Are there fitness trackers – devices that count steps and track heart rate – that sync to self hostable software instead of creepy places like fitbit/garmin/…?

@rixx well, there is - but it's not a full "product" yet
and maybe there are some other fancy heart rate measurement devices, but nothing complete :/

@rixx I found yesterday (and hopefully I can test it tomorrow). It should work with different trackers.

@r4mp Hmm, I think the only device with okayish hr measurement that is supported is the Mi Band?

@rixx The hr measurement of the Amazfit Cor (which I ordered yesterday) should be good to. But it will be my first fitness tracker, so I don't have comparables.

@rixx I have a Mi Band 2 with gadgetbridge. The tracking works good for the price, at all it is okayish. The app, gadgetbridge, works from a technical perspective but the ui/ux isn't really great. I could show it to you at MRMCD.

@rixx I have a Garmin, because Garmin is able to send the data to other sites like Strava, Nike and others. Of course your data is at Garmin first to make that happen.

@nostalgix I use Garmin, too, but only for running and I dunt take it online, so Garmin doesn't get the data. I upload the files myself.

@rixx I never tried to get the data out of the watch without online function. I would have guessed you need their Windows or Macintosh software to do so?

@nostalgix Erm, nope? It just shows as USB mass storage, I can just mount it on Linux.

@rixx Dammich. Should have tried that at least. Good to know.

@rixx has a list of supported devices. it's so non-creepy, you have to use f-droid instead of google play to get the app ;-)

@rixx I'm using an Amazfit Bip with #gadgetbridge and it works quite well.

@rixx miiband (1-3) and the new miiwatch do both work with 3. party apps e.g. gadgetbridge that keeps you data local on the phone from where you can export it. Now cloudy floudy.

Sign in to participate in the conversation - because anarchy is much more fun with friends. is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
Follow @ordnung for low-traffic instance-related updates.
The primary instance languages are German and English.