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SUMTHINGSPECIAL SparkPoints: (11,608)
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4/19/13 7:10 P

I got mine on Amazon - but purchased it from Fitbit. You can also easily purchase it from Fitbit themselves - and you can find out more about them on:

I got the FitBit Zip - which was cheaper at about $50 and the FitBit One is about $100. It took me a while to make the plunge - $50 seemed like a bit much however many supposedly good pedometers go for the same price range. I have a fellow SparkFriend who bought the One and she loves it. There are added benefits (you can track your sleep as well). After buying the FitBit though - I would not hesitate to recommend them. You cannot put a price tag on your health - and if it is going to encourage you to be physically active - it is worth every penny!


STARFISH1961 SparkPoints: (73,700)
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4/19/13 6:52 P

I have a cheapo pedometer that I can't seem to get to work properly , at times it doesn't even count my steps , maybe I have to stomp emoticon Where can I get this FITBIT , or BODYBUG , and how much do they cost? I really want something that is going to accurately count my steps , cause I know I walk more than 5 or 6 hundred steps in a day , like mine sometimes reads.

Keep tracking emoticon 1961

JANUT57 SparkPoints: (283,944)
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4/19/13 10:14 A

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My fitbit motivates me. I can usually get in over 16,000 steps a day!

4/18/13 11:42 P

I use a bodybugg it seems to work great for me

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/18/13 1:33 P

My fitbit and I go everywhere together except when i forget him on the charger, then I feel disconnected from the world.

PINK4YOUTOO Posts: 508
4/18/13 12:56 P

Always count steps to basement going up or down and I know exactly HOW MANY there are but I still keep counting!

MACSMOOTH SparkPoints: (2,570)
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4/18/13 12:39 P

Hello, I use the All-In Pedometer app on my iPhone (they have it for Android devices as well). While I don't count my steps (I'm more concerned with time and distance), this app is very accurate in measuring my steps. I also like it because I can use it to track my weight, measurements, goals, etc.

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (278,447)
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4/17/13 2:28 P

Great blog and thank you so much for your testing. Totally reaffirms my ongoing love for my FitBit!!!

I'm better with it than I am without it ... and that's what important to me!! Such precision accuracy, which I've always found to be true because I mainly do walking stuff, is icing on the cake!!!

SUMTHINGSPECIAL SparkPoints: (11,608)
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4/17/13 1:43 P

Last night I found the answer I was looking for. If you are interested, check out:

In Defense of the FitBit


SATTVA Posts: 874
4/16/13 11:34 P

It is a motion detector, which works when there is up-and-down motion. Sometimes it doesn't register side-to-side motion.

There is a lot of good information on the Fitbit site, particularly the community boards.

SUMTHINGSPECIAL SparkPoints: (11,608)
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4/16/13 10:43 P

I recently got a FitBit and was excited to start counting my steps. While working around the house - I also homeschool - I would make step aerobics movements all day long. I loved it. Even the kids got busy with it!

Recently - my FitBit hasn't been working properly - and I'm just wondering if anyone else is using some device to count their steps like this (steps other than actually walking, jogging or running). I also do cardio as much as I can in a day - but wondered if we have any "pacers" out there as well that count steps. Sometimes the FitBit counts the steps - other times it acts like I am not moving AT ALL. It wildly varies.

So - does anyone count their steps? And - what do you use? What do you recommend?

I want to be more physically active - and the FitBit definitely motivated me. I don't know if I got a dud or if it just isn't cut out to count step aerobics type steps (with or without the step).

Any thoughts?


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