Sign in or Join FriendFeed
FriendFeed is the easiest way to share online. Learn more »
Fitbit Fans

Fitbit Fans

A place for questions, comments, and discussions about Fitbits (http://www.fitbit.com). Got one? Thinking of getting one? Join in the fun!
Twitter
Bruce Lewis
Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge: Welcome to a Whole New World of Fitness - http://blog.fitbit.com/fibit-c...
Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge: Welcome to a Whole New World of Fitness
Hmm. I am intrigued by the Charge HR... - Laura
Tough choice! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
imo without a gps, it's not that useful unless you never run outside. - ؛ patrick
My Force needs to go. Thinking I'll take advantage of the trade in/recall. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Not a tough choice for patrick then. Surge is the only one that has gps built in. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, that's my point. And if you get the surge (which is obviously no cheap), I don't think it's very different from other products out there in the market. For instance, Garmin makes very good sports watches. - ؛ patrick
I'm all over that Surge. As much as I hate anything bulky on my wrist, I will make the sacrifice for this. (and to be frank, as a runner, Garmin is horrendously overrated nowadays) - Hookuh Tinypants
$249.95 seems to be a good price too - ؛ patrick
Microsoft Band & Health: Unboxing, First Impressions & Setup - http://www.youtube.com/watch... - ؛ patrick
Louis Gray
Averaging 25,000+ steps a day, for a week? Is such a thing even possible?
Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 3.47.48 PM.png
You're amazing. Also, what are you using to get that summary? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Is that an android app? Or PC/Mac? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
So you were serious about that sleep thing being a waste of time. - Steve C Team Marina
That's from the web, Yvonne (and Stephen). - Louis Gray
That's awesome! - Miriella from Android
Iainababy, your breath is like warmed over liver and onions. Your caress like the pinch from a scorpion sting. You make me full of dread when you are near. - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS [The Verge] - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
From the Verge article: "Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused bad skin reactions for some customers. Charge HR will offer a bit extra with the addition of PurePulse, the company's wrist-based heart rate monitoring system. But there's more: Fitbit has also been working on a third, flagship wearable for serious athletes. It's the Fitbit Surge." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "Apparently Fitbit thinks Surge is several steps beyond your average "wearable." The company refers to it as a "superwatch" according to marketing materials The Verge has received from a tipster. Set to be priced at $249, the Surge includes built-in GPS tracking — a big draw for runners — PurePulse heart rate monitoring, and promises to provide real time workout data for a variety of activities. You'll get stats on distance, pace, elevation climbed, heart rate intensity, and so on." - Stephen Mack
hrm...color me intrigued, but not keen on that price tag. although, it's not out of line with the Garmin products - ~Courtney F
*throws wallet at Fitbit* I'm in. - Hookuh Tinypants
Take my money! - C to the A to the J..Hey!
Any comment, Bruce? :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Steve, no heart rate monitor though. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd be interested, except 1) they've opted to not play in the HealthKit land, and 2) Watch is coming. - Jonathan Disher
I'm glad Fitbit isn't jumpking on the HealthKit bandwagon. The less crap I entrust Apple with, the better. - Hookuh Tinypants
FJ, when did you find your way to FriendFeed?! (For everyone else: I met Jonathan Disher on irc yeaaaaaaaars ago!) - Laura
Stephen Mack
Fitbit introduced a new Challenge feature, so naturally I had to take on Louis. He beat me handily -- even a 15k run in the evening didn't get me close. Congrats, Louis! You win round one.
image.jpg
Only because you challenged me. :) - Louis Gray
;) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm not touching challenges with a ten foot pole! Lol! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The Other Yvonne
It's Walk & Roll to School Week! I'm hoping to bump up my daily steps after this. =)
Watch out Stephen Mack. :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Bring it! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Dude, Stephen has TWICE my steps a day! Don't think my Little Foot that Could can do THAT much walking. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I can confirm Yvonne walked to school the last two days. She even walked me home yesterday and kept going! - Louis Gray
LOL! Are you spying on me? =) - The Other Yvonne
Obviously. - Louis Gray
Day 3! Louis Gray verified. Lol! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Day 4 verified! - Louis Gray
Day Fii... I have no idea. I had to drive Braden to preschool. #grumble #mumble - Louis Gray
Busted! I'm less than 800 steps from 70,000 for the last 7 days. That's GOT to be the highest 7 day total for me all year! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Stephen Mack
New software update on the mobile app introduces Challenges. Interesting.
image.jpg
I saw this, too. Hmmm... - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Fitbit Fans
The real competition. https://twitter.com/fitbit...
vicster
Gah. I think I'm going to have to replace my Ultra soon. It just doesn't seem to hold a charge for more than a few hours. It's spending more and more time on the charger instead of on my body. :-/
But I guess 2 years is a good run, given the daily use. - vicster
Bummer. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
Zip is better in this respect -- just put a new watch battery in it every few months. - Bruce Lewis
2yrs is a pretty good run but bummer you have to spend the money to get a new one. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
That's strange. My Ultra is nearly 2.5 years old, and still holds a charge for more than a week, wearing it daily. - Nils Sandin
Stephen Mack
Tory Burch for Fitbit - http://www.fitbit.com/us...
Tory Burch for Fitbit
Show all
Hmm, these look swell, but does that mean the next product release is a ways off? I'd want to see the fashion accessories rolled out with whatever replaces Force. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Larua Boats
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 - Larua Boats from Android
Genius! I'm walking to the kitchen to take sips of water. Lol! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Attach pedometer to cat. Throw Mr Possum cat toy across room. Watch the total soar! - Zefster from iPod
Ha! - Larua Boats from Android
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!
Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 10.48.54 PM.png
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
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
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Mr. Gray. - vicster
Hi. - Louis Gray
What did they say? - Bruce Lewis
I haven't heard anything yet, Bruce. - vicster
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
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
Melly
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!
Screenshot 2014-08-31 at 3.53.34 PM.png
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!
Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 6.31.27 PM.png
Show all
Thanks, Louis. Almost back from the playa now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
What are you RUNNING back from the Playa? :-D - vicster
Holly's favorite Anna
Stephen! Holy shitsnacks! Are you okay?
Screen shot 2014-09-01 at 2.32.59 PM.png
He must have just gotten back from Burning Man! - The Other Yvonne 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! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Louis Gray
9:40 am and already above 8k. Today's going to be an easy one.
Screenshot 2014-08-25 at 9.41.57 AM.png
Louis Gray
Hmm. How high should I get this tonight? 30k? 35k? 40k?
Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 7.31.36 PM.png
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. :) - C to the A to the J..Hey!
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...
Other ways to read this feed:Feed readerFacebook