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Here's how I do do it (I have a fitbit one). When I'm doing an activity that I think the fitbit won't track properly (biking, or a sport), I switch to recording/sleep mode (they're the same). I only do this so that I can remember how long that activity took. Then, using the web interface later, I enter the actual activity, time, and duration (using info ...


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From the Fitbit help pages: You earn "Very Active Minutes" when you wear your Fitbit while doing cardio workouts and high intensity activities like jogging, running, aerobics, biking, rowing, or anything where you are working up a sweat. By default, you are given a starting goal of 30 Very Active Minutes a day based on the Center for Disease ...


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Based on the FitBit website, it appears that the device goes to great lengths to solely detect steps, rather than other motion: Fitbit trackers have a finely tuned algorithm for step counting. The algorithm is designed to look for motion patterns most indicative of people walking. One condition for a motion pattern to be recognized as a step is the ...


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I just got back from a 10k kayak session, but my Fitbit logged is as ~5k. It was in a calm lake with hardly any wind any obviously no water streams. I had the Fitbit on my non-dominant hand as per usual. I don't know how they log it exactly, but it does not seem to have any explicit kayaking support.


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Stride length is only really applicable if your attempting to verify / compare the distance covered during a treadmill based workout. The distance given by the other pieces of equipment are pseudo / equivalent distances, to that a treadmill would record for a similar level of effort input, anyway as you've actually gone nowhere they're all wrong ;-) The ...


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The very reason you use an elliptical (low impact on your joints) makes it difficult for the accelerometer in the FitBit Flex to detect the difference between strides. It wouldn't count steps right when you're swimming either, even if your legs are moving. This answer tells how FitBit expects you to log elliptical training. If you use the elliptical at a ...


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If you're primarily looking at calories spent, I'd suggest simply buying a chest strap based monitor. As they are: less likely to be broken during a fall, start at £15, and the likes of the Runtastic combo are available for around £35 have the advantage of being able to be paired with gym equipment as well as a phone / tablet. can be paired with multiple ...


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It seems [1] that the fitbit charge hr does base it's calorie consumptions figure on heart rate. So I guess it will work in your case as well. I would send an email to them and ask. Regarding metabolism, there have actually been studies made on peoples perceived metabolism and eating habits, the result was that thin people over-estimate their eating and ...


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I just went out for a kayak with a fitbit surge on. It said that my 24.6km kayak was only 6.2km. When I uploaded the data it had the route correct but the distance was well off. I don't know how it can be so wrong when the PGS was running (which it was before I started) and it had the route right. FYI I checked the actual distance on Google earth to ...



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