disabled or turned off. The Leaf will only need the Bluetooth on your phone on when syncing, transferring data. We apologize if this would cause any further inconvenience!

Hi, I am wondering if it is possible for me to pair my leaf with two different devices? I currently have it paired with my phone for convenience but I would love to pair it with my tablet as well. Can I do that, or will it mess things up? Dear Liz, simply download the app to your tablet and log in with your existing account and your Leaf will be connected there with all your data. Thank you for reaching out to us! We kindly suggest contacting us at hi bellabeat.

Thank you for your cooperation! I love my new leaf Daisy, but I would love to be able to change the liters into ounces for water intake, is that coming soon? You would be able to change litres into ounces by going to settings in your Leaf app, clicking on your name at the top of the screen, and changing the measurement unit there. I purchased this because it was discounted around the holidays and I thought it would be good for tracking my sleep patterns.

Upon arrival, the two chains it came with — to wear it as a necklace — had kinks in them and seemed kind of cheaply made. So I put it on my hip. It showed about a third of the steps that my Apple Watch did, which I felt was correct based on the amount of walking I did that day. The sleep seemed like it worked correctly as far as when I fell asleep to when I woke up but there was no explanation of the sleep graph like what the colors meant in the morning when it asked if it had accurately recorded your sleep.

I assume the colors indicated when I was restless in the night but I have no idea since there was no explanation. I feel like the app needs A LOT of work. This product has been around long enough — in my opinion — so that you should have more information … like alerts should appear on your phone when the leaf buzzes.

Lastly — customer service — there is no place to call them that I could find. You have to complete a form, which is an email, and then it tells you that it will be a 72 hour turnaround time. It took exactly 3 days to receive a response.

I requested a refund. They said they issued a refund and it could take 5 to 7 business days to appear. As far as the step tracking, did you make sure to have your placement always set correctly in the Leaf app? As for the sleep graph, the light purple areas represent light sleep, and the dark purple ones are deep sleep. If you hover over the graph, you can see the written explanations.

We would suggest you contact your bank regarding the outstanding refund, as once we issue a refund, we no longer hold the funds, and therefore there is no way we could help you with this. The bank, however, should be able to provide you with information on when these funds will be available for you on your account.

Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns! My bellabeat just vibrated and I have no idea why. Does it vibrate for any other reason? I wish the app had an explanation for why it vibrated. That is quite odd, Andrea! Please, reach our support team at support bellabeat.

Any idea why this has happened? This happened yesterday when I flew to a different time zone. All my other data is being tracked. Also forgot to mention that the stress function has also stopped working at the same time as I was unable to track my water consumption. There seems to be a technical issue with your Leaf, so we would kindly ask you to reach out to our team at support bellabeat. They will be able to look into the issue and resolve it for you.

I just installed the app and connected my new leaf!! Hi Bregje, thanks for reaching out! We would suggest reaching our team at support bellabeat. How often can i make the leaf vibrate. Sign me up for the newsletter! Hey there, LEAF owners! Where can I get the app? What devices are compatible with the LEAF? How does the LEAF sync with the app? How does the LEAF log sleeping data?

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