SparkPeople Former Spark Activity Tracker Owners Team Messageboard Discuss your experiences and tips for using the Spark Activity Tracker. <b>Please post questions in the Team Message Boards below, not on the Team Wall.</b> SparkPeople Former Spark Activity Tracker Owners Team Messageboard October 2019 - Trick or Track Halloween Challenge Trick or Track Halloween Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 100,000 steps (or more) this month to complete our October Halloween challenge! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:48:46 EST September 2019 - The Step Into September Challenge The Step Into September Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's start a new season on the right foot! Log at least 500 fitness (active) minutes in September with your tracker. Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:31:22 EST August 2019 - The 50-mile Summer Send-Off Challeng Let's keep up our steps through the end of the summer! Log at least 50 miles in August with your tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:17:48 EST July 2019 - The Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge The Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge Let's torch some major calories this month! Burn at least 10,000 calories in July with your activity tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 3 Jul 2019 16:01:26 EST June 2019 - The Jump Start Your June Challenge The Jump-Start Your June Challenge <BR> <BR> Get ready to jump into June! This month's challenge is to track at least 100,000 steps with your tracker! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 28 May 2019 13:05:17 EST May 2019 - The May Miles Challenge Gear up for summer with this month's challenge! Track at least 40 miles with your tracker in May to meet this challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:16:45 EST April 2019, Spring in your step Put some spring in your step for April 2019, log 70,000 steps on your tracker. Good luck ladies. <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> 4/1....4,566 <BR> 4/2..12,403 (total 16,903) <BR> 4/3..13,028 (total 29,028) <BR> 4/4..12,830 (total 41,827) <BR> 4/5....3,234 (total 45,061) <BR> 4/6....6,271 (total 51,332) <BR> 4/7....6,629 (total 57,961) <BR> 4/8..10,933 (total 68,894) <BR> 4/9....7.306 (total 76,200) <em>248</em> <BR> 4/10..6,550 (total 82,750) <BR> 4/11..8,516 (total 91,266) <BR> 4/12.11... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:43:26 EST March 2019 - The Move into March Challenge The Move into March Challenge <BR> <BR> March to your own beat this month! Your challenge is to burn at least 7,000 workout calories with your tracker in March. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:03:05 EST February 2019 - The Frosty 50k Challenge The Frosty 50k Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It may be cold outside, but you can stay toasty warm with the Frosty 50k! Track 31 miles or more on your tracker in February to complete the challenge. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 18:29:55 EST January 2019 - Step Into the New Year Challenge The Step into the New Year Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 62,589 steps or more in January (an average of 2,019 steps per day, in honor of the new year!) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you a wonderful New Year! Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:15:49 EST December Challenges/Log in 50 miles Log 50 miles in December, anyone up for it? <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> How ever you get them, we can do this. Lets keep it to one page and edit. <BR> <BR> <BR> 12/1...4.18 miles <BR> 12/2...4.01 miles <BR> 12/3...1.34 miles (would think shopping would get you more steps/miles in) <BR> 12/4...3.97 miles <BR> 12/5...4.33 miles (&amp; 30 min. body weight w/o) <BR> 12/6...4.24 miles <BR> 12/7...5.03 miles <BR> 12/8...4.04 miles (upped my step goal today to 10,000,starting t... Fri, 30 Nov 2018 22:34:03 EST November 2018 Challenge/burn 10,000 calories Don't know how to add the "trophy" ladies but if you would like to join me in the monthly challenge of burning 10,000 calories just drop on in. We can keep it going until Jeanknee get back. <BR> <BR> P.S. lets keep just one message box each and edit it when needed. Thank you. <BR> <BR> <BR> 11/1...508 calories...4.99 miles &amp; 30 min. lower body work out <BR> 11/2...287 calories...4.60 miles <BR> 11/3...334 calories...4.45 miles &amp; 40 minutes cardio <BR> 11/4...326 calories...4 mil... Wed, 31 Oct 2018 21:54:22 EST October 2018 - Trick or Track Halloween Challenge Trick or Track Halloween Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 100,000 steps (or more) this month to complete our October Halloween challenge! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 20:49:38 EST September 2018 - The Step Into September Challenge The Step Into September Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's start a new season on the right foot! Log at least 500 fitness (active) minutes in September with your tracker. Sun, 2 Sep 2018 16:52:48 EST miles 8/1 1.96 m <BR> 8/2 2.75 <BR> 8/3 2.49 <BR> 8/4 1.9 <BR> 8/5 2.73 <BR> 8/6 3.66 <BR> 8/7 3.5 <BR> 8/8 3.68 <BR> 8/9 3.65 <BR> 8/10 3.47 <BR> 8/11 2.51 <BR> 8/12 3.28 <BR> 8/13 3.85 <BR> 8/14 3.47 <BR> 8/15 3.95 total 46.85 <BR> 8/16 <BR> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:45:40 EST August 2018 - the 50-Mile Summer Sendoff Challenge Let's keep up our steps through the end of the summer! Log at least 50 miles in August with your tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:49:06 EST July 2018 - the Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge The Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge Let's torch some major calories this month! Burn at least 10,000 calories in July with your activity tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 30 Jun 2018 16:02:42 EST June 2018 - The Jump-Start Your June Challenge The Jump-Start Your June Challenge <BR> <BR> Get ready to jump into June! This month's challenge is to track at least 100,000 steps with your tracker! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 14:52:50 EST May 2018 - the May Miles Challenge Gear up for summer with this month's challenge! Track at least 40 miles with your tracker in May to meet this challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 19:08:03 EST April 2018 - The Spring in Your Step The Spring in Your Step Challenge <BR> <BR> Make some moves in April! This month's challenge is to track at least 70,000 steps with your activity tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:42:31 EST March 2018 - Move into March The Move into March Challenge <BR> <BR> March to your own beat this month! Your challenge is to burn at least 7,000 workout calories with your tracker in March. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 21:35:04 EST February 2018 - The Frosty 50k Challenge The Frosty 50k Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It may be cold outside, but you can stay toasty warm with the Frosty 50k! Track 31 miles or more on your tracker in February to complete the challenge. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:32:43 EST January 2018 - Step Into the New Year Challenge The Step into the New Year Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 62,560 steps or more in January (about 2,018 steps per day, in honor of the new year!) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you a wonderful New Year! <BR> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:36:25 EST December 2017 - Run Like Rudolph The Run Like Rudolph Challenge <BR> <BR> Chase Rudolph around your neighborhood by tracking 50 miles on your tracker in December! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:09:33 EST November 2017 - NovemBURN Challenge NovemBURN Challenge <BR> <BR> The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. Aim to burn off your turkey day feast TWICE this month by burning at least 10,000 calories in November! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:28:02 EST October 2017 - Trick or Track Halloween Challenge Trick or Track Halloween Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 100,000 steps (or more) this month to complete our October Halloween challenge! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 18:01:58 EST TRYING TO GET MY GARMIN TO THE SPARK FITNESS Finally, I got my Garmin downloaded and running, but how do I get it to the Fitness page. The Fitbit icon is show like it's my exercise on the fitness page where it shows my favorites that I have down in exercise. I uninstalled the Zip program, and I finally uninstalled the spark after locating it last night. <BR> I don't even know how to set the watch on the Garmin. Hopefully in a few days I may get it working, but I need to get it to the fitness page. If anyone knows how to find and do ... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 20:53:38 EST September 2017 - the Step into September Challenge The Step Into September Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's start a new season on the right foot! Log at least 500 fitness (active) minutes in September with your tracker. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:36:33 EST LOST MY FIT BIT ZIP On Wednesday, August 16th, I lost my Fit Bit Zip Activity Tracker. It has stayed on so well, but on that particular day, I lost it in a town that is 45 miles away from home. I called places that we had been to that day, and no one saw it. I also could have lost it in the grass, in a small park where we were walking. I felt so bad when I lost it. I had last put in a battery on June 17. It is also easy to install a battery in it. I don't think I want a type of tracker that needs charging... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:06:55 EST August 2017 - the 50-mile Summer Sendoff Challenge Let's keep up our steps through the end of the summer! Log at least 50 miles in August with your tracker.  <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 18:01:46 EST July 2017 - the Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge The Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge Let's torch some major calories this month! Burn at least 10,000 calories in July with your activity tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:30:01 EST June 2017 - the Jump-Start Your June Challenge The Jump-Start Your June Challenge <BR> <BR> Get ready to jump into June! This month's challenge is to track at least 100,000 steps with your tracker! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 31 May 2017 22:29:01 EST May 2017 - the May Miles Challenge Gear up for summer with this month's challenge! Track at least 40 miles with your Spark in May to meet this challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:17:39 EST DISAPPOINTED IN NEW TRACKER I never had problems with my Spark Activity Tracker. Since I began using my Fitbit Zip, I've had negative experiences. <BR> When we had to start using a new tracker, as the SPAT was no longer going to work, I knew the best one for me would be the Fitbit Zip. I believe it was within a week, or less than two, I got a notification from Fitbit that the battery was low. I never should have believed that, because as soon as I put in a new battery within a few days, Fitbit sent me a notification ... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:21:53 EST FITBIT Please get us a new spark this new fitbit died keep showing battery green and lost all my steps for today so all my walking and stairs I did not count I am so angry right now UGH by this time I have over 6000 steps in Thu, 6 Apr 2017 16:27:11 EST April 2017 - The Spring in Your Step The Spring in Your Step Challenge <BR> <BR> Make some moves in April! This month's challenge is to track at least 70,000 steps with your activity tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:49:02 EST rebate Hi. I was just wondering about the rebate. I see it was suppose to have been emailed on the 13th, but I didn't receive it. I'm pretty sure I applied for it. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:30:04 EST March 2017 - Move Into March The Move into March Challenge <BR> <BR> March to your own beat this month! Your challenge is to burn at least 7,000 workout calories with your tracker in March. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:39:28 EST Uninstalling SparkPeople Connect and Disconnecting I have uninstalled the SparkPeople Connect program from my computer and removed the dongle. <BR> <BR> Now, from my Start Page, if I select Account / E-Mail Preferences in the upper left corner of the page and go to the Account Preferences page, I see a tab that says "The Spark Activity Tracker" and there is an orange button labeled "Device Settings." <BR> <BR> If I select the "Device Settings," I'm taken to a page headed Tracker Goals &amp; Settings. At the bottom of that page there is a... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:28:56 EST Manual Step Tracking Is there a way for us to manually add steps to our Spark Fitness Tracker? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your assistance! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:33:29 EST SPAT/FitBit Charge HR: I posted this under the general discussion thread ... but started a new one because of the HUGE differences: <BR> <BR> I'm going to REALLY miss my SPAT!!! I know that they said that it will 'stop working'. I've been tracking with both the SPAT and the FitBit Charge HR for some time. A challenge that I'm on (the 5% Challenge) is doing weekend step challenges. This is what I found with my SPAT/FitBit. The difference is considerable: <BR> <BR> 1/14/17: <BR> SPAT Steps: 6,396 <BR> FitBit S... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:30:33 EST spark tracker has anyones tracker already stopped working. mine has. Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:29:39 EST SAT Data Will the SAT data still be on our sparkpages after the demise of the tracking? Or will it be gone forever? It would be nice to have it available even though it won't be updated. Good to see the data from the past. Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:35:44 EST Spark Activity Tracker Site. I am not able to get to the SPAT page. I walked today but I can't get to the page so I don't know how long or how many steps was tracked for the walk. The Start page gives me the total but not the SPAT walk. I have been having this problem for several days. Sun, 5 Feb 2017 21:50:00 EST February 2017 - The Frosty 50k Challenge The Frosty 50k Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It may be cold outside, but you can stay toasty warm with the Frosty 50k! Track 31 miles or more on your Spark in February to complete the challenge. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:39:52 EST Spark Activity Tracker Teammate Lost Access Hi Coaches Jen and Denise, <BR> <BR> I heard from MARIANAD2 that she lost access to this team once she connected her fitbit. Does she need to reconnect her Spark Activity Tracker to have access to this team? <BR> <BR> What's going to happen when our Spark Activity Trackers become obsolete? Will all of us automatically be disconnected from the team because our trackers will no longer be connected? <BR> <BR> I was thinking this team is private so Spark Members are unable to simply join t... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:56:41 EST General Device Connection Question It is my understanding that only one device may be connected to our Spark Account. Is that correct? <BR> <BR> So, before connecting a new device to our Spark Account, I should disconnect my Spark Activity Tracker and then, connect the new device. Correct? Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:40:24 EST Sad I'm sad that the spark activity tracker won't be supported soon. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:00:14 EST Manual entry of steps We used to be able to enter the steps taken on the Sparkpeople site and then it was removed. Since the SPAT is losing its function, it would be really helpful and much cheaper for the members if we could go back to entering our daily steps manually from any device, even if the device is a simple pedometer. A pedometer is what I used before I got my SPAT. Is there any chance that this modification of the site will be taking place soon? I have a Garmin but since it is worn on the wrist, any act... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:27:54 EST New question - lifetime miles? I'm moving onto 7K miles with the Spark tracker. What happens when I have to switch over to something else? Am I starting over again at 0? That would be so very disappointing! <BR> <BR> Or will new tracker miles add on to existing miles? <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:32:24 EST ANYONE PURCHASE A NEW ACTIVITY TRACKE?/ If so, which one and why do or don't you like it? <BR> i'm still trying to decide between the Misfit and the Fitbit.I really like the clip-on rather than a bracelet........ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:10:13 EST Accessibility to Spark Activity Tracker owner team Dear Spark Coaches Denise and Jen, <BR> <BR> Do either of you have any idea how long the Spark Activity Tracker owner team will remain accessible to us? <BR> <BR> It would really be appreciated if we could still have access to this team for a number of months as we make our transitions to other fitness tracker teams (or not). <BR> <BR> Thanks for your consideration ladies! I do appreciate all you've done to support us over the years. Thinking about where I am now compared to where I wa... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:26:43 EST COPY OF THE EMAIL THAT WAS SENT TO SPAT TEAM MEMBE <BR> <BR> Hello Spark Activity Tracker user! <BR> <BR> As a loyal member of SparkPeople and a SAT user, we wanted to give you a heads up about some changes that will be coming soon. When we decided to offer our own fitness tracker to our members, we partnered with Fitlinxx, the company who created the device and manages all of the data the device captures. Fitlinxx recently informed us that they are going out of business, which means that members will no longer be able to sync their devic... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:20:03 EST End of SPAT I am sad it is being shut down. I have looked for another tracker that goes on my shoe and sync's with Spark, but haven't had any luck. If anyone knows of one let me know? Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:10:41 EST Jawbone Move ... Can it be connected Since our SPATs will no longer be supported come ??? I don't know the date. But, others are telling me February ... my question is this. <BR> <BR> I see that a Jawbone UP can be connected to Spark. Are we able to connect a Jawbone UpMove to our Spark Account? The UpMove is a little round tracking device similar to our SPAT. It is not one of Jawbone's wristbands. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:19:40 EST Spark Activity Tracker replacement options I think I will try the Jawbone once SAT is no longer supported. Has anyone tried that activity tracker and did you like it? I don't think I want a model that you wear on the wrist. <BR> Thanks. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:47:31 EST Recommendations for Tracking Device Hi, I'm still using my Spark Activity Plus Tracker, but I'd like to know more about the pros and cons of the other tracking devices Sparkpeople are using and enjoying. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:02:43 EST Data Not Downloading Anyone else not getting their data this afternoon? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 19:50:27 EST January 2017 - Step Into the New Year Challenge The Step into the New Year Challenge  <BR> <BR> Track 62,525 steps or more in January (about 2,017 steps per day, in honor of the new year!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Total Steps for the month can be determined by visiting "Reports" on the My Trackers tab. Then look for the Spark Activity Tracker section. <BR> <BR> Or <BR> <BR> From your Fitness Tracking Page look to the bottom left unde... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:30:46 EST SPAT not working on new computer We got a new computer and I installed the SPAT software while on the administrator desktop. The first day it worked fine and all my activity downloaded, but every day after that nothing has downloaded. Dongle light is not on and the SPAT icon is no longer in the task bar or in the hidden icons. Yesterday I installed the software on my desktop and the same thing is happening. We do turn off the computer every night. Why is it not working? Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:04:59 EST Spark Activity Tracker Site. I get error message when I try to go to the Spark Activity Tracker site to see my tracker information for my walk today. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:01:36 EST Tracker Refresh Buttons You folks need to make it simpler to find the tracker refresh button on your site, need to add it to my tracker drop down button. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:28:57 EST SPAT Not Updating My SPAT hasn't updated since the 1st. <BR> Yes, I've done the uninstall/reinstall, tapping, etc. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:58:47 EST Do they still sell/make the Spark Activity Tracker I lost my tracker, and went to purchase another and can not find them anywhere? Are they not making them anymore. I really miss it. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:04:04 EST December 2016 - Run Like Rudolph The Run Like Rudolph Challenge <BR> <BR> Chase Rudolph around your neighborhood by tracking 50 miles on your Spark in December! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 21:35:05 EST any suggestions concerning this ? I had a Spark tracker for between six months and 9 months. I don't remember... I'd have to go find the receipt. I know where it is, but we are moving, and I have company to meet soon. <BR> <BR> So it became separated for the clip and I never found it, after attempting to retrace my steps. I had been all over town... <BR> <BR> I ordered another one. I had it reinforced four times . I thought a good job ( with my shoelaces and a tiny rubber band. ). When I got to my mom's from the bus... I sa... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:02:08 EST Fitbit Can I get one of the new Fitbit devices to sync with my data on your system? I am looking at the fitbit zip? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:46:48 EST SPAT lights incorrect My SPAT seems to be working fine at fitness sessions and step counting. However, it does not reset to no activity at the start of a new day, the lights reflect the same as those at the end of the previous night.. Has anyone else run into this? Is there a method of correction available? Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:06:52 EST Tracker is working again!!! Dongle is lit up again and tracker is picking up steps, even downloaded or uploaded to SP this evening. The steps seem low, but I didn't put it on since it has been sitting on the shelf for the past week or so. <BR> <BR> Glad it's up and running, wish I wouldn't have lost all my extra steps over the weekend... not end of the world I guess, just helps with my thinking. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:52:05 EST activity tracker not uploading My dongle is green, tracker itself lights up, battery good, I reinstalled spark people and it says good to go, I just walked 2 miles and nothing tracked on my fitness page. Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:26:36 EST Tracker Red My light went from green to red. <BR> Time to be patient! Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:38:33 EST tracker still not getting step recorded. dobter was green for 2 days but now nothing need answers and help please Sat, 12 Nov 2016 18:19:38 EST TRACKER NOT UPLOADING TO ACCOUNT for the past 2 to 3 weeks I have walked alot and my account is not getting the info, it says that my tracker isnt uploading data to my account why is that, is there a problem on your end or mine Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:21:33 EST alternative trackers - any recommen dations? Folks, it looks an awful like Fitlinxx is no longer offering technical support for the Spark Activity Tracker. <BR> <BR> Who has recommendations for alternative trackers? What do you recommend? Why? What is good about it? What features doesn't it have? Is the bang worth the buck? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Let's have a discussion! Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:17:45 EST Spark tracker not syncing Good morning, Coach. <BR> <BR> My tracker has not synced synced 2:22 p.m. yesterday. It notates my walks, steps, and miles on the activity page but does not update any of the information under "Spark Activity Tracker". By that I mean, it shows just over 7K steps taken yesterday but the two walks added together are just short of 10K and I likely got 11-13K total steps for the day. Battery is at about 50%. <BR> <BR> Please look into this and get back with me. Wed, 2 Nov 2016 07:36:20 EST Is there a problem with the Web Site?? The last day or two, my start page has been very far behind in posting my steps data. Today my Total Steps shows 5104 but when I add up exercise steps only, I have 5997 and that is not including any non-exercise steps! HELP!! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 17:07:35 EST November 2016 - NovemBURN Challenge NovemBURN Challenge <BR> <BR> The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. Aim to burn off your turkey day feast TWICE this month by burning at least 10,000 calories in November! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:00:44 EST I need help with my SPAT Hi it's silvas7, Melodee again .I have not been able to get my spat to upload for almost 19 days . I miss my trophies and glow getter awards as well as my miles walked reward ! I have completely started the whole device over twice my dongle is lighting up my tracker is lighting up but still nothing uploads from the device to the dongle . If someone could give me an assist I would really appreciate this ! I also want to mention how much I appreciate all you guys do to help us less techy people... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:31:13 EST Can't find the right battery All I can find to replace the battery (CR2032) for the SparkTracker is CR2016 but is stamped CR2032 and that one is too thin to make contact. I folded up a piece of aluminum foil but that isn't working. I will have to go do a specialty store and see if I can find the right size. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:21:00 EST October 2016 - Trick or Track Halloween Challenge Trick or Track Halloween Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 100,000 steps (or more) this month to complete our October Halloween challenge! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:16:16 EST WHAT ARE PIZZELLES ?............... .............. <BR> Pizzelle are traditional Italian waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring. Pizzelle can be hard and crisp or soft and chewy depending on the ingredients and method of preparation. Wikipedia <BR> <BR> Shoot the pics wouldn't work. You can go to google &amp; just type in pizzelles and a pic comes up. Mine are always crispy. We think they are better and not so thick . <BR> let me know if you see it. <BR> KEEP SPARKLI... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:43:59 EST Fall 5% Challenge Invitation Fall 5% Challenge Invitation <BR> <BR> NOTE: This is not a Spark Activity Tracker owner team challenge. It is a private, Spark Member run challenge. If you are curious, read on and check it out. <BR> <BR> Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s ... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:40:06 EST spark activity tracker did not track my steps hi thought I posted a day ago... but I didn't. <BR> <BR> So yesterday my SAT did not count my steps ..or any activity (1,696) steps only.. <BR> I did way over 10,000.. <BR> I changed the battery even though battery indicator said it was full.. <BR> still did not move --only 1 green light lit up.. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know what happened / and if I will get those steps ever recorded to my fittness tracker? It worked fine today... Got in and recorded 11,144 <BR> This is just ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:28:24 EST Front of Spark I need a replacement of the front part of my tracker. Are they available?? Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:52:41 EST September 2016 - Step Into September Challenge The Step Into September Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's start a new season on the right foot! Log at least 500 fitness minutes in September with your Spark. <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:04:11 EST I DON'T SEE A BATTERY UP-DATE I replaced my old battery yesterday with a new one and so far the battery icon has not increased. My steps did record yesterday, but it still shows my old battery strength. I have restarted the computer. Thanks for any help you can provide....... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:03:24 EST Spark Activity Tracker not uploading to website Hi, looks like a problem with the SPAT uploading to the website again. My last update was at 8:30 this morning and I clocked in at least 10,000 steps since then. The dongle is green, but not seeing any recent uploads to the website. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:41:27 EST Last Sync August 16th at 5:30pm My battery is full. Tracker lights are green. I've tried every USB slot on my PC and the dongle lights green in every one. I've closed and opened SparkPeople Connect - I even re-installed it. And of course I rebooted my computer. Have I missed anything? Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:19:25 EST Spark not uploading All lights are lit green and it appears to be connecting but nothing has upload today Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:23:25 EST SPAT My activity tracker is not working. I have walked at least 5 miles today and there is only one green dot on my tracker. The battery is good and the port on my computer is green. It blinks when I tap on my tracker. Please help. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:35:33 EST Spark Tracker and Spark People Premium I really miss the monthly awards that we used to get (i.e., Run like Rudolph challenge in December) that used to really motivate me. As part of spark people premium, are you making any enhancements to these challenges? I might be interested in upgrading if you were. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:18:16 EST no tracker sync for Wednesday, Aug 3 after 10:28 Please tell me I didn't lose my steps from yesterday? The last sync was at 10:28 a.m. and I strongly suspect the new roll out for the Premium Sparkpeople somehow kept my tracker from syncing. The tracker showed I met my goal and the steps should actually be more than goal but it would not sync. The dongle is working fine, I unplugged it and plugged it into a different port, it still showed green. My tracker has over 50% charge, it showed a complete circle of green, my computer shows I am ... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:07:22 EST SPAT not working Hi it's me again lol silvas7 ( melodee) . MY spat is not loading again . It stopped yesterday so I took the time to uninstall and then reinstall the whole thing . I wanted to check before I leave the house and sure enough I have 4 lights lit up on my SPAT and nothing loading to the computer and yes the dongle is green and the notification are showing on the screen . I noticed on the team wall another owner was experiencing difficulties that were simuliar . I am not complaining but I lost all ... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:35:30 EST Spark Activity Tracker Will the tracker install on an android tablet? Have been trying to for a couple of days and it will not install - any suggestions. <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:03:01 EST Activities Not Posting and Losing Steps Hi Coach Denise, <BR> <BR> Has there been a problem with steps uploading today? Mine hasn't uploaded since 5:30 and I did a couple of walk workouts since then. I shut down the computer just in case that was the problem and I clicked on the icon &amp; updated even though the green toggle light is on and when I tap my spark it lights up. Thanks for your response to this. <BR> <BR> My tracker has updated - only a few steps, but none of my activities have posted. I did two 40+ minutes of activ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 23:41:39 EST August 2016 - The 50-Mile Summer Sendoff Challenge The 50-Mile Summer Sendoff Challenge  <BR> <BR> Let's keep up our steps through the end of the summer! Log at least 50 miles in August with your Spark.  <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 00:59:21 EST SPAT AVAILABLE ??? Is SP going to sale the SPAT any more ? Or maybe planning to bring it back, or a new &amp; improved version ? I just lost mine a few days ago and am so upset !!! I miss checking my lights all the time, and it kept me motivated ! I know other Sparkers feel the same way ! We want the SPAT back, or a newer version . <BR> Thanks ! <BR> KEEP SPARKLING !!! <BR> Love ya', Flutterfli <em>247</em> <BR> <em>188</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:58:46 EST where do i find help? I need to reinstall my dongle. where do I find help? Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:45:32 EST Spark Tracker with Chromebook? Is it possible to use the Spark tracker on a Chromebook? That's all I've got right now :( Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:11:53 EST Lost Sync Point In getting a new laptop, I took my sync point out of my old laptop and promptly lost it. Any suggestions for how to get another one? Is that even possible? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:14:01 EST not down loading on my page Tracker lights working it show my steps in the team record on the side of page where we are ranked shows 1.000 + steps but not down loading on my page. the dogle thing is green ? I have rebooted computer twice. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:18:10 EST lost my step count went for a walk this morning and tracked my walk I had 4,000 + steps . checked after lunch I had only one red light did the checks i was told to in June when i had the same problem its green again but only have one light . do i have to start over ? for the day . I had to remove and put battery back in tacker? or will it just keep going from my morning steps of 4,000 + Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:30:07 EST MY DONGLE IS NOT WORKING my battery is fine, but I keep having to reinstall the dongle which is becoming a real pain. Right this moment it is plugged in and not green at all. After I reinstalled it for the 3rd time in as many days it is not even showing on my system tray. I have not had an off load now for 3 days. Please help. <BR> <BR> Any body have a clue what is going on?? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 20:42:15 EST Uninstall Question If I uninstall the the software will it delete all the recorded information on my tracking? What happens if I disconnect the Spark Activity Tracker? <BR> <BR> I lost my SPAT this afternoon and have not found anything that I like to replace it so I will just be using my trusty pedometer and manually logging my steps and fitness. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:59:00 EST New computer with windows 10 Do I have to install my spark activity tracker again? If so I forgot where the instructions are? Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:08:46 EST July 2016 - the Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge The Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge Let's torch some major calories this month! Burn at least 10,000 calories in July with your Spark. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:05:28 EST Waterproof Today, I found out beyond a reasonable doubt, that my Spark activity tracker is waterproof. I went fishing today and forgot I had my tracker clipped on my sock.I waded in the stream for a half hour or so. When I got home I remembered I had it on and it is still working perfectly. Nice! Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:14:05 EST red lights my battery on my computer shows its not even half gone . but the lights are all red how accurate is the battery on our computers? should we just change them every 4 mos? <BR> thanks Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:19:53 EST June 2016 - the Jump-Start Your June Challenge The Jump-Start Your June Challenge <BR> <BR> Get ready to jump into June! This month's challenge is to track at least 100,000 steps with your Spark to earn a virtual trophy! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:48:32 EST So few of us left... I see as I check the Overall Individual Leaderboard "Spark Activity Tracker owner team" there are only 119 team members left! WOW!! And we started out with thousands! Now you can't even buy a SPAT... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 14:32:16 EST Where to purchase a new spark tracker? Hi, I loved my old spark tracker which worked great while riding on my recumbent bike. I would easily get about 14,000 steps for a 75 minute ride. My fitbits do not work good with biking! Is there any way to get a new spark tracker? Not finding it on any longer.... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:07:55 EST upgrading to windows 10 Sorry if this was asked before. <BR> <BR> I haven't upgraded to win 10 yet but am considering upgrading before the free year is up. If I upgrade my current computer to win 10 will my SPAT continue working as it is now? Will I lose any data, such as my walking streak? Wed, 25 May 2016 10:20:23 EST Run Keeper App Sync Hello, I have the Run Keeper app installed on my phone and added as a device here with spark people. The data does not seem to reflect my daily steps. I am not getting my points.. what can I do?? Wed, 18 May 2016 20:00:15 EST lights on spat continue to circle the device how do I get the spat to down load, as it continues to circle the device and doesn't pick up any information . The dongle is lit and flashes but nothing is downloaded Wed, 18 May 2016 18:55:08 EST battery where can i buy a battery for my tracer thank you Wed, 18 May 2016 14:38:55 EST SPAT uploading but not registering on dashboard My tracker has uploaded at least 7 times this morning and the dashboard still says 0. I took a walk earlier this morning and just got back from grocery shopping. All the lights are green, the dongle is green, the status indicators are all green. Everything looks the way it should, but the dashboard says I've done nothing. <BR> <BR> I see I'm not the only one with this issue, according to some wall posts, so I assume it's an issue with the dashboard or something. Tue, 17 May 2016 09:44:24 EST SPAT not uploading data Hi my SPAT is not communicating with the computer ! I have reinstalled the dongle and my lights are working on my spat ! Any suggestions ? Tue, 17 May 2016 09:25:41 EST I Disconnected SPAT because I got a Fitbit didn't realize all the history would vanish. <BR> I guess I was expecting somehow the fitbit steps would take over and continue on <BR> I had 900 miles built up over the last year wearing the SPAT <BR> Looks like the Fitbit app has similar reports so I'm going to start using those <BR> just kinda sad to see all the sparky history go 'poof' (maybe I missed the warning) Wed, 11 May 2016 17:51:51 EST "Lifetime Miles" awards On January 31st, I received my award for 4,500 lifetime miles. Since then, I've walked an additional 685 miles as measured by the Spark Activity tracker but no additional awards, such as 5,000 miles. I understand that measurements changed from every 100 miles to every 500 miles once you reached the 1,000 mile mark, but now what? I thought the miles were measured by the tracker so it should know that I've done another 500 since the last award. <BR> <BR> Anyone have an answer? <BR> <BR> Th... Wed, 11 May 2016 13:28:53 EST Odd numbers For some reason, my steps that the dashboard is displaying isn't lining up correctly based on how many lights are lighting up on my dongle. At 9 this morning, I took a route at work that usually ends up being around 1,000 steps, but the dashboard isn't recognizing the data for 9 am at all. I took another short walk down another path, and my spark tracker dongle is lighting up okay, and I do believe it is offloading alright (I think). My steps goal daily is 7500 steps, and 4 out of the 12 ligh... Wed, 11 May 2016 11:57:14 EST Dongle not lighting up..... My tracker was working fine yesterday....I have a brand new battery and it has been working fine....I have changed ports. Everything else on computer is working.....I can't get to the basic page in order to resync. What now? <BR> Thanks for any help you can give me. <BR> Wendi Wed, 11 May 2016 10:18:40 EST Tracker not syncing My tracker hasn't synced with my computer in three days, despite me being on the computer for a few hours last night. My dongle was green, my internet connection was fine, and when I tapped my tracker it lit up the full circle and blinked green, like when it's got data it hasn't synced. I tried resetting the connection. I tried unplugging the dongle and plugging it back in again - it was green the whole time. I tried tapping the tracker while holding it immediately next to the green-lit d... Tue, 10 May 2016 10:42:34 EST Weird numbers today. At 4pm, I got on my computer after a trip to grocery. Usually I have 1700-2000 steps from this activity. When is downloaded it showed 48,704 steps, 161.5 miles and 16,142 calories burned. <BR> <BR> On Wednesday, it did not record my workout, yesterday it was fine, today it again did not track my workout. <BR> <BR> The battery shows nearly full on both screens. All lights are green when they show. <BR> <BR> Vahina <em>88</em> Fri, 6 May 2016 20:45:43 EST Spark not acknowledging new battery My Spark meter got to a very low battery and it stayed that way for a long time while I fell off the band wagon so to speak. Now I have tried 2 brand New Batteries in it and the system isn't acknowledging the new batteries at all it still tells me the level of my battery is the same as it was almost a year ago when I fell off my band wagon. <BR> <BR> Please how do I fix this? Sun, 1 May 2016 01:13:14 EST May 2016 - the May Miles Challenge Gear up for summer with this month's challenge! Track at least 40 miles with your Spark in May to meet this challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:46:48 EST When do I know it's time to change the battery? My battery shows a quarter green and I have a new battery in reserve....Just don't know when to put it in and discard the old one......Thanks for any replies..... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:40:33 EST not syncing My spark hasn't uploaded since March 29th battery shows red on screen yet I have put in new batteries twice when I tap my spark green lights show <BR> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:13:05 EST Quick Time? When I uninstalled Quick Time because of the security issue, my tracker dongle stopped working. Was it using quicktime program or was it just a coincidence. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:35:11 EST Reclassifying Reclassifying gypped me out of 1888 steps. It continues to call my walk a "cycle" when indeed it is just a fast walk. Once I reclassified it, it recorded the incorrect amount of steps and I need the actual steps shown that I had before as I am not going to re-walk that again. Please assist. Thank you. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:37:50 EST Not wanting to sync Since yesterday, my spat is not syncing to sparks. The light is green...the computer says sparks connect is running.....the lights on the actual spark activity monitor are working...but....and is not syncing here to sparkpeople. It is like a hit and miss. Seems to sync when it wants too.... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:21:52 EST Spark Activity Tracker vrs fit bit I was just wondering how our activity tracker compares to a fit bit or another device. Does ours track one step vrs the actual two steps we take? Basically, does it double the step it feels? The fit bit does and I'm in a challenge with a fit bit owner. So we were just trying to make sure we were comparing the same thing. Just wondering! I looked through information to see if I could find anything about it, but was unsuccessful. Thank you in advance for any help! Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:10:15 EST Adding a Second Tracker I have a Spark Activity Tracker and love it, but also have a Misfit that I bought for a challenge at work, which is very similar to the Spark Tracker. If I sync the Misfit to the site will it over-ride my Spark Tracker or will both upload to the site? Does it just depend on which one I wear for that day? Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:27:55 EST Replacement Activity Tracker I purchased a 2nd Activity Tracker awhile ago as a backup. Good thing since I lost mine during a TSA check. (Arrgggh!) All I need to do is activate the new one (and possibly deactivate the old one). Thanks! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 13:45:58 EST Replacing SPAT & walking streak Since I won’t be able to replace my SPAT when it dies, is there a tracker that would pick up my walking streak and continue it, or will I lose those 450 plus days that I’ve walked daily and have to start back at 0? Tue, 5 Apr 2016 10:23:43 EST April 2016 Challenge The Spring in Your Step Challenge <BR> <BR> Make some moves in April! This month's challenge is to track at least 70,000 steps with your Spark. Everyone who reaches 70k steps will receive a virtual trophy! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 22:39:53 EST Problem with data uploading to site Hi I just noticed in the past couple days that my step info is not uploading to the site. The sync point is green, I have green lights on my tracker, and the battery life is good. Is there a problem on the site keeping it from uploading? I've refreshed the page, unplugged then re-established connection with the sync point and tapped the tracker with nothing happening. <BR> Any suggestions? Fri, 1 Apr 2016 09:08:43 EST Battery where can I get one I haven't had a battery for a long time and I want to get one now and I don't know where to order one Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:49:45 EST Data Center Connection Everything seems to be ok with my Activity tracker, but my sync point keeps indicating that that there is no "Data Center Connection". I've removed it and replaced it and refreshed the connection multiple times with no luck. Please help. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:40:49 EST doggle red Have had my computer on for 20 mins doggle thing red re booted the computer and same problem . see several people are having problem. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:48:57 EST Not counting steps today I bought a new Spark tracker a few weeks ago, as I lost my previous one. It seems to have worked okay (once I changed the battery). <BR> All of a sudden today, my steps are not registering. I went out a few times today and did some walking. For some reason, it shows I did .6 miles but not a single step is shown. <BR> I looked at the questions here and I tried making sure that the o-ring is in place and the tab is not bent. I've tried tapping on the dongle but no steps appear. There is so... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 23:36:22 EST Data Connection not functioning The sync point is glowing red, so I checked the "network connection status." The Syncpoint connection is green, and the internet connection is also green. <BR> <BR> The only one that is red is data connection. I have clicked on the data connection refresh bar several times over several hours, with no results. <BR> <BR> Now what? <BR> Thank you, <BR> Serena Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:10:18 EST Fitlinxx Pebble? Since you've discontinued the (most awesome) Spark Activity Tracker, is the Fitlinxx Pebble able to act just like one? By that, I mean if I got one, could I register it as a SpAT? And still get trophies and everything the SpAT did? <BR> <BR> Mine got lost, then found, and in the meantime I'd bought a different tracker and hated it. So I really am bummed about the SpAT going away :( Sun, 13 Mar 2016 23:10:58 EST SP TRACKER NOT WORKING my tracker hasn't sync since 9 am this morning...... my dongle is green......... i re-installed it........ i went and checked my tray and all 3 lights are green......... but it's not tracking....... help please . Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:56:48 EST sync point I seem to have misplaced my sync point dongle when my laptop crashed. I have a new tablet but can't find it now. Where can I get one? Wed, 9 Mar 2016 13:08:08 EST spark tracker stops tracking Hi, every few weeks my tracker shows 1 or more red lights and stops tracking. The minutes are also lost. This is not the battery as I have checked. This morning at 11.30 I walked for 1 hour. The tracker was showing green lights. Suddenly only two green lights showed and then 1 red light. The minutes from 11.30 are not tracked. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 07:28:03 EST spark tracker minutes and leader board minutes. Hi, why are less tracker minutes put on the leader board than I have actually trained,. Thu, 3 Mar 2016 10:59:51 EST March 2016 - the Move into March Challenge The Move into March Challenge <BR> <BR> March to your own beat this month! Your challenge is to burn at least 7,000 calories with your Spark in March. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 22:51:53 EST tracking Zumba dance steps How do I add Zumba dance steps to my tracker? when I get done with my hour class it can re-classify but it doesn't give me Zumba dance total steps Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:49:18 EST DONGLE QUIT LIGHTING I have gone to my tracker page and have run through all three lights.....the top too remain green but the third is red. I have even restarted my computer to no avail......Now what? It has been stable for a year or more and I don't think I need a new battery....... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:44:35 EST Replacing Lost Tracker I was hiking in the woods with the tracker on my shoestrings and it somehow fell off. The clip was still in my shoe strings but the tracker was gone. I have the sync point but wondered how much it would cost to replace the last tracker. Do I just need to buy a whole new one? Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:44:32 EST Activity tracker arrived today Hello fellow trackers <BR> <BR> I am so excited I finally have my very own tracker, I have named it the walkado.May the journey to better health and weight loss begin :) Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:16:22 EST Waterproof? I am going to start swimming for my exercise and wondering if spat is waterproof and can it track swimming? Wed, 24 Feb 2016 23:21:33 EST Battery issues I have changed my battery 3 times, and still am getting a low battery warning. I left the battery out for 5 minutes, bought new ones, still bad. Is it possible the problem is with the tracker? How long do they last? And is there a new SP version of the little tracker? I prefer them to any wrist band type of tracker. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:17:11 EST incorrect reading Just got my Tracker going, but it shows I walked 1800+ steps for 2.1 miles. Am I wearing it incorrectly? I put it on the left side of my waistband Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:06:55 EST Spat not working Hi, seems since 1/29 I have not seen any updates to my exercise. I also notice when I go to the Spark connect says already running. <BR> <BR> This seems to be an ongoing issue really with a lot of us. <BR> <BR> No green light, now red, when I put the toogle back into the computer the red light flashes really quick then gone... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:35:47 EST removing tracked activity? I forgot to move my tracker from my shoe when driving to work yesterday, so it logged it as activity. Is there a way to remove it so my stats are accurate? Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:46:44 EST What is the best tracker Spark tracker no longer works. Anyone have an opinion such as is Garmon, fitbit or ?? do want one that can be tracked on this site. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:00:44 EST Tracker Placement When Using Elliptical? I have started using my elliptical again, and wonder if it better to wear the tracker on your shoe or on the hip? I usually wear it on my shoe if I am only walking/running, and on my hip for walking routines or other exercises as the time/steps seems to be more accurately calculated. Wore it on my shoe this morning, did about 15 minutes on the elliptical and nothing registered as a exercise activity on the tracker menu. Wasn't at a fast pace, so not sure if I just wasn't moving enough for it ... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:49:26 EST Dongle not responding. Since Saturday, my dongle has not been responding when I try to download my Spat. I finally got it to work Saturday. Sunday, same problem. It would not download until late night. Monday, It took several sessions to finally get it downloaded late at night. Yesterday, Tuesday, it would blink a time or two but never downloaded anything at all. <BR> <BR> All lights are green on the board. All lights are green on the Spat. New battery on January 1st and shows full on the screen. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:52:30 EST What is a step? Just for the sake of conversation . . . . <BR> <BR> how does the SPAT count our steps??? <BR> <BR> Is it right foot (step 1), left foot (step 2), right foot (step 3), etc . . . <BR> <BR> or is it right foot, left foot (step 1), right foot, left foot (step 2), right foot, left foot (step 3) ???? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 21:52:07 EST February 2016 - The Frosty 50k Challenge The Frosty 50k Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It may be cold outside, but you can stay toasty warm with the Frosty 50k! Track 31 miles or more on your Spark in February to complete the challenge. <BR> <BR> Note: You can access Spark Activity Tracker Reports at <BR> <link><BR>-overview.asp </link> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:33:27 EST new tracker If I get a new tracker does it need to be reprogramed or will it pick up where the old one left off. Had enough trouble with programing the first one but really loved it.? Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:38:16 EST Need a Spark Activity Tracker dongle Anyone know how I could get a replacement dongle; my tracker is fine but I cannot sync my data. Thanks Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:22:36 EST removing spat s/w from computer I lost my tracker and have given up on the idea of a replacement, so I want to remove the software from my computer. I didn't see it in the usual place (Control Panel...) <BR> <BR> How do I remove the spark activity tracker software from my computer? Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:55:56 EST Leslie Sansone Walking Tapes I walked her two mile and one mile, really worked but did not get my steps in. My question is it because you where walking in place. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:52:25 EST battery issues again since my tracker stopped down loading at 12.30 on Friday the battery shows its still good on the page so i took the battery out to get a new one . yet this morning its the battery is in the tracker . puts it is my purse to get a replacement ! Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:44:29 EST Can you manually your steps to the tracker? I recently started using a Garmin VivoFit for tracking my steps. I've synced it and connected it to my Spark account. I stopped using my SPAT because I didn't want to boost my 'numbers' by having two trackers. <BR> <BR> I'm seeing now that the Garmin steps are not tracked in the "total steps" by the Spark Tracker. Is there a way for me to manually add the steps to my tracker page? I like getting those glow-getter awards!! <BR> <BR> Also, I see that the workout minutes that transfer f... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:28:00 EST A couple questions about the Sync I'm new to the tracker and don't know or understand a lot about it. But I love it already.. . . <BR> <BR> I don't even know how to ask this first question . . . . <BR> <BR> #1 Last night my computer decided it was time to download and install major updates BEFORE I was able to do my final sync of the day. (It was going to take 3+ hours and I didn't want to lose them so I kicked DH off his computer and downloaded the app and did the sync from his computer.) <BR> <BR> Since I don't ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:44:07 EST 10 FUN FACTS........ ............. 10 FUN FACTS <BR> 1. You can't wash your eyes with soap. <BR> 2. You can't count your hair. <BR> 3.You can't breath through your nose with your tongue out. <BR> 4. You just tried no. 3. LOL <BR> 6.When you did no 3, you realized it's possible, only you look like a dog. <BR> 7. Your smiling right now, because you were fooled. ; } emoticon <BR> 8. You skipped # 5. <BR> 9. You just checked to see if there is a no. 5 <BR> 10. Share this with your friends to have some fun too ! emoticon... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 17:10:26 EST time not recording properly for workout session I often do high speed walking to increase stamina. I always try to walk for 10 minutes or more per session. I always use a stop watch with alarm for these workouts, so I'm certain the duration is correct. For 10 minutes, I always walk 10 minutes &amp; 15 seconds. However, often the time does not display as workout minutes, even though the step count seems to be accurate. Can this be corrected? Tue, 5 Jan 2016 22:22:53 EST January 2016 - Step into the New Year Challenge The Step into the New Year Challenge  <BR> <BR> Track 60,450 steps or more in January (about 2,016 steps per day, in honor of the new year!) <BR> <BR> One can self-award the following virtual trophy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Total Steps for the month can be determined by visiting "Reports" on the My Trackers tab. Then look for the Spark Activity Tracker section. <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2016 17:12:31 EST So upset I am so upset.. had my activity tracker one day and its lost already.... the clip thing would not hold the tracker very well so i think it was broken... now i have to figure out something else to track my steps until i can get a new one Mon, 4 Jan 2016 04:53:36 EST Tracker Lights Not going on. My tracker's lights will not go on. The battery is green and the tracker is tracking and updates my steps. However, when I tap it, the lights do not go on. Any ideas? Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:33:31 EST changing Battery / and doggler ? I missed the notice you are no longer taking care those of us with the tracker the batter that appears on the my tracker shows it still green but yet the tracker lights are red do we just meed to change the batter on a set plan we keep track of our selves ? is the battery good for six months ? the battery on my tracker page shows its not even half used? <BR> <BR> I was wise and bought one when they ere on sale in case you stop supportin... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 19:59:02 EST battery problem my battery show on my computer that it not even half used but the lights are red and i can't get the back off it has down loaded my information for 2 weeks . i was happy to see it holds so much information. could the battery be lose Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:40:29 EST No More Monthly Challenges? I have to admit that I have not exercised regularly since about September of this year. I was getting ready to recommit and start tomorrow and I just saw that there are no more monthly challenges with the little virtual awards? Wow, unbelievable! That is one of the reasons why I bought my spark tracker! How sad... <BR> <BR> I saw other posts that said you can still have your own goals which I agree with, but honestly, those little virtual awards REALLY motivated me in 2014 to get moving.... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:09:58 EST Hi I am Shelia I am 55 years old and am 53lbs away from weighing 300lbs! I am 6ft tall, but this is much to heavy for even that. I was always skinny growing up. I gained a lot of weight in my early 30's, but did the Fat-Free Diet and lost 60lbs. I was able to keep it off for over 12 years and then thought that I could go back to eating everything that I wanted. I also quit exercising. Prior to this time, I did aerobics and walked. I just got off the road this past year. I was traveling for 8 years with my j... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:12:32 EST uninstall spark connect I installed spark connect on a friends computer with my fongle when my computer was in for repairs. when I gt my vomputer back I pulled out the dongle and plugged it back in t my computer. <BR> <BR> Now my friend can't get rid of spark connect. keeps looking for my dongle. <BR> <BR> I want to uninstall Spark Connect from the other computer without removing my spark data whic is workng fine on my own computer. I don't know if this is related but my dongle didn't light up when I put it ba... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 16:55:44 EST SmartFit.4.0 Does anyone have one? Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:03:34 EST Not downloading My tracker is recording but not syncing!!!! So frustrating, why would this be happening?? The battery is good. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:38:46 EST Spark Tracker Can I still order a Spark Tracker? Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:06:58 EST Windows 10 Compatability I am thinking of buying a new computer and need to know if my tracker is compatible with Windows 10. I have used my tracker for several years and I would hate to lose this capability! Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:33:43 EST I'm having problems getting my SPAT back together I hope you are able to help me. The last few times I changed my battery I did very well, but now it's not going well. My SPAT was showing I needed a new battery so I got one. I thought when we put the battery into that slot it clicks into place but it isn't doing that. I also bought a battery that was showing 2032, so I bought it, but then I noticed it is a DL2032 instead of the CR2032. It is called a DURALOCK by Duracell. Does that work as well. I have a CR battery so I inserted that but... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:26:17 EST Tracker Dongle Not Working Hi Coach Denise, <BR> <BR> The Dongle connected to my computer has not lit up since last Friday at 4:00am. Has there been a problem with this happening to anyone else? Am I going to lose all of these steps? The lights are lighting up on my tracker but not recording it on my Spark Page. Please let me know what needs to be done.. <BR> <BR> Also on another subject, in a previous message to you I had said that I didn't have a black ring inside my tracker and you indicated that all tracker... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 02:58:50 EST Question I want to reclassify my Run this morning and was trying to find 10.5 miles an hour and couldn't. I found 10 min. miles and 12 minute miles. I tried to manually add it hoping I could use that to reclassify and it did not work. Please, any suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> I do use my Garmin FR 10 but that does not connect with Spark People so I still use my SPAT for this.. <BR> <BR> I saw SPAT is not available anymore. Is there going to be a replacement or will the Garmin FR 10... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:55:35 EST Battery always showing low My battery was always showing low,even with a new battery. I took a pair of tweezers and bent the very ends of the prongs the battery rested on. This fixed my problem. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:48:30 EST Can't get tracker to turn green The tracker seems to be dead, I have changed the battery. That doesn't seem to be helping. I was having problems getting it to sync. Now nothing is working on it. Where can I get a new one? I loved having this, it made me walk more. Any suggestions on how to fix the problem. Mon, 7 Dec 2015 07:56:34 EST DECEMBER 2015 Don't Despair Rudolph's Running Don't Despair December <BR> <BR> Here's last year's blurb ...  <BR> <BR> The Run Like Rudolph Challenge   <BR> <BR> Chase Rudolph around your neighborhood by tracking 50 miles on your Spark in December! Everyone who reaches this goal will get a special virtual trophy!  <BR> <BR>  Put your 50 miles in this month and award yourself The Run Like Rudolph trophy shared below... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 6 Dec 2015 10:23:48 EST did I miss something? Is there no challenge for December 2015?? Thu, 3 Dec 2015 15:21:27 EST Spark Fitness Tracker Not Working Hello, <BR> <BR> I just changed the battery to my tracker on yesterday and noticed the piece on the computer doesn't light up to sync to my computer. Please help. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 03:42:01 EST Dongle Data Center Connection Red Light I have a red light on my dongle. When I click on the sync point, it shows a green light next to plugged in, a green light next to internet connection, and a red light next to Data Center. <BR> <BR> I have removed the dongle and put it in another USB port. I have restarted the computer. <BR> <BR> I did just replace the battery on my Activity Tracker but it wouldn't upload before I changed the battery either, although the dongle did have a green light. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:08:24 EST Broken clip The clip broke off of my Spark Plus tracker. Also the battery went dead after a short period of use and I had it replaced with the one SparkPeople supplied. I thought that it was supposed to be good for a year. It's working now but I'm still not using it since it doesn't have a clip. <BR> <BR> Sam Hoppe Sat, 14 Nov 2015 11:57:17 EST windows 8 on tablet dowloading issues Is the SPAT usually compatible with a tablet that has Windows 8? My PC was originally Windows 8 and it worked fine. Is there a way for me to check the compatibility because it didn't work last night when I tried installing it on my tablet? Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:51:51 EST windows 10 and fitness tracker I heard that the fitness tracker is not compatible with windows 10. Has anyone used windows 10 with tracker? Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:36:36 EST tracker does not track Gazelle.without resistence I use a gazelle with no resistance. I mostly use it in bad weather here in Maine. <BR> Recently I used the gazelle and I wore my tracker. <BR> It usually calls the exercise. Elliptical or Cycling. NEVER GAZELLE. I have put in my steps and minutes and I noticed I cannot delete or change and I am NOT happy that I can not correct this recently. <BR> This means I will not wear my tracker for my gazelle. I will have to take it off and I will use the numbers for the gazelle. I cannot edit and I wa... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 20:44:56 EST Not receiving the Weekly Digest Emails I am not receiving the Weekly Digest Emails. This is the first time I have had a problem. Is anyone else having the same problem? <BR> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 12:59:40 EST uninstalled I had to update my computer and it uninstalled the dashboard for my spark tracker and I can't find the spot to download it again . Sat, 7 Nov 2015 12:41:30 EST forced sync? My battery is low on my tracker, but it wont sync for me to change the battery. It's last sync was yesterday at 6am (I was at work at 6 am, but after I got home it synced part of my data) Is there anyway to force a sync, I really don't want to lose 2 days worth of data. I have tried shaking it, and taping it already Thu, 5 Nov 2015 20:21:10 EST sparkie is not downloading today. please assist. can someone check my sparkie(tracker) it is not downloading. the tracker lights up but the fob is not working. Walked a lot today... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 17:30:07 EST Please Help I am sure this maybe has been discussed, but I am trying to link my tracker to my nutrition site. I found some info, but when I go to the settings I am not seeing where I can choose how it syncs. Can anyone advise. Thank you! Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:07:34 EST November 2015 Challenge NovemBURN Challenge <BR> <BR> The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. Aim to burn off your turkey day feast TWICE this month by burning at least 10,000 calories in November! <BR> <BR> Every Spark Activity Tracker user who reaches this goal will earn a virtual trophy! <BR> <BR> Also, please note that this will be the last Spark Activity Tracker monthly challenge. We're always looking for new ways to motivate our members, so hopeefully new challenges will be coming ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:26:05 EST Time change Anyone else's spark not adjusting to the time change? Mon, 2 Nov 2015 22:55:27 EST Indoor Rowing Where is the best place to wear the spark tracker while rowing? Mon, 2 Nov 2015 20:07:58 EST standard time problem on Track Your Fitness page It appears that the time stamp on "Track Your Fitness" page is incorrect. I began a 14 min walking session at 11:48pm EST on 11/1/2015. The session is recorded as beginning at 12:38am on 11/2/2015. Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:47:53 EST Oh No!!! My sync point... is saying it is undetected! I scrolled through this Tech Support/Questions forum to find an answer, and I tried all the advice given. Still nothing. I have tried everything including reinstalling it possible that my dongle needs to be replaced? Sun, 1 Nov 2015 17:57:33 EST tracker not counting steps Hi, I have been so happy with my tracker and suddenly last night it seems to not have counted my steps. <BR> <BR> I am trying very hard to get in my steps each day as I increase my step goal. Yesterday I missed my walk due to needing to get some yard work done but was surprised after dinner to see I had not met my step goal working in the yard. But because what I was doing wasn't like mowing where you KNOW you get a lot of steps I assumed it was accurate. Needing to do some shopping for the ... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:58:08 EST red dots instead of yellow I haven't seen this addressed previously....have 3/4 full battery, the info seems to be correct on the spark tracker page but tonight I have 3 red lights on my tracker instead of a full glow getter, very odd as I have used this for 4 years Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:15:47 EST Lost my SPAT, how do I register my steps? I recently lost my SPAT and see that they are no longer available in the Spark Store. I still have the tracker listed on my page, but just purchases a fitbit which I have synced with my account. My question is: how do I get my steps to show up on my page? It is registering my total fitness minutes under the activity tracker heading, but I really enjoyed being able to earn awards, etc for my total steps per day. Do I need to disconnect the SPAT account? Thanks! Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:24:39 EST My Software doesn't seem to be working right Hi! <BR> <BR> 1. On my goal page the items I'm tracking, like glasses of water mood, etc starts at "0" but then jumps up beyond the number I'm selecting, and even goes off the scale. This carries over to the other places in the program, like on the pull down menus "other goals." I seem to be able to correct the errors on Other Goals. <BR> <BR> 2. I downloaded two programs to my iPhone, PEP and Spark Coach, but I only got credit for the PEP with downloaded first. I'm very close to my ne... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21:10:17 EST Hi everyone! Never realized how lazy I was until I started wearing my Spark Activity Tracker! <em>24</em> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:53:23 EST red lights on spark instead of the usual green is this an indicator that the battery is too low - simple as that? or could it be something else it had been working jut fine and all of a sudden it wasnt sending anything to the sync/computer but I thought lites were still green but then yesterday noticed red Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:40:22 EST SPAT on vacation Has anyone taken their SPAT with them on vacation? I want to take mine but I will be over 1,000 miles away from my computer. I will be gone a month. If I wear my SPAT every day that far away from home will all the vacation days activity show up on my computer when I get home? It works great when I am 3 miles away at mom's for one night. <em>543</em> <BR> I wish my SPAT would work on my Kindle Fire. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 21:40:25 EST doggle ? Misplaced my tracker so ordered a new one do i need to remove the old one install the new one? or just get walking? Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:47:48 EST How to install Spark on new Mac computer I have not used my Spark since changing from a PC to a Mac Pro. How do I reload the Spark program onto my Mac? I am also using an iPhone and it seems OK there. Thank you for your help. <BR> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:21:08 EST SPAT not updating since 10.9.2015 Please help. I do not know why it is not uploading. The SPAT shows it is accumulating steps, but not downloading! Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:23:20 EST Using with Walk Away the Pounds I wear my SAT when I do Leslie Sansone walk away the pounds videos. However, my tracker doesn't always seem to count the miles like she does, especially if I recalculate as "aerobics, low impact". <BR> <BR> Today, I did 2 separate workouts. The 2 mile walk shows 1.76 miles. The 1 mile shows 1.13 miles. <BR> <BR> I know in the whole scheme of things, its not that important. I was just wondering if anyone else had this issue & if there was a way to make it more accurate. <BR> <BR> Thanks i... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 16:04:57 EST Spark won't sync I cannot get my tracker to sync with my computer. I downloaded and all the information has been recognized, I have a green light, tapped the tracker 5 times, and nothing appears on my computer. Even when I'm on the Sparkpeople front page, on the right when I scroll down to the tracker, it says it's not synced. Any idea's? Sun, 11 Oct 2015 00:12:12 EST tracker not down loading My tracker last downloaded on Thursday evening at 6:40 pm i put my tracker on this morning at 8AM and went for a walk and then to the gym the tracker green lights are all on it has yet to down load its after 1 pm on west coast . the tracker is sitting close to ther computer the green light is on the dogle . i have re booted the computer and change the port for the dogle. is it a spark issue today ? Fri, 9 Oct 2015 16:07:38 EST program disappears When I restart my computer the SPAT syncing is gone. Have to reinstall every computer has been off. What is wrong? Thu, 8 Oct 2015 16:46:49 EST Losing steps on tracker Please help Coach Denise! <BR> <BR> I just did a virtual 5K for a little more than 63 minutes and I KNOW I did 5 miles but my tracker is only showing around 3,600 steps. While I was doing my race (I was on the treadmill), I got off a few times to see how my steps were progressing on the computer and the numbers were going down instead of up. I went from 4,344 to 3,202 to 2,952 until it started going back up. <BR> <BR> To top it off my tracker wasn't showing the steps so I took it off my f... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:29:36 EST Hello! I just got my SPAT set up on my laptop a few minutes ago. I can't wait to see how it works with the website. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 23:08:50 EST Permanent un-sync OK, so I followed instructions to sync my tracker and it worked! I shut down the computer for the night and the next day I not synced again. Why won't my sync hold? Fri, 2 Oct 2015 21:50:02 EST Spark tracker not working Last day it synced was 7:20 am on Friday Sept 25. <BR> Afternoon on that day had the computer to the computer store to remove virsus <BR> When I tap the tracker 5 times it comes up green on the tracker <BR> The doogle shows nothing - when you install it to one of the US ports it shows red <BR> <BR> Do I have reinstall everything - if so where do I go to get the info on how to do this <BR> <BR> We have tried everything - rebooted the computer, tried a different US port but in a new batter... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:49:29 EST elliptical workout on spark activity tracker Does an elliptical workout show up as steps on the activity tracker or do I have to enter my workouts manually? I am wearing the tracker securely fastened to the top of my shoe. I have been using it successfully on my treadmill workouts. Today was my first elliptical workout (40 minutes) and was disappointed to see only one lonely green light on my tracker <em>24</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:18:20 EST October 2015 Challenge Trick or Track Halloween Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 100,000 steps (or more) this month to win our October Halloween challenge! Everyone who reaches this goal gets a special virtual trophy! <BR> <BR> Also, please note that this will be the last Spark Activity Tracker monthly challenge. We're always looking for new ways to motivate our members, so hopeefully new challenges will be coming soon. <BR> <BR> We do hope you enjoyed the challenges so far and continue to use your Spark Activity Trac... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:57:59 EST walk not recorded as exercise I just got my Spark Activity Tracker yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today it says I've gone 2.2 miles, but it didn't give me any credit as exercise points for my walk. I wear it on my bra. Is that the problem? <BR> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:09:05 EST PC vs Mobil tracking My pc is 'down' I downloaded the mobile app but I haven't been able to find info on updating my daily info for tracker Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:48:23 EST TOO FUNNY .......... .......... LOL, our kitty ~ Spirit. caught a mouse last evening and pranced up to DH in the living room, and dropped it in front of his feet and meowed !!! Daddy, look what I brought you !!! LOL <BR> Earlier the darn mouse had eaten the peanut butter out of the trap & didn't get caught !!! Spirit sat in the kitchen across from the area where the trap was and waited till it came back ! She reminded me of a sentinel or a gargoyal. <BR> Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitt... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:17:33 EST tracker is not downloading for past two days I my tracker is not downloading. The battery is more than half full. I have "tapped " it by the sync point serveral times without results. Any other suggestions? Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:16:28 EST Workout results don't match up Saturday my workout minutes were 61 and my workout calories were only 45. How is this possible? Sun, 27 Sep 2015 15:20:33 EST Nutrition tracker After being diagnosed as diabetic by my ophthalmologist and then seeing my primary care physician and a dietician, I finally broke down and started tracking my 3 meals and 2 snacks after my dietician told me had too much fat-good and bad-in my diet and was spacing out my meals too far Now that I am boiling, steaming, poaching, grilling myself to better health and limiting myself to no more than half an avocado a day, I am seeing progress. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that plantains,... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:32:14 EST Tracker distance wrong when riding my bike? I used their Map Your Route feature to figure out how far I rode my bike this morning. It said I rode 5.38 miles in 33 minutes. Now, I know that is very close to what I did ride this morning give or take a small amount. <BR> Well, the Tracker said I rode for 1.5 miles and 33 minutes. What gives? At least it should be close to what their map your route said right???? I feel like I'm getting jipped of points here! Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:56:13 EST Miles vs Kilometers On the todays workout tracker page my totals are coming up with kilometers not miles? <BR> My start page shows miles. How can I fix this to be all in miles? <BR> <BR> Pat Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:36:35 EST Activity tracking showing progress I am in a walking boot after having surgery for a broken foot. Because I can't really take a walk or walk on the treadmill I have had to reduce my goal steps to a more manageable number - right now it's at 1650. The tracker is tracking my steps just fine but the feature that shows you how close you are to your goal doesn't work - it just circles about 3 times and stops. Does anyone know if there is a minimum goal number before that feature will work? I go today to have my last x-ray and a... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:23:55 EST Lights and clip Hi, <BR> My activity tracker lights are not matching the data. For example. today I have done 3400 steps which is showing on the computer when I sync, but only one light is lit up on the tracker. I am set to 6000 steps so I should have half my lights on. I replaced the battery yesterday, but it worked fine all day yesterday. <BR> <BR> Also, my clip keeps coming off and I am concerned I will lose my tracker if it slips out when I am exercising or wearing it throughout the day, <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:44:07 EST Data won't load I changed my battery a few months ago and have had some trouble uploading data, but especially as of late (past month or so) <BR> When I changed the battery, I think one of the o-rings got loose and I don't know where it went. Is there a replacement part for this? Would this make it so the data won't upload? <BR> I still see the lights light up and the syncpoint is lit up as well <BR> Any ideas? Sat, 19 Sep 2015 00:08:50 EST linzee Hi everyone , I got the spark from my husband in October 2014 and this is my first time writing. I am so motivated to walk in the early morning before I go to work because of this program. I'm loving it ! Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:05:29 EST new battery Where/How can I buy a new battery for my tracker. I'm at 17% on the 2nd battery that came with the tracker. Is it possible to just buy batteries? Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:29:55 EST No sync point detected This ongoing problem started when I replaced a lost tracker and installed the new one. When I first start up my computer, the sync point light goes on, I get a message that the SPAT is working, and everything downloads and uploads just fine. After about 15 minutes, the sync point light goes out, the SPAT icon grays, and when I roll over the icon I get the "no sync point detected" message. Tapping the SPAT to "wake it up" doesn't work, and I'm not able to get to the place I know exists (but ca... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:51:16 EST Join a SparkPeople Virtual Race! Anyone interested in doing a SparkPeople Virtual Race with me? I'm signing up for the the week of Sept 20-26, 2015! I'll be doing the 5K Walk/Run! I've done it once before and it was FUN!! Hope to see you on the Virtual Course! <BR> <BR> For more information, check it out at: <BR><BR>al-race-home.asp Wed, 16 Sep 2015 05:06:27 EST Spark Activity Tracker is Red vs Green Dis Regard... I've found the answer now and will try to resolve. <BR> <BR> Hello, when I wake up my activity tracker it's red vs green. What does that mean? The battery level is 1/2. Because it's red, it's not logging my activity. Thanks for any assistance you can provide. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:32:18 EST Installing spark tracker on a new computer When i recently got a new computer i tried to install the spark tracker. When it gets to the connect screen i get the following error? <BR> <BR> Error -118 when loading url<BR>/?Method=DeviceAdd&GroupName=sparkpeop<BR>le&SerialNumber=HGRK-00259-24771&TimeZone=-5 <BR> <BR> And it just stops. Can you give me an idea what i am doing wrong Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:11:32 EST Re-classifying? I re-classified my "general activity" to swimming and I noticed the re-classified swimming changed my step amount. Does the system take into account how many steps swimming would equal? I don't think I walked 10,500 steps today PLUS swam for almost an hour. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:59:20 EST Question about leaderboard I love the leader board. My question is why are spark activity tracker owners the only ones who see this? I am talking about my leader board with my friends, not the other owners. I think everyone should have a leader board with their friends on it. It is very motivating. I thought everyone had a leader board until my tracker broke and I removed it from my account. I found it also removed the leader board. I hooked my broken tracker back up to my account so I can see my friend leader board. E... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:05:52 EST Question About Tracker I found my first tracker. Can I still use it along with the replacement? I had steps on it when I lost it that didn't get recorded. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:26:50 EST Need to reinstall Needed to restore computer and lost installer for my tracker. Can't remember how to get it back and the help menu is of no help. Wed, 9 Sep 2015 23:22:21 EST spark not logging my steps? It logged the steps I walked around today but will not record anything else. It sent a message it dropped it off but then nothing. That's been since 8:30. Tried again tapping it and it said it dropped off again but then nothing. I did have a fitbit had to take it back uninstalled there software and repute in my tracker. help? <BR> <BR> update: took out the spark tracker and once all was out the tracker and fitbit app also making sure fitbit was off the spark page and the fit bit page .reboot... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 23:05:06 EST Can the SAT be located if lost? I'm sure I'm not the only person who's lost an activity tracker, but is there anyway of locating it? or recovering the data if it is lost? Any ideas how to keep from losing it when I get my next one? <BR> <BR> Feeling really bummed and a bit stupid, <BR> <BR> Carl <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 20:55:40 EST lighting up, counting steps but no longer... So, my spark tracker, which I wear all the time when up, has a good battery, lights up, counts my steps but no longer acknowledges any "exercise" - - example - I just finished a 40 minute zumba/dance class with my daughter and although it showed that it had synced, it did not reflect the very intense exercise I had finished - it counted the steps but no time put in for exercise. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:43:05 EST What Happened? Am I doing someth wrong? I jogged for more than 30 minutes and it gave me my steps, but it didn't classify it as a workout. What do I do? <BR> <BR> Blessings! <BR> <BR> - Nancy Jean - <BR> GA Sun, 6 Sep 2015 09:11:49 EST Website not updating my steps For the past several days, the website has not updated my steps, even though it says the last sync was this morning....It logged 84 steps yesterday, nothing today. My tracker is sync'd and connected and charged and working fine.....It's just the website that appears to be broken. <BR> <BR> I am running Windows 8 and using Google Chrome (as I always have). <BR> <BR> Bill Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:41:28 EST My Tracker hasn't Updated Since last night Hi Spark Coaches! <BR> <BR> My SPAT hasn't updated since my late evening walk event at 9:32. It kept the same fitness minutes as I had after my earlier workout. It should have gone up 6 more points. I'm also not showing on my friend list today either. Help. <BR> <BR> Carl Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:06:52 EST Earthquakes and Trackers Do earthquakes cause a reaction in the tracker when the tracker is sitting on a shelf. My went on 16 steps at 6 am this morning while I was still in bed. The door was closed so the pets could not bother it and no one else was available to move it. Seems odd, I have seen the tracker record a few steps during the night when I was not using it on a few other occasions. We do not have much earth movement in the Midwest, but was wondering if something like that would set off a tracker. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:24:29 EST September 2015 Challenge The Step Into September Challenge <BR> <BR> Let's start a new season on the right foot! Log at least 500 fitness minutes in September with your Spark to win a special virtual trophy <BR> <BR> Coach Denise. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:35:45 EST Spinning I have been wondering this question for a while....When I spin at home my SPAT classifies my workout as either walking or general no matter where I wear it. I reclassify it as Bicycling and at what I average speed I have done for the session. Just wondering why there isn't a choice for indoor bike ride or spinning like there is on the fitness tracker page. Is it possible to get this classification? Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:30:07 EST Replacement Tracker Suggestions Are there other fitness trackers that sync with Spark that will add the events to my fitness? I searched the internet and found the manufacturer of the Spark tracker I think. Is it Fitlinxx Pebble? Link <link><BR>itor.htm </link> sure looks like the Spark Tracker. <BR> <BR> I do not see where it can be purchased though. <BR> <BR> Thought I would share what I have found and ask what I can replace my Spark tracker with when it no longer works. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:28:38 EST site isn't showing tracker steps my computer "reset" itself. I had to turn on my tracker again. Even though I show that I walked over 10000 steps, it's not showing on the site. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:48:11 EST Red lights flashing and not working sometimes. I'm having trouble with my spark tracker. It flashes red lights on both sides intermittently. Do I need a new one? <BR> <BR> I took it to Israel with me-- and walked and walked and walked. It showed the beginning green light in the mornings.... but then it did not track my steps. <BR> <BR> It works only intermittently. I really like it when it works. Do I need a new one... and what is the url to buy another one? Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:29:00 EST a bit frustrated with tracker I have a love hate relationship with my tracker. I've only been with it a few months and even though I've definitely been more motivated by seeing the feedback, I've been very unhappy at feeling shortchanged as it definitely has not been accurate very often. Take for instance has me at over 11,000 steps and just under 5 miles but logged me as a workout of 17 minutes.(that 17 minutes was my first walk of just over 1/2 mile at work) I walked nonstop around my neighborhood, not ev... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:13:38 EST FRUSTRATED Such a pain to open and change the battery.....I broke two nails trying. I lost pounds just trying to open this thing. Not worth the time and effort..!!!!!!!! Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:40:19 EST Spark connection gone? My sync point isn't lighting up anymore and the little icon that was on my computer to check has disappeared. Can anyone help? <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:43:20 EST how to buy another spat I love my spat and would like to purchase one for my husband not see them offered on the site or any other products for that matter. AM I just missing something? Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:22:23 EST Tracker clip I have two perfectly good trackers with broken clips. This makes it hard to use now. Is there a way to purchase new back sides of the tracker or at least the metal clip? I will not buy a third tracker for a busted clip. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:02:05 EST Spark Tracking My Tracker still works but I know it is discontinued. Question--if I get one of the other trackers what will happen to all my mileage, trophies, fitness,etc. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:21:32 EST workout minutes not completely counted on the site Hello, <BR> How do you determine which workout minutes are counted and which ones aren't? I had a couple walking events today but I also logged 300 minutes doing stagehand work. But when I looked later in the day it only counted about half of them. I had a little over 1,700 minutes for the month beginning today but now I have a little over 1,800 minutes. By my own calculations I should have moved up over 2,000 minutes. <BR> Thanks. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:05:20 EST Windows 10 Upgrade - Does your tracker still work? Hi All, <BR> <BR> I read a message from SP a little while ago saying that they weren't sure yet if there would be any glitches with the trackers if people upgraded to Windows 10. <BR> <BR> My laptop keeps prompting me to do the upgrade, and I've been putting it off until I've heard feedback on here about the tracker and the upgrade. <BR> <BR> Has anyone installed the Windows 10 upgrade yet? Have you had issues with your Spark Activity Tracker after installing the upgrade? <BR> <BR> May... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:20:06 EST How to sync computer to cell phone and tablet? I would appreciate an explanation of how I can sync my information from my computer to my android cell phone and android tablet? I looked it up at www.sparkpeopleactivity and I couldn't find what I needed. Thank you in advance. Cushm Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:45:27 EST replaced battery...still red I replaced my battery and it still is in the red! So I bought a new pack of batteries and replaced that one...still the red showing? This has not happened before. Can you help, please? Thank you! Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:03:51 EST lighting up red with new battery help <BR> any idea's.. my tracker is acting weird. I replaced battery with new two weeks ago and today it is lighting up red.. and not down loading well. if at all Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:32:14 EST Dongle No Longer Lights Up & SPAT no longer syncs I need help. <BR> <BR> My dongle that connects to the USB port no longer lights up green. It will briefly flash red when I insert it into the port, then doesn't light up at all. My SPAT hasn't synced since last night. <BR> <BR> My SBC port appears to be working correctly because that light is green. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:57:58 EST My Spark Page didn't update after Workouy Hi Spark People! <BR> <BR> I did an extra workout yesterday evening but my workout minutes didn't update either before or after midnight. What gives? Also my water doesn't transfer to my team goals. Ame I doing something wrong? <BR> <BR> Carl <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:14:18 EST Multiple possible problems Dong not lighting up. Things I have checked first the dong has not been lighting up but the sync message on my computer indicates communication. I have tried different USB ports with the same output. For a while the data was still uploading. <BR> My battery was low so I have changed it out. The activity tracker indicates that a sync occurred a few minutes ago. The battery level after the sync on the activity tracker still shows red. <BR> In reading other posts I seem to be missing the O-r... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:54:23 EST No more trackers to be sold? My daughter lost her tracker and we have been trying to find out how to replace it. We see that you are no longer going to be selling them? If that is true, I am so sad to hear it. Do you know of any other small trackers that can be used, connected to our activity trackers, and not have to be worn as a bracelet? I have no clue why you would discontinue them <em>24</em> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:10:39 EST Tracker data in iPad My SPAT data doesn't show up on my iPad. I have the iPad app and the iPhone app loaded. It's not displayed in either app. The data does show up in the iPhone app installed on the iPhone. What's going on? Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:22:54 EST SPAT no accurate Yesterday I had 10,008 steps = Spat calculated this to be 59.9 miles - Should be about 5 miles. Sun, 9 Aug 2015 22:33:34 EST How Do I Reset? I did not notice until this evening that my tracker is malfunctioning because when I tapped it, all I have are two flashing lights. I thought if I took the battery out and wait a few minutes, it would reset. Unfortunately it did not and I still have 2 flashing lights Sun, 9 Aug 2015 19:45:40 EST battery I had to change the battery in the tracker it works. just on the sparkpage it still shows battery in the red is there a setting I need to do <BR> <BR> Never mind it is working now I just had to wait and it went to full battery. yea! Sat, 8 Aug 2015 22:34:38 EST purchasing replacepent SPAT on ebay? Lost my tracker this weekend, clip broke & it fell off my shoe "somewhere" on a 250 mi drive. <BR> I still have the usb dongle. <BR> <BR> There's a used tracker for sale on ebay, but from picture it appears that it may not include dongle. If that is the case, would I be able to sync the SPAT that I purchase with the dongle I still have from the 'lost one'? Fri, 7 Aug 2015 11:33:38 EST Not tracking steps count properly I tried to do the "500 step test" by actually walking around (not stationary) and counting my steps & my tracker is only tracking about half of my steps. Since many of my goals and challenges are based on steps and not distance. <BR> <BR> I use another, more accurate, step counter and have been just fixing my step count at the end of the day, but it doesn't count towards the monthly challenges. <BR> <BR> Is there a way to fix it? Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:46:46 EST Tracking Water or other items to Team Goals I use my iPhone and computer and my Spark Tracker. My water consumption isn't getting onto my team(s). What am I doing (or not doing)? <em>29</em> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:29:44 EST not working my sat is lighting up when I walk or exercise but it does not sync to my computer my computer shows there's a problem and it has malfunction it dead Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:56:12 EST August 2015 Challenge The 50-Mile Summer Sendoff Challenge <BR> <BR> Let's keep up our steps through the end of the summer! Log at least 50 miles in August with your Spark to win a special virtual trophy. <BR> <BR> Coach Denise Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:20:30 EST Broke My Clip Help! I broke the clip off my SPAT while vacuuming my car out this morning. Is there anything I can do to get a new back for the tracker or replace the clip??? Sat, 1 Aug 2015 11:32:25 EST How many steps should we do in a day??? Since I started using my SPAT I have been trying to figure out how many total steps are considered a healthy number. I do not consider myself an overly active person but I am also not sedentary. <BR> <BR> The Spat came pre-programmed at 6,000 steps, I have read on other sites that we should be aiming for 10,000 per day to be really healthy. I have been wearing mine for only a few days now but I am not getting near those numbers. I average 4.500 - 5,000 <BR> Am I really that sedentary?? ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:18:30 EST Mobile app no longer supports Tracker (SPAT) My android Spark App just upgraded. I'm not happy at all with it for many reasons but it doesn't support the tracker so I can't open my computer and run around the house all day and track my steps. It is a small thing, but very annoying. <BR> <BR> It clearly seems that the SPAT will not be supported very soon. It is sad as mine still works. I guess I will use it for a bit more and see what happens with the app and if it doesn't resolve, I'll find something else that will connect to my ... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:18:06 EST Data doesn't up load Help! My tracker doesn't upload data to my sync point. <BR> <BR> I did the following: <BR> <BR> 1. Uploaded the Spark People Connect program to my new computer <BR> 2. The light is green on my dongle <BR> 3. I changed the battery on my tracker <BR> 4. I took a walk and met my goal <BR> 5. I want to upload my stats but the tracker is not uploading to my dongle <BR> <BR> Everything seems to be in working order. <BR> <BR> What are my options to fix this? <BR> <BR> Help! It's the first t... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:47:11 EST Sync Problem How exactly does the sync point work? I thought if I was at my computer it was reading the tracker. Yesterday it showed the last sync time as 11:00 am and then didn't count anything I did for the rest of the day. I always am at my computer at least a couple of times in the afternoon and always before I shut it down for the night. More times than not since I've had it the tracker only syncs occasionally and most of my days activities aren't recorded. This is getting frustrating. <BR> <BR... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:54:16 EST Not tracking data today My spark fitness tracker seems to not be tracking today or there is something wrong with the connection. There is no green light on the dongle like there usually is. I have tried reinserting it and nothing changes. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:36:25 EST Sparkpeople connect.exe not responding Everything was working fine early this morning. I just came i from working in the work and it will not connect. Is anyone else having this problem? Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:45:09 EST fit bit My sparks tracker died so I got a fit Bit Charge HR. Is there a way to sync it on here? Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:03:29 EST My Dongle Died Sometime in the middle of the night, my dongle turned red. No matter what I do, I can't get it to work. Has this happened to anyone else? <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that Spark isn't going to make the trackers anymore. Does anyone know why they stopped making them? Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:56:46 EST "communication error" Every time I'm near my computer the SparkPeople Connect icon starts out OK, then quickly turns grey and the red box "Communication Error" comes up. I click it and have to refresh the connection. This happens multiple times throughout the day. Why does this keep happening? This just started in the past couple of weeks, seems like it's been since I changed the battery. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:53:52 EST incorrect steps I don't believe I have the tracker set for the right # of steps. When I do a Leslie Sansone video, she says that a 2 mile workout is equivalent to 4,000 steps. However, after I finish the workout and check the tracker I'm lucky if it shows 2500-3000 steps. How can I correct this. <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:23:49 EST Hello I'm new to the team! Hi, I'm Joanne, Just got my tracker last week and have been tracking ever since. I was walking my dog a mile a day, but have to change to stationary biking because of heel pain. <em>39</em> I need to lose 50+ lbs and somehow found the Spark website. Interesting place, I didn't have much motivation to get moving, but the page and people here have inspired me...So glad to be here! Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:49:45 EST new tracker I lost my old tracker and therefore bought a new one. I wore it, but my computer doesn't seem to pick it up. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:45:19 EST Does dongle only "recognize" one device? I've tried taking the dongle with me and plugging into my laptop so I can track when I'm away from home, but that does not seem to work. It's frustrating not being able to track beyond 6000 steps when you've got bigger goals. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:39:52 EST stop working again i have no data because my sat is not working again when it does work it does not record all of my activty Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:51:59 EST tracker will not track my 3 mile walk For some reason my tracker will not track my 3 mile walk first thing in the morning or like today says I worked out for 40 min but only went 1000 some steps. I put a new battery in yesterday but that didn't seem to help, and now I find I can't even buy a new one. <BR> Are you coming up with something different or are we just out of luck now that it is part of my life. I have used it since the beginning when you offered it and it has made a huge difference in my life. <BR> If we are not able ... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:28:29 EST Can I track on my cell phone? OK, I'm going to go to Europe for a month in August/Sept. I have a super streak going and I wear my tracker every day. But if I'm away from my computer, how can I track my activity? Is there a cell phone set up? Please and thank you. :-) Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:03:03 EST Working out but not having it count I worked for several hours today loading mulch in the wheelbarrow and pushing it down the lane to dump it. My steps counted, and I went more than 2,000 over my goal, but didn't get workout credit. That's because stopping to dump the mulch is stopping, not continuous effort for over 10 minutes. I'm frustrated! But I've decided to look at total steps, not workout minutes. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:41:51 EST