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Fitbit help???

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I have had a fitbit for some time. I usually count my steps and am good with that number. However, now I am doing this virtual walk thing and I am setting a lofty goal of walking 7/5-8 miles per day. Yes, I said WALK, not run.

Anyhow, yesterday I walked 4 miles according to map my walk gps, I did 1.5 miles at noon and did 3 miles on my treadmill. I thought I was at 8.5 miles, plus all the miscellaneous steps during the day.

When I synced my fitbit, I had 6.74 miles????? I know that my stride measurement in my settings must be wrong. So I attempted to adjust it this morning. I did 2 miles on my treadmill. Fitbit says I am at 1.8 miles. I am still not quite there.

My question is - do I increase my stride number - or decrease it? No worries about a running stride number because I do not run due to knee replacement.

Any suggestions? I really want to meet my goals!!!!! I'm working too hard to have some silly device mess it up!
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  • BRADMILL2922
    Sorry, I don't know anything about Fitbit
    2618 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    Increase your stride number - it will see you as having walked further. Also be aware, there is a margin of error on the fitbit counting steps, so that may be a factor as well.
    2619 days ago
    Good question. I hope you find the answer. I think you are doing really great with your virtual walk. emoticon emoticon
    2619 days ago
    No idea what to do, but when you get an answer please put it in a future blog. Good luck.
    2619 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5198989
    Ask SP for tech help.
    2619 days ago
  • no profile photo LOVELESMILLS
    2619 days ago
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