It measures "very active time" in addition to steps, but I have no idea what that means. Assuming it's based on "lots of arm movement, does that mean that it'll pick up jogging, but not a stationary bike? Is there some way to tell it I'm (finally, at long last) working out?
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Which doesn't tell us much, though I suspect it should be able to pick up forward accelerations.
Other help topic mention your concern regarding cycling:
Here's more information regarding manual logging.
Given that the Fitbit Flex uses a 3-axial accelerometer, I reckon it starts counting Very Active Minutes as soon as it notices a deviation from patterns of known activities such as normal walking, sitting or lying down/sleep. Especially if you fall into a repetitive pattern, it should be able to reliably determine you're doing something.
My advice for cycling: put the wristband around your ankles, they might record awkward data, but it'll surely be very reliable.
So how is weight training not considered active minutes? When I used to log my activities (some training sessions lasting up to 90 minutes at medium-to-high intensity) it counted the time. The latest update is so far from truthful that it shouldn't be considered indicative of physical activity. I sweat buckets when I train so the logic you provide is deeply flawed.
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