Well just set my Fitbit up, now to learn how to use it and do the syncing with SP. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advanced to any info. Still recoving from the abcessed tooth but today I am feeling better.
Fitbit is still in the package , my root canel ended up being a tooth abscess before I got to the dentist, been a painful week and I am still recovering. Looking forward to getting my Fitbit set up and start using it. Vicky glad you are enjoying yours.
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1/29/13 10:32 P
This is my first post/response ever on Spark...so Hello everyone!
I received my Fitbit One on Friday, January 25, 2013. I have to say it definitely keeps me motivated! My neighbors probably think I have lost my mind due to the frantic pacing I do on my deck so frequently throughout the day/evening to get my 5 miles per day in, but I don't care...the longer I put off those last 5000 steps, the harder I have to work to get them in. Sometimes, procrastination is my friend!
It doesn't do everything I would like it to do, if it did, I wouldn't have to work so hard to reach my goals. So, IMHO, I definitely got my money's worth! I have no complaints.
I hope you recover quickly from the root canal and find you love your Fitbit as much as I love mine.
My Fitbit came yesterday but I have been under the weather so to speak. Fighting a bad toothache and tomorrow will be getting a root canel. So though I was excited to get my Fitbit I have not been able to do anything with it. Hopefully after the root canel I can get back to normal.
Well after lots of researching and debating I am now waiting for my Fitbit One. I am sure any of the trackers out there are great and it all depends on what your tracking and your preferences. I am hoping I am happy with the Fitbit One. I know the Fitbit does not track some of the activities I do and wonder what others do for things like Bicycling or exercise bike, kayaking, working out to dvds I would like to get the most out of the Fitbit and may be back with some questions.
Thanks everyone for your info. And thanks Coach Nancy for the site info, went there and read alot of postings and got lots on information. Seems like everyone that has a Fitbit loves it.
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523 1/20/13 8:21 P
When I was looking into activity monitors, I did find answers to some of your questions:
1) It is NOT water resistant. It can handle some sweat, but kayaking? Oh heck no!
2) Many people lose theirs. It's not uncommon to have it in pants' pockets and send it through the wash, forget about it completely, etc. Most people I have heard from have best results clipping it to their bra.
3) It really only does walking-based activities. Cycling, weight lifting, etc, all need to be manually entered still.
I haven't been able to find anything out about the flex, really. They just released the zip and the one not too long ago, though, so I'm not sure when the Flex will come out. Coming from a business perspective, I think they will let the zip and the one fizzle down before releasing a new product, so they get maximum revenue.
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1,474 1/20/13 3:59 P
I have an Ultra, but the activities you mention are activities the fitbit would not track well (kyacking, cycling, etc.). You can annually log those activities though. I am not sure about the flex as it isn't out yet, but if someone wears the other fitbit models on their wrist they can see inflated step counts and activity. It may work better for kyaking--but I would be worried about getting it wet or losing the fitbit anyway.
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 1/20/13 3:28 P
I don't have a FitBit so I can't help you directly with the answers to your questions, however, I did locate the SparkPeople FitBit team that maybe someone there can help you out (see link below).
I have been thinking of buying a Fitbit but had some unanswered questions and was hoping maybe someone here at SP may have the answers. I was wondering about tracking things like stationary bike or bicycling, and kayaking, I am thinking the Fitbit One would not be able to track these activities. Has anyone wore the Fitbit while doing these activities? Are there other activities you know that are unable to track? What are the chances of it coming unclipped and losing it, is it better to wear it one place over another? And how water resistant is it? And this morning I see that the Fitbit Flex is coming out soon, but does not say when, anyone heard when? I am now tossed between the One and the Flex and wonder if the Flex would be better for tracking the activities mentioned above. Of course the Flex is not out yet so no one really knows. I may just see if I can ask the company but wondered what other SP opinion was. Thanks for any info.
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