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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011. I currently work for UTC Aerospace Systems in Massachusetts. My full CV is available on StackOverflow Careers and LinkedIn.

My professional interests include software project management, software engineering process, software measurements and metrics, leadership, and professionalism in software engineering. I'm also a casual student of psychology and sociology, especially as they apply to a business context. Personally, I have taken up photography as a hobby. I'm also a casual gamer.


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comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
@IvoFlipse There is an altimeter in the FitBit One that equates one flight of stairs to an elevation increase of about 10 feet. I think that's the only thing it's used for, though.
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comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
@IvoFlipse I mentioned in my title that I have a FitBit One. Based on Kate's answer, it appears that the One and the Ultra behave the same, so I'm not entirely sure the model is relevant to how the website deals with data being entered through it (or an app) and from a device sync.
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comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
Do you think that a treadmill would be tracked properly? Or if you use a treadmill, do you use recording mode? It seems pretty close to running.
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revised If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
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asked If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
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comment Are there any Android apps similar to RunKeeper, but for things other than running or cardio workouts?
I'll poke around these when I get home. I've heard of Fitocracy as well, but can't find an invite code.
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comment Are there any Android apps similar to RunKeeper, but for things other than running or cardio workouts?
@Ivo Is the edit better?
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comment Are there any Android apps similar to RunKeeper, but for things other than running or cardio workouts?
@Ivo No, but I don't see how that matters for things that aren't cardio. That's what I'm already doing for RunKeeper - after a treadmill/elliptical run, I enter the time, distance, and other data provided by the machine. Now, I'm looking to have an app where I enter wight + sets/reps + exercise type to track progress, such as lifting more weight, or tracking variations in sets/reps performed.