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Is there a way to stop tracking on the Fitbit while driving?

My 30 min to drive to work logs a fairly large number of steps usually and having to go back through daily logs and edit out the time i think i was driving is a huge hassle.
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dave

That's weird. I've always found the Fitbit to be pretty good at not counting those sorts of things. This may sound like a strange question, but do you have like a restless leg or something while you drive? It's possible that bouncing your leg is adding to the number of steps.

The easiest way to keep track of your driving time is probably to put your Fitbit into activity mode (basically holding down on the button until the screen blinks -- it's exactly the same as sleep tracking) when you start driving. Once your drive is done, end the activity, connect the Fitbit to your computer and it should log the time perfectly. I imagine you can then modify things based on these more accurate times.

Sadly, I don't think there's a way to make the Fitbit not record movement -- unless you take off the Fitbit and put it in the center console.
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jmhartman

According to the manual: Logging any "driving" activity will erase any steps and floors climbed for that time period and adjust the calories for that time frame. While not normally necessary, certain vehicles and roads can generate false steps, calorie burn, and floors climbed.

I verified this by creating an activity record with the type driving and it took away all the steps
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Dean

Dave, you probably have a very smooth ride. My ride to work frequently gets me a couple hundred steps as well, which makes sense as it is a bouncy ride.
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