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SLYSAM SparkPoints: (43,184)
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3/23/14 3:51 P

My fitbit One does seem to count a swing as a step. I don't think the activity level and calorie burn estimate are correct for the activity since fitbit just sees how much and how fast you move and cannot factor in resistance. I wear a heart rate monitor and log non-step activities using my HRM calorei burn. But without one, I think the exertion is similar to either circuit training or vigorous calisthenics in intensity (if kettlebells aren't in the database--I don't recall since I use my HRM). Do only count the work time not rests if doing intervals.

EXNOLA Posts: 310
3/22/14 8:36 A

I don't wear my fitbit when I work out unless I am running. I just track it separately since it does not seem to register non-stepping movements much (except for bow drying hair or clapping- those do register) But tracking separately, I think, gives me a more accurate calorie count since I get my steps in and then my boot camp, weight lifting, or yoga/pilates, whatever counted as well. I have worn it for a boot camp workout just to see. It registered less than 1/4 of the time as "very active" even though I was sweating, heart rate way up, and truly very active.
If you go on the fitbit site you can add extra activities. I haven't noticed that it syncs with SP like the food does, so I just log it on here and not worry about it on the fitbit site.

ROXIGIRL SparkPoints: (88,351)
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3/22/14 4:15 A

Fitbit is good with tracking walking or running however is not very good with tracking other types of exercising. I use Heart Rate monitor for weight training.

MSBOOTCAMP SparkPoints: (121,933)
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3/21/14 11:50 P

I'm totally confused on how to track my kettlebell workouts (which I haven't done many of for awhile) using the Fitbit.

This dilemma's really irritating. More on this tomorrow. Thanks for any good feedback!



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