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Best wearable to sync into Google Fit?

Hello, everyone! Been a while since I've posted, but I figure y'all are the most knowledgeable about Google Fit.

Alittle about my wearable/tracking apps: I used to be a Fitbit person, way back in the days of the little clip that you put in your pocket, but haven't used Fitbit in quite some time.

Currently, I'm using a combination of Endomondo, Lose It, Withings, and Google Fit to track calories burned/consumed, weight, and exercise.

I was wondering what the best wearable would be to perhaps track steps during the day (to loop into my other metrics) that can sync into Google Fit.

I know Withings themselves have a little wearable deal, I just didn't know if that was the best.

I've looked at the various Android Wear watches, but even the 'sportiest' one, the Moto 360 Sport, is a whopping $300! That's pretty steep, especially considering it's reviews are pretty lukewarm.

At any rate, just looking to add another (and final?) piece to my cobbled together fitness tracking system and was hoping y'all could suggest what would best fit.

Thanks!
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+Joshua Muñoz if one service is tracking stuff, Fit will take the data that reports over data it reports itself. I'm not sure if steps are included in that umbrella. But for example: Fit will use Endomondo reported distance and time over distance it tracks itself.
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Fingers crossed.
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Definitely uninstalling Chromer now.

Shared post says it all.

Seems like there were some weird, ethical transgress on the part of both developers (Anticipate was originally inspired by Chromer?), but if Chromer did indeed lift lots of open source code, I'd rather support the app that originally had the code.

Installing Anticipate, Play Store link below.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pluscubed.anticipate
 
It's clear that +Arunkumar took code from my open source project Anticipate for his closed source project Chromer. The changelog for the latest version looked suspiciously similar to the work I've done for Anticipate - improving setting the default app, dynamic toolbar color, pre-fetch using an accessibility service, etc etc, so I started to investigate. The decompiled code matches up with mine.

He accused me of stealing his idea when I published Anticipate, and I'll admit, I'm not much of an ideas guy. That's why I often contribute to projects like +Aidan Follestad's. However, I did see a project which could be improved, and put my own spin on it.  I came up with my own idea on how to implement it with an accessibility service that pre-loads links, built the app entirely from the ground up, and open-sourced it so others can improve on it. I don't mind people taking my code & learning from them - however, the license on my project is GPLv3, which means anyone who does so must open source their projects as well. It's this kind of behavior by Arun that discourages me and others from open sourcing our works & decreases our motivation in developing apps. I hope Arun will correct his actions by open sourcing his work & giving proper credit.

The album is some of the technical evidence (I explain them in the captions) - you can decompile the APK using dex2jar and use jd-gui to see all the copied code as well. Anticipate's source code is here - https://github.com/plusCubed/anticipate.

I don't particularly care that he copied specifically the following code - I just chose some of the more obvious examples. While Arun copied and moved some code around, and changed them as he needed to fit his app, the architecture and techniques are identical.

Why did I spend all of that time writing this? I would much rather be doing something else - heck, this code isn't even all that precious, complicated, or significant anyway in both of these extremely simple apps compared to my other projects. Arun clearly has the technical talent as well. I want to expose this because it is wrong - making your app closed source, and stealing other's open source work, licensed with the terms that anyone who uses the code will open source their app, is wrong, no matter how insignificant. As I wrote above, I sincerely hope that, Arun, you can correct your mistakes by open sourcing your app & giving credit.

Closing this, I would like to say that the only purpose of this post is for Arun to review his mistakes. The users will still keep using Chromer regardless - most users don't care about the app's origin as long as the app is usable. Chromer started with a great idea, inspiring mine, and just became too greedy.
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Chromer or Link Bubble?

Both seem cool, but slightly different use cases.
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Yeah, I'm trying out Flynx. Looks like the far superior option to Link Bubble. Maybe Flynx + Chromer fallback browser? 
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Rough life for Lady the Doge.
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Signal boost?

Anyone know of anyone who can do this? I'll get parts.
 
Anyone doing +Nexus 6P digitizer replacements?

Had a tempered glass screen protector, dropped it, felt smug since I thought the screen protector would take the hit.

It didn't. The digitizer is cracked underneath. I know some folks on here do that sort of repair work, right?

Could have sworn I've seen people with pages for their small business.
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+Jared DiPane​ I have to send pictures and proof of ownership for an "out of warranty" request or something. 
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Anyone doing +Nexus 6P digitizer replacements?

Had a tempered glass screen protector, dropped it, felt smug since I thought the screen protector would take the hit.

It didn't. The digitizer is cracked underneath. I know some folks on here do that sort of repair work, right?

Could have sworn I've seen people with pages for their small business.
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I could potentially, I'll check at work today.. It won't be cheap, have you checked with Huawei or Nexus Protect? 
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Send Hangout if interested.
 
Anyone interested in a laser?

Looks like this. Does all the cool lasery things you've seen me do in the past.

Shoot me a Hangout on +Joshua Muñoz if interested for details.
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Dashlane or Lastpass?

Used Lastpass for a long time, but Dashlane looks new and shiny, too. Probably not worth moving everything over from Lastpass, but I'm curious what y'all think!
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Dashlane ui design look great, but I still go back LastPass. Dashalne cost $40/year. expensive

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Hey, everyone! Love the new UI, just wanted to ask again about an easy way to share presets? That night preset you have is pretty cool. 
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Can this USB Type-C cable be trusted?!

So, I was looking at the excellent list by +Benson Leung this morning, and it originally had this Cable Matters cable up.

By the time I'd gotten to my computer, though, it had been removed! Is this a mistake, or does the Cable Matters cable not make the cut?

Thanks, people in the know!
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It's on there still. It's recommended.
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Thanks for the awesome launcher, +Chris Lacy​!
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Thanks so much for becoming a Supporter!
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Assistant high school band director, blogger, entrepreneur.
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Writing, editing, video production and editing, being an overall nice guy, tech stuff.
Employment
  • Dickinson High School
    Assistant Band Director, 2015 - present
  • Android Etch
    CEO & Founder, 2013 - 2015
  • Canyon Ridge Middle School
    Associate Band Director, 2012 - 2015
  • Android Authority
    Writer, 2012 - 2012
  • Android Central
    Apps Editor, 2011 - 2012
  • Dripping Springs High School
    Marching band technician, 2010 - 2011
  • Best Buy Mobile
    Mobile Consultant, 2011 - 2011
  • Texas State University Honors Program
    Webmaster, 2007 - 2009
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If you never ask, the answer is always no.
Introduction
First and foremost, I'm a technology enthusiast, with a focus on Android and fitness tech. I'm a former writer for Android Central, Tecca, and Android Authority, and currently, I'm a middle school band director in Austin, TX.

I'm also the founder of Android Etch, an Android-focused, etched glass site. There, I sell all sorts of Android-branded products, from pint glasses to shot glasses, wooden coasters to chess sets. It's a labor of love, and something I've wanted to start for years.

I'm very interested in fitness (and getting back in shape!), and always looking for new ways that technology can help me achieve that goal. I own a Fitbit Aria and use Endomondo to record all of my exercise, so I can keep track of my progress.

I also love writing, and maintain a personal blog, Margin of Error, although, if you check it out, you'll notice it's sparse. It's not that I don't like putting up content, but I'm always a little nervous how it'll be received (if it's even read at all). I'm going to try to get more up, though.

Android Phone(s):
Moto X - 4.4.2 - rooted

Android Tablet(s):
LG GPad 8.3 - 4.4.2

Other Google Goodies:
Google Glass XE (#teamsky, but using a GPOP to go #teamcotton)
Chromecast

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I'd be perfect for these Circles:

  • Android Enthusiast
  • Mobile technology
  • Wearable technology
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Google Glass Explorer
  • Writer / Blogger
Bragging rights
Bronze medalist, DCI World Championships 2010 with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. Second round of Google Glass Explorers.
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