Thanks for looking into this and the info, Coach Denise. I was getting duplicates because although I had selected 'no' for automatic sync, it continued to sync automatically.
I have tried to disable the automatic sync many times. I go to the page http://www.sparkpeople.com/fitbit/connect.asp and select "no" for automatic syncing. It still syncs automatically. I even unlinked my accounts twice to see if that would work, but it still syncs automatically.
Unless changes made in the SP nutrition tracker are also automatically changed in fitbit (e.g. if I delete a food or change the amount of food), then it would be preferable to have the option to only manually sync at the end of the day (and one that actually works). The current way the automatic sync works means a lot of extra effort deleting and re-adding foods from both websites.
Take this example: I made a salad with 8 ingredients and I put each ingredient in the tracker. The next day I had a salad with the same ingredients but in different amounts. Normally I would 'copy foods' from one day to the next. In the current system with the automatic sync I would not be able to do this because all the foods I copied for the second day would be in the wrong amounts. I would have to again put them all in one by one for the second day I had the salad. It is easy to change the amounts in SP but not so with fitbit.
My suggestion for making SP even better than it already is:
A) make sure that any changes done to foods eaten (deleted or amounts changed) are reflected on the site of fitbit
B) make sure that the option for 'sync automatically' yes/no actually allows the user to not have the automatic sync
I have seen that now the fitbit sync button has indeed disappeared. I had added my foods to SP, found that FB tracker was all messed up so manually deleted all the entries on FB, and now that the button is gone I have to either delete and re-add the entries in SP so that it automatically syncs with FB or just forget it. I'm choosing the latter option :(
Edited by: LANTRE at: 10/30/2013 (17:37)
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