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    • anybody use one?

      i've worn a timex ironman since the mid 90's (obviously more than one!) and it meets all my needs for hiking and running.

      but costco had a fitbit as one of their black friday specials which i ordered online and it just arrived yesterday. more curious than anything else.

      anyone have any tips or advice?
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      anybody use one?

      i've worn a timex ironman since the mid 90's (obviously more than one!) and it meets all my needs for hiking and running.

      but costco had a fitbit as one of their black friday specials which i ordered online and it just arrived yesterday. more curious than anything else.

      anyone have any tips or advice?
      Which did you get? I have been using one for four years now. Currently a Charge 2, but considering moving up to Charge 3.

      Overall happy, but does not seem as accurate when hiking. On multi week trips still switch back to Casio watch.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      anybody use one?

      i've worn a timex ironman since the mid 90's (obviously more than one!) and it meets all my needs for hiking and running.

      but costco had a fitbit as one of their black friday specials which i ordered online and it just arrived yesterday. more curious than anything else.

      anyone have any tips or advice?
      Which did you get? I have been using one for four years now. Currently a Charge 2, but considering moving up to Charge 3.
      Overall happy, but does not seem as accurate when hiking. On multi week trips still switch back to Casio watch.
      charge 3
      2,000 miler
    • My wife upgraded to an Apple watch so I guess I'll give her old fitbit a try, she bought me one a couple of years back but I had her return because I thought I would never wear it...would like to see what it says about my sleeping habits.
      I may grow old but I'll never grow up.
    • Drybones wrote:

      My wife upgraded to an Apple watch so I guess I'll give her old fitbit a try, she bought me one a couple of years back but I had her return because I thought I would never wear it...would like to see what it says about my sleeping habits.
      me too. i'm not sleeping as well as i used to -- i have a referral to a sleep doc -- but i'm going to see what the fitbit says first. that's not why i got it; but i'll take advantage of it's functionality.
      2,000 miler
    • I do not sleep as well as I used to, which the Fitbit confirms (my wife had already told me). Have family members that use CPAP machines. But prefer to avoid that. Just as another reason to loose weight. :/
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • fitbit rates sleep quality as:

      excellent
      good
      fair
      poor

      i am consistently rated as fair which is believable (although poor would not have surprised me). no way would i have believed a higher score. now will try some to make some changes and see if the score improves.
      2,000 miler

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    • max.patch wrote:

      fitbit rates sleep quality as:

      excellent
      good
      fair
      poor

      i am consistently rated as fair which is believable. no way would i have believed a higher score. now will try some to make some changes and see if the score improves.
      Fair is my average and mode (most frequent), but I have had some poor and good. Don't remember an excellent, perhaps I when I am bored sometime I will have to look back and check (relatively new feature, previously it just tracked hours without quality rating).
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • a couple days ago i used it at the soccer field which has a 0.50 loop. it was pretty darn accurate; the first loop measured at 0.49, and it registered just slightly above the 3.0 miles i walked.

      because of the brutal cold -- 44 degrees! -- today i used it inside at the Y. i have a real consistent 16 minute per mile walking pace -- yet today according to the fitbit it took me 31 minutes to walk a single mile. i should have been real close to 2 miles at that point. so that's disappointing. the battery was low -- 15% -- so maybe that was the issue. i'll make sure it has a full charge next time i'm at the Y. in the meantime i'll see what mr. google has to say.
      2,000 miler
    • LIhikers wrote:

      Last year we took a friend on her first backpacking trip. We hiked from route 301 be (or is it 302?) To the RPH shelter. I'm not sure of the mileage, maybe 7 miles, bit her Fit Bit had some astronomical number as a step count.
      Interesting, I always get shortchanged, sometimes by 50% or more.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • max.patch wrote:

      I almost wish I hadn't seen this...I've only had my FitBit Charge 3 for 4 months. :)

      Has a hiking mode...and GPS...and other stuff.


      Considered buying the Charge 3 during the past Christmas sale season, but decided hang on to my Charge 2 despite cracks and scratchs on the display part. Then replaced the band last week to get me to 2020 Christmas sale season, so probably will go with a Charge 4 then. :)

      Of course like MaxPatch they will probably come out with Fitbit Charge 5 a few months laters. :rolleyes:
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • LOL, I just got an email from Fitbit telling me my battery was low and needed charging. They were right...

      As long as this thread is open...A couple days ago I got another one of their "awards" which I guess is supposed to keep me motivated. I got the "Italy badge" since I've now walked 736 miles or the length of Italy. I wonder if I'll get an award when I hit 2,190 miles. It'll look good on the wall next to my 2,000 miler and 80 miler (Georgia) certificates. :) All you Fitbit experts -- don't tell me -- I want to be surprised.
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      LOL, I just got an email from Fitbit telling me my battery was low and needed charging. They were right...

      As long as this thread is open...A couple days ago I got another one of their "awards" which I guess is supposed to keep me motivated. I got the "Italy badge" since I've now walked 736 miles or the length of Italy. I wonder if I'll get an award when I hit 2,190 miles. It'll look good on the wall next to my 2,000 miler and 80 miler (Georgia) certificates. :) All you Fitbit experts -- don't tell me -- I want to be surprised.
      Good thing you wrote that last sentence, I would have shared the road ahead. :D
      Also just realized I have not received a lifetime distance badge/award in two years. And a lifetime climb in nearly three years. :huh:
      Something must be broken. :(
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      LOL, I just got an email from Fitbit telling me my battery was low and needed charging. They were right...

      As long as this thread is open...A couple days ago I got another one of their "awards" which I guess is supposed to keep me motivated. I got the "Italy badge" since I've now walked 736 miles or the length of Italy. I wonder if I'll get an award when I hit 2,190 miles. It'll look good on the wall next to my 2,000 miler and 80 miler (Georgia) certificates. :) All you Fitbit experts -- don't tell me -- I want to be surprised.
      Good thing you wrote that last sentence, I would have shared the road ahead. :D Also just realized I have not received a lifetime distance badge/award in two years. And a lifetime climb in nearly three years. :huh:
      Something must be broken. :(
      Somethings broken? Lets hope it's not you! :)
      2,000 miler

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    • max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      max.patch wrote:

      LOL, I just got an email from Fitbit telling me my battery was low and needed charging. They were right...

      As long as this thread is open...A couple days ago I got another one of their "awards" which I guess is supposed to keep me motivated. I got the "Italy badge" since I've now walked 736 miles or the length of Italy. I wonder if I'll get an award when I hit 2,190 miles. It'll look good on the wall next to my 2,000 miler and 80 miler (Georgia) certificates. :) All you Fitbit experts -- don't tell me -- I want to be surprised.
      Good thing you wrote that last sentence, I would have shared the road ahead. :D Also just realized I have not received a lifetime distance badge/award in two years. And a lifetime climb in nearly three years. :huh: Something must be broken. :(
      Somethings broken? Lets hope it's not you! :)
      No, I believe it is with their cummulative tracking database.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Charge 2 pixels for the time are no longer showing up that well, so hard to tell the time of day.

      Was tempted to leapfrog like I planned at Christmas to the Charge 4, but with $50 less for the Charge 3 decided to go with that and should have it tomorrow. :)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General