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11/17/18 3:03 P

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Thanks for your help, I've contacted Fitbit.

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11/17/18 12:36 P

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SP pulls over all minutes that Fitbit classifies as "active". We don't have a minimum, so this could be more about what's happening on Fitbits end.

Sorry I'm not more help,

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11/17/18 12:26 P

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Sounds like a FitBit issue... not a SparkPeople one!

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This issue may have to do with Fitbit and SP synching what is considered 'active' minutes.

Prior to about April 2015, Fitbit recognized all active minutes. In April 2015 they changed their policy to recognizing active minutes in bouts of 10 min. as per at the time CDC guidelines. This was very disconcerting to those who could only do less than 10 min. of exercise at a time because of different issues they were dealing with.

SP followed suit - but perhaps it just had to do with the synched minutes from Fitbit. I thought it was the same policy with the Spark Tracker - which I'm not sure is recognized anymore.

(www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/satfinal.asp advises SP doesn't sell their tracker anymore. The 'click here' link for the Spark Activity Tracker linking to the user's account isn't working. And the SP tracker isn't listed in this linked article on Fitness Trackers - www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=2085
)

It may be that this issue lies with Fitbit and not SP at all. If that is the case, I'm sorry for bringing it up and perhaps this thread should be deleted to prevent any more misunderstanding for others.









Edited by: EDWARDS1411 at: 11/17/2018 (01:15)
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11/16/18 9:22 P

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Hello

I'm not sure I understand. You can count any amount of fitness minutes you'd like in your tracker. Were you talking about SparkPoints for exercise or something different?

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In 2015, SP changed their policy of counting exercise minutes. SP used to count all active minutes towards their Fitness minutes for points, however, this policy was changed in 2015 as per CDC guidelines which at the time stated exercise had to be in at least 10 min. bouts in order to obtain health benefits.

The CDC policy has now changed. Please see: health.gov/paguidelines/second-edition/10t
hings/


Please note that the CDC now states,

"We now know that any amount of physical activity has some health benefits. Americans can benefit from small amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity throughout the day. The first edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans stated that only 10-minute bouts of physical activity counted toward meeting the guidelines. The second edition removes this requirement to encourage Americans to move more frequently throughout the day as they work toward meeting the guidelines.

New evidence shows that physical activity has immediate health benefits."

Now that the CDC recognizes that any amount of physical activity has health benefits, will you please switch back to counting all active minutes instead of only those in groups of at least 10 min.

Thank you.

Edited by: EDWARDS1411 at: 11/17/2018 (01:16)
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