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11/2/13 5:42 A

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I have a Zip and I received an email today saying I need to change my battery so I am going to keep a few on hand now so I can make sure I can just swap out the battery real quick and be done with that process.
I've had my Zip since toward the end of July (the 25th I believe it was) so its not even in 4 months yet. If I have to change the battery before 4 months is up next time I'm going to see if I can replace it maybe. It should last at least 4 months in my view and closer to 6 months really. I don't want issues with the FitBit but I'll just go back to a Pedometer if I have to replace the battery more often than the manufacturer thinks is necessary.

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10/29/13 2:56 P

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the charging only takes about half an hour and something you don't have to do everyday since the charge lasts a while. you should pick up between 400 and 550 calories burned during your sleep

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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10/29/13 2:44 P

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I haven't been wearing it at night because I have been mostly charging the battery. I will tonight though.

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10/29/13 9:20 A

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email customer service and also try syncing your unit to see what comes before you write them. that way they can see your fitbit's history.

let them also know if you wore it last night ; should show the calories burned while you sleep on your database

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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10/29/13 9:10 A

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Well that's good to know. Thx Mine showed only 4 calories burned for Fri so it was not still recording.

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10/29/13 9:04 A

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most likely customer serivce will replace it since the charge is to last 5-7 days. most of the time even with a very low battery the information is still there

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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10/29/13 8:51 A

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My FB One is now lasting only about a day and half between charges. I keep losing a day of activity because I go to take it off and it has died. I will have to contact costumer service I think. I have only had it since July.

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10/28/13 5:16 P

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the question is what did we do before the internet

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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10/28/13 5:04 P

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I will take a look at it. I have always thought I would like it. I worked in a craft store one time and used to watch the ladies knit. I did not think I could do it but now I will take a look. What did we do before UTUBE and Facebook? Carole, the Sparky Flower

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10/28/13 4:54 P

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knitting is just 2 stitches knit and purl and things can be made with just the one stitch like dishcloths, scarves and it becomes mindless after a while.

try it using videos on youtube

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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10/28/13 4:47 P

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I will do that. Also I do wish I could knit. I am constantly moving though and may not have the focus for it. Knitting seems like a very soothing hobby to have.

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10/28/13 12:02 P

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About 5-6 days between charges.

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10/28/13 11:31 A

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My FitBit lasts about a week between charges

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10/28/13 2:24 A

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I have owned 3 different Fitbits over the last several years and I have never had to replace a battery (replaced the Fitbits though, due to plastic housing breaking up).

I charge my Fitbit everyweek, whether it needs it or not.

Edited by: DOTCOMMOM at: 10/29/2013 (03:02)
Finally putting me on my To Do list!


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10/27/13 8:43 P

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when it is time to be replaced go to www.fitbit.com go to the bottom where it says contact us and write them an email telling them what is wrong with your unit.

and if you need to figure something out with your one, here is the link for the users manuel
help.fitbit.com/#product_one

Edited by: USMAWIFE at: 10/27/2013 (20:55)
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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10/27/13 8:34 P

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I like the replacement info too.

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10/27/13 8:29 P

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it will move.. it takes a lot to kill them, example washing it. and even then it sometimes can be saved by putting it in rice to dry it out

and like I said before, if you wake up and its dead, write customer customer and they will get you another one asap.

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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10/27/13 8:21 P

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I feel the same way and I will be devastated if I wake up and it won't move. I like the little message it gives me every morning. It is like having a little buddy. emoticon

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10/27/13 8:13 P

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I only charge mine once a week but do sync it every day, even though you can go a week without syncing. just like to check for accuracy

makes me feel better knowing where I stand with calorie burned and taken in each day. feel empty without it

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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10/27/13 8:01 P

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This discussion has been very informative about the fitbit. I do charge it every morning when I check in. Do you all find the fitbit to be very beneficial in your weight loss and do you think it is accurate?

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10/27/13 7:04 P

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great info

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10/27/13 1:06 P

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I got my FitBit Zip almost a year ago - last mid November - and I've had to change the battery twice. The last time I was notified by email by the website that my battery was getting low. Also I discovered on the dashboard under View Settings at the top of my page there was a little pic showing how strong the battery was. Also, under Settings, I can click on Devices and the strength of the battery is shown there as well. Not sure if it is the same with the other models.

I find the Device Help on the bottom of my Dashboard page most helpful where I can find answers to most of my queries. Battery life varies from user to user depending on how often they download info and how often they click through the stats on the individual units. I keep an extra battery on hand to make sure I don't lose any data.

Edited by: EDWARDS1411 at: 10/27/2013 (23:37)
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10/27/13 11:59 A

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guessing it is only the one and flex since you charge them through your computer that give the warning, battery is low

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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10/27/13 11:20 A

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I got a FitBit Zip for Christmas last year and I've had to change the battery twice. And both times, I got no warning - it was fine when I put it on in the morning, then when I took it off at night it was dead. This last time I bought a 2-pack of batteries so now I"m prepared at least!

Edited by: ERIN1128 at: 10/27/2013 (11:21)
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10/27/13 9:58 A

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like I said, the ones battery charges through your computer. you will receive a low battery warning via your email when your battery needs to be charged and you charge it for about 45 minutes

never had to take my one battery out and replace it.. just once a week charge

if you have any issues, including breakage and are within one year of purchasing it, you can contact customer service and they will replace it for you. mine has been replaced several times due to issues with stair counting.

Edited by: USMAWIFE at: 10/27/2013 (10:01)
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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10/27/13 9:55 A

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Good Morning, I have the Fitbit 1. Not sure about the zip. It does not fit around my wrist and I can clip it to my collar, sock or pant pocket. I thought maybe 6 months might be the average for it. emoticon I love the little thing. I do charge it on my computer though. You are number oner one USMAWife. Congratulations.

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10/27/13 9:41 A

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there is a thread under general discussion for FB friends. check that out and add members on

my link is www.fitbit.com/user/2323BW

Edited by: USMAWIFE at: 10/27/2013 (09:43)
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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which fitbit the zip

specs for the zip
The battery inside Zipô lasts four to six months. It has a low battery indicator on the LCD screen.

batteries on the flex and one last 5 -7 days but you charge them through your computer

Edited by: USMAWIFE at: 10/27/2013 (09:59)
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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10/27/13 9:33 A

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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. emoticon Let me know and I would like to be friends.

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