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 Post subject: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:47 am 
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Which model do you have? Which features do you use? What are your stats? Talk!

I currently have the Zip but am hoping to eventually save up for the ChargeHR. I had it once but returned it because of the cost. I really do wish the Zip had heart rate monitoring because that's really the only extra feature that I want.

Currently I'm really only using the basic step break down feature. I might consider trying out the other features but am hesitant.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:32 pm 
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I have the flex. I don't think the ChargeHR was out yet when I got mine, but I thought the Charge would be a little big on my wrist (which is quite scrawny). I use the step tracking and sleep monitoring the most. I also log workouts if I use an app that doesn't sync with fitbit automatically (FitStar does, but my running app doesn't).


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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:55 pm 
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What is your 7 day average? I don't think I've used mine long enough to get a very accurate read but so far it's at 19,132. The profile makes me feel so lazy when I look at the bar graph, haha.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:48 pm 
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I'm not sure where to find the average, but my total for last week was 74,202. I run every other day, though--I'm training for a 10K.


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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:20 pm 
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I tried the ChargeHR and it was so uncomfortable. It hits my wrist bone totally wrong. Right now, I'm using a Charge which is ok.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:07 am 
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I have a Charge and I like it! I use the steps and sleep tracking the most. And the "stairs" when hiking - I recently hit 100 stairs in a day.

I'm not very good at logging workouts because I find the input method clumsy (or maybe I haven't figured out how to do it right). If I time a workout on the device, I don't seem to be able to later change what kind of sport it was.


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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:22 am 
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I have the Charge HR and it's awesome.

My stats are crepe right now because HG & I have been really lazy hahah. So tonight I've told him we're going for a pre-dinner walk to get our steps up to 10,000.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:11 am 
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At work we were supposed to do an experiment with these fitbits, so I got the chargeHR and mine stopped working after a month or so. Actually I felt really free once I stopped using it :) I just hope that I'm not forced to buy a new one.

By the way my 7 day average was 130000.


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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:52 am 
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I have a charge hr that I got for a study at work. It's clunky and hurts my wrist but I love the heart rate feature. I saw my resting heart rate plummet when I started exercising consistently, which was so validating!

Worldrunner, it sounds like you're not too keen to replace your tracker but if it just randomly stopped working customer support is generally very good about replacing faulty devices.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:29 pm 
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I also got mine from work which is why I only have the zip right now. I'm doing really well with remembering to put it on me every day and transfer it and look at my dashboard and whatnot. I was trying to increase my steps but I've injured my foot so I have to stay off of it as much as possible until it heals. So far I am liking the fitbit.

Does anyone log their food/water/etc?

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:49 pm 
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I have a Flex, and it pretty much has never left my wrist in almost 2 years. I take it off when showering, and that's it. Yes, it's supposed to be waterproof, but I don't like feeling the wet bracelet on my arm afterwards.

I use it to track steps, to wake me up in the morning, and to make sure I meet my activity goals. Sometimes I will track my water and food, but I am not consistent with that. I'm afraid of tracking my sleep because it will probably be upset with me for waking up during the night to walk my old dog!

I want to get a new one for Christmas. :)


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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:40 pm 
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I have a One and love it. Wearing a bracelet thing all the time would bug me.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:27 pm 
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Oops, I lost my fitbit again, have to find it

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:18 pm 
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I forgot mine at home the other day and now it looks like I was totally lazy that day. It's really good at making me feel bad when I have anything less than 15,000 steps!

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:21 pm 
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linanil wrote:
Oops, I lost my fitbit again, have to find it


I was wondering where you'd disappeared to!


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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:57 am 
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Tzippy wrote:
linanil wrote:
Oops, I lost my fitbit again, have to find it


I was wondering where you'd disappeared to!


I found it, I also got a new phone and forgot to install the app as well so there is that :)

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:57 am 
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just got a new Charge HR via warranty a day ago. i really enjoy the sleep tracking function!

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:25 am 
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I have the Charge, and I like it sometimes but sometimes it really bugs me. It's not terribly pretty and it's kind of clunky on my wrist, but it does make me want to move more because it is nice to get the vibration that I made my 10k steps. I also use it as an alarm, but I find it is terrible at tracking my sleep because I'm a very active sleeper.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:55 am 
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Fizzgig wrote:
I have the Charge, and I like it sometimes but sometimes it really bugs me. It's not terribly pretty and it's kind of clunky on my wrist, but it does make me want to move more because it is nice to get the vibration that I made my 10k steps. I also use it as an alarm, but I find it is terrible at tracking my sleep because I'm a very active sleeper.

Me too, the sleep recording is never right for me. It tells me I've slept 2 hours all the time, when I know I've slept at least 6 or 7.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:44 pm 
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i have the charge, and i started using it about five months ago. i've worn it every day since, because i'm kind of a data nerd. i track my water and sleep with it, but not my food. i've learned that i am never getting as much sleep as i think i am (i used to always just count "got in bed -- alarm went off" as my sleep hours, but i definitely have some restlessness issues that knock at least 30m off of most of those estimates), and i am pretty motivated most days to hit my step goal.

i've heard the charge HR isn't super great at actually tracking heart rate, but it sounds like some of you are having good luck with it, so that's happy news. i went with the plain charge for that reason, and also because i was worried about size. i'm also part of the scrawny wrist club. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:35 am 
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The sleep recording isn't that great on my charge. Sometimes it will tell me that I've slept 7 hours but yeah no, I was tossing and turning all night.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:30 am 
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the HR portion works ok for exercise but its never going to be as accurate as a chest strap. but wearing something on your wrist for most people is much less of a hassle than a sweaty chest strap :)

when tracking sleeping do you all use the regular or sensitive setting?

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:13 pm 
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I use the regular setting for sleep tracking. When I set it on sensitive, it pretty much didn't think I slept.


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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:19 am 
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I have the Surge! Got it for free. I really like it, except for the fact that it is large, and my wrist is not :)

I mostly use it for walking/running, and it seems to be accurate. It also pings me when the battery is low and sends me encouragement, which is pretty sweet.

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 Post subject: Re: FitBit Users
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:13 am 
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I use the sensitive sleep setting, and it typically tells me I was asleep for half the time I spent in bed. When the ratio is better than this, I do feel more rested for the same time spent in bed. I couldn't find anything meaningful in the regular setting data.


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