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Can You Trust the Results Your Tracker Delivers?

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I have a Fitbit Zip. It works like the Smart People Activity Tracker did: counts steps, burned calories, mileage, and gives the time. Every time my husband go out on the boat, I end up with thousands of steps that I didn't take! It's counting all those rolls of the water and bounces up and down the boat makes at high speeds as steps. Report
I figured out how many calories I need to maintain my body weight. The “eat back” calories are a back up do I don’t feel guilty for the occasional special occasion : bday, anniversary, a sale on muffins... Report
I figured out how many calories I need to maintain my body weight. The “eat back” calories are a back up do I don’t feel guilty for the occasional special occasion : bday, anniversary, a sale on muffins... Report
Since I don't "eat back" the calories burned it doesn't really matter, My fitness tracker is just a guide. Report
I would say sometimes. I have a pedometer and it reset while I was at church today. 😔 Report
I do like to track my heart rate since I have high blood pressure and take meds designed to slow my heart rate down. I’ve suspected that complication messed up the calories burned count for a long time. I also don’t trust the calories listed on food labels. This is a game of estimating based on bad information from food manufacturers and logarithms that can’t account for a persons individual situations. It’s not easy. If it were easy we’d all have lost the weight already. Report
I use my Fitbit (love it) not as a guide to how many calories I have burned but more as a guide to count my steps, track my heart rate (although in a general sense), track my sleep, and as a reminder to get up an move every waking hour. Since I have never added the exercise calories to my daily total the “calorie burn” aspect of my tracker has never been a major point for me.

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I do have my tracker synced, but use it mostly for steps and sleep. I always manually enter exercise but ignore the additional calories added for exercise in my nutrition tracker. I find unless you check each item in the nutrition tracker you are frequently adding items that are incorrect in some form to your daily food. That seems to be the biggest drawback to having members add foods, calories too low, sodium missing, protein way too high, or other nutrients missing or inaccurate are the most common mistakes I find routinely. Whenever I add a food that I haven’t used lately I always check, it is irritating to find 6 different calorie amounts for one item. I also do not like foods that are measured in inaccurate ways, like measuring cooked pasta by the cupful. The only accurate way to measure pasta is dry weight. Report
I finally realized my Fitbit wasnt as accurate as I thought when I was trying reach my goal weight. I finally figured it was off about 20-25%. Once I figured that out, I was able to lose the remaining weight. I still love my tracker though bc I love statistics even if they aren't completely accurate! Lol 😁 Report
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