Thursday, January 10, 2013
This morning, on my way to the gym, I noticed something (looked like a pedometer) lying on the sidewalk. Picked it up. Lo and behold, it was a newish looking Fitbit One !
I'm guessing someone (found out later her name is Liz), lost her Fitbit. She must have had it in her pocket because when I clicked the device to my waistband, it was really secure. So, I have a Fitbit One ! LOL !!! I used it this morning and found that the steps seem pretty accurate. I know the distance I walk in the morning, so the estimated step count was pretty close.
I went online to learn what the different features were as well as to find out how to zero out the figures. One thing I was concerned about (and my concerns were later confirmed) was how to charge the battery. Needless to say, I may now have a Fitbit One, but I don't have a charger. According to the Fitbit website, the battery could last 5-7 days days with a single charge IF Liz fully charged the battery. eh-hem.
I can buy a Fitbit charging cable from Fitbit. It's $9.95 with $3.95 shipping. not bad, I suppose. Have to buy from Fitbit, it's not available from Amazon or any other website as a separate purchase. At least, not yet.
So, the question, do I pay the $14 bucks to Fitbit to get the cable now ? Or wait and see if it turns up cheaper in a few weeks online ? I may just suck it up and buy the cable. Basically, I'd have a new Fitbit for $14.00 instead of having to pay $100+ for a new kit.
Obviously, I feel bad for "Liz" who lost her Fitbit, but her loss is my gain.
PS - Love the Craigslist idea ! I'll keep an eye out for lost/found posters in the area as well as check CL for a week. If nothing turns up, then I'll buy the cable.