Fitbit question: A total of 5 minutes on the stairmill @ 89/steps a minute. Fitbit only counted the steps "walked," not the height climbed. Similarly, on the treadmill, it counted steps walked but not height climbed on the incline.
March 27, 2012
Under Activities, I found "stair-treadmill ergometer," but it only counts time spent, not number of steps (which would increase with level). Any way to add these steps to the climb count? I see that it does count calories, so tomorrow I'm going to write down what the machine says. -
My understanding is that the Fitbit uses a barometric altimeter to calculate the floors climbed. If that's correct, you'll have to actually change your altitude (or at least your atmospheric pressure) to add floors. -
Thanks. That's annoying. Except for my house (Fitbit counts it as one flight) and work (haven't been there yet today, but it's also one flight), the stepmill is my only regular source of steps. -
You can add an "activity" to account for that exercise instead. There are lots of activities to choose from, and it'll add on the extra exertion to your daily charts. -
For example, when I bike to work, I start the timer (which works for both sleep and activity, and chooses which you're doing by how active you are) and then when I sync with the computer I go in and tell it that I was biking during that time. -
Thanks. But I wanted to climb mountains! :-) -