Cost has always prohibited me fromm considering anything like my Fitbit Flex--not that it's outrageous, but that I've always preferred doing things as inexpensively as possible--this is why I've bought a few dumbbells instead of a gym membership. Then my manager walked into my office and handed me a Flex as part of a pilot program we were going to do for my company... and some coworkers and I were off to the races. I love the step counter, and I love that I can up my goal, so that even if I don't make my daily goal, trying to generally makes me have more steps than my coworkers. Suddenly, I became competitive. I had more inspiration to run than before, even if I'm running slowly.
The only downside I've seen to my flex is that wearing it on my wrist means to accurately count my steps, my arms need to be moving, and most of the time that I'm walking or running, my girls are in a stroller, and I need to use both hands to push it. Still, I love the sleep tracker, too, and I think it's worthwhile to try to keep up the trying to get more steps in every day.
Now, I've just got to get used to figuring out my calorie needs, because SP tells me I'm over on fitness minutes every day, so the system is confused as to how many fitness minutes I'm actually doing, and how many calories I actually need.
Anyone have any help for this? I mean, other than wearing my Flex only while exercising?
I looked into a few options before going with the flex. Body bug seemed so big and the people I know who owned it weren't really using it anymore.
I like the flex so I can wear it almost all the time, don't worry about it falling off or forgetting to put it on after a shower or bed. I tend to charge mine during the work day when I'm sitting at my desk working or typing. I'd rather get the sleep data than charge it over night.
I knew I was a restless sleeper, but this has been an eye opening experience.
I love knowing where my steps are, when I'm low I try to increase them, though some days it's just a lost cause due to my plans, like driving numerous hours. But I aim for an average each week and it's getting better.
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Erin is in CA (PST)
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current weight: 241.0
Fitness Minutes: (300,584) Posts: 324,624 7/19/13 7:51 P
I don't have a fit bit yet. I am actually treating myself to one this week. My daughter has the basic fitbit and likes it. I am aiming towards the flex, I figure it is only 40 dollars more and you get so much more with it. I like the goal and sleep feature and the fact it can get wet too. I was going to get a body bugg but really like the new flex.
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Pounds lost: 54.2
Fitness Minutes: (300,584) Posts: 324,624 7/18/13 9:37 P
I just set up my Fitbit Flex and I can't wait to see how it does with the sleep tonight. I had obstructive sleep apnea and woke up 19 times per hour, my last sleep study after throat surgery said I was down to 0.9 per hour. This will allow me to keep an eye on it because the apnea can come back. Can't wait!
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Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,375) Posts: 11 7/18/13 3:51 P
I gone thru 2 fitbit ultras due to forgetting it in my jeans pocket and sending it thru the washer. So I'm thinking the fitbit flex will be a better investment for me since you wear on your wrist. So I would any advice opinions pros or cons.
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current weight: 179.8
Fitness Minutes: (18,448) Posts: 683 7/18/13 2:49 P
Does anybody know how to sync the flex with sparkpeople? My 'one' would sync my steps with my sparkpeople exercise, but I can't remember how I set it up and my flex does not automatically do it. HELP! I think I figured it out. I had to disconnect my one and then add my flex. I guess you can only use one at a time. Not convenient to switch back and forth.
Edited by: LESLIE2561 at: 7/13/2013 (21:24)
Leslie California,MD Eastern Standard Time
current weight: 244.9
Fitness Minutes: (300,584) Posts: 324,624 7/11/13 7:18 A
Hi everyone been using the flex for a couple of weeks and it is awesome! Seeing it on my wrist just makes me want to move more. 'I had another fitbit that I wore on my bra...accidently washed it. Got the flex because I figured I would never forget it and accidently wash it. LOL Happy walking!!
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Fitness Minutes: (90,469) Posts: 27,445 7/10/13 5:25 P
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