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11/6/15 2:28 P

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I got a fitbit for christmas last year. I like tracking my walks with it, and my sleep.

It is supposed to track all movement but where you put it can make a difference. When I am sitting, I will jiggle legs or feet, and move arms around while my core doesn't move much. If I put it on my arm, I would get in more steps than I actually take. So there is that aspect of it.

Now, I have the FitBit One which you can let it know when you are sleeping and it will tell you how often you were moving around. It can tell you when you get up or restless... I think it determines this by how much movement. I put the fitbit on my shirt and kind of between my boobs which is still the part that moves the least during the night, because sometimes I just shift which foot is on top or if I am bending arm or not. So I think my sleep tracking is fairly accurate. I know it is not exact, but now I can prove to family when I had a bad night. My normal rate is 60-70% of time in bed I am still sleeping. But I do have nights where it is only 30-40% of time in bed is spent still.

Then there is calorie tracking.
In order to be within range for calories on days where I do 3 walks (around 45min to 1 hour of walking as exercise), it thinks I only need 1500 calories. On days where I do 8k-9k steps with tracker on my core, it thinks I only need 1500 calories for my desired deficit. I do not know if I trust the calorie calculator on it. It also cannot take metabolism into account since everyones metabolism is different.

I like the overall information. It is a good way to track things. It tracks how fast you move more so than if you move or how you move but can still be beneficial.
It does give me something to track for motivation.

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MARIEWINDSORA's Photo MARIEWINDSORA SparkPoints: (98,742)
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1/3/15 7:40 A

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I've had a Fitbit One since October and I definitely love it. I feel like it keeps me more on track and gives me a better idea of what I need to do to meet my goals for the day. I also like that I can wear the One pretty much anywhere on my clothing and it will still keep track of my movements. I switched over to the Fitbit after a month of using and dropping pedometers. I feel the Fitbit is fairly accurate and I always feel better throughout the day when I meet my goals.

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11/13/14 11:34 P

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I wanted a fit bit for a while. I've done some research and they say that the Jawbone Up24 is supposed to be better. They say that the fitbit doesn't count the steps correctly. Instead of making a 100 dollar commitment I decided to buy myself a Misfit Flash which does everything the fitbit does. Unlike the fitbit, it is waterproof which I found pretty cool. It's not made as fancy but that doesn't bother me. You can't beat it for 50 dollars!

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MRSKJUSTICE Posts: 82
8/22/14 2:58 A

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Don't pay attention to what my profile says-- I don't have a sparkpeople activity tracker and I never have (no clue why it says that and no idea how to remove that). I have had a fitbit though, and I dropped it in a toilet. So did my mother. So did my aunt.

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6/2/14 9:16 P

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I heard that Fitbit creates a bigger calorie deficit than sp. I don't follow spark people anymore. I am doing ww. Although with my Fitbit I think I put on more miles than the ticker claims.





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6/2/14 10:52 A

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I've had mine for a little over 2 years now, and it syncs well with SP. The only downside I've found so far is that to maintain a reasonable (in my case 500) calorie deficit for the fitbit, I'm generally 200-400 under what SP wants me to eat, even after setting my plan to "sedentary" as the fitbit is supposed to track ALL activity. In the end, though, it's not too much of a problem.

I'm not sure how well the new models sync with SP, but that's beyond my area of expertise.

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6/2/14 7:47 A

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do you like your fitbit? I love mine.





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5/8/14 3:35 P

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Well, after a ton or research, I ordered me a fit bit LOL

Darrah :)
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4/25/14 8:15 A

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I've been thinking about the Garmon one. I have mixed feelings

Darrah :)
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3/29/14 11:47 P

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Does anyone use a Fitbit? How do you like yours?





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