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Confused after 1st Fitbit Day

Sunday, January 27, 2013

What was disappointing was that, upon checking the Fitbit site and having used the dongle, only calories showed up. Not number of steps or miles. Why? I don't know. I was looking forward to a grand total.

It has already reset, so I can't read the numbers for the day off the Fitbit itself Disappointed.

(p.s. ROCKMAN saved the day! Thankyou!)

(another p.s. Fitbit seemse to give a huge number for calories burned. Someone said they halve that number for a more realistic number.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Wow, it sounds like a lot of work. I may not be smart enough to use one. LOL.

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KRISTINE99 1/27/2013 11:30PM

    Glad to hear you got the details worked out with the FitBit. Wishing you much success with it :D

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DEBBY4576 1/27/2013 8:10PM

    At first it is confusing a little to us all. You'll get it in just a day or so. Glad someone explained it to you for now. You'll also think it couldn't possibly pick up all your steps since you've been busy all day. You HAVE to walk about 3000 steps extra, to get the 10000. It is definitely a motivational tool to do that.

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CATLADY52 1/27/2013 6:40PM

    I think I'm going to hold off getting one.

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HDHAWK 1/27/2013 5:40PM

    The Fitbit is easy to use. I've also used the Go Wear Fit and the calories burned are very similar to what the Fitbit shows. Remember it records calories burned just for being alive and breathing plus your exercise. The data is always in the Fitbit.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/27/2013 5:36PM

    I'm glad someone else could help, because I have no clue since I don't own one!

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JUSTLLAMA 1/27/2013 4:25PM

    Glad you got it figured out! I do agree, the calories burned are WAY off. I pay little attention to that and just look at the steps and floors totals.

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WALLAHALLA 1/27/2013 4:12PM

    sounds confusing

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DJ4HEALTH 1/27/2013 3:24PM

    Sounds like a very confusing products to use.

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GAILSQUEST 1/27/2013 12:58PM

    this happened to me too.I fixed the problem and now It`s working fine

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/27/2013 12:06PM

    glad you got help I have my children help me with a gadgets.

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NATPLUMMER 1/27/2013 10:13AM

    Glad it's all worked out now.

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REMEMBER2BME 1/27/2013 5:58AM

    Glad you got it all figured out!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/27/2013 2:51AM

    Thanks for the link. I did this and PRESTO - it's working.

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ROCKMAN6797 1/27/2013 2:03AM

    Don't worry about losing data. Your Zip will hold the data for up to 4 weeks. I posted on the message board but I will repeat here. Are you keeping the USB dongle connected AT ALL TIMES. If you don't do this then your Zip will not sync (unless you force a sync WHILE THE USB DONGLE IS CONNECTED).
If you are keeping the USB Dongle connected at all times then you should check to make sure that your Zip is paired with your computer. Here is the instructions on how to do so (plus other helpful tips for your particular issue):

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