We have a blood pressure meter at home, so I use the log to record my BP and pulse, which has really been insightful. I was pre-hypertensive at the beginning of the year, but have brought my BP into a normal range and lowered my resting heart rate significantly. I also find that I prefer the FB food log, but you can't beat SparkPeople for the community and message boards. I'm a member of some Fitbit Groups, but I just don't feel as connected there as I do here.
I just got my fitbit on Sunday and I am wearing it all the time.
I have been with SP for 7 years so I am still tracking all my foods on SP because of the feature that you can make the favorites list with your foods and the recipe calculator for home made recipes.
Also all my activities are listed in Sp tracker which I don't list in the exercise log ( just found out about the how to track specific exercise with stop watch part) but I have been just listing my works in the note area so I still know what kind of work out I have been doing each day.
And I also record my sleep each night which I really like to see that info.
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I start the timer when I get ready to turn off the light at night and stop it when I wake up. Other than that I let it just do it's own thing. I wear it all the time except baths. I have used it during exercise by starting and stopping the timer, then you can see better how many calories it ways you burned at that time. Pam
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LannieManuel: That is a case when you would want to go into the sleep log and manually edit to show the time you got up. Hover in the upper right hand corner of the sleep info. on the log page, and you'll see the edit icon.
I wear the Fitnbit all the time and the only thing I manually log is my yoga class, since that is a lot of work and fitbit shows it as mainly sedentary! NO, manually logging doesn't further refine an activity such as running or walking that it tracks well, It would be less accurate in that case. it would only help with an activity it doesn't track well (like lifting weights, or yoga)
Sometimes I use the timer to show an "activity" but that is not the same as manually logging, as the info is the same whether I time it or not.
I don't believe any steps you manually log are included in the step totals, nor are they included on earndit, if you use that. (I'm sure about earndit, can anyone say if this is true at Fitbit? If you manually log a run will it use those steps int the weekly and challenge tally?) They know that people tend to over-log. Keeping it to a minimum and letting the Fitbit do the tallying is the best!
Edited by: NHRUNNER at: 3/28/2013 (08:57)
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logging your time there is basicaly only if you do not use the stop watch features on your one and wear it while you sleep
I don't use the stop watch and manually enter my go to bed and wake up time it's a personal preference for me and then I put it on the sesitive setting so I get my sleep patterns for me during the nigt
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I love my Fitbit One. I use it to track steps including cardio exercise (walking, running elliptical) and sync those minutes to SparkPeople. I also track biking and weight training on SparkPeople. I track food to Spark *most* of the time (I really need to get better about that). I use the Sleep tracker as well.
On FitBit I see additional features on the Log like entering when I get in bed and get up or logging activities on the activity log. Will this help further refine the data from my Fitbit or will it double up the info.
What do others find most beneficial.
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