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1/24/13 6:45 P

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I went to the doctors office today and weighed in there which again was higher than my home scale scale, then synced my FB and SP still shows the SP weight and it did not sync over

So at least for me, I know I can keep the two separate which is a good thing for when I can't make it to the doctors office

also tried to see if it transferred my BP, glucose and a few other things I have on FB and they did not make it over to SP

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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1/24/13 2:43 P

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I log my weight at fitbit and it goes over to spark. Pam

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"
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1/24/13 2:40 P

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I am not sure, but I think fitbit might do some trending or averaging with weight on days that you do not log it. I noticed this after they introduced the Aria scale. People who use the Aria, their weight is logged via wifi every time they weight themselves. If they weigh daily there would be some weird ups and downs unrelated to fat gain and loss. (I weight every day with a different scale and see this). It is pretty common to log daily weight into a program that does a running average to smooth out those ups and downs. I just renewed my premium subscription and exported my data for the month to a file and I noticed in the weight and bodyfat categories, there was a weight and percent logged on days that I did not log my weight on fitbit. It seemed to be somewhere between the numbers I did log. So I think it may be doing some averaging or trending. My scale works in tenth's of a pound, so I never noticed any strange numbers.

RE: logging one weight on fitbit and another on Spark. When I log a weight on fitbit, my weight is sent over to Spark. Isn't that happening when you log to fitbit? I like to have them the same on both sites as that is a big factor in the calorie burn estimates and allowances (though one or two pounds probably doesn not make much difference for calorie burn).

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1/24/13 2:31 P

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Thank you for your insight. It remains a mystery to me, but I'll just ignore the weekly FitBit report. I only enter my weight in SP. Not in FitBit. I have no idea where the weekly report is getting my weight. It is too weird.

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1/23/13 10:29 A

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Interesting My doctors scale is always 2-3 lbs difference than my bathroom scale and the difference does not sync over to SP

hmmmmmmmm

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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1/23/13 10:22 A

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I only enter my weight in fitbit and it is sent over to sparkpeople. It is always accurate.

My scale weighs in tenths of a pound....every little bit helps!

Edited by: GUITARWOMAN at: 1/23/2013 (10:23)
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1/23/13 10:19 A

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Not sure. Might be some type of rounding from the pass thru from SP to FB. I enter mine the other direction (on FB and then synched to SP).

My scale is in 1/2 increments and my weekly report is always in 1/2 lb increments as well.

One thing is for sure, the weekly report should mirror the data for that week. I would go to the FB log and peruse the data to see if you spot a questionable high day for that week.



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1/23/13 10:16 A

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The weight issue between both is like the food eaten on SP and FB

One day they all with sync together

On Sp I use my scale weight and on Fitbit the weight on my doctor's scale after my weekly weight in there and also put my bp in both places

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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1/23/13 9:58 A

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I have the same issue with my ultra. My scale only weighs to the half pound and my weight change on my report is sometimes a decible. I change my weight on the fitbit site not on the spark site. Pam

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"
Proverbs 17:22


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1/23/13 9:54 A

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I just read my weekly stat report. Now I have to admit, I usually stop reading the report after the totaly number of steps and total distance. Today I scrolled down further and saw that it included weight. This is does not match weight I reported in SP.

On this report, my lightest weight measurement matches my scale from this morning but my heavest is not a number I recognize - mostly because the figure on the report ends in 0.3 and my scale only provides even numbers for the tenths of pounds so I only track pounds that end in .0, .2, .4, .6 or .8. .

SO - where is the weigh figure coming from on the Fitbit Zip?

Edited by: SPARTAN40 at: 1/23/2013 (09:56)
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