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The First NoeLB
Getting my steps in by walking to the bedroom and putting up one piece of laundry, then to kitchen and putting up one dish. :)
I do that, too. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Added over 3K steps! Laundry is all put away, and dishwasher is empty. :D - The First NoeLB from Android
Genius! I'm walking to the kitchen to take sips of water. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Attach pedometer to cat. Throw Mr Possum cat toy across room. Watch the total soar! - Zefster from iPod
I go around the corner and get most of my steps in each day, by walking up & down the aisles of the supermarket. I usually don't leave till I have 3000 steps. I also discovered that 1 lap around my apartment building is about 100 steps. - April Russo
Stephen Mack
Sorry, Louis. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Works for me! :) - Louis Gray
Fitbit Fans
These 5 epic running movies will get you into your sneaks & out the door: http://blog.fitbit.com/5-inspi...
Fitbit Fans
Start making your impossible possible, one workout at a time. #getmoving
Louis Gray
New person record achieved: 60k+ on Fitbit, and I've got an hour-plus to add on!
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Side note: One benefit, I believe, was beating Stephen Mack's personal record too. I'm petty like that. - Louis Gray
Grats! 10 hours of steps! Impressive. How do your feet feel? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I was wearing my Teva sandals for the first 43,000, so I have some red/blistering on the arches where the straps come in contact with the skin, but otherwise, no problems. I switched to regular socks/shoes for the last 18,000 when I left the house around 8 and broke through my old record. - Louis Gray
I think 100k is achievable, and this proves it. It just takes 16 hours of solid work, which allows for 8 hours of flex. We should make it a charity thing and get it done. - Louis Gray
Sixteen hours doing two steps per second? That would be most impressive. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, do you have access to the overall Fitbit data? What's the record for most steps taken in a day? - Stephen Mack
If you do a public event with witnesses who can say you were really taking steps, then that would truly be the record. Getting a maximum from the data would probably turn out to be something like https://twitter.com/marcamo... - Bruce Lewis
Yeah, I guess there's no way to distinguish the real steps versus someone, say, leaving it in front of a fan all day. - Stephen Mack
I once did three flights of stairs by pacing back and forth in the elevator. I didn't try it again, so I don't know if it was a fluke. - bentley
That wasn't a fluke -- it would happen every time: http://help.fitbit.com/article... - Bruce Lewis
I thought so. For the record, when I go on my stair-climbing binges (it's been a while), I'm not pacing in an elevator. - bentley
My 60k were real. Do my 6 year olds count as witnesses? - Louis Gray
Louis, only if a FriendFeeder who has met them vouches for their honesty. - Bruce Lewis
His six year olds seem very honest to me! - Stephen Mack
OK, it's official. - Bruce Lewis
Jason P
My weekly average has gone up considerably since my wife started using her Fitbit too.
Jason P
I've been occasionally clipping my FB1 to my keyring. I'm pretty sure, though, that if I drove with it hanging there from the ignition it would register a bunch of bogus steps -- right?
I think you'd have to experiment to find out. It's just an enclosed accelerometer, so I don't think perfect accuracy is possible, but I've found a lot of situations where it's inexplicably correct. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
https://twitter.com/louisgr... "Fitbit should come out with a phone. It would unlock after 1,000 steps. You'd have to do another 500 steps for each successive open. #fitbit"
vicster: hon. canadian
Kind of frustrated that Fitbit is not properly logging sleep. It's recording the time from when I switch on the sleep clock to when I switch it off in the morning and saying I slept the whole time, even though it shows constant restlessness throughout the night. I hope they get that sorted soon.
Fitbit is still a relatively small company, so there aren't a lot of layers between customer service and engineering. Try opening a case at https://help.fitbit.com/ and they can probably get your feedback to the right people. - Bruce Lewis
it's happening to me too - starting the last week or so - ~Courtney F
I just sent them an email. - vicster: hon. canadian
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Hi. - Louis Gray
What did they say? - Bruce Lewis
I haven't heard anything yet, Bruce. - vicster: hon. canadian
And now I think the stair climbing counter has gone haywire. It says I climbed 31 floors today but I don't remember taking a lot of stairs or climbing the higher hills near my office. - vicster: hon. canadian
Sometimes the stairs are confused for me when the barometric pressure goes crazy. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I found a FAQ page: http://help.fitbit.com/article... Restlessness isn't counted as awake time. If you probably were awake there are instructions on that page for changing the sensitivity setting. - Bruce Lewis
The issue is that the more sensitive setting is no longer registering properly on the Dashboard. You have to turn it off and back on for each day for it to reflect the time actually asleep. - ~Courtney F
Vicster, can you DM me the case number for your email? I know people in Customer Service and can get it escalated. - Bruce Lewis
Thanks, Bruce. It seems to be working again. I did get an email over the weekend from them saying that they have fixed the issue. I just got distracted every time I started to come back to this thread to update. :-) - vicster: hon. canadian
Melly Claus
Fitbit finally charged up after a long lapse. Gained weight whilst not tracking, ugh. I have a dress I need to fit into in four weeks and I can't quite do the zip up. Let's do this thing!
Go Cheer Bear go! - Tamara J. B.
Louis Gray
Today, Kristine and I did an 8 mile loop hike in Cool, CA. It's in El Dorado County. This is what Fitbit says it looks like. Lots of ups and downs!
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Louis Gray
Congrats to Stephen Mack for blowing away the 200k on Fitbit barrier and beating my own all time one day stat! Congrats Burner!
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Thanks, Louis. Almost back from the playa now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
What are you RUNNING back from the Playa? :-D - vicster: hon. canadian
Holly's favorite Anna
Stephen! Holy shitsnacks! Are you okay?
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He must have just gotten back from Burning Man! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
That's awesome. <3 - Louis Gray
Message to me: Zeigen passed you by 108,756 steps. - Louis Gray
Get on that Louis! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Louis Gray
9:40 am and already above 8k. Today's going to be an easy one.
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Louis Gray
Hmm. How high should I get this tonight? 30k? 35k? 40k?
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First day of school meant I could walk the kids there (and return home). Then I walked to the Google shuttle, walked a bit to lunch (and back), and then, on a lark, I decided to time walking the Steven's Creek Trail home from Google. It took one hour and forty minutes to do a bit over 7 miles. - Louis Gray
So if I want to get home at 5, I just have to leave work at 3:20. :) - Louis Gray
Not too worried, Anna. - Louis Gray
33,358. - Louis Gray
Wow. How are your feet today? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
All is well. I've broken 50k twice, so 33k is fine. Over my 12k goal today too. - Louis Gray
DB, Lil LB's Dad
My Fitbit One is like an alley cat. One day I find it and know where it is. The next day it's gone. A week or two later it reappears again only go away a few days later.
Fitbit Fans
People who track their sleep with Fitbit see improvement in just a few weeks. https://www.fitbit.com/flex https://twitter.com/fitbit...
Says the company who sells the product. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Unless of course, the tracker leads to greater sleep disruption... in which case they stop using it. - Hedgehog
Fitbit Fans
With every workout, you're one step closer to your goals. Even taking a break right now to go for a walk counts! #getmoving
Fitbit Fans
What are you running towards? #FitbitFriday
Fitbit Fans
This WILL be epic: don't miss the first-ever Fitbit Tiburon 1/2 & 5K. Registration's limited! http://blog.fitbit.com/registe... https://twitter.com/fitbit...
Fitbit Fans
Getting exercise + quality sleep can DRASTICALLY improve your health. Track both w/ Fitbit https://www.fitbit.com/flex https://twitter.com/fitbit...
Fitbit Fans
WATCH: This *gorgeous* video is a tribute to trail running by our close pal Luis Peña. http://blog.fitbit.com/for-the...
Fitbit Fans
Today is the perfect day to start hitting your step goals. #keepmoving
Fitbit Fans
With a Fitbit Aria WI-FI Smart Scale & our 30-Day summer workout plan, you CAN shed the pounds https://www.fitbit.com/aria https://twitter.com/fitbit...
Fitbit Fans
Congratulate yourself for all of your progress, not just when you hit your goals. #fitspiration
Jenny
Can't I buy an extra Wireless Dongle for my One so that I can sync up my information from my work computer?
Yes. https://www.fitbit.com/store Wireless Sync Dongle | All Activity Trackers. Plugs into USB port to sync your Flex™, One™ and Zip™ trackers to your online account. $ 19.95 - bentley
Thanks! Don't know why I didn't go look there? Perhaps I'm still DEAD after that exercise class I just took at lunch! :-) - Jenny
Fitbit Fans
"I'm a Fitbit user... this device has improved my health and my career more than I ever imagined." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolin...
Fitbit Fans
What will you work for this weekend? #FitbitFriday
Louis Gray
This amuses me. I am shaking my fist at Matt Cutts. Always one step ahead!
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Everyone has a Matt Cutts in their lives. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
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