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1/21/10 11:23 A

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MISSSTARLAMAE:

I am so excited waiting for my FitBit to arrive. I read up on it and it's sounds just like the GoWearFit except for a lot less money and you don't have to buy a subscription.

I am glad you don't have to do spreadsheets. Looking foward to getting mine - but won't receive it now until February (backordered).

Thanks for the info - Linda

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1/20/10 8:38 P

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I'm still keeping track of data separately at least for awhile as I like to see weekly info to correlate to weigh ins.

I just posted this on the fitbit site

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Jerrod,

I understand what you're saying, I'm just finding it a bit hard to reconcile

How about this data point
1/17 - 3000 steps - 1 mile traveled - 1880 calories burned
1/18 - 7500 steps - 2.5 miles - 2000 calories burned

I get that not all steps are created equal.. but I find it hard to wrap my head around 2x as many steps, 1.5 more miles traveled.. only correlates to 20 calorie difference. It's not like I had small burst of a lot of activity on 1/17?

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1/20/10 5:07 P

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@Linda:

No worries, you won't have to make any spreadsheets of your own. I love the graphs and other items the Fitbit people have added, and they are adding more to the site all the time. In fact, you don't even have to plug the 'Bit in...just walk by your computer when it's on and charge it every 7-10 days. =)

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1/18/10 10:57 A

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I am like you...I can get caught up in the details very easily and that is not my goal. However, I wear a pedometer and can plug it into my PC and it records everything for me with just a click, so I don't have to do too much. I was kind of hoping the FitBit did the same thing. If I have to try to do an excel sheet on my own...forget...it won't happen.

I can't wait to receive my FitBit. I got it for the exact same reason and that's to move more plus I wanted the sleep monitoring.

I think 2010 will be a great year and I am personally so excited. I even like the sound of saying 2010!!!

Linda

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1/15/10 5:17 P

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Well, FitBit is a very new product and they are continuing to enhance it. I received my fitbit at New Years (ordered April 09). It has FORCED me to increase my steps per day. I love the size, the price and how it keeps me active. As for export to excel. That will be nice when available. But for me, I have to be careful with getting to focused on the seconds and missing the hours. What I mean is I'm prone to over organizing and over thinking instead of just getting up and moving. The fitbit gives me enough info to get me off my backside. I can totally appreciate someone else's need for details but If I start to evaluate to much... I end up actually avoiding doing what I should be doing and that's walking. I say this because of my history. So it will be nice for the excel details, but I'm more interested in getting the leader board and friends portion complete for added motivation. Best of luck to all us FitBitters. It will be a great 2010 as we move closer to health and fitness.

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1/15/10 1:04 P

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I just found out today that I won't get my FitBit until sometime the first week of February or I would try to help diagnose the problem. I can't believe you can't export a report. I guess they are still working out the kinks with everything.

Sorry I can't help.

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1/15/10 12:57 P

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I just posted this over on fitbit message boards.

I find the data kind of confusing. Here's what I posted over there, any thoughts?

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Since Fitbit (for now I hope?) doesn't allow any data exporting, for the time being I'm keeping a spreadsheet to try to analyze the data for what calories the fitbit reports I burn (and minutes active) vs calories I'm eating.

I'm hoping I can come to a point if I accurately record my food intake, I can use the data fitbit reports and determine the amount of calorie deficit my body needs to lose a pound (I know the average deficit/week needed is 3500, but I want to know about what it is for me according to what fitbit is reporting).

Please take a look at my spreadsheet & yes I realize I'm not active enough.
bit.ly/71PVC2

I'm questioning that my least active day in terms of steps, miles, and minutes very active (1/14), fitbit.com reports I burned more calories than say 1/12. I took 800 more steps on 1/12, and I think I find it hard to wrap my brain around more steps does not equal more calories.

Also, if someone could respond if Fitbit could/will support CSV exports ever I'd appreciate it. There's a long thread in features/suggestions no one has responded to.

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