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Re: Fitbit Fans
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2013, 07:09:52 pm »
I'm in the middle of it, but the Brads Deal code is still valid AND it works on the Aria Scale too..  $20 off
And just bought the $50 at Brookstone for $25 Groupon deal as well.. still active.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #51 on: May 28, 2013, 07:30:24 pm »
    Hmmm....the code is MEMDAY20?  Says it's expired.  Do I just go to Brookstone and put it in the Promo Code or do I have to go through Brad's Deals?  Who are Brad's Deals?  I never heard of them...

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #52 on: May 28, 2013, 07:39:40 pm »
    I was having a bit of trouble applying the Groupon deal and what a delightful CSR I got a Brookstone.  She said you enter it later, but put through the entire order for me.

    So the Groupon $50 (that you buy for $25) and the $20 off from BradsDeals..   you cannot also get free shipping if you get the $20 off but shipping is $9.99, so of course I took the $20.   and this was on the Aria wifi Scale that will synch with the fitbit dashboard!!

    She said the FitBit Flex is flying out the door, tons of orders, I assume with the BradsDeal and Groupon..  I did tell her how the One also counts stairs. 

    So refreshing to not just get customer service in English but direct from the southern US :) 

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #53 on: May 28, 2013, 07:40:14 pm »
    Betsy.. here is the BradsDeal:

    http://www.bradsdeals.com/deals/fitbit-flex-or-one-wireless-tracker-55-p130943.html

    For the $20 off use code  ACDAD20

    The deal also links to the Groupon code which apparently you enter later in the transaction.. I called customer service to ask and she just put in the order for me!
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    « Reply #54 on: May 28, 2013, 07:53:15 pm »
    You enter the code when you place the order, use the groupon when you go to pay.
    But you have to get the groupon before you place the order, it just takes a minute.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #55 on: May 28, 2013, 08:06:09 pm »
    Yes.. I just got impatient.. but I got both discounts.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #56 on: May 28, 2013, 08:14:36 pm »
    Thanks, I've been wanting the scale--I got it for $76 + the cost of the Groupon coupon--$25; $101 including shipping and tax.  A good deal.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #57 on: May 28, 2013, 08:22:44 pm »
    Did you get black or white?  I got black.

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    « Reply #58 on: May 28, 2013, 08:23:54 pm »
    I got white, goes with my bathroom....

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #59 on: June 04, 2013, 07:12:10 pm »
    Woohoo!  Finally was able to walk enough to get 10000 steps!  ;D  First time with my Fitbit!

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    did your scale arrive yet?  Mine is supposed to get here tomorrow...

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #60 on: June 04, 2013, 08:30:11 pm »
    hummmm. cant decide between the One and the Flex.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #61 on: June 04, 2013, 08:35:07 pm »
    hummmm. cant decide between the One and the Flex.

    Here's a comparison chart.
    http://www.fitbit.com/comparison/trackers

    Some highlights:
    The Flex is more waterproof than the One
    The One tracks steps climbed, the Flex doesn't.
    You can wear the One invisibly, the Flex will be around your wrist.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #62 on: June 04, 2013, 09:19:34 pm »
    My scale was shipped.. I'll have to check.  Tomorrow would be nice since I'll be out driving patients Thurs and Fri.

    Fitbit Flex says goal setting.. you can do that on the website with the one but it doesn't tell you about reaching a goal.

    One has an actual display on the device so you can check for your steps, calories, miles and stairs, plus level of activity and even the time :)

    But you cannot wear the ONE in the shower..  not that I've ever wanted to do that!!

    Mine arrived in  Vernon, CA today  at 6:56pm

    Hmm but scheduled delivery date is 6/6??  They could WALK it down here in that time!  

    But of course, since I will likely be home tomorrow, it will come Thursday.

    I've only  bested 10,000 steps once. 
     
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    « Reply #63 on: June 04, 2013, 09:33:10 pm »
    Mine arrived in Springfield VA today at 4AM, and Springfield is where UPS delivers from for my neighborhood, so I thought it might be delivered today, even though the scheduled delivery is tomorrow.  But, no, this afternoon the tracking said "transferred to Postal Service."  :o

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #64 on: June 04, 2013, 09:56:25 pm »
    I've had a FitBit for years.  On vacation (in Ireland) with my Dad and niece -- I averaged 19,000 steps a day.  I lost 24 pounds (in 7 weeks).

    I've ordered a Flex.  Can't wait.  It's on backorder. 

    I'm hoping I'm as happy with the Flex as I have been with the FitBit I have.  I like the thought of putting it on and not worrying about it again for a week.  We shall see.

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    « Reply #65 on: June 05, 2013, 04:53:54 am »
    Wow, that's impressive, Sheila! My best so far is 15,000. I'm averaging about 11,000 per day. My husband loves his fitbit far more than I expected! He's really gotten into the competitiveness and loves to walk more than me everyday. I don't mind because it means he walks from his office to mine after work and we get to walk home together. I almost bought the aria scale, but I'm kind of glad I didn't because I sometimes like to weigh other things on it (like me holding my cat) and I wouldn't want it to record all those weights. So far, I've lost 3 pounds (in 2 weeks), but that's still pretty good for me because I only started at 143, so there's not a ton to lose.


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    « Reply #66 on: June 05, 2013, 07:00:22 am »
    ... glad I didn't because I sometimes like to weigh other things on it (like me holding my cat) and I wouldn't want it to record all those weights. So far, I've lost 3 pounds (in 2 weeks), but that's still pretty good for me because I only started at 143, so there's not a ton to lose.

    Good point. I'll make sure DH doesn't get rid of our old scale. And Grats on the loss!
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    « Reply #67 on: June 05, 2013, 07:45:36 am »
    I decided on the Fitbit One because of the features and the price.  It's $10 less at Brookstone.  Now I'm trying to figure out how to keep from losing it.   :o
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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #68 on: June 05, 2013, 08:14:01 am »
    The One comes with a little rubberized case and clip.  At some point, I'm going to order a backup 'cause I can see it wearing out.  My preference is to wear it attached to my bra, near the center, with the device on the inside.  I figure it's not going to go anywhere if it falls out of the little case.  Although it seems reaasonably secure in the case, I have pushed it out a couple times checking my stats.  If I wear it on a waistband, I also put the device on the inside.

    My main fear with the one is not losing it, but leaving it on an item of clothing and sending it through the wash.

    I'm paranoid about it!

    With the scale, you can choose another user before weighing, and one option is a "Guest" and I don't believe it remembers the "Guests."  Mine should arrive today, I'll let you know how it works.

    EDIT:  Back when I was walking a lot, I routinely got my 10K steps...but it's been tough getting back up to that with my bad ankle.  I'm really excited that maybe the ankle is finally healing (though I have some swelling today).


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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #69 on: June 05, 2013, 09:12:52 am »
    I, too, wear mine in my bra.  If I'm not doing that, for whatever reason, I tend to wear it in the change pocket in my jeans or inside the leg pocket of cargo pants.  Or I'll put it on my waistband at an angle behind a belt loop.  Mine has never come lose.  I've not yet sent it through the wash (although it did make it into the laundry room one day)

    The only problem I've run into is when charging it - I forget that I took it off and put it on the stand.   ::)

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #70 on: June 05, 2013, 09:13:24 am »
    My scale arrived in Anaheim (even closer to home) early in the morning but instead of saying "out for delivery" this morning, it just says "Destination Scan".  I guess they are determined not to deliver it today?

    Location Date Local Time Description  
     5/30/2013 4:44 PM BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED  
    EARTH CITY, MO (US) 5/30/2013 7:38 PM ORIGIN SCAN  
    EARTH CITY, MO (US) 5/31/2013 2:13 AM DEPARTURE SCAN  
    KANSAS CITY, KS (US) 5/31/2013 6:13 AM ARRIVAL SCAN  
    KANSAS CITY, KS (US) 5/31/2013 9:35 AM DEPARTURE SCAN  
    VERNON, CA (US) 6/4/2013 6:56 PM ARRIVAL SCAN  
    VERNON, CA (US) 6/4/2013 9:38 PM LOCATION SCAN  
    VERNON, CA (US) 6/5/2013 1:55 AM DEPARTURE SCAN  
    ANAHEIM, CA (US) 6/5/2013 2:32 AM ARRIVAL SCAN  
    ANAHEIM, CA (US) 6/5/2013 5:47 AM DESTINATION SCAN

    I have a similar scale and you can maintain setups for several people.  You have to set it up with your weght, height, gender, age, so it can calculate the meaning of the readings.  So someone and spouse would have separate records.  You could even set one up including the cat.

    On my current scale, which doesn't keep records and doesn't send info anywhere, it is amazing to weigh WITH the cat, because the cat seems to add greatly to the fat percent, even though she has some muscle in there.  Guest is a good idea to avoid that info going to the fitbit dashboard, app, whatever.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #71 on: June 05, 2013, 09:18:28 am »
    I wear my fit bit on my waistband, unless I'm already in a nightgown (or still, as I might be while eating my morning yogurt), then it goes on the neck line of that garment or a tshirt.

    I used the wrist holder thing at night to monitor my sleep, so I only take it off while changing clothes, showering and the brief times I'm charging it.  I thread one side of my glasses through the clip while I'm in the shower, so I notice it..

    I think only two times I've left for the day and later discovered I had left the fitbit at home.  Made me cranky to think of the steps and stairs I was not recording.  I know you can enter them but I just feel better sticking to what the device records.

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    « Reply #72 on: June 05, 2013, 03:04:49 pm »
    My scale arrived!  Very cool

    Setup was easy.  My bathroom is right across the hall from my wireless router, so signal strength wasn't an issue.

    http://www.fitbit.com/setup/aria

    You have the option of setting up using software downloaded to your computer or doing it from a mobile device. (See the link below the big Download button.) I opted for the mobile device so I could stay in the room with the scale.  I just followed the directions on the screen.

    Hubby stepped on the scale and it just assigned him to Guest without any prompting on my part.

    EDIT:  I also stepped on the scale, it sent the weight (sadly) to my Fitbit account.  And now we begin....

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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #73 on: June 05, 2013, 04:44:16 pm »
    With the scale, you can choose another user before weighing, and one option is a "Guest" and I don't believe it remembers the "Guests."  Mine should arrive today, I'll let you know how it works.


    Oh, that's such a smart feature! I may have to reconsider after all.

    I started off clipping my fitbit to my bra, but switched to my pocket because I like to look at it throughout the day. Might be a little awkward to glance down my shirt. :D


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    Re: Fitbit Fans
    « Reply #74 on: June 05, 2013, 04:58:07 pm »
    Oh, that's such a smart feature! I may have to reconsider after all.

    Now that I have mine, this is how it works:  I'm the only FitBitter in my family so it was easy.  I stepped on it and weighed in (after setting up the scale).  So it has my "initials" as my username: BET (it has to be three letters).  And uploaded the weight.  Then, hubby stepped on.  If someone steps on who is more than 8 pounds different than a current user on the scale, it assumes that it's a new person.  So, it assigned him to "Guest." If we had been within 8 pounds of each other, it would have asked him to step off and pick a user.  I guess if we had been even closer, it might have assumed it was me?  Dunno...

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