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I was just reading about Activity Key feature and I thought - actually not a bad idea, especially for folks like me who enjoy running but don't want to carry key around while on the run.

Question #1: I was wondering what have been experiences with using Activity Key so far by those who have it. Is it worth extra $500?

Question #2: Durability. As a runner one of my the issues I ran into was that plastic watch bands for GPS watches would wear out and break after a while. Another question for active users of Activity key is - how is it holding it up? Do you see any wear and tear? What is your estimate how long your activity key will be functional?

Question #3: I could ask my dealer this as well but I was wondering if I chose - is this something I can buy later on
 

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I was just reading about Activity Key feature and I thought - actually not a bad idea, especially for folks like me who enjoy running but don't want to carry key around while on the run.

Question #1: I was wondering what have been experiences with using Activity Key so far by those who have it. Is it worth extra $500?

Question #2: Durability. As a runner one of my the issues I ran into was that plastic watch bands for GPS watches would wear out and break after a while. Another question for active users of Activity key is - how is it holding it up? Do you see any wear and tear? What is your estimate how long your activity key will be functional?

Question #3: I could ask my dealer this as well but I was wondering if I chose - is this something I can buy later on
1. It is a nice to have. No need to worry about storing your (albeit compact) key anywhere or getting it wet. You could buy a Hitchsafe and save yourself $450.

2. The band is thick, like the one on a fitbit and there are no electronics in it to wear out. It works like an HID card to access a building. No wear but I haven't had it that long.

3. I was told by a dealer I could not add it after the fact. Who knows if that is actually true.
 

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I was just reading about Activity Key feature and I thought - actually not a bad idea, especially for folks like me who enjoy running but don't want to carry key around while on the run.

Question #1: I was wondering what have been experiences with using Activity Key so far by those who have it. Is it worth extra $500?
It was $400. 25% increase, eh? Enjoy. I used mine once just to see if it actually works. It does. I won't use it again. I run at home. Running outside gives me the creeps, and even at my advanced age, police cars tend to appear out of nowhere and surround me. That used to really destroy my pace and became annoying. Fortunately, I have a finished basement with commercial grade fitness center equipment.
 

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I was just reading about Activity Key feature and I thought - actually not a bad idea, especially for folks like me who enjoy running but don't want to carry key around while on the run.

Question #1: I was wondering what have been experiences with using Activity Key so far by those who have it. Is it worth extra $500?

Question #2: Durability. As a runner one of my the issues I ran into was that plastic watch bands for GPS watches would wear out and break after a while. Another question for active users of Activity key is - how is it holding it up? Do you see any wear and tear? What is your estimate how long your activity key will be functional?

Question #3: I could ask my dealer this as well but I was wondering if I chose - is this something I can buy later on
1. Bought my car in August, would go for a jog every morning (or night depending on how much time I had). It worked for me 100% of the time I used it. I would also go to my friends home for an early swim sometimes and would actually forget I had the AK on my wrist. Unlike a fitbit or some other exercise tracker the activity key is completely encapsulated so there is no chance of water or sweat damage, I have also dropped it a few times and still works like it did on the first day.

2. Like I said, because it is purely a key and is not an exercise tracker there is no place for sweat, water, rain, snow etc. etc. to seep in so in that aspect I think it will work for the foreseeable future. One thing I would be careful about is wrist size, if you have a larger wrist it may be a little tight. I have a Large fitbit charge HR and I would compare the size of the activity key to my fitbit (large).

3. My car came with the activity key but I was told that the sensor is only in the cars that are programmed with an activity key. So if I had to infer I would say, no it would not be able to be added later; and even if it was it would be far more money after the fact than it would be if you just added it to your build. I would just get it with your car if I were you.
 
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You absolutely CAN add it later, because I did it. :)
 

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You absolutely CAN add it later, because I did it. :)
More expensive than if it came with your F-pace im guessing?
 

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I think it was $525 - $400 for the equipment and 1 hour of labor at $125. But I had $400 in Jag credits to use, because my car spent extra time at the port once it arrived, so my out-of-pocket wasn't much.

I "only" bought a Premium :D, so buying it when I ordered the car wasn't an option.
 
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I have it and it has worked the few times I have used it. Would love to use it more but not in a situation that allows me to (going to the gym requires me to use a pass that sits on my keychain (too bulky for it to sit anywhere else). But I do plan to use it when we hit the beach this summer (got to love living in FL) and when we hit the park.


As stated, it is water proof (to a certain depth) and pretty much repellent of dirt and sweat.
 

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Running outside gives me the creeps, and even at my advanced age, police cars tend to appear out of nowhere and surround me
Majority of my runs I do out of my house. I don't mind indoor running if I have to and I have put easily 5K+ in treadmill miles. I don't mind running solo but at least once per week I enjoy joining my running buds and show off how much faster runner I am....
 
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It was $400. 25% increase, eh? Enjoy. I used mine once just to see if it actually works. It does. I won't use it again. I run at home. Running outside gives me the creeps, and even at my advanced age, police cars tend to appear out of nowhere and surround me. That used to really destroy my pace and became annoying. Fortunately, I have a finished basement with commercial grade fitness center equipment.
Ill just come visit the Trek household then and use the "commercial grade fitness center equipment" if thats okay with Mr & Mrs. Trek >:);)

Though I should say I have had a few run ins with law enforcement when running at night, people see someone running outside of there home at strange hours they tend to get a little freaked out. Usually lasts a few minutes then im back on my way.
 
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As predicted here's my opinion;

I've used my activity key for skiing, biking, hiking, swimming, camping, on road trips walking around towns I'm visiting. I have found it well worth the money invested. As has been pointed out by others it's kinda indestructible with one proviso; never get sunscreen on it, it is hard if not impossible to get out. It would be great for running. Works 100% of the time once I got the hang of using it.
 
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I do with they had worked with Fitbit or someone like that to combine the Active Key with a fitness device. I think a combo that also opened my F-Pace is something I would wear everyday. Although I suppose that JLR could add support for Apple Watch or Android Wear so you could unlock the care from your wrist.
 

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I do with they had worked with Fitbit or someone like that to combine the Active Key with a fitness device. I think a combo that also opened my F-Pace is something I would wear everyday. Although I suppose that JLR could add support for Apple Watch or Android Wear so you could unlock the care from your wrist.
There is an Apple Watch app. Pretty much the same functionality as the Apple app.
 

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IMHO (I was told to always preface my comments with that proviso), it is worth the cost, and probably will add to the resale value.
 
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well the activity key is good if you go the beach and don't want to misplace your key, maybe an outdoor activity as well, if you do this or practice any kind of activity where it requires to get wet, dirt , snow etc. I will recommend to get it it, if not don't waste that money.
 

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Thanks, I didn't realize there was Apple Watch functionality, I will have to look into that.
Yup, sometimes it is slow, but for the most part it works. Biggest issue I found is everything is in metrics. Jag says they are working on a fix, but that was several months a go.
 

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This is a personal thing, but in all my years of driving I have never gone anywhere where I could not go with my keys. Gym / Swimming = keys go in my locker, Skiing = keys in pocket, Mountain bike = Ziploc bag in bike or back shirt pockets etc...

So I could not justify the 500 bucks. Also I have a fitbit at the time of purchase so wearing 2 of them just did not seem right.

Again this is totally personal and I would never say anything against it! But I would think about your need for having a activity key, rather then just having your keys in the pocket or with you.

Good luck
 
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