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Will my mini-cycler prove that my Fitbit is useless?

Monday, September 30, 2019

Recently I ordered a new mini-cycler exercise machine from Amazon.

It can actually be used to exercise your legs or arms. But if you are just interested in leg exercises, just beware that if you are only pedaling with your legs then it won't count on your Fitbit. Now if you rest your hands on your thighs, then Fitbit will count as steps, because your hand will move up & down with your thigh. If you wear the Fitbit on your wrist then you NEED arm movements in order for Fitbit to count anything.
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For anyone reading this that has a Fitbit, then try this...
Check step count on Fitbit
Hug yourself across your stomach (hold arms there)
Walk around house or to end of driveway and back
Check step count on Fitbit again
Was there any difference?

I bet there was no steps added to your Fitbit count. Now do the same walk but this time pump your arms back and forth. I will bet that your Fitbit will add steps for this. So how can the Fitbit company claim to help us count our steps, when in reality it's really counting the movement of our arms/ wrists. Wonder how many people will get carpal tunnel from winning Fitbit challenges just by moving their wrists/arms.

If humans are born to walk upright on their feet then why wear any type of step counter on our wrist? That really doesn't make sense.
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    i have a fitbit zip and wear it on my waist where it picks up movement when i walk. the zip is a clip on. the problem with the zip it only counts your steps and when shoveling horse manure or shoveling snow it isn't counted, but we are to count our steps so....
    i remember when the spark tracker was going to be obsolete and had to get a different tracker and people bought the fitbit for the wrist. they complained that more steps were tracked and....i did make the comment about it being on the wrist it was tracking the hand movement especially when you talk with your hands.
    you just proved my theory i figured out a couple of years ago.
    can you put your fitbit in a front pocket in your slacks to track your movements as you walk?
    65 days ago
    Interesting proposition!
    65 days ago
    I have the extension band that came with my Fitbit, but its still not long enough to go around my ankle. I will have to look into buying a whole new band.
    65 days ago
    I wear my fitbit charge 2 on my ankle. It works that way.
    65 days ago
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