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1/2/15 5:52 P

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You can track up to 7 days ahead and some people were already on January 2nd (not everyone on the site is from the US), so that is how some people have that many minutes already. Some people use that as a plan for their exercise ahead of time so they know what they need to do. By the end of the month, it all evens out though.

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1/1/15 4:50 P

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350 to 450 in rank....not minutes



 
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1/1/15 4:46 P

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How can someone have had 960 fitness minutes by 4:00pm on January 1st. I'm one that prides myself on the minutes I log but am really disappointed that people can cheat. Yes, technically there are 960 minutes in 16 hours but really?? I find myself around the 350 to 450 range any given week but it's meaningless.



 
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9/2/14 1:18 P

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We found that people were falsely reporting their time in order to put themselves at the top of the leaderboards, which obviously isn’t in the spirit of what we’re trying to accomplish with SparkAmerica, and were forced to cap the daily minutes in order to level the playing field a little. Your total tracked minutes are recorded and counted outside of the leaderboards though, so you are getting credit for everything you track, but the leaderboards are what have that cap on it.

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8/31/14 12:30 A

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Why is there a 120 minute cap on the fitness minute leaderboard? What good does it serve? Is it unhealthy if I exercise for more than 120 minutes? If not, why the cap? Technical issue? Policy? Processing issue?

Please let me know. Because it is not correct to not count my exercise if I exercise for 2 hours and ten minutes.

If a marathoner finished his marathon in 3 hours and 10 minutes, would only the first 120 minutes count?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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5/13/14 2:51 P

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Thank you!

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5/13/14 2:47 P

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I have sent a note to our tech team to look into this when they have a chance. I'm not sure when they will be able to, but I'll let you know when I have more info.

Thanks for your patience!

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5/11/14 12:06 P

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I noticed the issue on April 30 because I should have received a 2000 fitness minute award for April and didn't.

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5/11/14 12:02 P

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No, I don't use a heart rate monitor. I split the difference between the calories burned walking and calories burned on a stair stepper per the SP fitness tracker.

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5/10/14 6:51 P

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I checked our support emails and do not see any recent emails from you (I do see one from 2012 only). So it looks like that didn't come through to us.

When did you start noticing this difference on your account? Your stairs entries - are you using a heart rate monitor to log those calories burned amounts? I ask only because I wonder if that entry may be causing some of the issue (it may not, but it is possible).

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5/10/14 6:05 P

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I never do more than 120 minutes per day.

I emailed support last week and haven't heard back.

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5/10/14 5:22 P

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The 554 minutes for the month has the 120 minutes cap per day that I mentioned earlier in the thread. So that is why that number is lower than what your Fitness Tracker has.

For the SparkSummary Calendar, I'm not sure what is happening there, so I will send a note to the tech team to check it out when they have a chance.

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5/10/14 10:38 A

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I am seeing an issue with fitness minute calculation. If I go through and add up what I have done each day, looking at my fitness tracker, I have 654 minutes this month. But SP says I have 554 minutes this month. When I look at my SparkSummary Calendar the Fitness Minutes on some days don't match the fitness minutes I have on my tracker.

May 7: tracker says 112 minutes; calendar says 62 minutes
May 9: tracker says 87 minutes; calendar says 55 minutes

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5/7/14 7:27 P

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O.K. that was the problem....Thanks




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SP_COACH_DENISE's Photo SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 32,315
5/7/14 11:06 A

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Can you give me some days as an example of where you are seeing that issue? There is a 120 minutes per day cap on fitness minutes that are reported under "My Fitness Minutes", which also go to the leaderboards. So if you are tracking more than 120 minutes on a day, only the first 120 minutes will go toward that, but your fitness tracker page will list all your minutes that you tracked.

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5/7/14 10:11 A

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There seems to be a problem with the fitness minutes. It was not adding some of my minutes to the 'My Fitness Minutes'.......Now it's adding too many????? Thanks



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