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Sunday, September 22, 2013

I got my Spark Tracker Friday afternoon. Granted, yesterday was spent at a 3-hour class, 3.5 hours in the car, and doing homework mostly. And today was a day spent at church, at a baseball game, at a birthday party and doing paperwork for church. But I also wore my old pedometer. They are not telling me the same thing. My old pedometer is telling me I walked a whole lot more. I either haven't figured it out yet or I need to calibrate it. OR, I need to get moving a WHOLE LOT more. I will work on it and see what tomorrow brings.
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    I got a new pedometer from the Heart and Stroke but didn't walk today, and know the route I do,so not too worried about it.... the mileage doesn't seem to be making any difference weight wise, so maybe it is time to pay better attention to my diet and carbs specifically.

    Interesting that you aren't the only one with such a discrepancy. They told me you are supposed to wear your pedometer on your same side as you write with, wear it on your waistband above your knee.

    She was also telling me that people who use Nordic Walking STicks actually up their cardiovasular by 40% and it relieves stress load on people with hip or knee problems, so I learned something new... emoticon emoticon
    1728 days ago
  • LARRI2010
    I'm getting a discrepancy between the Spark and my old pedometer, too. I'm keeping track of where I wear each device, so I can see if the location of the Spark really does make a difference. I know they recommend wearing it on your shoe, but the shoes I wore yesterday didn't make that a good option.

    For now, it's just another fun toy! emoticon
    1729 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    10,000 steps is about five miles.

    I see you live in Detroit. My brothers lived in Wyandotte and Taylor for years. One worked at Cadillac and the other at Hobart. My oldest brother died about 10 yrs ago, at age 78, but his second wife, who is retired from Cadillac still lives in Wyandotte. I remember going there to visit and loving the parks and the huge indoor pool at Roosevelt High school and the outdoor ice rink in the winter. I remember going to Hudson department store to shop. My SIL had been married before and had two kids and her DD was 2 months younger than me. I thought Donna was the luckiest girl in the world to have a mother who worked at Cadillac full time and could buy her all the beautiful things she did. My mother never worked and we lived on a farm in Illinois where my Dad believed that since you only had one pair of feet, you didn't need more than one pair of shoes and the only time you had to have another pair was when those got to small. He believed in paying cash or you didn't buy anything.
    1729 days ago
    At least you are moving and working towards your goals. The tracker will, hopefully, just bring a little more accuracy if the pedometer wasn't calibrated correctly.

    I'll have to do a little more research on the tracker. I've misplaced my pedometer and need to start using it again!
    1730 days ago
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    1730 days ago
    Good luck with your new Pedometer. I need to put mine back on and get to tracking.


    1730 days ago
    I ordered mine today and I have high hopes that it will help me on my journey to fitness. Good luck with yours.
    1730 days ago
    Busy week!
    1731 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    I've found that my pedometer tracked about 700 steps more than the Tracker. I don't think that's too awfully bad. And, sometimes, pedometers will count a step if you just bounce your leg/knee/foot enough times. :)
    Here's what I've read "- Workout minutes and calories burned are the portions of activity where you kept moving for 10 or more continuous minutes at a time. This is the data that feeds into your Fitness Tracker (so you know how many calories you've burned through exercise) and into the fitness leaderboards on the site, for which you can earn SparkPoints.
    - Total minutes and calories burned include everything you have done for the day, no matter how long or short it was. It includes the "workout" minutes and calories as well as every small bit of activity, such as walking to the car or around the house.

    The reason we make this distinction is because both are important, yet different. Continuous movement that lasts for 10 minutes or more is considered a "workout" and offers the health and weight-management benefits associated with exercise. Small bouts of activity throughout the day also affect your health and can help you see results—but this activity is not a replacement for planned exercise."

    1731 days ago
    Pedometers are tricky sometimes and calibrating is important, I agree. I hope you can figure it out. Enjoy your week! emoticon
    1731 days ago
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