Chrome and Activity Trackers
Sunday, January 12, 2014
A few months ago, I got a Chromebook laptop. I love using it because it boots up very quickly (in a matter of seconds) and is so fast at shutting dow. It also runs very quickly while I'm using it. Compared to a Windows-based laptop it is incredibly fast.
I've been thinking of getting eather a Fitbit or a SparkPeople activity tracker for some time. Unfortunately, neither the SparkPeople Activity tracker and the Fitbit tracker supporta a chrome-based operating system. I'd like to get a tracker, but I don't know of any that are currently compatible with Chrome.
It has occured to me that I could work around this issue by using my husband's laptop to get my tracker data onto the internet. He likes using a Window's based system and doesn't plan to change. I'm thinking that I would just have to set up the software on his laptop and put the dongle-thingy in one of his USB ports. Once the tracking info is in the cloud, I'd be able to see it on my Chromebook.
It's a little awkward, but it could work.
So then the question becomes, which one would be easier to synch using that workaround.
For people with a Fitbit or a Sparkpeople tracker, here is my question. Do you have to be logged into Fitbit or Spark to update the info once you have set up the software and dongle, or does update without actually having to manually log in?