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tyankou

by tyankou

Setting up Fitbit Ultra on Macbook Air?
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Hi everyone, I had recently gotten my mom a Fitbit Ultra for Mother's Day and we're having trouble setting it up on her Macbook Air. 1. Clicking "Next" on the personal information screen does nothing. 2. Even after that works, I am aware that it will ask her to plug the Fitbit on its base into her computer, which is a problem since it has no USB port. Is there a fix for problem 1 and a workaround for problem 2? Thanks.
alexmuller

by alexmuller

What is it about $100 fitness tech that makes it so hard to ship outside the US?
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I asked this question jokingly on Twitter the other day, but I'm curious as to whether anybody has any real answers.
Why do neither the Fitbit or Jawbone Up ship outside the US/Canada? What is it about the technology (if it is the technology that's the problem) that makes it so difficult? All I can guess is that it's the wireless radios that might cause a holdup in international availability.
(It's worth noting that since I posted this question, the Jawbone Up has become available in Apple Stores...
dave

by dave

Fitbit or Up?
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Some of us swear by our Fitbits, while others are eagerly waiting for the Up. I know the Jawbone Up doesn't ship until next week, but if you're on the fence about purchasing a fitness / health gadget, what are you leaning toward and why?

Do you already have a Fitbit? Are you going to switch to the Up (or considering getting one and using both)?
connorg

by connorg

My Fitbit is acting very strangely. Any suggestions?
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I've only had it since last Wednesday, but my Fitbit has been acting strangely. It seems to switch itself in to activity mode without me pressing anything. On Friday, for a while I noticed that when I pressed the button once it wouldn't respond, and if I pressed it a couple more times it would eventually display "Start" and go to activity mode. Pressing once more would display "Stop", even though I was only doing a short press. After doing this for a while, it reset itself (displayed "Fitbit... Read more →
veronica

by veronica

Food logging?
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I'm using my Fitbit to log my activity and whatnot, but I also want to use it for logging my food intake. However, I have no idea how to enter stuff from a restaurant or take-out! Most of the food items that they have in their database are pre-packaged items.

Any suggestions for making sense of food that doesn't come in a box?
leigh

by leigh

Do you think the FitBit warranty will apply to my broken FitBit?
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My FitBit broke this morning!! *sob* The back cover broke off... so the device itself still works but the cover no longer stays on without something to hold it. I wasn't doing anything unusual with it. I wear it clipped to my bra (TMI maybe but it's true!) and I was clipping it on and the back part just broke off. I have worried about this happening since I got it and try to be careful with it... :\ Did your FitBit break? In what way did it break? Were you able to get it replaced? Here is...
timchoi89

by timchoi89

Do you record everything on Fitbit?
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I'm home for the weekend and finally got the Fitbit that I ordered last week. I've set it up and I'm curious to know how much you guys record on your Fitbit accounts. Do you guys input your food intake, water intake, heart rate, mood, etc.? Or do you just let it count your steps and calories? If you input your meals, how do you determine how many calories you took in from homecooked meals?
leigh

by leigh

I have two questions for those of you actively using the fitbit:
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1) When you exercise do you put it in "activity" mode? Why do you (or don't you)? I've just started up the C25K program and I'm indecisive about how important that step is. The first day I did not do it and the second day I did. 2) I've noticed that if I do not sync the fitbit on a daily basis that the markers for when I begin sleep/end sleep are lost. Does that also happen to you? I'm trying to figure out if I'm doing something wrong. Basically, I was... Read more →
dave

by dave

Have you ever had your FitBit crash before?
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This morning, I woke up early to take advantage of the beautiful weather in San Francisco today and go for a run through the park. Download a podcast? Check. Set up GPS app? Check. Make sure I have my FitBit in my pocket? Check. Alright, let's get those steps in! About 30 minutes later I return home and find that my FitBit won't turn on. What?! I'm really perplexed. I plugged it into the dock and it turned on, showing a full battery charge. After appearing to boot up for a bit, I... Read more →
dave

by dave

What are your best stats using the FitBit?
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Since I received the FitBit for Christmas, I think there's only been a single day I've not worn the device (or forgot it for some reason). I love it! I'm a huge data junky though, so I love checking out how many steps I've walked each day (and comparing that data with other FitBit users.) Anyway, I was looking at some of my stats the other day and noticed I set quite a number of personal records while setting up for gdgt live in Austin. (These events are pretty crazy!) 33,561... Read more →
aaron

by aaron

If you've been having trouble with your Fitbit not syncing your sleep results, it's because there's a bug in the current tracker firmware.
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Even if you properly hit the button to START and STOP recording sleep, only your daytime activity results are being synced and Fitbit.com says you didn't track any sleep. Fitbit released a firmware update in early January '11 to fix this issue. Windows users can follow the instructions on this page: http://www.fitbit.com/forums/topic/828PQWL2ZTY8B Mac users need to wait for an update to the firmware updater, because their usual process isn't working with this release.
dave

by dave

Do you use any gadgets to track your sleep patterns?
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If so, what has your experience been like with either of these devices? I recently received a FitBit for Christmas and have loved using it to track my daily activity -- I'm much more active than I thought! An added bonus is that the FitBit can track your sleeping patterns and let you know how well you've been sleeping. My opinion on the sleep tracking features of the FitBit so far? Total rubbish. For example, last night, it said I fell asleep in 2 minutes -- I don't think... Read more →