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I bought a New Fitbit

Friday, May 22, 2020

Hi everyone! I have been wanting a Fitbit for years. I finally splurged! Charge 4 Special Edition. I like that it has a 24/7 heart rate monitor and built-in GPS.

Con: It would not sync with my phone. But letting it charge for a little over and hour (and good vibes from my Best-est Spark friend) and it is now connecting! This problem is mentioned many times in the Fitbit community.

'Pay from Your Wrist': Hmm, I'm not sure I'm gonna like this feature. I think for safety, I will connect a virtual card number with a LOW limit on charges. Citibank lets me do this. It will probably come in handy.

'Four stylish Clock faces': It's giving me two options so far. lol Oh, my misread. It says Charge 4 comes with different clock faces.

'Notifications at a Glance': I hope I can set it to texts only. There are times I just don't want to be reached by phone. While hiking is one of those times.

'Sleep Tracking and Score': I don't know how this will improve my sleep. I get lousy sleep as it is, and I have surgery in a couple of weeks so I don't expect it to improve. I can see if changes in my bedtime routine make a difference. Wake up to vibrations on my arm? I think that would be similar to my present wake up to purring cat on my head. lol

'Exercise with Heart Rate and built-in GPS': Ahhh, finally. The reason I choose this model! Does the mapping feature help me get back to my car? What? I need to feel the buzz to earn minutes? Well, my doctor will be happy to know I am monitoring my heart rate again.

'Tracking': Steps, Distance, Floors, Calories, Active-Zone': I am very competitive, even with myself! This will be some great motivation!

I will update this as I develop my love/hate relationship with my Fitbit. What I need from you! Name suggestions! What should I name this little guy?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    YAY! Fitbit now syncs with my phone!
    I have started challenges with family and friends and having fun!
    286 days ago
    UPDATE: Fitbit is syncing with my phone, with a lot of frustration. I am deciding to shut off the Bluetooth on my phone to save the battery. It's less frustrating to re-sync than charge my phone three times a day. I don't mind checking the data weekly.
    Overall, I am disappointed. I expected so much more.
    374 days ago
    I'm still using a Charge 2. I did have problems on Saturday when it wouldn't sync. I did a force stop on the app, then restarted it and all is well now. It's the first time I've had a problem for years. I've been thinking about an upgrade, let me know how you get on.
    386 days ago
    Update: will not sync with my phone. App software issue. Very aggravated. Fitbit community are all complaining, it's not just me. Killed my motivation. Will give it until Monday then return.
    387 days ago
  • LINDA7677
    Love Fitbit. I have a Versa 2
    388 days ago
    I have a Charge 3 and I love it!
    I think Sparky is a good name ...

    388 days ago
    I have an older Fitbit. Love it. I wear it on my ankle.
    388 days ago
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