Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
LEARN211 Posts: 112
8/30/14 6:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have used my SparkPeople apps a lot. I find them to be pretty accurate.

Just Believe!


 current weight: 211.0 
 
276
239.5
203
166.5
130
HOBBESIS49's Photo HOBBESIS49 SparkPoints: (7,298)
Fitness Minutes: (4,292)
Posts: 749
1/5/14 7:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't have a FitBit

I have several older Pedometers that I've used over the years.

I've recently become an iphone user and have just begun to play around with the GPS Workout on the SparkPeople App. I'm wondering how accurate this is and if it's anything like what the FitBit Tracks.

I've only just begun to use it for my walks.

emoticon
Jane

Edited by: HOBBESIS49 at: 1/5/2014 (19:01)
Age 50! Now is the time to make your mark on the world-explore the Antarctic or become an astronaut. Make your mind up to take on exciting new challenges-straight after your afternoon nap. - Unknown


 current weight: 161.0 
 
166
156.25
146.5
136.75
127
GREBJACK's Photo GREBJACK Posts: 3,631
7/31/13 12:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've linked my fitbit to my sparkpeople account. I'm okay with my mileage this year not matching last year.

228 Days until:  Tri with SEM friends
 
250
187
125
62
0
NATPLUMMER's Photo NATPLUMMER SparkPoints: (184,153)
Fitness Minutes: (140,620)
Posts: 30,793
7/15/13 1:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You can input your running and walking stride lengths to get a more accurate read.
To measure your stride length, please do the following:
Go to a track or somewhere that you know the exact distance of.
Count your steps as you walk across that distance, making sure you travel at least 20 steps.
Divide the total distance (in feet) taken by the number of steps to get your stride length.
Your running stride can be calculated the same way, only by running a known distance rather than walking.

To adjust your stride length on your Dashboard, please do the following:
Log into your Fitbit.com Dashboard.
Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your Dashboard and select "Settings".
You will see a field for Stride Length and Running Stride Length. From here, you can manually enter your personal stride length. If you leave these blank, your profile will estimate these values based on your height and gender.
Click the "Update Profile" button to save your changes. Note that a sync will be required to update your tracker with your new stride measurements.

C25K - Running for Beginners -Co-Leader
Jackie Warner Personal Training DVD's- Co-Leader

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


 October Minutes: 2,123
 
0
625
1250
1875
2500
JULIA_RUN2SMILE's Photo JULIA_RUN2SMILE Posts: 1,380
7/12/13 6:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for your reply... I was wearing my fitbit this morning as well as my forerunner watch for my 10k run and my mileage was not so accurate on my fit bit.

I really like my new gadget (fit bit) because it encourage me to keep it moving during the day.... however, I think I will do like you...
Track my distance manually and keep my fit bit for non workout activities. That way I will be able to compare my distance for the year to my mileage covered last year!
I think I will start a new log for non fitness mileage on the side, just for fun!!!

Go the Distance members, what do you think? / what do you do?

"A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."
Eleanor Roosevelt
***
When facing resistance, think "softness" and let go.


NATPLUMMER's Photo NATPLUMMER SparkPoints: (184,153)
Fitness Minutes: (140,620)
Posts: 30,793
7/12/13 10:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do love my Fitbit and have it synced to SP. I don't use it to really track my distance, though. I manually put in my intentional distance on our team distance....running, biking, elliptical and walking that is for exercise.

C25K - Running for Beginners -Co-Leader
Jackie Warner Personal Training DVD's- Co-Leader

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


 October Minutes: 2,123
 
0
625
1250
1875
2500
JULIA_RUN2SMILE's Photo JULIA_RUN2SMILE Posts: 1,380
7/11/13 10:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Do you track your distance with your fitbit / pedometer?

My tracked distance so far included only my fitness minutes (not counting my walking around calculated with a pedometer...): meaning running, cycling and hiking.
I just purchased a fitbit and I sync it with Sparks.... however, I am not sure if I want to include the distance I walk daily to my personal distance goal - since it was not included last year!

Your thoughts?

How do you track?

BTW - because all team members each have their own personal distance goals
& because the goal is to try to GO the DISTANCE...
each steps (and way of calculating) is emoticon

SO I am not looking for the perfect solution or a way of tracking that should be adopted by the team - I am just curious about your way of tracking the distance !

Looking forward to reading your posts!
Julia

"A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."
Eleanor Roosevelt
***
When facing resistance, think "softness" and let go.


Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other GO the DISTANCE General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Summer Routine! 7/31/2013 12:14:41 AM
What do you do in late fall and winter? 10/20/2014 8:21:40 PM
New Goals for 2013 12/31/2013 5:43:16 PM
Tracking Distance 7/8/2014 5:17:00 PM
New Goals for 2014 3/7/2014 4:57:14 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54706x54093600

Review our Community Guidelines