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Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
« Reply #625 on: July 15, 2015, 04:09:42 pm »
As of a couple of hours ago, there was a deal for Prime members for a  $25 credit buying a Charge HR. If you are a Prime  member and want a Charge HR, this may be your moment.

I bought a Charge HR from Amazon a week ago.  I called, and they gave me a $25 credit anyway! Bravo Amazon!

Yay, Claw!  I bought mine a couple months or more ago...oh, well.

Here's a link to the deal--it looks like it's still good?
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #626 on: July 18, 2015, 10:15:39 am »
    I am glad you got the deal, Claw.
    You are doing great this month in the community - congrats.

    I love the reporting and measurement thing on the fitbit (mine is the Flex, so I have to look at my HTC android phone app to see the statlus).  Having the device keep track (sleep as well as exercise) is nice.  I used to use the myfitnespal site and app to record my eating habits.  I was counting calories then.  But that is a lot of work.  This is a lot easier.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #627 on: July 19, 2015, 06:25:38 am »
    Thanks Geoff!

    My memory is that you are having some work done about this time. Good luck with it!
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #628 on: July 19, 2015, 03:49:30 pm »
    Well I am finally scheduled to have surgery to repair a small tear of my left rotator cuff on Wednesday the 29th.
    We will see what that will do to my accumulating of steps.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #629 on: July 19, 2015, 04:06:20 pm »
    I hope your surgery and rehab go very well..  listen to your body..  I know several people, me included who had to slow down in rehab on a rotator cuff injury (no surgery).

    Will be thinking of you on the 29th.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #630 on: July 20, 2015, 06:30:09 am »
    Geoff, hope your surgery and rehab go very well.

    Either my Fitbit One or the charger is acting up again. The last charge only lasted two days. I left it on the charger all night last night and will see if that makes a difference.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #631 on: July 20, 2015, 07:05:00 am »
    Fitbit are a great company.

    I emailed them last week - my wife lost her Fitbit Flex some time ago after the strap snapped.  While we were on holiday a couple of weeks ago, my strap snapped as well (although I didn't lose it).

    I left a message on their forum about it, and someone there said that I should email customer support.

    I did that, and they are sending me a new strap, and a new Fitbit Flex for my wife.  Great customer service.

    Shame about the build quality of these straps, though.  It seems to be a problem for a lot of people.

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    « Reply #632 on: July 21, 2015, 10:12:47 am »
    Fitbit are a great company.

    I emailed them last week - my wife lost her Fitbit Flex some time ago after the strap snapped.  While we were on holiday a couple of weeks ago, my strap snapped as well (although I didn't lose it).

    I left a message on their forum about it, and someone there said that I should email customer support.

    I did that, and they are sending me a new strap, and a new Fitbit Flex for my wife.  Great customer service.

    Shame about the build quality of these straps, though.  It seems to be a problem for a lot of people.
    Yeah the Flex straps just do not last real long - you need to watch for when they start to split and then order/buy a replacement.  And don't wait for the strap to completely break before throwing it away or you might lose the Flex itselt.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #633 on: July 22, 2015, 06:16:27 am »
    Not sure when it came out, I think fairly recently, but when I went into my Fitbit app, there was a notice that my Charge HR had an update available.

    It was pretty easy to install through the app--I just had to keep the HR near the iPhone and tap "Next."

    Update is discussed here:
    http://help.fitbit.com/articles/en_US/Help_article/What-has-changed-in-the-latest-tracker-update

    Two neat things--I can now check the time by just turning my wrist towards me and I can move between modes by tapping on it.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #634 on: July 22, 2015, 07:05:51 am »
    A little over a week ago I charged my One only to have the charge last less than a day. I reset it and charged it againk that charge lasted nearly a week. However, the last three days I have needed to charge my One four times. I tried all of the suggestions on the FitBit site for this problem. I have had it on the charger all night and will use it on my training run this morning but I will be phoning FitBit customer support after I get back. By checking this thread, I see that my FitBit One arrived June 25, 2014.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #635 on: July 22, 2015, 10:09:56 am »
    I have that update, but didn't realize it.   I would go to press for time and it would flip to the next number.  This is a nice feature for checking time, though I suspect it will run the battery down faster as it displays more as you move.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #636 on: July 22, 2015, 01:54:08 pm »
    I am very happy with FitBit support. They are going to replace my FitBit One and I am to take the defective One to a local electronics recycler when the new One arrives. The support person could see from the tracked information on my account that my One was faulty. I did not even have to explain all the recommended steps that I followed to try to correct the problem. :) In the meantime, I will be charging my One at least once a day.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #637 on: July 22, 2015, 02:31:53 pm »
    That is great news!

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #638 on: July 22, 2015, 02:59:50 pm »
    Yay, Anna!

    I have that update, but didn't realize it.   I would go to press for time and it would flip to the next number.  This is a nice feature for checking time, though I suspect it will run the battery down faster as it displays more as you move.

    Good point, but it may not impact it as much as one might think. I can flail my arm up and down and unless I specifically twist my arm with it raised, nothing happens.  My arm has to be at least horizontal when twisting to get the time.  Though just having to be alert for that movement may take more juice.

    I charge my HR on Mondays and Fridays...I'll see if it makes much difference.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #639 on: July 22, 2015, 04:06:05 pm »
    Hurrah for Anna and for Fitbit support! I've read on the Internet of a number of cases like this where they were very quick in agreeing to send replacement devices. Reminds me of Amazon!
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    « Reply #640 on: July 23, 2015, 06:13:37 am »
    Hurrah for FitBit support! Based on what the support person wrote, I believe that, in addition to sending our activity, the tracker also sends information about its own status when it syncs. FitBit must store both as the support person had access to information that my One went from fully charged to completely discharged three times in four days and five times in a week. I don't know if it was out of warranty as I received it a year and a month ago but they replaced it. :D

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #641 on: September 17, 2015, 11:01:58 am »
    And my second fitbit flex has stopped working.
    The first one would not take a charge.  The manufacturer replaced it.
    This one seemed to take a full charge and stopped doing anything else.  No communication with the dongle or the phone app.  No response to "taps".  So customer support is replacing it again.
    It is nice of them to be so willing to replace.  It would be nicer if they would just keep working.  It seems that the flex does not work for much past a year or so.

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    « Reply #642 on: September 17, 2015, 06:30:37 pm »
    I love the sleep tracker but I keep forgetting to use it.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #643 on: September 18, 2015, 10:49:50 pm »
    Awhile back, there was some discussion of using iPhones in place of a FitBit. I've got an iPhone 6S Plus on preorder, and am looking at using it to replace my FitBit for most purposes. GooglePlus did good, and brought this article comparing the results from a FitBit One and an iPhone to my attention:

    http://www.practicallyefficient.com/home/fitbit-vs-iphone6

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #644 on: September 18, 2015, 11:01:21 pm »
    I wouldn't want to have my phone that attached to me and I track more than steps with my fitbit, but it certainly could work.

    Well, I v also don't have an iPhone.

    Let us know how it works, Claw.

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    « Reply #645 on: September 21, 2015, 05:22:24 am »
    Fitbit replaced my Flex without any real discussion and it came already.
    They readily agreed on the phone to send me a replacement.
    And it came within 4 calendar days.

    In my discussion with customer support they suggested that I only use the USB port on the computer to trickle-charge the Flex.  I had been using a plug into the wall charger to get a faster and more convenient charge.  They think that the battery/circuitry may not hold up to that use.  So I will treat this one better.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #646 on: September 21, 2015, 05:55:46 am »
    Awhile back, there was some discussion of using iPhones in place of a FitBit. I've got an iPhone 6S Plus on preorder, and am looking at using it to replace my FitBit for most purposes. GooglePlus did good, and brought this article comparing the results from a FitBit One and an iPhone to my attention:

    http://www.practicallyefficient.com/home/fitbit-vs-iphone6

    It won't rock your world, but is worth reading if you might substitute your phone for a step counter.

    I think I Brought it up because sometimes I go out without my FitBit on...but I almost always have the phone, and if you have the app, it will still count steps.

    I wouldn't want to have my phone that attached to me and I track more than steps with my fitbit, but it certainly could work.

    There's an app for that!  Also there are a couple apps that let you import data from other apps into the Fitbit app or export it from Fitbit into Apple's health thingy.
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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #647 on: September 21, 2015, 07:47:10 am »
    I am sure there is an app..  but I am so not going i Anything in this lifetime.. and I don't get have a happy relationship with my smartphone.

    Even the watch format is too large. 

    I can walk, work out, sleep and veg out with my CHARGE HR.. and get the time or check my stats.

    Now if our weather would back off on the humidity and heat, I could walk more..

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #648 on: September 21, 2015, 03:29:51 pm »
    I think I Brought it up because sometimes I go out without my FitBit on...but I almost always have the phone, and if you have the app, it will still count steps.

    There's an app for that!  Also there are a couple apps that let you import data from other apps into the Fitbit app or export it from Fitbit into Apple's health thingy.
    Thanks for the reminder. I forgot to charge my One last night so I plugged it into the car for the hour long drive to work. Of course, I forgot and it is still in the car. My phone counts steps so I should be able to transfer either the steps or distance. I might have to do it manually.

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    Re: Fitbit Fans (The Official Thread)
    « Reply #649 on: March 20, 2016, 04:15:41 pm »
    Anyone still using their fit bit watch?  I do not have one but was looking at them online today.  The heart app my new iphone 6s sparked my interest.  The phone tracks steps, distances walked and stair flights climbed, but I do not carry the phone around except when I'm out and it is in my pocket.  It doesn't track any of my stationary biking or swimming.

    I also looked at the Apple Watch but $349 is the lowest price??? Are they kidding?

    Have to admit I don't need to track any of this and would walk the same regardless.  I have 4 flights to walk up to my apartment as well as stairs from the subway, so I don't have much choice (unless I start taking car service).
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