SparkPeople Fitbit Users Unite! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36986 A place on SparkPeople for FitBit users to get together - for more information check out www.fitbit.com SparkPeople Fitbit Users Unite! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36986 Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57543882 My name is Amy and I have had my FitBit since Christmas but only recently started wearing it regularly. It has become an addiction to see how many steps I get each day and throughout the day! I recently started a new job and I walk on my lunch with two co-workers each day. That has helped tremendously! I am getting back into using SP since I have been gone for a while, now trying to lose the last of the post-baby weight! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:54 EST New Fitbit Flex User! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57533150 Hi! My name is Carolynn, I live in New Jersey. I just got my fitbit flex last week. I'm interested to hear some tips and tricks for maximizing the ability of the fitbit to increase my fitness! <BR> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:44:47 EST New FitBit Flex owner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57514807 Day one of the rest of my healthy lifestyle! <BR> Just had shoulder surgery and am using the Flex to track my return to better health :) Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:53:13 EST I think I lost my FitBit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57509412 I was wearing a dress Saturday, so I clipped it to my bra. Didn't do anything major (activity-wise), but when I went to put on my PJ's that night the clip and the FitBit weren't there! I have no idea where it fell off and it really pisses me off! It was a Christmas present and I don't want to go and pay another $100! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:54:16 EST What do you do to get your steps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57508687 I'd love some creative ways to get some additional steps. I work at a desk all day. So far, I march in place when I'm waiting for coffee to brew, the printer to calibrate, etc. I also park farther from the building and when I go to lunch. BTW, my fitbit link is https://www.fitbit.com/user/2FMS6T feel free to friend me! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:01:49 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57508624 I'm starting over (again). I'm at my highest weight ever. I feel sick and sad and disgusted with myself. I deserve better than what I've done to my body. I am stronger than this! I am taking back control starting right now! <BR> <BR> When we lost our home in the Colorado flood in September I guess I just gave up on myself. It was hard losing everything and starting over from square one. I gave up walking. I gave up eating healthier. I gave up on my goal of walking in the Bolder Boulder. <B... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:57:28 EST What's the Oddest Way You Use Your Fitbit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57500026 Me: <BR> <BR> * I wear it on my collar when I use the stationary recumbent bike, and then record the recumbent stats separately on the SP fitness tracker. <BR> * Because it has fallen off twice and been temporarily lost, when I'm outside, it's either clipped to a rubber band on my wrist, or attached to my shoe lace. <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:00:57 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57490023 Hello! My name is Danielle. I have two children and I am getting married in August 2014. I am new to Spark People and wanted to see what it was about and what it could do for me. I have been using myfitnesspal for the past 55 days since I started working out at the gym, watching my portions and drinking more water. I have lost 11.1 pounds so far! My goal is to be at 140 pounds by March 1, 2015! I have 65 more pounds to go but I am motivated to get there I just have to keep at it! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:42:23 EST Hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57474257 I'm focused on fitness and health in 2014, and beyond! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:55:31 EST help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57474040 My fitbit seems to be tracking my steps wrong - at the moment it thinks I've walked 34 steps, and I've been in and out of my complex, down to the office, to the package room. Even though you guys don't know how far all this is, I'm sure you can figure out its more than 34 steps! L <BR> Have any of you had this problem? How do you fix it? <BR> Thanks! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:33:52 EST Spark strength tracker comparison http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57466963 This is me thinking "out loud" about something that makes very little difference... For a few years, I have been wearing a fitbit and using a heart rate monitor and logging my hrm calorie burn for non-step activities that fitbit cannot track well--even non aerobic exercise. This works fine for me, it usually puts my activity minutes on Fitbit in or just a little short of my perceived intensity and eating according to this allowance seems accurate as much as my food logging is anyway. So I gue... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:01:14 EST Hello, returning relapsed user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57453913 Hi Team - <BR> <BR> I'm a new/relapsed member of SparkPeople. I had great success a few years ago - lost 45 pounds. Unfortunately, I had developed a hip injury, gained all the weight back + some! Looking forward to the the combined FitBit + SparkPeople. I'm loving my Zip and Aria scale (still trying to get weight measurements to sync properly with with SparkPeople though). Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:41:40 EST Well, I've come back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57452094 Hi, I'm Jim and have been a member of SparkPeople for several years trying to loose some excess pounds. I've lost them and now the hard part - keeping them gone. I use Fitbit One and Aria scale to help. Glad to be here Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:28:16 EST Marianne, S. Florida, Career Dieter!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57448751 Hi all... I say I am a career dieter because I go up and down over and over. I had gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago and lost 113#, but over the last 3 years, I have put back on 44 of it. I am trying to stop the cycle. So, one of the things I really have never tried are the message boards and am wondering how these boards have helped. I am a single woman, so keeping on track is a lonely proposition. I guess I am looking for support and ideas from all of you.... I am actually foll... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:44:44 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57446218 This may have been asked before but I'm new so I'm asking. I just got a fitbit one along with a new bike and was wondering if it tracks when you are riding a bike? When riding does it make a difference where you place it? I wear it on my bra. Should I wear it on my waist or in my pocket when riding? Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:25:00 EST help please :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57433419 my zip isn't restarting to 0 today, i've synced and reset it but it's still at yesterday's numbers Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:09:55 EST Time to Make a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57432742 Hello everyone! My name is Samantha and I am new to Spark people. I started this weight loss journey back in 2012, I was 210 lbs and over time I dropped down to 150 which was very close to my goal. In October of 2013 I began having some unknown heart and blood pressure problems. This forced me to stop working out, They finally put me on a medication and it has been murder of my metabolism. On top of that, I had surgery in December of 2013 and was unable to do anything for almost 8 weeks! I am... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:25:57 EST Not syncing properly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57411979 Today my FITBIT flex only picked up 5 entries of my food. Most of the time the totals aren't synced correctly either! Anyone else having issues? <BR> <BR> Also forget making changes, it doesn't correct those either! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 19:22:08 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 04/06/14- 04/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x57404137 I am going to keep my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPREC... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 07:23:40 EST Tracking question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57400584 Hi! I'm new to this team and just learned I can sync my fit bit with spark. My question though is do I still track exercises, like strength training etc., or only count what my fitbit uploads? <BR> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 21:10:17 EST The Fitbit Aria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57387595 I just got the Aria this week... I know it says you can weigh once a day but being that it is new I have been trying it several times to see what is says... there are so major differences in weight (like almost 10lbs at some points) and it may only be a matter of 30 minutes to an hour apart.... <BR> <BR> <BR> I would love to hear thoughts / know info about the scale and this issue... is the scale working properly?? <BR> <BR> Thanks <em>334</em> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:04:24 EST resetting my settings on fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57384717 so i am thinking i'm not set up correctly on fitbit and i'm trying to reset my food tracker. so if i want to lose 2 pounds per week fitbit says that would be a 1000 cal daily deficit. after i hit on that setting fitbit says today i can eat 269 calories. this just doesn't make any sense can someone help me i feel so dumb. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 13:41:41 EST Fitbit One calories burned can't possibly be right http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57384098 Got my Fitbit One yesterday and started using it last night. <BR> <BR> It's showing on SP that I have burned 300 calories today and I haven't done that much. I went with my sister to a doctor appointment, some stairs, walking and standing were involved that took an hour. Then walked around walmart for about an hour. Then some light housework. <BR> <BR> Did I possibly walk around that much already? I don't eat activity calories unless I actually feel hungry so that's not a problem, it ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:39:15 EST My food entry on SP doesn't match Fitbit sync? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57376282 Hi. Has anyone else had this problem? <BR> <BR> I have been logging my food in to Spark People and being careful to stay within the guidelines. Today I wanted to see what the fitbit would say after it sync'd up and it was WAAAY different. <BR> <BR> Todays calories on Spark People: 1,342 <BR> Today's calories on Fitbit: 1,525 <BR> <BR> Can anyone explain the difference? I'm well within on SP but over on Fitbit. Shouldn't they say the same thing??? <BR> <BR> Thanks. <em>198</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:23:23 EST confused on tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57370398 So if we want an accurate calculated burn for cardio etc. should we take off our fitbit and wear our heart rate monitor for the workout so the fitbit and spark does not over track? Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:29:59 EST fitbit tracking and spark people tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57363872 I have the basic fitbit for a while and it tracks my fitness to sparkpeople. i haven't lost any major pounds really and i'm working out really well...so someone told me that if my fitbit is tracking to sparkpeople then i should not be logging my workouts as well only to log the fit bit calorie burn or the work out calorie burn which is why i am not losing anyweight cause spark people is figuring out more for me to eat with all the tracking. <BR> so this seems to make sense but is very confus... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 21:13:02 EST Would love some new friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57358486 //www.fitbit.com/user/232TXV Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:34:59 EST Changing Difficulty Settings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57351393 Hi! I remember when I first registered my Fitbit Flex it asked me what difficulty level I wanted (easy, difficult, hard... or something along those lines). I'm trying to change it to easy until I can get myself on a better schedule. Does anyone know how I can go about changing it now?? I googled it, but came up empty handed. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 22:32:45 EST the newest fitbit coming this summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57349867 <link>http://shop.ifit.com/minisite/active </link> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:25:25 EST New Fitbit user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57338722 Hi to all the Fitbit users out there! I have only had my unit for about 5 days and it is working great at motivating me to get more exercise, hope I keep it up! I will continue to follow your postings! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:36:33 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57334372 Hi, I'm trying hard again to lose weight. I lost with Weight Watchers a long, long time ago, achieving lifetime membership. But I've been way overweight most of my married life. I'm 70 years old and have four grandchildren. I had reached a stage where I recorded my food for at least a year but didn't lose. I started adding exercise and lost about six pounds. Then I saw that my blood sugar was elevated, though not diabetic. I figured I needed to watch the sugar and increase exercise. S... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:44:53 EST Hello - new to the fitbit users team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57334340 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm like the Hobbit - There and back again :) I've been on this weight roller coaster my entire life and still struggle with putting it first on my list of priorities to get a hold of it for once and for all. I find myself at the heaviest i have ever been and feeling so unhappy and unhealthy in many ways. <BR> <BR> I purchased the fitbit to help motivate me and keep a real picture in my mind of where I am and how far I have left to go and I have returned to Spark... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:41:37 EST WHICH ONE?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57328302 I had the zip. I loved it. It did the basics of what I needed it to do. <BR> <BR> But, of course, one night out in skinny jeans and dancing-- and it jumped out of my pocket and is lost forever. <BR> <BR> I am apparently terrible at keeping trackers, as I also let my son use my SPAT and he lost that. <BR> <BR> I was considering replacing it with the Flex as it would be on my wrist and easier to keep track of... but a lot of my steps don't involve arm movements (think Irish Step Dancing... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:47:50 EST Flex on Ankle instead of Wrist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57314496 Wearing my Flex on my wrist was irritating my skin so I now wear it on my ankle. Big change in the number of steps. I think it was way off when on my wrist. Now it records my actual steps instead of when I move my arm. <BR> <BR> I used a connector from a key ring to get the longer bracelet to fit on my ankle. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else done something like this and noticed a change in his/her daily steps? Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:59:28 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 03/30/14- 04/05/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x57313712 I am going to keep my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPREC... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 07:48:45 EST Problems with my Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57307191 I have a Fitbit Zip that I purchased on Feb 27th. Since that time I have had to install 2 new batteries and today I'm receiving and display that my battery is low. I've had the device for barely a month and the site states that the battery life is 6 months. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem? Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:16:54 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57244426 I am back to faithfully using Spark People. I thought that I could do it without tracking and using my teams for support. That was a mistake but all I can say is I tried. Hopefully, I'm on track to start losing again. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:27:09 EST HTTPS and fit bit links posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57231549 When posting your fitbit user name or a link from any secure site, , tsome sites, like fitbit are going to have https as the beginning of your link <BR> <BR> However, when you post it on here as a link, the s has to be removed when you put it in add a link for when posted, it will come up link not found. <BR> <BR> that way members can find your quicker <BR> <BR> For those who do not know how to make their links clickable on SP, simply copy from the site then come to your thread or blo... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:46:17 EST New Friends on Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57229786 I would love some friends. I'll reach out to those here too that have posted their URL. Mine is //www.fitbit.com/user/28J9PR. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:51:20 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 03/23/14- 03/29/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x57228659 I am going to keep my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPREC... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:12:07 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57214377 I have joined SparkPeople recently and learning about how this site works. I want to lose 8 more lbs and learn how to maintain my weight afterwards to keep the weight off. I walk 5 days a week with 10,000+ steps tracked thru my fitbit. I do customer service work and is very stressful. I am struggling with I have to eat something all the time and I am trying to keep my carbs low and not having much luck. Glad I came across this website. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:15:14 EST Changing my lifestyle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57210495 Hi everyone, my name is Connie and I started my journey on March 5, 2014. I don't want to be on any diets but want to change my lifestyle to be healthy. I am really done with being tired and just want to know I've done everything I can to spend as many years in this world to be with my children, and hopefully one day in the far future grandchildren. :) <BR> I read and have started to follow Dolvett Quince "The 3-1-2-1 Diet" and I can honestly say I love it. I'm hoping to find friends on her ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:59:49 EST Lost My Fitbit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57187508 I'm so sad! I just went to check my fitbit to see how I was doing on steps today, and it's gone! I already feel lost without it. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if I will have to start all over with statistics such as miles walked, etc. What about friends? Will I lose all those, too? <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready to contact customer service. Hopefully they can help quickly. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:53:54 EST My Fitbit Stopped Synching to my Spark account http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57185426 For two days my Fitbit was synching great to my Spark account (via my iPhone 5 and the Spark app, where I track/log my food and exercise). When I went to charge my Fitbit, all syncing stopped. I've tried everything -- removing both apps (Fitbit and Spark) and adding back in, resetting my Fitbit, canceling my Spark account and creating a new one, to no avail. I'm so bummed since I really loved seeing my calorie 'bar' on the app dashboard move up, showing I had more calories available to eat as... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:02:58 EST Toggling between the Flex and the One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57173261 Seems like I'm one of the ones that's having issues with this new upgraded firmware and to be honest, I'm not willing to shell out a ton of money for batteries that turn out to only last me a week, waiting on a firmware upgrade that might not come anytime soon. <BR> <BR> I've looked over the Fitbit Flex and the One and I'm leaning towards the one (I like that I can hide it a little easier) but it's without the 'Goal Setting' and I was wondering; of those of you that have the Flex how import... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:22:58 EST Fitbit Flex Accuracy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57160327 I had a Fitbit one for a couple of years and just a couple of weeks ago received a Flex as a birthday gift. I was already wearing the One so I had a pretty good idea of how many steps I'm getting a day based on my activity level. It seems like the Flex is giving me almost double the amount of steps per day. There's no way I walked 5,000+ steps just being around the house all day! <BR> <BR> Anyone else having this issue? The only thing I can think of is that I have a baby and do a lot o... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:06:04 EST Newbie alert! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57144992 Picked up my Fitbit Flex 3/13/14. Decided to jump in here for any challenges. I'm a 40 year old single mom, trying to juggle everything. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:10:48 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 03/16/14- 03/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x57144601 I am going to keep my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPREC... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:35:59 EST Tracking question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57126962 I have the Fitbit One. Today instead of running I used the arc trainer at the gym. My question is do I still base my fitness on what the Fitbit One says since it is based number of steps. When I do other activities how does it affect my fitness tracking. <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:48:42 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57119686 I have had my Fitbit since my birthday in Sept. I challenge myself to do more each day. it would be great to have others to compete against or with. Anyone interested? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:56:09 EST Kudos to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57114735 A few days ago my Fitbit started failing. At first it didn't seem to hold a charge, then gradually got worse to the point where it wouldn't upload data on a sync, then wouldn't connect at all. I used all the hints from their Help Troubleshooting, then emailed customer support. They suggested a few other things which still didn't work. <BR> <BR> Obviously the unit was defective, so they are replacing it under warranty, even though I purchased it from another online source. I am impressed wit... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:52:46 EST Newbie question- what if you can't synch every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57109674 Just wondering if anyone knows this... Do you have to synch every day for the FitBit to work correctly? If you forget to synch at night, will it hold your steps and synch them next time? How does that work? <BR> <BR> I will be traveling in April and I'm wondering if I need to synch each day or if I can just do it all when I get back from my trip etc. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:18:14 EST food library http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57102530 Hey guys. Is there a way to transfer the food in your SP list to your FB list? I hate having to reenter all the foods I built up in SP. Thanks! <em>30</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:26:01 EST Fitbit Flex rash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57097624 I had a really bad rash come up where I wore my flex. Has anyone else had that problem. I went to the doctor and they told that it was from that, so I stopped wearing it and it went away, now I have a scar. I am now worried about wearing my band, if it will happen again Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:33:59 EST Best FB Step/Mile Day - Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x57076027 I started wearing my FB on Jan 1, 2013 and I wear it 24/7. <BR> In reviewing my activity in 2013, I discovered my best step day was 26,280 steps. My best distance day was 11.71 miles. I ended 2013 traveling 1205 miles, this according to the cute email I received from Fitbit. I'm challenging myself in 2014 to reach 30,000 steps, 15+ miles and ending the year traveling 1500+ miles. <BR> My best step day for 2014 was this Saturday, 3/8 - 28,133 = 14.78 miles! <BR> What is your best step d... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:00:07 EST Flying with your Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57070460 Have any of you flown with your Fitbit? I'm thinking it might be best to pack mine away, or put it in my carry on luggage while going through security. Last thing I want is my super cook pedometer to freak out security. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:12:43 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57067205 Hello everyone, I just got fibit flex this past week to help keep track of my daily steps. Just started a walking challenge at work and this seems pretty neat compared to my pedometer. My goal is to be more active daily and lose those unhealthy pounds. Connected my fitbit but not sure how to view my activity on the fitness report. <BR> Meli Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:34:49 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 03/09/14- 03/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x57059870 I am going to keep my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPREC... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:39:54 EST Daylight Savings Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57056056 How do I adjust my Fitbit Force to Daylight Savings time? Sat, 8 Mar 2014 21:16:07 EST A friend in need... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57039581 ...is a friend indeed. Please add me <em>20</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:35:31 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57039501 I have just received my Fitbit this afternoon. It is set up and after it is charged it will be on. Can't wait to see how it works. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:28:28 EST FitBit Force Replacement Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57016195 Hey all. I finally had to give up on my FitBit Force after my "trick" of cleaning it really well with rubbing alcohol and switching wrists for a few days failed to clear up the light rash I sometimes get with it. This time the rash is getting pretty bad and it's on both wrists. Despite this issue, I LOVED my Force and am really disappointed that I'm one of the few who can't wear it. <BR> <BR> All that said, I'm trying to figure out what to get to replace it. I had a Flex before my Force but ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 13:42:39 EST Cautiously recommending an app http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x57010825 Called gym pact. You make money when you make your goals and loose money when you don't <BR> <BR> 1) link you fitbit, Runkeeper gym or mapmy fitness. At Lear 10'ooo steps. <BR> 2) vegetable goal <BR> 3).log 1200 calories on myfitnesspal pal <BR> <BR> Be VERY careful on setting your goal...or you coul loose a lot of money <BR> <BR> Company started in 2012. <BR> <BR> Complaints are better business bureau, but have been resolved. I haven't had any issues, and CS is good. <BR> <BR> Averag... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 06:22:05 EST fitbit use with good life fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x57005303 Roger here, trying out fitbit at good life fitness gym, seems to work great so far. Reset my sparkpeople page, including name, used to be Roger_snoopy. my old work out routine got old so changing things up. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 17:22:44 EST Fitbit site stinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56987274 Am I the only one have total trouble with the fitbit site. First for three days I can't see my dashboard. Completely blank. Now today I go to fix my food tracker because I didn't eat what as planned and I can't delete anything. I can't access my settings or the message boards. I can't even log in my water. What use is it if it doesn't work 99.9% of the time? You can't get customer service. They dont even have a number and forget about hearing from them if you email them. I think they... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:07:26 EST Taking Fit Bit One on vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56984957 Hi all - I can’t find the exact answer I’m looking for at the Fitbit site so figured I’d ask here. I’m going on a cruise next month and want to bring my Fitbit but not the syncing dongle. I plan to have it fully charged before I leave but wondering if it will just store the data while I’m gone and then sync up once I get home. <BR> Anyone done this before? <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:47:47 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 03/02/14- 03/08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56971202 I am going to keep my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRE... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 08:16:36 EST My dashboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56948441 I love ut the customer service lacks a lot to be desired. For three days now my dashboard won't show up on the page. I can't even contact on site help. I search dashboard won't show up and they give me all kind of articles on syncing and changing language but nothing to do with my problem. There is no number to call and I can't get to my settings because it won't show up. This is absolutely very annoying. Does anyone else have this problem? I am ready to send the fitbit back and tell t... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:25:12 EST Fitbit newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56921093 Hi, I'm Melissa. Purchased the fitbit flex this week and I love it. My husband bought one as well and we are already engaged in a little friendly competition with our daily steps. Looking forward to using the combo of sp and the fitbit to get healthier and lose some weight. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:08:21 EST calories between fitbit and spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56912701 ok i've had my fitbit for a while and its great tracking steps and i feel its accurate but what i don't get or see that when we workout and track it on sparkpeople tracker the tracker adjusts our calories for the day but on the fitbit it doesn't seem to not for what we have burned and so it always says over on the fitbit dashboard but not on sparkpeople because it gives us extra ...i just don't get this it feels off Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:32:43 EST Fitbit force recalled http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56903736 watching this on the news in a few. <BR> <BR> <link>www.foxnews.com/health/2014/02/24/fi<BR>tbit-recalls-force-fitness-tracker-ove<BR>r-skin-irritation/ </link> <BR> <BR> they are offering refunds on them .. link for that is part of the particle Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:25:32 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56900493 HI All. <BR> <BR> My name is Suzzy. I've been off and on plan for years. I'm trying to get my motivation to stick around. It's pretty tough right now, as I've been unemployed for over a month now. The boredom is getting to me. While I'm not an overly active person when it comes to exercise and such, I am always on the run. I currently have a Fitbit zip (that I affectionately call, Zippy) and I just love it! I had the Fitbit ultra, which I loved also, but I lost one and washed the othe... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:07:41 EST Samsung gets Into The Fitness Band Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56899962 We're due to upgrade our cell phones and we are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S5. In watching the launch video this morning for the phone, they also introduced a new fitness band called The Samsung Gear Fit. I have a FitBit One..but this looks like a nice option to maybe the Force. I don't know if it does sleep, but it does have some nice features. Check it out. <BR> <BR> <link>reviews.cnet.com/samsung-gear-fit/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'll still use my One..but if not costing too much...I m... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:21:50 EST Fitbit dashboard problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56890044 Tonight when I logged onto Fitbit.com, my dashboard's links don't work. I can't access the previous days, settings, nothing. Anyone else with this problem? or know how I can fix it? <BR> <BR> I've tried to access it on 2 different computers, Vista and a Windows 7. Also on Firefox, or Chrome. It's the same on all. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:27:44 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 02/23/14- 03/01/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56880856 I am going to keep my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPREC... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:27:08 EST 10,000 steps = 5 miles?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56839182 This may have already been asked, but I was always told that the general rule is 10,000 steps equals 5 miles. I have only had my Fitbit for 2 days & both days I have gotten over 10,000 steps, but never seem to reach 5 miles. I'm at 11,060 steps today & only at 4.48 miles. Does anyone know why this is?? Is the Fitbit smarter than I'm giving it credit for?? ;) Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:01:22 EST New FitBit Accessories Coming In The Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56828447 In the March 2014 issue of the Canadian magazine, Chatelaine, on page 100, in the article "(this minute) We're Excited About", item #2 is, <BR> <BR> "Chic Fitness Monitors <BR> Tory Burch is teaming up with FitBit this spring to create a new line of sleek accessories to conveniently (and stylishly) transform the look of your fitness-tracking wristband. Watch fitbit.com for the official release date." <BR> <BR> Interesting eh!!! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:13:31 EST Team Noob http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56821491 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Donna and I've been using the Fitbit for approximately 1 year. I just now, however, discovered how to sync with Sparkpeople (OK, I'm simple!). <BR> <BR> I love tracking my day to day activity and it's always a thrill to get the little vibration on my wrist telling me I reached my daily goal! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know my team! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:18:22 EST Force and Flex sold out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56800867 Hello, <BR> <BR> I'd like to get a FitBit for my Mother. She says she'd like a bracelet style more than clip on. But they're sold out in Canada. Any news on when they're expected to be back in stock? If it's going to be awhile I'll try to talk her into the clip on style. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:02:52 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 02/16/14- 02/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56792780 I am going to increase my daily goal to 26,000 steps per day and increase my weekly goal to 190,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREA... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:31:33 EST Need help/support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56786935 I have lost a few pounds and was feeling very good about myself. I went shopping to get some new clothes and nothing still fits me and I look horrible in everything. I really feel like giving up, feeling like why not eat and be happy, losing weight is not making me happy. I don't want to give up but am feeling defeated. Help and or support is needed and appreciated. <em>15</em> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:28:36 EST Using Sparkpeople and Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x56780831 I got my fitbit zip yesterday evening, and so far I'm loving it! <BR> <BR> I've connected it to Spark People, and to Fitibt. <BR> <BR> I just wondered how people used both of them - do you log food on both, or use one site to log food, one to see calories burned etc? <BR> <BR> Do I really need to use the fitbit site if my fitbit is connected to Spark People? <BR> <BR> I'm wary of wasting time logging minutes and food and exercise on both when one site will do it all. <BR> <BR> Advice fro... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 06:17:52 EST Fitbit Calorie entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56774745 I'm new to Fitbit and I have it synced with sparkpeople but it keeps adding calories to my fitness tracker and the calories do not seem to be realistic. <BR> <BR> For instance I'll do a 60 min class and enter the time and calories burned (400 calories for instance) but I'll get a fitbit entry of 600 or more calories in addition to the 400 calories I've entered. And the number only continues to rise as the day goes on. By the end of the day its giving me 1,000 to 1,200 calories in addition to... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:57:55 EST Just checking in ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56747514 Hi everyone, I am new to the Fitbit team. I've had my force for about a month and really like it. I'm learning a lot from reading your posts already, so thanks for sharing your knowledge! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:22:56 EST My first 10,000+ day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x56741796 I'm so excited that I FINALLY reached my first 10,000 steps-in-a-day today! I APPLAUD all of those who are able to do this everyday!! <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:40:17 EST Fitbit One is no longer syncing to Spark. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56739913 2 days ago this started. I am manually putting in my numbers, but the active minutes of course are not going into my activity for the day. I've tried re-syncing twice. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:09:23 EST I think I'm a newbie again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56725765 Last tax return season I bought a fitbit one, and loved it. For a month. Then I got run down by a bicyclist weaving around the sidewalk because he was paying more attention to his phone than his driving. I ended up watching it fly off my belt and into a storm drain. The month in which I DID have it, however, was the most well informed and focused I've been at any point in my weight loss journey. I've been trying to scrape the money together to reunite myself with the one electronic device whi... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:32:01 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 02/09/14- 02/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56704762 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPR... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 07:53:19 EST Re-installing Fitbit Constantly!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56685264 I know I am not the brightest bulb in the pack but for the life of me in the forum on Fitbit site I can't find an answer as to WHY I have to constantly re-install Fitbit when it stops working...........at least a couple of times a month now. Anyone else experiencing this?? I have the Fitbit Zip. I get a message on the screen when I try to sync that the Fitbit connect has failed to work Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:09:56 EST SparkPeople Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56683028 2 days ago I had an active 40 minute walk. I've been syncing via the computer. Today I looked back today, the minutes HAD NOT recorded. <BR> <BR> Then I tried a manual sync and nothing. I am so disappointed. Why try. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <em>101</em> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:38:51 EST New to team and fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56682972 Hi Everyone, I just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. I just got my fitbit about a week ago. Not sure I'm using it correctly but hoping that it will help keep me motivated. <em>521</em> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:35:50 EST Tracking errors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56672214 Hello. <BR> <BR> I have a fitbit flex, and lately, it's been cheating me on my very active minutes by 10 to 20 minutes. Does this happen to anyone else? Can you edit the info? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 6 Feb 2014 13:16:03 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56664464 Hello everyone, I just joined Sparkpeople today but I have been using a fitbit for well over a year. It has really helped me with staying fit. I want to get serious about getting back to my goal weight again and thought I would give this place a try. The last time I lost weight was with WeightWatchers and it really worked until I no longer had the time to actually go to face to face meetings. I am hoping that being here will give me the same incentive and encouragement that I once found with ... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 21:56:43 EST Love my fitbit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56658215 Hey, all! <BR> I've had this gadget for two weeks now, and have logged an average of 6 miles a day! It's a great motivator for me. I've lost 2 lbs - without altering my eating (and drinking) patterns. However, this is my 2nd day of no booze, so, my results will likely be even better. :) <BR> <BR> Maureen Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:20:33 EST FitBit/Spark People not always syncing properly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56651521 I set my FB next to the dongle in my computer each night and update my steps in "Other Goals". When I then go into "Fitness" on SP, I 'save' the steps, then sync the FB. Sometimes it counts all my steps and sometimes (like today) it doesn't. I had 4200 steps, added rest of steps on Other Goals page, saved them on Fitness page, but when I synced it, it registered 4700 - far short of what I actually did. Any thoughts? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:13:19 EST Battery Life on my Fitbit Zip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56633186 Having sudden problems with my battery life. When I first got it the first battery lasted at least 6 months. Recently changed it and had to change it again within 2 weeks. Just thought maybe the spare battery was old. Now a month later I'm getting notifications the battery is low again. What gives? <BR> Also having trouble getting my fitbit to sync with computer and phone. Anyone else having these kind of probs and/or suggestions? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:11:13 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 02/02/14- 02/08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56612599 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303</em> IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRE... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:35:46 EST Fitbit Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56610514 I was wondering if I should track calories that I burned during my exercise ex. Zumba and my steps that I've taken during that exercise when I do my fitness tracking. I know it adds calories burned when my Fitbit syncs my steps for the day and some of them step were accumulated during my Zumba exercise and so then by adding my Zumba exercise into the tracker am I double counting the same calories, so I don't know if I should count some of the exercise/step calories burned or not??? I don't ... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:33:06 EST Battery question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56596227 Has anyone had their FitBit Dashboard say they have half a battery left and then poof the FitBit dies? I have a zip and today it said I have half a battery and tonight it was just dead. The battery was at the end of December so it shouldn't be dead already. I'm hoping it's just the battery. I am not having much luck with this thing. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:38:15 EST Hello from Massachusetts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56581748 i live in MA. looking to connect with people in the area. Who here has a fitbit from MA. post your urls Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:17:26 EST Massachusetts People?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56581423 i live in MA. looking to connect with people in the area. Who here has a fitbit from MA. post your urls Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:51:29 EST I am in LOVE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56570334 I was about to give up on my fitbit, because I was syncing it on a different website and it seemed buggy and kept cheating me out of calories. So on a lark, I decided to try it out on good old sparkpeople and what do you know? It worked like a charm. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am so excited!! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:42:35 EST NEVER high intensity??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56568824 My Fitbit dashboard has yet to register very intense activity for me. Running up stairs, jumping jacks, cardio workouts...it just doesn't register. Has anyone else seen this? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:06:15 EST I Lost My FitBit and I'm So Sad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56549635 That's my whole story, just had to share. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:09:27 EST Hi from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56546324 My daughter got me a fitbit last year for Mothers day, and I've been using it and love it. I just now realized that I could log my fitbit on sparkpeople....woohoo! I love doing step challenges, and just raised my daily goal to 10,000 steps a day. <BR> looking forward to participating in this group. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:51:08 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56523243 My name is Dan and I've had my Fitbit Flex since Christmas. So far I love it! I really like how it tracks my movements, sleep and how it integrates with the various apps that I'm using. It is helping to make me aware of exactly how active I HAVEN'T been, lol. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all. <BR> Dan Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:12:09 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 01/26/14- 02/01/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56518513 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THAT OUR ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:00:46 EST Love the fitbit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x56494376 <em>30</em> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:39:55 EST Hello from Idaho!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56493091 Hi my name is Winn and I got my Fitbit like 9 months ago and I lost it before I even opened it lol I was in the prosses of moving. I came across my fitbit 2 days ago and wow has it motivated me! I love keeping track and love the set goals that push me. Last night I refused to sleep till I hit all 4 of them! <BR> <BR> I've been away from sparkpeople and working out for a while and my body shows it! I now am back on here and got my fitbit going now as well :) I also joined weight watchers ag... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:11:05 EST Hiya!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56489805 Just wanted to stop in and say hi! This is only the team I'm on right now, getting use to my Fitbit (and loving it) along with SP. <BR> <BR> I'm a 45 year old mom of 2 from the Midwest. I quit smoking a year ago January 13th and need to drop the weight I've gained. I want to be a loser in addition to a quitter!! <em>20</em> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:07:47 EST Fitbit One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56484232 Hi. I received a fitbit one for Christmas but just received my replacement. I had a fitbit ultra and loved it. I forgot to take it off one day when I went to the pool and that was that. I had it synced to my fitness tracker because I bought it through spark. I received the one as a gift and can't figure out how to sync it to the fitness tracker. Does anyone know how I can do this? <BR> <BR> My name is Bonnie and I am in maintenance. I really missed not having my fitbit and know I have... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:51:59 EST Success with fitbit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56483489 Hey has anyone had any success since they have been using their fitbit? any advice on successful weighloss using a fitbit that you find is working well for you? Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:42:38 EST Hey from TN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56482262 I'm Kim. Wife of 25 years to my high school sweetheart/retired soldier. I'm a homeschool mom (we have 4 kids). I've been a Sparker for many years, but just got my fitbit flex in December 2013. I love that they sync - both tools serve as great motivators! Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:20:34 EST changing profile pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56478770 I have te Fitbit Flex and using the Fitbit app on my phone. Anyone know how to change my profile pic using the phone app? Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:13:16 EST Questions for Fitbit Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56469825 I'm a new Fitbit (Force) user and have a couple questions about how to use it and my dashboard. Does anyone know how to see my average daily steps? Where can I find this? Can you set a goal on the tool for average steps? Also I track my sleep but is there a way to edit the wake up or bed time if I forget to press one? Thank you for all your help! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:10:54 EST battery? on fitbit flex or force? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56467943 I am looking to getting a force as I only have the zip but when I looked up info on the battery all I found was make sure you dispose of recycled batteries properly etc. my question is when the battery no longer works does fitbit send you a replacement? like apple does for I pods? to me its alot of money to just throw away once the rechargeable battery no longer works...so wondering if anyone has any experience or had a fitbit flex or force long enuff to experience this. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:57:08 EST New to fitbit group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56459500 Hi, I'm Pam, I have been on Spark People for a while, just not real active. Just got my Fitbit Flex yesterday and love it already. It stays put...not slipping off and I really like the sync feature! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:41:28 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56458336 Hi - Melissa from NH here. Got my Fitbit over the weekend as I am starting back up with SparkPeople again to lose weight. Tracking my food and exercise makes such a huge difference for me, and the Fitbit seems to be making it easier for me to do this. I haven't used SparkPeople for a while, and I am needing to lose some serious weight, so here I am! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:07:28 EST up the wooden hill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x56450408 We all go on about how many steps or calories we did but how many floors did you climb? <BR> <BR> Maybe if you don't live somewhere with stairs you could find some when you are out or use them instead of a lift at work? <BR> <BR> I did 34 yesterday only 4 so far this morning. Is your fitbit face smiling? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:04:17 EST calories in vs. calories out help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56449570 Hey i'm new to fitbit and on my fitbit dashboard it shows the calories in vs. calories out for fitbit and the log on fitbit shows the sync between fitbit and sparkpeople it also shows my food log i log in sparkpeople with... <BR> what i don't understand is that fitbit dashboard says calories in vs. calories out section that i'm always over and on sparkpeople i seem to stay in the calorie range so i'm rather confused can anyone shed some light for me??? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:41:36 EST Good evening, from the Midwest. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56446409 Hey, all. <BR> <BR> I have been eyeing fitbits for well over a year. I finally broke down & bought one Jan. 1. I'm a runner at heart. I underwent two eye surgeries in the past month, and I'm not going to be cleared to run for several months. With my upcoming wedding I'm hoping the fitbit will help me keep track of my activity - once I'm back on my feet. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you, and cheering you on your journey! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:00:01 EST Do you add your fitbit adjustment for cal burned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56439886 So do you add your fitbit adjustment for calories burned when you track on here? Like when you track with myfitnesspal and it syncs with your fitbit and it includes your adjustment for fit bit calories burned? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:12:13 EST Fitbit & SPAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56430132 I have had my SPAT for a long time, but just got a fitbit for Christmas. Can the fitbit and SPAT both be synced on SparkPeople at the same time? <BR> <BR> If so, how do yu sync the fitbit on SP???? Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:47:54 EST 2 Fitbits in the House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56424758 Has anyone set-up a second Fit-Bit to one dongle? Did it work and how did you do it. I bought my husband a Fitbit for Christmas and I am trying to figure out how to do it. I guess the biggest issue in the dongle. Do I use 2 or one. If any one know please email me. <em>43</em> I wanted to share my love of the fitbit with him. <BR> <BR> Thanx for any help you can give me. <em>304</em> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:00:40 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 01/19/14- 01/25/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56424532 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THAT OUR ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:38:30 EST Post your Fitbit 2013 Activity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56405861 <BR> IN 2013, YOU TRAVELED <BR> 1862 miles <BR> That's more than the length of the Great Barrier Reef. It's also 1862 miles further than a squid flew in his first and only attempt to shoot himself out of a cannon. Outstanding! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:25:57 EST Syncing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56404896 Ok, how do I sync with SP....and if I do, does that mean I shouldn't enter my treadmill minutes? Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:49:29 EST Using the FitForce Now and love it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56368676 My husband updated me to the Fit Force for my Christmas present. Love it. It is the best of the Fitbit and the FitFlex. I am a happy woman! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:26:51 EST only getting the smile. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x56366007 my fit bit (zip) is only giving the smile and not the other numbers....does anyone know why? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:47:17 EST Using FitBit if no synch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56365713 I just upgraded my phone. I have a Fitbit one and now a Samsung Galaxy III mini. I could have sworn it synched up when I got, but now it doesn't. <BR> <BR> If it will only synch when I'm near my computer, I'm wondering why have the app. I track food through here and I don't see how I could track food on FB. <BR> <BR> How do you use the FB app if your device doesn't synch with your phone? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:25:32 EST Fitbit Force Warning!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56352596 Just a warning......most will not be affected! <BR> <BR> This just showed up in the news. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/fi<BR>tbit-force-rashes_n_4590859.html?ncid=<BR>edlinkusaolp00000009 </link> <BR> <BR> Has anyone had this problem? <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:14:27 EST Overestimating calories burned for walking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56333858 Why does my fitbit say I burned 226 cals for walking @ 2 mph for 47 mins when Spark tells me I would only burn around 100 cals? This seems like a way overestimation. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:28:42 EST Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56331373 Is it possible to track your sleep with Fitbit Zip? <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:54:52 EST Dumb question on stride length. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x56329670 I am only five feet tall. I have set my walking stride at 1 foot 9 inches and my jogging stride at 2 feet. <BR> <BR> I do a walk/jog 4 miles and my FitBit One constantly records my "active' status as 3.82 miles, when in actuality it is 4 miles exactly. <BR> <BR> How would you suggest I change the stride length? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>24</em> <em>312</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:29:24 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 01/12/14- 01/18/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56327646 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:01:27 EST Good morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56314189 I got my Fitbit Flex for Christmas and have been loving it. My daily goal is currently 5000 steps. Might not seem like much, but for me it's really tough. Some days I don't leave my desk much and I've got a bad habit of not walking much after a knee injury five years ago. <BR> <BR> We went out last weekend and got my husband a Flex as well, so it's a nice challenge to each other. Not sure how often I'll check in, but I saw it added me to the group and figured I should check in here :) <B... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:20:44 EST Hello from CA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56311638 Hi everyone! My name is Christina and I am trying to get back in shape. Today I bought myself a Fitbit zip and just got it set up. In March I am planning to do my first 5k with some friends that I met recently doing a fitness challenge at my gym. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone here and challenging myself everyday to beat my previous records. <BR> Tomorrow will be the first time I use my Fitbit and I am excited that we are going to be walking/running the 5k route. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:21:12 EST Fitbit App http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56279000 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having trouble with the "Friends" section of the iPhone app? The 7 Day Steps aren't showing up anymore (the app continues to "clock"). The cheers and messages show up, but each time I click on a friend to respond, it says "Add Friend." <BR> <BR> I tried logging out and logging back in, and I also tried deleting and reinstalling the app. <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 19:05:54 EST Has anyone given their FitBit a name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56278892 My husband named my FitBit "Floyd" (after Count Floyd on SCTV), because of all the things my FitBit counts. <BR> <BR> I got my mom a FitBit for Christmas. She's thinking of calling it "Santa", because "he sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake..." <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Has anyone else named their FitBit? Or is my family just a little weird? Lol Wed, 8 Jan 2014 18:53:19 EST Fit Bit Flex synch January 8 2014 not working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56278140 I've read they did an update for new phones maybe it affected the Sparkspeople to Fit Bit synch. <BR> I'm getting the steps/minutes showing in the FitBit tracker area on My Fitness page but the minutes are not being added as a FitBit entry...anyone else have this problem? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:39:24 EST "no sleep logged today" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56273991 My FitBit didn't record my sleeptime today when I synched it. Annoying! It says "no sleep logged today" but I know I did record the sleep. I remember turning off the sleep timer this morning and seeing that I didn't quite get 8 hours. <BR> <BR> I didn't synch with my phone until about 4 hours after I woke up. Is there a limited time that it holds the sleep log? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:02:12 EST Food Updates between SP and FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56271197 Has anyone noticed that if you make changes to your food for the day in SP the changes are not reflected correctly in the FitBit log? Is there a way to have this re-sync? I also can't edit the foods in FitBit, they can only be deleted. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:47:19 EST friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56256982 I bought myself a FitBit One in mid-December and would love some Sparkpeople friends for motivation. My fitbit link is: http://www.fitbit.com/user/28RNLK. Thanks <em>41</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 09:48:32 EST Fitbit Sync http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56255005 I got an email from Fitbit listing a bunch of new phones and other devices that the latest Fitbit models will sync with using Bluetooth. My phone was one of them (finally). <BR> <BR> It may be time for an upgrade from my Ultra..... :) Tue, 7 Jan 2014 07:32:05 EST If you love the choreography and dancing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56247026 If you love the choreography and dancing of the old movies you'll love this.. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=mz3CPz<BR>dCDws </link> <BR> <BR> <em>351</em> <em>342</em> <em>350</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:44:47 EST fit bit user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56244617 Hi everyone, I've had a fitbit one for over a year, and love it. but i need some competition, anyone interested? www.fitbit.com/user/2452J3 Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:41:16 EST Tracking questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56225840 Hello all, <BR> I use my fitbit everyday but am wondering about tracking. Do you track your fitbit steps AND organized exercise sessions or just the steps on your fitbit? I did a two mile exercise video today, should I track that separate or just go with my steps on my fitbit? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Tammy Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:14:59 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 01/05/14- 01/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56223535 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:43:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56223488 Hi, I'm Becky. My boyfriend bought me a fitbit one last Christmas. I love it. Now that I can sync it with Spark I'm even more excited that I can finally reach my goals. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:40:12 EST I do step aerobics and dance - is the Flex for me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56212043 Okay, let me say that my primary reason for wanting an activity tracker is to have the motivation of seeing little lights light up as I get closer to my goal. <BR> <BR> I bought the Spark tracker, but I'm sending it back because it won't recognize my main activities -- step aerobics, zumba/dance workouts and dancing -- and I've talked to Spark about this. They told me how to manually change it on the website, but they confirmed the light display will never give me "credit" for a full workout... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:13:55 EST Tracking Exercise and Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56212037 Hello All! <BR> <BR> I've been using my Fitbit for a little less than a year now, but I'm new to syncing it with Spark. I haven't had a problem with anything in the sync, but I'm confused about tracking exercise in addition to the steps. For example, I went to do Zumba this morning, so obviously, there were a lot of steps involved in this, but I know I burned more calories than what Fitbit is syncing. Do I add Zumba in addition to the steps counted automatically? What are others doing to... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:13:27 EST Sending spark people food data to fit bit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56203955 Hi All <BR> I just got my fit bit today. I see where the fitness is connected but I cannot see how the food I log into spark people can be sent to my fit bit? Is it possible? Am I missing something? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 21:00:51 EST FitBit active minute accuracy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56198736 I received a FitBit One to replace my Zip for Christmas. I have noticed that to achieve my active minutes goal each day I must work much harder now. Is there a specific formula or speed that the active minutes are figured on? I've contacted FitBit and was told to reset it, but that hasn't helped. I don't know if my Zip was too sensitive or my One is not right. Mileage,and steps seem accurate and the same on both. If anyone has and suggestions it would be appreciated. Thanks! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:59:42 EST Newbie Fit Bit Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56191290 Hi and Happy New Year all. <BR> <BR> I was blessed with a surprise gift from my husband with a Fit Bit Flex for Christmas. I have gotten way more fluffy in the last 10 years than I had hoped to, and watched it happen...thinking I would change my ways...tomorrow. Well we know how that goes. I had completed a 5K with the Biggest Looser in 2013, and it really made me realize just how out of shape I was, but again...didn't do anything after the "race" to change. <BR> <BR> With 2014 comin... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 00:49:14 EST Happy New Year, Fitbitters!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56188531 Wishing us all great, fun workouts throughout 2014! <BR> <BR> (Waiting for FitBit One to charge. Should be done soon!) <BR> <BR> MsBootcamp Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:10:06 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56187059 Hey there! I'm new to using a fitbit and just a couple days has been really eye opening. I'm currently looking for someone online support if anyone else is looking. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get inspired by everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:24:03 EST Question on the Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56185074 Anyone out there who has the Force version of fitbit, could you let me know if it still has the smiley on it? I am tempted to get it, but one of my favorite things about my Zip is the smiley face that makes different faces depending on how my day is going. I love everything the Force seems to do, but without the smiley, I might have to just stick with my little guy. :) <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:48:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56179370 Hello everyone! I am not new to SparkPeople but am new to fitbit. I received my Flex for Christmas and am really enjoying it so far! I love the simplicity of the app and website. I am not as faithful to SparkPeople as I would like to be. I always start using it and soon fall off of the wagon. The reason is the website is just so busy and can become a bit overwhelming. Also, I have not found myself to be as interactive with others on the site as I would really like to be. I am a bit co... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:12:20 EST Starting a New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56173596 Hello to all and may 2014 be a 'spark' of a year. I am a 50+ Canadian who has been using FitBit for a year but it has been a hit and miss attempt in reaching my goal of 10,000 steps a day. In the past I have completed a number of half marathons runs but found the running was taking a toll on my body. Here's to a new year and new goals. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 22:29:39 EST Milage is wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56168438 So I did a 4.18 mile hike today pretty steep. The fitbit says I did a little over 13,000 steps and waked 6 miles.... this is wrong. Did I set it up wrong? It never told me to set my stride. Or do you think it was because hiking is different than walking? My steps are shorter? I am just confused. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance <BR> Becky Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:40:13 EST Sync scale but not tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56163198 Hello, <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if there is a way to sync my Aria scale but not the fit bit tracker itself? I don't care if I have to have two separate fit bit accounts if that would work but I didn't want to disconnect and lose my history if that wouldn't work. <BR> <BR> Ideally my goal is to have the weight sync but not have it pull the fitness minutes/calories. I feel like it is way over estimating what I am actually doing and would like to track with my HRM on SP myself. <BR> <BR... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 11:01:18 EST Fitbit download/upload to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56162812 I use "sparkpeople" to track food... <BR> <BR> Notice fitbit WILL send activity to SPARK <BR> <BR> QUESTION.....will SPARK download/sync Food Intake FROM sparkpeople back into fitbit app? Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:39:52 EST Anyone have this happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56151896 Before I lost my FitBit, I always wore it on my bra and it tracked my steps GREATLY! Never had problems. But now, if I wear it on my bra, it barely tracks any of my steps. I wore it while I walked around the block a few times and it showed very few steps but when I wore it on my waist band it was perfectly accurate. <BR> <BR> Why did it change? Is this a sign that it's on its way out? I'm afraid of losing it on my waistband like I usually lose other pedometers. <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! <BR> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:31:13 EST Fitbit Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56143892 I got a fitbit as a Christmas present. It works well to keep me motivated, so far. I set a goal of 15,000 steps a day, but have been looking at my steps, and then go for a walk to get to 20,000. My main problem with the fitbit is to get it charged. I plug it in properly and it doesn't charge. Only when I prop it against some object do the contacts connect and it charges. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:14:41 EST Trouble with Replacement FitBit Zip? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56129256 So, my FitBit Zip died after barely a year, and I just got a new one. But it isn't syncing properly with the computer. I sat down at the computer today for the first time since I got it, and today's numbers are showing up, but for the other days it just shows "2152" for cals and "0" for everything else. I tried uninstalling and re-installing, but didn't make any difference. Any thoughts? This is so frustrating! :-( Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:24:49 EST Invitation to join the BLC24 Maintenance Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56126597 Greetings, SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> I know that the start of the year is a time when many of us resolve to regain focus on healthy eating and healthy living. I've been SParking for almost five years and have been maintaining for 4.5 of those years. <BR> <BR> Without a doubt, the support of you, my Spark Friends have given me the motivation to get focused when I started losing focus, and the support I need to maintain. <BR> <BR> If you are looking for a fun way to stay motivated as you st... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:22:46 EST New to fitbit too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56126403 I'm psyched to have received my fitbit and hope I can get everything synced correctly. I!'m not seeing much on steps tho. I played 1 1/2 hours of tennis and had 13 steps!!! I know I need to move more but really?? I' was covering the lobs, coming into net ...had to get more than 13 steps!! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:04:57 EST confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56125945 So I want to track my fitbit activity on Spark but it tracks all of my steps. Active and regular. I wish that there was a way to only count my very active steps and not the others. I feel like I am cheating because I walk about 5 miles everyday at work but I don't think that should count as fitness minutes. It's my regular daily activity. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:17:47 EST Weekly Goal - 2013-14 - 12/29/13- 01/04/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56123311 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:44:45 EST New FitFlex owner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56118095 Just getting started with spark and my new fitflex. i am excited to get started and start living health Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:54:27 EST FitBit Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56110637 I was given a fitbit by my hubby so I clipped it on and wore it for two days straight. It was very informative with regard to the amount of moving I typically do - not much! Having it on for a couple of days motivated me to clean an old but comfortable pair of running shoes - I've been wearing some newer ones that are causing problems and making it hard for me to run for any distance. Looking forward to learning more about how to use fitbit with Sparkpeople. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 05:02:35 EST Android App Not Syncing With FitBit Zip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56107666 I got a FitBit Zip for Christmas and I love it! But, it does not sync with my android app well. I always get a message that says "Can't find your tracker" and it wants me to restart my Bluetooth, but that doesn't work. I can get it to sync occasionally, but I have to be at my computer. Anyone else have trouble with this? Shouldn't it sync all the time? Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:32:01 EST Fitbit for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56106663 Hi! My name is Jackie and I just received my Fitbit from Amazon today in the mail. I have been on SparkPeople for a while but not really using the site. So when I linked my Fitbit, I chose to be in this group. I hope to be more active here at SP in the coming year. <BR> This past year has been very tiring and stressful at work. Also I don't move around much either at work or at home (desk job and certified internet addict). In purchasing the Fitbit, I've made a commitment to myself to strive... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:27:48 EST New Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56102369 Just got the Fitbit and hoping it keeps me motivated! Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:42:01 EST Fitbit and Google+ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56101402 When I set up my Fitbit online I used Google+ as my sign in. I am trying to get the mobile app going on my Samsung Galaxy S4 and it is not accepting my gmail and password as the password. Has anyone else had this problem? Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:01:23 EST HI!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56096245 Hi! My name is Bert Hoffmann. I just got my Fit Bit for Christmas and excited to use it. I work out and am interested in losing some weight, but I struggle with eating. I'm terrible at it. So, hopefully this helps me out! Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:22:38 EST returning after an injury. .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56094281 I am 11 weeks through a broken leg. I hope to lose the boot next week. Now the dilemma is to pace myself as I return to my previous levels. My mind says go but my body says SLOW. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:32:45 EST FOUND MY FITBIT TODAY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56094104 Hi everyone!!! My cat knocked off my FitBit from my dresser back in October and I couldn't find it anywhere! Today I decided enough is enough and tore my bedroom apart. And I FOUND IT!!! SO, with that being said, I am back!! <BR> <BR> I have a mission to accomplish. I am ready to dedicate myself (again) to doing this and getting it done. I've missed you guys!!! <BR> <BR> Should I start once my FitBit is fully charged today or should I just wait till tomorrow morning? <BR> <BR> Thanks gu... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:07:41 EST Combining Sparks and FB Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56086374 I've seen numerous comments, etc. about the issues between the two. Something I've realized sadly ....... <BR> <BR> You have to pick one or the other to be accurate. <BR> <BR> I use a heart rate monitor which I know is accurate. I burned over 700 calories today in a ripped and yoga class .......... fb showed 200 calories w/ only 28 being active. LOL YEA, RIGHT ! ..... so when I change FB to be correct w/ 700 calories .... fb is ok but sparks won't accept the calories or exercises I ad... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:44:35 EST How Long Has Your FitBit Lasted? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56075167 I got my FitBit for Christmas last year (the little one, the zip I think it's called). Seems like the battery conks out - always with no warning whatsoever - every couple of months. This past week, the cover came off the end of the clip. It still seemed to be working fine, but then it died yesterday. I put a new battery in it last night, but after my run this morning it read 281 steps. I don't think so! I'm ordering a new one, but I'm just wondering - do these things really only last a ... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:07:18 EST All Sparks food not going to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56062014 I've linked them and my breakfast transferred to my fitbit , but lunch and snacks haven't transferred. Am I missing something ? . Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:23:33 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 12/22/13- 12/28/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x56058384 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:12:09 EST Stopped Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56051251 My fitbit stopped tracking just before I had it a year. It is fully charged and takes the charge quickly. Any suggestions on getting it working or should I try to return it. Bought at AT&T store. Would it be best to send to Fitbit? Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:42:38 EST Fitbit inflating Spark calorie range? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56040776 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm a brand spanking new Fitbit user. Just got Force on Wednesday, love it! But how do you prevent it from inflating you Spark calorie range? I burned 2250 cals total yesterday according to my Fitbit but because Spark gives me extra calories for a sedentary lifestyle, Spark says I burned 2600 cals! <BR> <BR> Another question... I work at an auto assembly plant doing light to moderate work. I noticed my fitbit does not count as many steps as my old pedometer. In fact, it seems ... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:20:32 EST newbie to fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x56034183 Hi everyone. I am verrrry new to fitbit and I look forward to seeing how this works. I got the Fitbit One. I'd like to be able to link my information from fitbit to Sparkpeople [or vica versa], but I'm not sure if it can be done. I think this litte gadget and some moral support/help from here, might be just the ticket I need to get myself more motivated. Due to life's weird sense of humour on aging, weight lose and lifestyle change has become a necessary thing. <em>224</em> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:00:09 EST app crashed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56029958 Yesterday the fitbit app on my iPod crashed and wouldn't stay open. I tried deleting and reinstalling it. It closed as soon as I tried to log in. E mailed fitbit, but does anyone have any suggestions? Pam Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:53:55 EST Tracking ST with fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56016981 I know my fitbit doesn't differentiate between the types of activities I do I don't want to "double track" but I don't know how to track my strength training when my fitbit automatically synchs. Taking it off isn't really an option, since I tend to do my st out and about. (waiting for the bus is a common time for me to do my st! Fun to see the strange looks I get!) <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:32:32 EST Unhappy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x56009581 I dropped my fitbit zip and it won't come back on........ <BR> I e-mailed Fitbit, no response at all! <BR> Very unhappy!! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:06:04 EST Fitbit interfere with sleep? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55986627 Does anyone seem to have trouble sleeping when wearing Fitbit at night? I have both the Fitbit Ultra and just got my Force on Thursday. I had to give up wearing the Ultra at night because I couldn't sleep. I tried the Force Thursday and Friday and each night had a terrible time sleeping which I don't normally have an issue. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 09:27:08 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 12/15/13- 12/21/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55985964 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:27:11 EST Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55977749 My fitbit wouldn't sync until this morning, yesterday's stats. <BR> <BR> Does Sparkpeople still add the minutes to my total, even though it's a day late? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 14 Dec 2013 11:06:46 EST Looking forward. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55970190 I am 53 years old, live in Colorado, and have a career that has pretty muched topped out. Hoping to retire in a few years-I am aiming to get myself ready to play! My preference is to be outside, hiking, biking, sailing, walking my dogs --- anything! <BR> <BR> But I have to confess something. You know all those stories about people who fight back against disease and are amazing when adversity strikes? They are so inspirational! <BR> <BR> About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 (almo... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:48:34 EST Should I wear my fitbit while working out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55968666 I was wondering, do I wear my fitbit while working about out as well? Isn't this cheating? Wouldn't I get double credit for calories? Yesterday I took it off when I ran. I was just wondering what everyone else did. Thanks much. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:11:47 EST Loosing step!! Flex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55910394 Is anyone noticing your steps going backwards <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I'm. getting very annoyed .... Friday I had over 71K steps and now its showing 66,995 .. how is that possible Saturday I had over 11k steps alone Sun, 8 Dec 2013 15:06:19 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 12/08/13- 12/14/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55906246 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 08:35:54 EST Night sleep band http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55851576 My Velcro is wearing out any suggestions Tue, 3 Dec 2013 12:16:37 EST How do you keep from losing your Fitbit One? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55850242 My Fitbit came in the mail yesterday! Hubby won't let me have it until Christmas day (that wascally wabbit!). I'm super excited but I'm concerned about the reviews I've read that mention how easy the One is lost due to the silicone clip not holding up. <BR> <BR> So far I plan to use some tips from this group like using a small clear elastic around it and using a safety lanyard on the clip itself. <BR> <BR> Are there any other ideas on keeping this little thing from getting away from me? It'... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:20:07 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 12/01/13- 12/07/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55822651 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 08:36:05 EST Tracking question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55819874 Hi everyone! I've had my Zip for about 2 weeks and love it! I have a question about exercise tracking. I haven't begun my dedicated exercise program yet. I sync my Zip to SP and it's been giving me between 50-86 exercise minutes a day. Is this from my basic moving around? When I do start exercising (tomorrow) is there a way to separate the workout minutes from the general exercising minutes? I haven't read through everything on the FB site, so if there's a place to look to find this in... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:09:41 EST UnOfficial SparkPeople Winter Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55816975 Hey FitBit Users (and other Pedometer Users)! <BR> *TLDR? Offsite Blog/Badge link is here: http://weyrcat.blogspot.com/2013/11/unoffi<BR>cial-sparkpeople-winter-walk.html <BR> <BR> Now that we, in the Northern Hemisphere, are getting a little squishy with warm comfort food and hiding from cooler temperatures, I think some of us are finding it harder and harder to get out the door for that walk. Well guess what? I will if you will! <BR> <BR> For the month of December I'm challenging you to... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:03:52 EST fitbit flex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55807837 I got the fitbit flex because I could strap it on and forget it... what i didn't think of though was that i do a lot of bike riding and it seems to recognize that i am doing something (although today it thought i had tapped it to check sleep).. <BR> <BR> are there any other bikers out there and any hints... <BR> <BR> i probably should have gotten the force but i did not think it was water resistent. and it was more money... <BR> <BR> i really like the sleep tracker... <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:56:20 EST Third time is NOT the charm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55789159 Since getting my One I have had 3 problems, counting todays. Today somehow the clock went catiwhompus and it is effecting the steps for todays tracking which I just noticed. <BR> <BR> The first two glitches I understood, and learned. Even though not of my making, I wanted to give FitBit another try before throwing up my hands. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>101</em> They are officially UP! <BR> <BR> I just sent an email to customer service and putting it into their ballpark. I lo... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:54:13 EST Fitbit Aria Lightning Deal on Amazon **NOW** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55783864 The Aria is $93.99 right now! Hurry! Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:06:52 EST New Force wristband http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55778121 Hi, <BR> Hoping to get some details and experiences from anyone who has sprung for the new release? <BR> <BR> I am considering it for my boyfriend. <BR> <BR> A trainer at work got one (he had the previous version, Flex) and I am so glad to see it has the full number display instead of just lights. <BR> <BR> Can you shower with it on? Are the bracelet connector bits comfortable and do they stay on? What about swimming? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance if you can help! Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:10:02 EST One-Flex-One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55751720 Okay I 'had' a FitBit One. Then I lost the charger for it. Literally turned my place upside down for it. Well, I couldn't find it, but they sell chargers online. Does this impatient girl want to wait? NO! So, I run and grab a new FitBit Flex because I think it'll be SO much neater wearing a visible bracelet to remind me to work out, etc. I have to admit, I didn't like it there. Every time I washed my hands it was on my wrist, when I sweat, it got underneath the band, etc. I was sad to say I d... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:09:36 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 11/24/13- 11/30/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55748161 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:15:28 EST Aria vs Withings wi-fi scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55741854 Hi all, I just bought a FitBit Aria scale about a week or so ago. Currently, I have an EatSmart scale that I really like, however, I weigh myself every day and look at the trend (trendweight.com) and so wanted a WiFi scale to track my progress to save me from having to log the numbers all the time. <BR> <BR> I've been using them both to compare. The FitBit Aria weight seems consistent with weight readings (though always 1/2 lb more than my EatSmart scale) however the bodyfat readings are not... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:16:19 EST Love my FitBit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55731552 Hi everyone! I love my FitBit ONE. I'm so motivated to get this done every day. I can't wait to get to know my kindred community! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:02:41 EST Redesigned Nutrition Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55719649 This was posted by Coach Tanya about the changes on the nutrition page that happened today I asked and still waiting for an answer if the sync feature for the FB whch used to be on that page is gone forever or moved someplace else <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:34:12 EST Fitbit with "Every Move"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55719599 Someone here suggested to sign up with Every Move, which I did. Have been earning points toward donations to "Make a Wish." But this time I put mine toward a $50 discount at Naked Wines, which I just won (reached the required # of pts.) So I'm getting $52 of wine for $1 plus $10 shipping. Mighty Fine. Thanks to whomever made that suggestion! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:29:53 EST Nutrition Data http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55709051 I have linked my fitbit to Spark and the fitness minutes and steps sync great but the nutrition data doesn't go to the fitbit dashboard <em>24</em> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:48:24 EST Calorie Discrepancy logging activity on FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55704714 I have a Fitbit Flex that I have been using since late August. Hopefully someone here will be able to answer this question. This past week I noticed that my calorie count is off on the fitness page. I use a HRM while exercising and log the calories burned on Fitbit as a separate activity. The difference in the daily calorie burn on SP is the same number that I have logged on Fitbit. For example, on Sunday I logged 640 calories for a 51 minute run on FB. My SP total calories is 1654 while my F... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:04:17 EST New FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55671342 So until today i was the owner of a Zip, but after having changed the battery this last time, i realized the battery door is a bit broken and doesn't close completely. So my battery would jiggle and that messed up my tracking and kept making the Zip reset. So I decided to treat myself to a new Fitbit and went out and got the Fitbit One. I am excited to be able to track stairs climbed now. And i am curious about the sleep tracking and what it will say about me. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:48:14 EST New Fitbit One owner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55668220 Hubby bought me one on ebay....very, very slightly used. <BR> Impressed so far. <BR> <em>38</em> where do you log off the fitbit Dashboard??? I never feel secure just closing out the page???? Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:28:50 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 11/17/13- 11/23/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55664706 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:21:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55649326 I got my fitbit one a few months ago, but didn't realize I could sync it with SP until this week. I found the team site and all of the threads helped me get setup and sync on SP! Thanks for all of the help! <BR> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:47:33 EST How often do we need to reset our Fitbit?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55632033 Ok, I don't have time to reset this gadget as often as it goes bonkers. This will be the 2nd time in 2 months. I could say many expletives right now. Suffice to say I'm not a happy camper! <BR> <BR> Vent done. For now. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:18:56 EST Using FitBit One AND Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55612627 I am the tech toy queen! I love the little gadgets and gizmos. I decided to give the SAT a go and at the same time keep my fitbit One on. I am not switching sides, LOL. I plan to do both for a long time. No biggie for me if they are a bit different with count. <BR> <BR> Is there a problem with the syncing on this site. What I mean is will Spark forget sincing Fitbit figures and take SAT instead? <BR> <BR> This is new territory for me. So those who wear both at the same time, what... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:19:08 EST Fitbit survey to make their page better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55611527 Fitbit posted a survey link on its facebook page so that members can help them re design their webpage <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Want to help make our site even better? We’re looking for help organizing content on the Fitbit website. If you’d like to give us your feedback, please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. As always, we appreciate everyone's suggestions! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/lp/en<BR>dpage-8/?sm=TMP5lbG6%2bFbT9u%2fuUP0DXm<BR>kGmpMjo0kb5NVLM0WS5x8%3d </li... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:19:39 EST double posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55602050 should I or should I not be posting the exercize within the flitbit app. It seems that when I do my steps change drastically. I raised this question with the customer services and there answer was very unclear. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this happen and what do you do Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:26:29 EST When to buy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55596980 Does the fitbit ever go on special? Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:16:22 EST Hello To All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55595223 Hi everyone! Been using a Fitbit One for about six months and love the feedback it provides. I'm trying to get to 10k steps for at least five days per week. Looking forward to being a part of this team!! Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:47:40 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 11/10/13- 11/16/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55582133 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 08:38:48 EST I washed my FitBit Zip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55551053 I totally forgot that I had my FitBit Zip on my jeans this morning when I tossed them into the washer. I gave that load of clothes quite a treatment - hot water, soap, and bleach. A little while before the cycle was finished, I remember the FitBit and wanted to cry. But I took it off my jeans and God blessed me abundantly - the Fitbit Zip still works!! I took a tissue and dried off the few hints of water, including inside the battery pocket. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 12:06:29 EST I Seriously Hate the FB Nutrition Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55546821 Ok, I'd like to know if I can shut off the FB food tracker from synching with SP. It's seriously annoying and just adds an extra thing to maintain. I LOVE my fitbit fitness tracking and that it syncs to SP, but I really wish I could turn of the nutrition tracking FOR GOOD. Is that possible? Thu, 7 Nov 2013 05:44:35 EST How are you getting all those steps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55523023 When I golf I can get 16,000 or 17,000 steps but that requires 4+ hours of time. I see so many of you logging high amounts of steps EVERY DAY! Just curious on how you achieve this and how much time during your day are you actually actively "accumulating steps" versus normal life. I fairly certain I'm not getting any sitting here at my computer so I guess I will be off! <BR> Look forward to hearing your strategies. <BR> Janet Tue, 5 Nov 2013 08:11:21 EST Eating back what fitbit syncs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55509710 <BR> <BR> OK I have my activity set to active (so I have a start of 1540 calories) (I work at Costco and I'm standing a good portion of my work day, or walking. I also wear a fitbit, so by the time I get home and it syncs it gives me roughly 500 workout calories back (less if I'm cashiering and really not moving). <BR> <BR> So I guess what I'm asking, which is more important, total calories or net? <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 08:40:16 EST Introduce Yourself to Team Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55509005 Hi, I got my FB Flex a few weeks ago. I bought it because the cold weather is coming and I won't be walking the golf course 4+ days a week, so I needed some extra motivation to keep moving and replace all those steps! My goal is to get 10,000 steps a day for all of November. <BR> I am pretty impressed with the synch capability between Spark & Fitbit. I prefer to use Spark for logging my diet. Mon, 4 Nov 2013 07:51:56 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55496457 I usually don't join things like this but today I decided "why not". Sounds like we all are in general of a common goal = more exercise, stay fit, be flexible and healthy. I love my fitbit. I've been focused for over 100 days now of including some type if exercise in my life. My goal is to lose 50 more pounds. I want to do it slowly, carefully as this is a life change not a fad or a trend or die-t. Good luck to all - I'd like to hear your good news. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 07:51:42 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 11/03/13- 11/09/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55496130 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 07:25:24 EST First Time Posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55481619 Hello ! <BR> I am a new user to Fitbit and Sparkpeople. I am looking forward to working will all of you. <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 22:33:22 EST Cycling and arc trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55481581 Hi I am thinking about getting a fit bit. Does it count the peddling on a cycle or the arc trainer? Fri, 1 Nov 2013 22:29:53 EST Anyone else having trouble with Fitbit today??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55463035 Hi there just synced to fitbit and noticed my friends are not showing up correctly I've lost over half of them it's only showing about 8 of them and they are the 8 friends that are closer to the bottom of the leader board and then missing the ones that are at the end of the leader board and not showing the leaders at all. I was going to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> All other functions on the site seem ok so far just bummed wanted to taunt everyone to move more today because ... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:28:53 EST November Turkey Track! 100,000 Steps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55457702 <em>429</em> <em>363</em> <em>429</em> <em>313</em> <em>429</em> <em>361</em> <em>429</em> <em>231</em> <BR> <BR> Hey FitBit Users! <BR> Everyone enjoying the cooler temperatures? Gazing at fall's golden leaves? No! Not from inside your cozy window! Put those tenny-runners on and go for a walk! Toss on your favorite scarf and some cozy socks. Grab the pooch or friend and breathe in that beautiful cool air while you can still make it down the sidewalk without a sh... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:18:14 EST Fitbit Challenge Team (New team on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55451688 I started a team for those who want themed challenges each month <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=61547 </link> <BR> <BR> The team will be for challenges only since this one is in place for general questions. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:24:06 EST HELLO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55451567 Hello, I just started using FitBit about a week and a half ago and I am liking it. I am motivated to get back down to my weight as of last year, which I gained almost it all back :( but with this cute little device I am ready to kick myself back into shape! Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:08:59 EST Send foods to Fitbit not showing up on tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55449714 I went to delete my foods off of fitbit, because I had duplicate entries from moving them around on sparkpeople. Usually, I delete fitbit food log, fix what is wrong on the sparkpeople tracker, and then "send foods to fitbit" to clean up any duplicates. However, I went to do this this morning, and the "send foods to fitbit" is missing. It is usually the last option on the bottom of the nutrition tracker, and now it it gone... ? Anyone else notice this? I like having that option for days ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:15:34 EST Should I add in Running as exercise or steps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55440838 I've been using my Fit Bit flex since August but have just started a running program. Should I be adding in my running workout on SparkPeople (as I did before my Flex) or just let it show up on my steps? <BR> <BR> Won't the running just show up as lots of extra steps anyway? I just don't want to add in duplicate exercise/calories burnt. <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:34:29 EST Where oh where has the fitbit gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55432620 There needs to be a word for the panic felt when you have misplaced your fitbit . I spent an hour this morning frantically checking all my clothes ( was it on my bra? my t-shirt? my waistband? did I put it in my pocket?) laundry baskets and everywhere I had been for the past 8 hours. I was about to go for a walk outside when I found my little friend was gone.. I was saying to myself, "now I can't go for a walk... it won't count!" That is how I became aware of my addiction. It eventually turne... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 02:31:38 EST App for Driving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55410597 There is an android app to use for fitbit to log your driving. <BR> Is easy, tap to start, tap to stop. Then you can update or change times if you forget to stop. <BR> <BR> It is called DriveBit. <BR> <BR> I have not found it for IPhones sorry. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:37:34 EST Fitbit Battery Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55410020 How long has everybody's fitbit been working? Do you guys keep a spare one? I don't want to wake up one day and my fitbit has gone to fitbit heaven. <em>198</em> Let me know and I would like to be friends. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:33:23 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 10/27/13- 11/02/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55409638 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:50:42 EST Flex and swimming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55408087 I have a Flex and even though I shower with it on, I've never swam with it. I'll be at a health spa this week and one of the daily classes is a water workout. <BR> <BR> I know the Flex is water resistant but I still wanted to see if anyone has given it a try. If so, was it successful? <BR> <BR> Thanks~ Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:35:44 EST Treadmill issues with Fitbit Flex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55405793 OK, I've been working out hard on my treadmill a lot lately due to the weather getting colder. I noticed that I set my treadmill for 5000 steps and I walk 5000 steps and during my workout I also do jogging, etc. I look at my FB and it records only 1600 steps and says I only have 2 minutes of active exercise. It has done this to me a lot so I wrote to customer service about it. I got a very quick reply, however the reply bothered me: <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> Thank you for getting back to u... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:19:02 EST cant join groups or set an alarm on fit bit site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55405048 am I the only one having issues with this? When I click on join this group, nothing happens, same for if I try to set an alarm. Is it just the page being flaky? Is there something wrong with my settings? I have looked in FAQs and cant find anything there. <BR> <BR> anyone have some insight? thanks in advance <BR> <BR> Candice Sat, 26 Oct 2013 19:54:31 EST Fitness entry on Spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55395317 Our Fitbit registers the input on our fitness page and my question relates to this. Should we enter the activities that we are going to do for the day or just let Fitbit do all the work. Sometimes I think that my totals are all out of whack. Does any one have the same problem? Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:04:25 EST My First Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55383834 I've been wearing my fitbit since July 2012...love it...it is perfect for someone with OCD's. <BR> Just joined the team.... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:31:24 EST Buying soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55380341 Starting January I will be getting $ incentive from my employer to use a Fitbit One or Fitbit Zip and the tracking program they select.....So I will be browsing around here and asking questions as I select which model to buy. <BR> My goals are to maintain my weight, flexibility and health as I age (60+now) <BR> Joyce in the beautiful Ozsarks Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:34:04 EST Counting Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55375552 I LOVE my Fitbit! I LOVE that it syncs with SP! <BR> I have my calorie range here on SP and then of course, the calorie tracking on Fitbit. <BR> here's my question - which do you follow? Do you stay within your SP calorie range? or do you shoot for the Fitbit range? <BR> My SP calorie range is roughly 1200 - 1500. I know Fitbit increases calorie consumption the more active you are, and my calorie consumption for the day is usually 2200 or more. I certainly don't want to put my body into st... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:33:05 EST which one should I buy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55350630 <BR> Hi, everyone! Which fit bit are you using? I just got the Spark activity tracker yesterday and the dongle is not working so I need to return it. I am a Spin enthusiast and stair climber, does that help you give me a recommendation? Thanks so much! Looking forward to ordering and being part of this team. <BR> <BR> Ginger Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:56:56 EST grumble..forgot to wear fitbit one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55338652 Just venting,.,,, <BR> i stupidly forgot to wear my FitBit One this weekend. I worked all weekend, was ALL over the building both days. Grumble, mumble. i can add the approx miles to my tracking here on SP, but I am annoyed with myself. <BR> <em>40</em> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:12:23 EST It took a Pink FitBit Flex to get me motivated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55334232 I know, it's silly. But pink is my favorite color, and when I saw the hot pink FitBit flex that was released for Breast Cancer Awareness month, I had to have one. And once I started seeing how much fun it was to increase my step goals and then increase my activity to meet my goals, well, it has become addictive! <BR> <BR> I look forward to even more exercise with this cute little fitness tracker in the months to come! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:27:43 EST Spark Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55330949 How do you get your fitness minutes displayed when you post? Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:55:24 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 10/20/13- 10/26/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55327859 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:31:27 EST Lost my Fitbit One yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x55327754 And I'm feeling <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I went for a walk with my dog yesterday afternoon and when I got home the Fitbit was gone. So my husband and I retraced my steps but couldn't find it with all the leaves and grass everywhere. So we went back home and got my phone, thinking that if we could sync it successfully, it would have to be somewhere nearby. <BR> <BR> It wouldn't sync in the house, so we retraced the route again. No luck. There were a couple of places where it acted like it... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:20:54 EST Hi from Mississippi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55320992 My name is Kathy and have a Fitbit Zip! I only average about 1000 steps a day and I really need to really step it up to get healthier and lose weight. <BR> Any help with this journey would be greatly appreciated. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:34:22 EST FitBit article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x55320971 In the Sunday paper (Parade) a friend of mine pointed out to me a recent article by Connie Schultz. <BR> She was quite comical describing herself on a walk with the hubby checking her FitBit steps. <BR> Her place of choice to store her FitBit is her bra (no surprise) but when she reached into her hiding place the hubbs panicked asking what are you doing? People are looking etc. I could just vision this!! <BR> She goes on to describe the Fit Bit Tracker as "the size of a small clothespin"!! ... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:31:22 EST hello Fitbit Users Unite Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55316355 thanks for all the welcome messages. they make me feel all warm inside.. i'm gonna follow the format i've seen other new SparkPeople use when they join a new team...just basic info. <BR> 1. location--i live in Freindsville, Tennessee <BR> 2. where from--my father was in the Navy, so we moved every 2 years. i guess i'm from Tenn <BR> 3. married--yes, for 13 years now. <BR> 4. children--two step sons and a set of triplet grandchildren <BR> 5. animals--i couldn't live without them! we take-i... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 07:54:58 EST Fitbit Zip not resetting at night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55310941 Hi. I have had my zip for over a week now, and it seemed to be pretty accurate as far as my step count, but suddenly today, it seems like it's adding yesterday's totals to today. I'm at 9500+ steps and have barely left my desk all day, how can that be? Has anyone ever had that happen? Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:53:28 EST Identify the type of FITBIT you have when posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55310654 It's confusing to search or review discussions here when the type of FitBit isn't identified. Maybe we could get forums set up for the different types, One, Ultra, Flex? Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:25:02 EST Changes to Start Page on Monday 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55305582 There are major changes coming to the Start page on Monday. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> I was one of the testers and I really like the changes. It is going to be great for new users. It may take some of us "old-timers" a bit of getting used to, but things are organized in a much more logical fashion. I think having tracking front and center is a huge improvement. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:06:15 EST stairs has gone INSANE today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55299151 I live in the Ozarks, where it can easily show 23 flights of stairs on a quarter mile walk and be ACCURATE. <BR> <BR> However, today, I was at 3 stairs when I got to work (this is reasonable). I'm still at work and it shows 23!!! <BR> <BR> Here's the thing: we have stairs at work but they aren't 10 feet high at a time, which was the previous way Fitbit recorded one flight of stairs. <BR> <BR> Has my One gone wonky, is this a coincidence or have they decided to string together ALL the 'feet... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:31:42 EST withdrawal pains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55283286 I got home from my walk yesterday and srepped off of a step wrong. I was hoping I only sprained my ankle but the doctor says it is broken. After 6 months of regularly meeting my 10,000 step goal I am feeling very frustrated. <em>46</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:24:29 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55267856 Hi, I'm Ann and I love my Fitbit One. I started a journey to fitness in early August and got a Fitbit in September. I love that it tracks not only my steps, but my sleep. I have sleeping issues. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:48:14 EST My time shows up wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55262069 I have done everything it says on the website, yet my One still shows some crazy time. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> thanks Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:30:52 EST what my fitbit measures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55259009 i'm new here, so bet you guys already know what i'm gonna write. i've been watching my fitbit closely, checking the measurements before and after i go to the gym. i have found out that the fitbit does not register and thus does not measure steps when you are riding the stationary bike nor walking on the treadmill. it does, however, register movements if you rest your hand (the one which you are wearing your fitbit on) on one of your knees while you pedel. the fitbit will count this as ste... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:45:15 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 10/13/13- 10/19/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55246914 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:58:01 EST Co-worker team challenge ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55245917 Hi! I am looking for ideas to incorporate into my company. I have bought Fitbits for everyone. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:29:38 EST how do you set up fitbit to sync with sparkppl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55244658 I am new to sparkpeople. Have used fitbit for 1.5 years. I love it. but would like to know how to make it sync so not doing double entry. Thank you for helping me Sun, 13 Oct 2013 03:40:44 EST Relationship 'twixt FB Fitness & SP Calorie Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55242816 Do they use a random number generator, or what? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:13:00 EST HELP!!! FITBIT STOPPED WORKING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55235351 When I finally had time yesterday to look at my steps and record them on another site I track my food on, I was shocked to see I had only done 7618 steps! This really deflated me and I couldn't understand why it was so low. My activity wasn't that low for sure! Certainly not a stellar day, but nonetheless I couldn't fathom why so little steps. <BR> <BR> Well this morning I put my Fit on and it tracked....drum roll please....ZILCH! ZIP! NADA! steps after 2 hours of chores around the house.... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:06:05 EST Time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55233425 Just again have a dilemma with the Zip and wondering if anyone on this awesome team knows how to fix it. <BR> <BR> My Zip AGAIN lost battery power. I may have that licked as I noticed I may not be putting the batteries in correctly. Not sure if that is it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, so I put a new battery in but the time is 14 minutes off now, It was correct before. I can't see any way to correct it. Can anyone tell me. I haven't contacted CS yet as I am wondering if I do that too often ... TIA for ... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:09:22 EST Fitbit Flex question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55218659 I have the fitbit flex and I really like it. But I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the little devise that fits in the wrist band is compatible with the holder for Fitbit One? <BR> As much as I like my flex being able to pop it into a holder I can clip on my waist band or even bra would be a nice option. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:26:36 EST Spark activity tracker- is it lame? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55216294 How does it compare with fitbit? Looks lame. Does it sync? Does it give readouts? <BR> <BR> Does it exceed the artificial 120 minute limit here? any impressions? Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:59:40 EST Fitbit FORCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55212585 And here it is! <BR> <link>gizmodo.com/the-fitbit-force-hands-o<BR>n-ahh-this-is-more-like-it-1443256632?<BR>utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitte<BR>r&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_mediu<BR>m=socialflow </link> <BR> <BR> 'can take a splash or two' means not for me. <BR> <BR> I don't like the hunk of plastic, either (I've stated that I'm rough on things, don't wear a watch or bracelets) but I'd have tried it if it were waterproof. With all the stuff I do? I'd short it out quicker tha... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:30:53 EST how do I figure stride length? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55208317 just got my fit bit flex today, it asks what my stride length is, and I have no clue, or how to figure it.. is there some formula? do I take 10 steps and measure the distance and divide by 10 to get an average? <BR> <BR> I am mailing back my spark tracker, its junk. but to calibrate that one you walked a known distance and then calibrated it. <BR> <BR> I am new to all of this, and could use some help. <BR> thanks in advance Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:25:02 EST Fitbit Groups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55204242 I was looking at the Fitbit Groups and was curious if anyone utilizes them. Here is the link for the team: <link>www.fitbit.com/group/228VZ3 </link> <BR> <BR> The Fitbit Groups do not seem as user friendly. I am not sure if it's just a place to gather and talk with others, or if there is something else to them. It took some doing to find the SparkPeople group, as there seems to be no search feature. <BR> <BR> Any clarification would be helpful. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:50:28 EST Thank you to all my new FitBit friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55201867 Special thanks to all my new spark and fitbit friends! Wow, haven't really embraced this board as I should, but better late than never! <em>381</em> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:56:39 EST kinda frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55192079 My first day tracking and my fitbit info is not giving me any extra calories. I'm over 7000 steps and nothing. When does it start giving people extra calories? <BR> <BR> Also my food is not showing up on the fitbit end. Isn't it supposed to shore up on their site? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 18:19:40 EST Perhaps: FitBit Trick or Track challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55170129 SO! SparkPeople has abandoned the FitBit in favor of their proprietary Spark, but I love my FitBit and am not switching to yet ANOTHER tracker. <BR> Some of you, like me, have had several different kinds of pedometers, and as my Nike+ sits there collecting dust, refuse to buy more! BUT NOW SparkPeople has the Trick or Track 100,000 steps challenge. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in participating in a FitBit based 100,000 step challenge? I haven't found one in the message boards yet, so we may... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 06:26:38 EST My Dashboard . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55167865 is blank tonight. Other tabs working on the site but no dashboard. Is anyone else seeing that? Maybe under maintenance/construction? Help please. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 22:23:07 EST Hi Fitbit Users Unite Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55161660 hell-o team. i would like to officially join this team, i've had my Fitbit for a month or so and i absolutely love it. i welcome the opportunity to talk with others who have Fitbits. as an intro, i'm following the format i've seen others use who are new to teams. <BR> LOCATION Friendsville, Tennessee <BR> WHERE FROM My father was in the Navy so we moved every 2 years. I call Tenn. home <BR> MARRIED yes, twice to the same man. 1st for 2 yrs and this time for 13 years <BR> KIDS no, but ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:30:19 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 10/06/13- 10/12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55160039 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:47:18 EST Fitbit and Walgreens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55159978 For those of you with a Walgreen's in the area, if you sync your fitbit with their Balance Rewards, you'll get 20 points for every mile walked and those translate to dollars... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:41:57 EST Forget to wear fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55159903 Does anyone else fell all the steps didn't count if you forget to wear your fitbit for a day? Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:36:42 EST UGH!!! I'm sad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55159747 My charger for my Fitbit One is missing! I think my husband threw it away not realizing what it was. So now I can't charge it. I don't have an extra $20 to send the company for a new one, so now it just sits on my dresser quietly mocking me. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> UGH!!! I'm so angry and disappointed. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good week!!! Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:22:16 EST Hi from Miami! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55151297 Hi! I've had my One for about a month and a half now and I don't know how I survived without it. When I'm not wearing it, I feel naked. I can do about 5,000-8,000 steps a day. I don't get around much. When I'm going for my walks it's nice to have so I know how far and how fast I walked. The only thing I don't like about it is that there is no stopwatch. I like how it has the silent alarm... now I don't have to worry about waking up Geo. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 14:15:20 EST Searching Teams? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55132699 Is there a way to search the teams for one to join? Browsing seems so tedious, especially since so many team names start with exclamation points! :-( Thu, 3 Oct 2013 21:38:09 EST Fitbit Flexer from Cookeville TN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55121788 I just bought this device today, after my workout. Hopefully I can stay connected with like minded people who want to move!! Thu, 3 Oct 2013 01:35:46 EST wii balance board app http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x55119005 I was able to get my board synced and calibrated but I can't figure out how to sync it to my fitbit (either on my galaxy 3, laptop or samsun note 10.1). <em>46</em> <BR> I would love any tips. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 21:01:40 EST FIX THE CALORIE ADJUSTMENT PROBLEM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55114054 My baseline for activity is that I am "Active" which gives me a range of approximately 1,380-1,730 calories a day with a goal to lose 2 pounds per week. <BR> <BR> <BR> On Saturday, my Fitbit adjustment got me to 2,227-2,577 calories. Fitbit said I burned 2,475 calories. <BR> <BR> On Friday, Sparkpeople said I could eat 2,570-2,920 calories. Fitbit said I burned 2,794 calories. <BR> <BR> Obviously, this is nowhere near being accurate! I shouldn't be eating the same amount that I burned. I ... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:03:56 EST news/ rumour: Next Fitbit to be a watch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55112631 After just deciding that I may not want a Flex next time (I'm on my 6th Fitbit, a One)... <BR> <BR> <BR> This! Intriguing! <BR> <link>gizmodo.com/report-the-next-fitbit-w<BR>ill-also-be-a-watch-1440132658 </link> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 11:09:02 EST FitBit Flex on ankle or shoe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55099306 I know that's not the right way to wear a Flex. But, I've got a new treadmill desk (LOVE IT), and when Im using my laptop or reading, it won't register movement while on my wrist. So, I've been strapping it on my shoe, just for those times. I did a little test and it seemed to actually underestimate number of steps. Just curious if anyone else has used it on your ankle or shoe, and if you thought it worked out well for you? Thanks :) Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:01:01 EST Uploading my picture to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55092019 I have a fitbit flex and have tried uploading a picture to my profile without success. I have tried multiple ones, large files & small files... Any ideas how to successfully upload my photo? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:55:43 EST Battery & Synch Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55087255 This is an update & subsequent total reversal about how great I thought the app was working after the recent update (and IOS7). <BR> <BR> I've had this happen with two Fitbits recently. Only a week or so ago, I bought a new green Fitbit to replace my blue one that I lost. <BR> <BR> The blue one had been going strong for almost a year (despite accidental laundering). I had only changed the battery once or twice. Then all of a sudden, with an iPhone app update, it drained unexpectedly despite... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:27:45 EST FitBit and Consumer Reports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x55083624 Well, as if we needed Consumer Reports to verify what we already know......in the November 2013 issue, they rated six 'gadgets' and FitBit One rated first. For steps, use, features, FitBit One rated 'excellent' and for calories (counted) it rated 'very good' for a total score of 80 out of 100. The next highest overall score was 70 for the Nike+ FuelBand. <BR> <BR> C.S. also rated FitBit Flex, but slightly lower: steps, use, and features were 'very good' and calories were 'good' for an ove... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:37:48 EST Hi from N'Awlins!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x55076175 Hi, y'all!! I just got my Fitbit Zip last week, so I'm new to this. Already had a problem---the fitbit log was 100 or more calories off my SparkPeople totals for the day!! Got an email back from Fitbit staff and re-synced FB with SP, and so far the calorie count is just one calorie off. <BR> Anyway, stopped walking this last week because of severe shin splints <em>46</em> ---no non-concrete surfaces, parks, etc. within walking distance and walking partner/neighbor doesn't want to drive to ... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:22:40 EST Weekly Goal - 2013 - 09/29/13- 10/05/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x55071464 I am going to keep my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 180,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. I would continue to ask that members who ... 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