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KAREN91
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Fitbit

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I got a fitbit and I'm wearing it for the first time today. I have it linked to sparkpeople. How can I track bike rides vs walking if it automatically enters my fitness. I would like to hear tips etc from other fitbit users. I'm not sure if I'm going to like it yet. Do you enter and track your food on fitbit sparkpeople or both! Lat night I had to charge the battery, When should you charge the battery if you plan to track sleep as well? Any advice on fitbit appreciated. emoticon
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  • v GREENGENES
    I'm saving up my pennies for a Fit Bit. I'm anxious to see how well it works for others. Thanks!
    1383 days ago
  • v FITGRANDMA145
    sounds like it will cut back on the down time needed to track. Im considering it
    1383 days ago
  • v CLAIREINPARIS
    I don't have a Fitbit, so I'll look forward to reading how you enjoy yours in the next few days and weeks.
    1384 days ago
  • v MIZINA730
    I haven't gotten one yet. Let us know how you like it.
    1384 days ago
  • v USMAWIFE
    I charge mine whiile doing my SP logging each day. Only takes a few minutes to do it and at the same time it is syncing
    1384 days ago
  • v ROCKMAN6797
    The sync process is FITNESS MINUTES from FB to SP and FOOD/WEIGHT from SP to FB. As far as where to where your FB while cycling you can wear it on your shoe but that is going to give you a high amount of active minutes. You might consider entering your cycling activity as a separate entry on the FB site. Regarding battery life, GYMRAT_AT44's entry is correct. Your FB, when fully charged, will make it to seven days without a need for a re-charge (I have personally "pushed" it that far). There is a neat application on the FB site that will send you a text/e-mail whenever your FB is dangerously low on a charge. Here is the link if you are interested:

    http://www.fitbi
    t.com/apps/lowbattery

    (S
    orry it is not clickable, but just copy and paste to a new web page)

    I have owned my FB for over 3 years and I LOVE IT!
    1384 days ago
  • v JERZGURL_NAN
    I actually clip my fitbit to my shoe or sock or cuff. It works well - doesn't track how many miles I ride but it does record it as steps and how far I walked. You know - One pedal is more like a step - of course the wheels would take us further but the 'step' is more realistic. Also - when I go up a hill or add resistance - it counts as steps climbed. Quite fun!

    I often just charge my fitbit while I'm on the computer or watching a tv show - it doesn't take long - actually we were away for a week and it stayed charged enough all week. So just charge for short periods of time - often - it should work well.

    Looks like when I record food on SPeople, it records TO FitBit. Not so sure it works the opposite way. Last night I posted to Fitbit then to sparkpeople my food - I'm guessing that fitbit may have duplicated it so I may have OVEREATEN yesterday - lol. GOtta check that out.

    Hope this helps and If I mis-spoke - I apologize. I'm at work and just blurting out my thoughts - they may be confused.

    Enjoy - I LOVE Mine - I've had it about 8 months.
    1384 days ago
  • v AJB121299
    still thinking about getting one
    1384 days ago
  • v GYMRAT_AT44
    I am still learning and getting use to mine. It only synchs the activity I think not the logged food and stuff. You can wear it for 2-3 days before charging it again and it stores data for up to 7 days. I charge mine when sitting at the desk for an extended period of time or taking a shower. I track my food on SP since that is where I always tracked it. My purpose of getting my fitbit was for tracking steps and activity, as well as sleep only. Having it synch to sp has been nice.
    1384 days ago
  • v MR.NET1
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    1384 days ago
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