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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!
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Fitbit Fans
If you don't have time to be healthy, make time to be healthy. #keepmoving
Fitbit Fans
[Video]: Fitness doesn’t follow a formula. #FindYourFit https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Fitbit Fans
Fitness doesn’t follow a formula. #FindYourFit https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Holly's favorite Anna
This is what happens when your hotel is a little over a mile from the conference hotel and the shuttle service is...iffy.
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yup. that's why ALA usually looks like that for me :) - ~Courtney F
Today I waited on the shuttle and used a cab once. Need to find a place that sells blister bandages. - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
Fitbit Fans
Don't stop until you're done. #keepmoving
The Other Yvonne
I'm really disappointed that Active Minutes have been removed from the FitBit Force display. They're SUPPOSED to show up on the app's Dashboard, but I'm not seeing it there either. :-/
Any news on this? I can't imagine they'd remove that stat permanently on purpose. - Bruce Lewis
Mine is there. - Jenny
I have iOS 7. Is that why it's missing? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Hmm, I didn't notice it was missing from mine until you said something. - Stephen Mack
Mine's still on fitbit.com and the Fitbit app, though. - Stephen Mack
Weird. It's on my app now. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I think it got removed with that firmware update last week. - Stephen Mack
I know the firmware update removed it from the Force, but it was missing from my app until just earlier today. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Bizarre. - Stephen Mack
I see it on the dashboard on my Android, but I have a One, so maybe that is why? - Holly's favorite Anna from FFHound(roid)!
Fitbit Fans
What happens when you put a Fitbit tracker on a house cat? We love Java's story. #cutestfitbitter http://sipping.coffee/2014...
Fitbit Fans
Louis Gray
I was going to be over 20,000 steps each day last week, but I stayed home Friday to hand out Halloween candy. If only I'd walked the kids instead...
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Close, but no bubblegum cigar. - Spidra Webster
Congrats you won all the leftover candy! - Steve C, Team Marina
I have been consuming the leftover candy... - Louis Gray
Broke 40k steps today and 20 miles too! (And went to work) - Louis Gray
Wow! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How are you stepping? - Sean McBride
# stepping types -- all of the below: with or without ankle, wrist and/or body weights 1. elliptical machine 2. jogging 3. jogging in place 4. marching 5. marching in place 6. running 7. running in place 8. stairs (brisk) 9. stairs (normal) 10. treadmill 11. walking (brisk) 12. walking (normal) 13. walking in place (brisk) 14. walking in place (normal) - Sean McBride
Sean: You left off 15. strolling, 16. strolling (brisk), 17. meandering, 18. meandering (structured), 19. crab walking, 20. sprinting, 21. sprinting (frisky), 22. skipping. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Very good (but don't forget Monty Python funny walks) -- the rate of calories burned for all these movements can be calculated with some precision. (I do all my workouts these days with kettlebells -- they provide the most bang for time expended -- for both cardio and strength.) - Sean McBride
13 is close enough. And Bruce has all my data. - Louis Gray
(Because we're Fitbit friends) - Bruce Lewis from Android
Fitbit Fans
Let today's workout become next month's warmup. #keepmoving
Fitbit Fans
"One year ago, my life was miserable. I weighed 512lbs & everything hurt." Jonathan's story: http://blog.fitbit.com/fitbit-... https://twitter.com/fitbit...
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Louis Gray
My steps/day average, grouped by month - since I started using Fitbit. October should be the first month with an average of 20k+.
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Google must be paying you to break out onto the professional walking circuit. - Kristin
They don't know they are, but yes. - Louis Gray
This is so impressive, Louis. If you overlay your weight loss on top of that, how does that graph look? - Stephen Mack
Weight is going back up! So it doesn't matter. Speaking of which, the desserts at Google today included Oreo crumble red velvet cake and Nutella brownies. - Louis Gray
Show off. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
@Heisenberg, maybe. But you are wasting your time sleeping instead of walking. - Louis Gray
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?
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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! - That's So CAJ!
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.
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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.
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I saw this, too. Hmmm... - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Fitbit Fans
The real competition. https://twitter.com/fitbit...
Half Pint
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. - Half Pint
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
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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
Laruia Ingalls Botts
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 - Laruia Ingalls Botts 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
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
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