Hello, The fancy pedometers are all the rage now. I bought a FitBit in May of 2014. I paid a good amount for it; almost $100. For that amount of money I really expected it to last 2-3 years. Well, I'm on my 3rd FitBit and it's only February, 2015. For various reasons, the FitBit keeps dying on me. I have to contact the company that made it and they've always sent me a new one, but I suppose after a year they won't give me a new one anymore. I am not that hard on this device. I am hardly a triathlete. I am basically a housewife. I have never worn it in the shower even though the company says you should be able to. So if anyone is in the market for something similar I would recommend going with another brand.