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5/28/14 10:37 A

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a pedometer that i got from the local library.it is a huge help in keeping track of my daily steps, whether i walk or run

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3/11/14 9:19 A

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using A C25K app on my phone. It helps me know when to switch from running to wlalking. I am a real beginner and Out of shape so this has been very helpful. Down side is it drains my phone battery in a half hour use.

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1/24/14 10:33 A

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I did take a long look at the Fitbit before I decided upon the Striiv. But in the end I didn't have an interest in the sleep monitoring function (which seems the only thing missing from my Striiv) and I DO like the My Land game , it gives me extra motivation to DO Something. emoticon

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1/23/14 6:26 P

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I love that the Fitbit website can sync with Microsoft's Health Vault. When I check my blood pressure, I record it on the Fitbit website. If I want to give my doctor access to it, there's a record available instantly.

The battery life is great. I wish it was possible to check the battery level on the unit itself, rather than navigating through the web site to check its status. But I've learned: before I leave home for several days, I check the battery level and top it off. It does recharge very quickly.

While I like the sleep tracker, it isn't really tracking sleep: it's tracking movement. I can be wide awake and still; it will assume I'm asleep. I set it to "sensitive"; that setting was waaaay too sensitive. I reduced my "sleep time" by at least a third. But for a hundred bucks, it's pretty cool.

The past few days, it's thought I climbed seven stories. I climbed two. I have no idea why it thought I was climbing more.

Fitbit's sense of motion is a little odd. I think it senses my standing up on the pedals as upward motion, and it records that as climbing stairs. It's confused a spin class with climbing 24 flights of stairs. And because my bike commute loses, and then regains, elevation in both directions, it thinks I'm climbing stairs. The down side is that this completely undermines any incentive it would give me to take the stairs at work. Our building is only three stories, so I can only climb two flights. Seeing that number appear on Fitbit is not an incentive (I usually take the stairs anyway just because it's good for me.)

I love that it syncs whenever the dongle sense it, even if the browser isn't open (the computer just needs to be on). I've never had any sync issues. For its price, the Fitbit One is a great little gadget.

I don't use the food logging feature on Fitbit because I use a separate nutrition & exercise tracking software (dietpower.com), but if you're using SparkPeople's nutrition tracker, I believe you can use Fitbit's and it will sync with SparkPeople.

The biggest gift this thing has given me is making me realize I wasn't sleeping anywhere near as much as I thought I was. That's helped me make some positive changes.

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

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1/23/14 8:17 A

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Ok you two Fitbit fans, WHAT are the best features? What are the bugs,you wish could be changed?
Help some others who may be shopping for one decide which will work the best for them.

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1/23/14 12:51 A

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I have the Fitbit flex and I love it. I wear it all day and all night to track my sleep!!

Amy ♥
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. Romans 5:3

Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

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1/21/14 1:49 P

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I have a FitBit One. I like it. I've come to really appreciate the sleep tracker. I had no idea how much I was awake at night. I've had a few cheap pedometers and I didn't really like them. They seemed to fall off too easily.

Your "fitness Tomigouchi" sounds pretty cool!

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


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1/21/14 8:06 A

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We all have them ( or should. If you don't read what others say about theirs, then Get One! ;-p)

Some we love, some we just use a short while then more on to bigger and better. I think we all have had one of those basic step counters at the start. Ya know, the ones most drug stores, running clubs , etc. Give away. Sure they serve the basic purpose of counting steps and most you can even put a little daily goal in , but their real purpose is to get you thinking about MOVING.
Mission acomplished....now what?

Wheel for me I have been using a STRIIV the past year and enjoy it. My husband calls it my "Fitness Tomigouchi" because not only does it count steps, stairs, calories, miles, and give me 3 levels of daily challenges I can choose from, it has My Land. This is a kingdom I have to build and fill with plants, buildings and animinals, by walking, climbing, racing etc.
You can also donate actual water and medicine to charities by meeting you challanges on e you have set up your on line account. It has a feature to allow you to invite and race against friends, and a graph for weekly or monthy to see your progress. You can upload your information to your online account and see your progress over the year as well.

The drawback is that when the battery gets low, the counter doesn't keep up in REALTIME. Which can be frustrating if you are in a timed challange and you loose because the counter wast keeping up with your actual step!

There are too many pluses for that to put me off, so I just have to remember to change the battery when I see this happening( yearly). Mine was on ebay for $40.00 and I have worn it every day for the past year.

Your turn, what are YOU using?



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