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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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