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Old Oct 29th, 2017, 18:58 PM   1
Kiwiberry
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Buying my first fit bit!


So, I am finally at a comfortable weight and decided to buy a fit bit along with myfitnesspal to maintain it. I will also start yoga at home before my girls wake up.

My question, is there anything at all I should know before spending all that $$$ on one? It can be anything at all about it.



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 07:36 AM   2
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I love my FitBit but I only use it when I am active and not all day.

The only thing I don't like about it is the stats show you your natural daily calorie burn when sometimes I just want to know what I burnt through exercise and not sitting round the house/walking round the shop etc.

What one did you/are you thinking of going for?

I have the surge and the Charge 2 with HR!



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 09:25 AM   3
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I love my fitbit. I've had it for quite sometime now but have always stuck with the basic fitbit flex and now fitbit flex 2.

Wobbles do you use the option to track your exercise? If you do you can then see the breakdown of calories burned during that exercise session instead of just all day.



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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 08:10 AM   4
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I used to use FitBit, I would say keep your receipt because my band fell apart shortly after buying it! Its replacement was the next model up as they didn't have the model I already had in stock anymore so that was luck. However, I now use Apple Watch instead as my dad bought me one for my birthday



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 05:30 AM   5
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I love my fitbit. I've had it for quite sometime now but have always stuck with the basic fitbit flex and now fitbit flex 2.

Wobbles do you use the option to track your exercise? If you do you can then see the breakdown of calories burned during that exercise session instead of just all day.
Yer I can see it but I'd love to get the end of week calories burnt without them including your natural burn iykwim I want to know what I did 'active' not sitting down. Really frustrated me



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 06:04 AM   6
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I love my fitbit. I've had it for quite sometime now but have always stuck with the basic fitbit flex and now fitbit flex 2.

Wobbles do you use the option to track your exercise? If you do you can then see the breakdown of calories burned during that exercise session instead of just all day.
Yer I can see it but I'd love to get the end of week calories burnt without them including your natural burn iykwim I want to know what I did 'active' not sitting down. Really frustrated me
There are online calculators which can give you an estimate for how many calories you naturally burn



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 07:16 AM   7
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Yer I know - What I mean is FitBit sum up your weeks 'burn' but they include you natural burning calories that count which I don't want to know I put my Fitbit on for a session, long walk, run or cycle and they are the only stats I am interested in.

So if I've burnt 2000 calories exercising I don't want to see my end of week stats say I've burn 8000.



 
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Old Nov 11th, 2017, 18:53 PM   8
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Yeah, it is a downside of it. You can figure it out but it's a shame it can't differentiate between the two, a lot less hassle that way



 
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Small annoyance



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2017, 17:12 PM   10
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True, only a minor annoyance. They're a good little device



 
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