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Fitbit Order

Saturday, June 29, 2013

emoticon I ordered Fitbit, the pedometer-stepcounter advertised on Sparkpeople. The apps work with the SP website, I Phones, and computers. I have been using a Pokemon pedometer, I am sorry to say. The Pokewalker is made for small children, and it is little more than a toy. So it has not "really" been helping me meet my health and fitness goals, even if it does keep you motivated to use a pedometer well with fun games. It often says I have walked 18000 steps a day when my old real pedometer (before it broke) would say I walked about 9,000. Long story short, I gained weight no the Pokewalker when it said I was doing 10,000 step or more a day. So I have not really been doing the 10,000 steps a day the Attorney General studies dictated, to become the step counting game here under SP fitness. That is a real issue with fitness pedometers, and the way they work great for trying to get fit. When I first was using them I put on three brands borrowed from friends, put them on the same belt place, set them to the same stride length, and walked across the floor 100 steps, that I counted in my head. None said 100 steps at all, each had a wildly different opinion of how much I had walked. Still, it is a better compared to not noticing when you sit on your rear too much daily.

The Fitbit is advertised here, and sold on Amazon. It costs money, but is a health expense for getting better, so I feel justified in spending the money to try to get as healthy as possible. I am still feeling a lot of pain when I am trying to do fitness due to a birth defect stomach pains and some back injury. Yet getting as fit as possible is the one way to get a bit more recovered, so I need to stop making excuses and do it.

I can't wait to get the Fitbit! I have had it wish listed for a year! I couldn't get one forever, and then my mom left town so I was really strapped for cash. I don't have an I phone right now, so I won't be able to use the automated computer features at first. Yet It does give you better step counts, distance measurements, and caloric counts than a toy. It may also have some computer features I can use in my tech-phone less state. I had an Omron pedometer that connected to my computer using a usb chord, I hope the fitbit has something like that you can use as a Bluetooth backup. The Bluetooth crazy is very annoying! The last Bluetooth dongle I bought for my computer worked NEVER. Get over yourself geek tech gods, and connect things with a usb chord mere mortals can use. Not user friendly! Oh well, I can use the limited capacity for now, work up to the tech geek abilities later on. Maybe take it to a computer repair store, and have them link it later on. www.fitbit.com/apps/spar
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  • MARIAAT160
    Congrats on the fitbit order! I hear lots of good things about fitbit so i'm sure you will be getting your moneys worth :D Thank you for adding me as a friend and commenting on my blog. That was actually the first blizzard I ever had I usually don't eat at Dq haha but I know I do have to cut back on sweets :) Have an awesome day! emoticon
    1727 days ago
    I love my Fitbit! Hope you have a great experience with it! Have fun!
    1727 days ago
    I can't live without my Fitbit. It always motivates me, even on days I shouldn't need to workout, I do 10,000 steps just to get the "Horray!". LOL
    1727 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    I love my Body Media Fit. I tried the Fitbit but wanted something more accurate. I Had the original one and upgraded to the bluetooth version. I am now on the 3rd one. I am addicted to the info. I have been wearing one for almost 4 years now. When the bluetooth one died I tried the Fitbit because it was a little less money. I ultimatley sent it back and got a new one of the Body Media. I think you will love the Fitbit though. If I had not been so used to the Body Media arm band I would have loved the Fitbit since it is less noticable. I ride my bike as well and it works nicely with it. I sync up to my iPhone 5 and off I go. It also hooks up with SP. I love not having to worry about adding activities. Good luck with everything!
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    1727 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/30/2013 12:43:09 AM
    Jjust got my Fit Bit this week an I love it. I am sure you will too!
    1727 days ago
    I have the fitbit and love it. It does a wonderful keeping track of my steps as well as my sleeping habits. Enjoy it!
    1727 days ago
    I have had my fitbit since March 2012 and love it.

    the Verizon stores and best buy also sell them now as does walgreens online.

    if you shop at walgreens you can also link your fb to their site with your rewards card to get extra points on their card
    1727 days ago
    I hope you enjoy your fitbit a half hour or more of walking a day is ideal. glad you are doing it despite your setbacks and limitations
    1727 days ago
    Also, if you go to the sewing store, buy elastic, and make a band for your knee area the pedometer registers bike movements. Not as well as walking, but some as long as you place the pedometer just below the knee area . I tried that a few years ago.
    1727 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/29/2013 6:51:16 PM
    Thanks, yea I am in a place where I am recovering too. It is tough when you can't really move at full steam, your brain is just as active, even if your body is not.
    1727 days ago
  • HILLSLUG98239
    I bought my Fitbit a while back. As a cyclist, it's a less-than-spectacular tool, but I do like the sleep tracker.

    I'm currently under doctor's orders to not ride (and no running, swimming, lifting, or anything else, it seems). But I can walk as much as my body will tolerate. Right now, I am loving my Fitbit. It's helping me to set goals I can achieve without risking the healing process.

    It really is best for walkers & runners and as a tool to motivate you to get off the couch. I think you'll be very happy with it because it's a great way to measure your activity. I haven't had any problems with it syncing, and the battery life is great.

    Enjoy! emoticon
    1727 days ago
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