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7/24/13 11:14 P

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Yes I know about the tracking. Since I do the crawl, I enter my swimming into the Sparks fitness tracker, and adjust the difference between what the fitbit estimates and the Sparks tracker. And then I carry on.

I am really happy about being able to do this, and pleased with the Flex.

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7/24/13 10:17 P

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I wear mine swimming ALL the time. Both in a chlorinated pool, at the water park (terrible chlorine there) and in the lake. No problems with it at all but it doesn't track swimming the same as walking and therefor you are getting a lot more work out in those days to hit 10k steps.

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7/24/13 7:13 P

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I wore mine in by accident - was thrilled to see it didn't harm it - but it really didn't track anything either... even wearing it on my hip and treading water.

I too will just log my swimming manually

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7/24/13 2:13 P

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Good news!

I went swimming today for the first time in 4 years and I'll tell you I was nervous. I had to pay for a year parking pass, a year membership to the pool, and a year locker. AND they changed the building around to make it more accessible to people like me.

My dear husband came with me to take out the rollator and the coaches helped me find my way through the new pass system and corridors. When I got there I dawned my flippers and goggles and I was worried that I would be too tired. I took it easy, and happily did Olympic length laps for half an hour!!!! I do free style and alternated every two laps with a float board.

I wore my new Flex fitbit for all of you who are curious, as I had contacted the company and they assured me that it was no problem to take it swimming. It went through the pool AND the shower afterwards and then I anxiously pulled it out of its compartment. I needed to take a Q-tip to remove the water, but the fitbit was unharmed. I recharged it and synched it to my fitness and - voila! It works, no problem. The data transfer was there.

This thing is awesome. And now I have to start doing knee exercises because they called me yesterday about the knee replacement schedule (3-4 months). Life is sooooo good!!!

Now I am famished and having my lunch. Cucumbers with 0% Greek yogurt w s&p and cumin and lime. Mmmmmmm.....

P.S. AND I lost another pound this morning!!!


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7/12/13 6:15 A

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i think its time to update mine to the new one. thanks for the info

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7/11/13 11:30 P

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@ HONOURIAL:

Thanks for sharing FB's response. I would be very interested in knowing if it tracks arm movements as steps or if it just tracks calories burned and active minutes.

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7/11/13 4:06 P

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You better believe that I am going to wear my Flex in the pool and I am going to track all those arm movements! Whoohoo!

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7/11/13 4:04 P

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I sent in my question to Fitibit support, and here is what they said, for all of you who may be interested:

"We understand that you would like to wear your Flex in a chlorinated size pool.

Flex is the most water-resistant Fitbit device yet and it can be worn swimming in pools, It will track the calories burned, active minutes and other information but is not designed to accurately track the distance you travel while you're in the water. Also, the Flex is only water resistant to 10 meters.

Please let us know if you have any other questions about Flex.

Sincerely,
Hyrum A and the Fitbit Team"


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7/11/13 8:39 A

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@ CKAYTHOMAS:

Wow, you are a brave person. My luck, my One would slip off and fall into the water!

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7/11/13 8:37 A

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@ BOOK_MONSTER:

Good to read that it really is waterproof. Also glad to read that no results occurred. This would indicate that the Flex does not track your arm movements. Very interesting....wouldn't you agree Vicki?

Edited by: ROCKMAN6797 at: 7/11/2013 (08:38)
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7/10/13 11:22 P

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I have an Ultra and I've been doing water aerobics since the last week in May. I wear my Ultra up high on a strap of my swim suit while I jog in the shallow end. I can also wear it while I do the exercise "Tick Tock Hop" in the shallow end. Then I take it off for the rest of the workout b/c the other moves are in the deep end or at shoulder height.

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7/10/13 6:32 P

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I tried wearing my fitbit flex while swimming laps. It still works just fine (obviously it's waterproof as promised) but it really didn't track the distance. Next time I will probably take it off and just track the swimming manually.

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7/10/13 12:27 P

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This is what it says in the flex handbook about water

Your Flex tracker should be placed inside the included wristband and worn on your non-dominant hand for best results. Flex is water resistant and can be worn in the shower and out in the rain.

I would worry that being in the pool with cholrine might not be good for it since regular shower water does not have the same makeup as pool water. also in the shower you are not soaking in it for a long periods of time.

obviously the ultras, ones, and zips do not go in pools

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7/10/13 11:43 A

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when you go to the fb site and type in swimming, everything in the world comes up but swimming.

Edited by: USMAWIFE at: 7/10/2013 (12:24)
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7/10/13 10:39 A

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This would be very interesting to find out. You could also contact customer support and find out from them.

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7/10/13 10:08 A

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@ HONOURIA:

If you do own a flex and do decide to use it while swimming, please let us know what the results are. According to the FB site it is waterproof so I am curious if it actually is and also curious if it tracks your motion.

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7/10/13 9:50 A

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You CAN take the Flex into the pool, but I don't know if it would track. I have a One. I would have to manually log swimming.

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7/10/13 6:58 A

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I do water aerobics and you just can't take them into the pool. I hope they are working on one that will be water proof for those of us who use the pool. You just have to add your swimming into your fitness minutes on the tracker.

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not a good idea as it was not designed to go in water



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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7/10/13 12:46 A

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Can I use my fitbit in a chlorinated pool? I swim laps in an Olympic length pool, and I was wondering if it was or was not a good idea to wear it. Will it track swimming, is this just for walking?

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