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Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
« Reply #150 on: June 27, 2013, 12:58:22 pm »
I got one, but since I typically wear mine in my bra, I don't use it.  There's as much danger of the One working out of its little holder thingy as I think there is of it coming off your waistband...and there's no real way to stop it from doing that (which is why I wear mine in side my bra, in the "cleavage.")  I have had it come off my waistband, and had it worked out of the holder.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #151 on: June 27, 2013, 01:28:55 pm »
    I just ordered the Fitbit. I even paid the $3.99 for one day delivery.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #152 on: June 27, 2013, 06:59:27 pm »
    I just ordered the Fitbit. I even paid the $3.99 for one day delivery.

    Woohoo!   Did you order the "One?"  Love my One.

    You'll want My Fitness Pal if you want to track your food...

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #153 on: June 27, 2013, 07:00:48 pm »
    Yes, I ordered the One. Where do I get my Fitness Pal? Apple App store?

    My One will be here tomorrow! Woohoo!
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    « Reply #154 on: June 27, 2013, 07:07:17 pm »
    I think you will love it, Jane.  I love mine.  It's been very interesting. I get my 10,000 steps almost every day as busy as I am right now.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #155 on: June 27, 2013, 07:09:32 pm »
    Yes, there is a version in the Apple App store, and also an Android/Fire version in the Amazon App Store.  It's a great app...you can also add alternate exercises other than walking using MFP...

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #156 on: June 27, 2013, 07:13:51 pm »
    Which app are you having trouble synching with?  It syncs great with my iPod Touch, most of the time.  Every now and then it's slow.  But I usually check the status with my i'Touch rather than look at the thingy itself.  I have the Fitbit app for the Fire but don't sync it with that as often.

    It wasn't hard to set up My Fitness Pal.  I can't remember now--I think I gave Fitbit the password for MFP or vice versa, LOL!  Let me go check...

    Here's the answer from the MFP site--you authorize it from the MFP site:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/295-how-do-i-link-my-fitbit-account-with-my-myfitnesspal-account

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    Here's information about how to synch My Fitness Pal with your FitBit account. ^

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #157 on: June 27, 2013, 10:26:21 pm »
    I got the FitBit One from Amazon back when IT was a pre-order item.  Got my Aria Scale when Brookstone had good deals on FitBit items.

    The newer Flex is the same price as the One (except when One is on sale) but it does stairs, which the Flex does not.  However you can shower wearing the Flex, but not the Fitbit, though was it Nogdog whose One went through the washer and racked up big numbers?  

    Jane, I think you'll be happy.

    You can use it to gently wake you up, too..

    And it says cute things to you at times.

    I also find myself taking extra stairs or pacing around the house to get in certain numbers.

    I'm not a 10K a day person, but fairly often get close.  The other day I was 1000 steps away and went on marathon jogging around the living room and then did 15 flights of stairs up and down to get to 25 for the day, too.  Went over 10 K enough to log my best day and best mileage too.     
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    « Reply #158 on: June 28, 2013, 08:02:33 am »
    My Fitbit One is due to arrive in a few hours! I just hope I don't lose it!
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #159 on: June 28, 2013, 11:17:22 am »
    When I wear my FitBit on my waistband, I still put the One on the inside, so if it comes out of the holder, it'll fall inside.  I did have the whole thingy come off once when I first got it, but fortunately I noticed it right away.  You have to make sure it's fully on the waistband; sometimes the waistband bunches a bit and you might not think it's on.  I use my bra most, and don't check it very often; I use my iPod Touch (or Fire or Ipad or computer, whatever is closest) to check the stats more than I look at them on the One.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #160 on: June 28, 2013, 11:18:36 am »
    Is it there yet, Jane?

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    « Reply #161 on: June 28, 2013, 11:28:56 am »
    If I am wearing pants with decent pockets, I wear it on the pocket with the Fitbit inside the pocket. If it falls out, it should be safe there. If I do not have pants with good pockets I wear my Fitbit in the bra. I have read that the case you carry it in is problematic. I don't know if that is something that develops over time as it stretches or if they had a different case that was looser then the one that came with mine.

    I will probably stop sleeping with my Fitbit soon and just leave it in the case to put on in the morning. If I am not pulling it in and out of the case, I think it will be fine.

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    « Reply #162 on: June 28, 2013, 12:24:58 pm »
    Is it there yet, Jane?

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    « Reply #163 on: June 28, 2013, 01:39:31 pm »
    My Fitbit One is here! I am setting it up and charging. I had a little difficulty getting my fitbit.com to recognize it, but after a few attempts I was successful. After it is done charging I shall put it in its tiny case and get stepping.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #164 on: June 28, 2013, 01:47:10 pm »
    Good going!

    I've worn mine virtually every day and night (left it home accidentally twice) since I got it and, as I said, I pre-ordered it when it first came out last year, and I rarely have a problem.  I wear mine on the outside of pants, being careful, as Betsy says to make sure that it is clipped on all the way, or on a neckline of a night gown (but in the  holder around my wrist overnight).  It still works very well for me.  I'm not rough with it, of course.

    I think you will love it, Jane. 

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    « Reply #165 on: June 28, 2013, 01:52:25 pm »
    Thanks, Seamonkey. It is about 3/4 charged.

    Hey, Seamonkey! You live in Fountain Valley? I grew up on Orange/Villa Park.
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    « Reply #166 on: June 28, 2013, 02:04:47 pm »
    That's cool!  I've lived in Corona del Mar, Fullerton, Santa Ana and Modjeska Canyon, so Villa Park is of course familiar too.

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    « Reply #167 on: June 28, 2013, 02:38:47 pm »
    That's cool!  I've lived in Corona del Mar, Fullerton, Santa Ana and Modjeska Canyon, so Villa Park is of course familiar too.

    You are really on OC girl! I also lived in San Diego (born in Escondido), and went to college in Riverside.

    My Fitbit is on! Why don't I have to calibrate it to the length of my steps, like I did my pedometer. I don't think my pedometer was very accurate, so I am going to wear them both for a few days just to compare.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #168 on: June 28, 2013, 02:39:48 pm »
    My Fitbit One is here! I am setting it up and charging. I had a little difficulty getting my fitbit.com to recognize it, but after a few attempts I was successful. After it is done charging I shall put it in its tiny case and get stepping.

    Yay, Jane!  What color did you get?  Mine's plum....

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #169 on: June 28, 2013, 02:40:48 pm »
    You are really on OC girl! I also lived in San Diego (born in Escondido), and went to college in Riverside.

    My Fitbit is on! Why don't I have to calibrate it to the length of my steps, like I did my pedometer. I don't think my pedometer was very accurate, so I am going to wear them both for a few days just to compare.

    I'm trying to remember...I think there's someplace in your profile on FitBit.com that you can change the calibration.
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    « Reply #170 on: June 28, 2013, 02:41:15 pm »
    Yay, Jane!  What color did you get?  Mine's plum....

    Betsy

    Mine is burgundy, which I suppose is the same as plum.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #171 on: June 28, 2013, 02:45:45 pm »
    Probably so....maybe mine was burgundy and I just renamed it plum in my mind.  :P

    Here's a help page about stride length:
    https://help.fitbit.com/customer/portal/articles/176045-how-do-i-measure-and-adjust-my-stride-length-

    Apparently the stride is based on your height and gender...but you can change it.

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    « Reply #172 on: June 28, 2013, 02:49:42 pm »
    I think I am a fairly average walker, so I will keep my stride at the default for now. Thanks for letting me know how to change it.

    Do you keep track of food on the dashboard?
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #173 on: June 28, 2013, 02:59:48 pm »
    No, I use My Fitness Pal--there are apps for iOS devices, Android, and a website.  It's got a huge database of existing foods.

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    « Reply #174 on: June 28, 2013, 03:53:43 pm »
    Here goes.....I have opened a My Fitness Pal account and connected it to my Fitbit account. Betsy, you are right....MFP is very easy to track foods, much easier than Fitbit.
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