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ZRIE014 Posts: 93,268
12/24/17 12:33 A

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i have never tracked my steps with any consistency

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 27,015
12/23/17 10:09 P

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NITEMAN3D is right.... no fancy tracker needed. Just keep doing the best you can do, every day!

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12/23/17 5:37 P

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Most of the trackers aren't all that much more accurate than a pedometer, they just do more. Don't feel bad about your pedometer. Even if it's wrong by ten percent (most trackers are too), it is still wrong by mostly the same percentage every day and that gives you a basis to improve upon. So if you go from nine thousand steps a day this month to ten thousand steps a day next month, it doesn't really matter that the total steps may be off as long as you went up and improved based on the same device output.

Keep doing what you're doing and keep getting better. That's all that matters. That's coming from a guy with a high-end tracker and I would bet you money that it's probably off at least five percent. (No chance to check against a measured mile yet.) Thing is, it's off by the same five percent every day, so I can still see if I got better or worse. Never.Ever.Quit!

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12/23/17 10:42 A

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Thank you everyone. I've managed to add in my steps manually. And no I don't have a professional tracker that I can sync with Spark People. Maybe I'll get there some day. For now, I'm just using a simple pedometer, being the amateur that I am. :)



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12/22/17 11:58 P

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If you go to "My Trackers" at the top of this page and then "Other Goals", is steps the first thing on your list?

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MLAN613 Posts: 19,462
12/22/17 6:39 A

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Do you use an activity tracker like Garmin or Fitbit? You can add them to sync with your SparkPeople (SP) account! I know there's a way to add it but can't find it right now.

If you don't have an activity tracker that syncs with SP, you can track your daily steps manually. You can add that goal by going to your start page and click on the blue "edit goals" button then fitness. Check the steps button and add your goal.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 12/22/2017 (06:48)
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12/22/17 12:45 A

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Is there a way to track steps on Spark People? I know I can track walking by miles or kilometers but how about steps?



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