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One Fitbit Week Equals 4 Badges

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This Fitbit was the most fun b'day gift I got for myself. In the first week of use, I've earned 4 badges - just by doing what I normally do. It's fun and helpful in knowing what I'm doing and how it translates to miles and calories. I resisted getting it for so long; glad I did.

Just for clarification for those who said that the calorie count measures everything, even just being alive. I have the Zip, so I don't wear it to sleep. In the morning, when I put it on, everything is reset to zero automatically, except calories. There should be no calories on it since I did not have it on overnight. Just sayin'.

Wishing all a happy day.

(p.s. I hadn't been on the Fitbit site for a few days and didn't realize that I have 4 badges, not 2. If only these were worth something in real life!)
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    I think I will purchase a Fibit - now I am curious - Congrats on your Badges !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1902 days ago
    You have me really thinking I want one when I get better. LOL.
    1903 days ago
    Congratulations on the badges! Sounds like fun.
    1904 days ago
    I am so glad you like the fitbit and share so much information with all of us!
    1905 days ago
    I emoticon my fitbit that my daughter got me for my bd. My only problem is I have lost it twice. . so tiny you know. I wear it sleeping once in awhile and it tells me how many hours of sleep I get and how many times I woke up. Some nights I toss an turn a lot. emoticon on your 4 badges. I have two and know more would be recorded if I had not lost it. It is a great motivator.
    1905 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2013 9:53:25 PM
    They ARE worth something in YOUR real life. They are a barometer of achievements you're making in your quest for health and fitness. emoticon
    Enjoy them!
    1905 days ago
    1905 days ago
    Very happy to hear that the Fitbit is workout out for you! emoticon
    1905 days ago
    I appreciate hearing about it, perhaps it's not too complicated. emoticon
    1905 days ago
    congrats are in order for giving yourself a great gift for earning two badges and for using your fitbit daily emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1905 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Congrats on the 2 badges!
    1905 days ago
    Whether you wear it or not, it estimates how many calories your body burns in a 24-hour period, based on the information you input in the fitbit website. Then, when you are more active than it think you would be, it increases your calorie burn for that day. It really doesnt correllate to whether you wear it or not. I have the fitbit ultra, and very rarely, if ever, wear it to sleep. If it didnt estimate your daily calorie burn, even when doing nothing, it wouldnt estimate properly how many calories you burn during a full day.
    1905 days ago
    Love my fitbit one! I got it for Christmas and love the challenge I get from it every day.
    1905 days ago
    Thanks I am hoping to get a fit bit soon. I am just waiting till I read more blogs like this. I am happy you are using it and it motivates you. GREAT !
    1905 days ago
    1905 days ago
    Yay! Sounds like you're making great use of it:)
    1906 days ago
    glad you are enjoying it
    1906 days ago
    I think it still calculates your resting calories.

    When does my tracker reset, and what happens to the previous day's data?
    Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 09:35AM PST
    Your tracker will reset each night at midnight, and all of your data will reset to zero. Your minute-to-minute data will be stored in your tracker for up to 14 days without syncing.

    Keep in mind that your calorie burn estimate will begin each night at midnight, so if you're up late and moving around, your tracker will adjust your calorie burn accordingly. Even if you are asleep at midnight, you will still see that you've burned some calories upon waking up in the morning. This is because you still burn calories even if you are sedentary or sleeping. Fitbit calculates your calorie burn based on information about your age, gender, height and weight.
    1906 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2013 11:04:27 AM
    That's awesome. I am on the fence about getting it.
    1906 days ago
  • SUZI219
    I love my Fitbit too!! But it really highlights how few steps I tend to take normally. That gets me thinking more about fitting those extra steps in!! Glad you are enjoying yours!!! emoticon
    1906 days ago
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