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Sunday, April 03, 2016

I have two pretty expensive items that I need/want and I conveniently have two short term goals for myself. I thought I'd put them together, make things happen! emoticon

Last week, I tried to upgrade my fitbit. I ordered the Alta and when it got here it would not turn on. I tried charging plugged into the computer and I tried charging it separately on a wall unit. It was DOA, apparently. Same night I tried to update my fitbit software on my computer and that was a no go. I'm sad to say, I'm still on Windows Vista. In computer years that's OLD. haha SO... I'm going to upgrade my computer AND still on the market for a new fitness tracker. I have no good reason or excuse for this.... but I've saved up the money. I've pretty much decided to not get another fitbit. Their customer service is pretty awful from the 2 occasions I've dealt with them, so I see no reason to buy another product from them. Right now I'm debating between the microsoft band 2 or the vivosmart hr.

NOW... my two goals. 1. Go thru the remaining boxes and "stuff" in the office of the new apartment. Make the room functional. This goal will honestly help when I'm switching computers, so it just made sense to make this goal correlate with getting a new computer 2. Lose 5% of my weight. This goes with my team challenge that I previously blogged about. I have 10 lbs to lose and a new fitness tracker will be my reward. Hopefully this will help put some fire under my bum to get both of these things done. emoticon emoticon
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    I was surprised to read that Fitbit customer service has become bad. When I have had problems with mine, I found that when I provided them with the information requested, the response was very good.

    I am also in the computer dinosaur age of computers - I still use XP at work and I'm in the process of switching to Windows 10 at home. It's a very frustrating process. I still miss some of Windows 3.1's file handling processes. I very often think that Linux might be the answer for me, but haven't made the leap...

    Good for you for the box sorting. I need to do a lot of that here. I should set some sort of reward, but I'm not sure of what would be fitting - a new refrigerator??? Somehow that seems to be more in the general area of house upkeep rather than a decent reward. More yarn is not an option, that's part of the problem...

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    Way go on put these two things together to work towards goals. Sorry to hear you've had a bad experience with fitbit though. We've never had problems with their customer service. In fact they have replaced products twice now that ended up defunct without any cost to us and between our 4 family members we've bought quite a few fitbit products over the years. We love that we all sync together to compete with each other for steps.

    Good luck!
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    I still had a Windows XP so I feel your pain. I finally broke down and bought a new laptop from Best Buy. I got a good deal on it. I figured I better get one, since I teach computers. I have a fitbit charge. I would love to get a more expensive tracker, but at the moment, I need a new car. It's funny, I just spent my whole Saturday going through storage boxes, and dumped two trash bags full. I started looking for something and just got caught up in it all. My apartment is a mess at the moment, since I had bit off more than I could chew. I figure each weekend, I'll do a little more. Anyway, I feel your pain. Technology is great except when it doesn't work. Have a great week. emoticon
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