Yesterday, I traveled 4.46 miles on my Octane Q37xi, which should correlate to roughly 9,000 steps. My dashboard only recorded 4,402 steps, less than half. I assumed the problem could be the stride length differential between me (6 foot tall), and the fixed stride of the elliptical.
Last night, I adjusted the stride length under settings on fitbit's site, to match the elliptical stride of 20.5 inches. I entered 1 foot, 8.5 inches. Today, I traveled 3.13 miles on the elliptical, and my flex only recorded 2.037 steps.
I am ready to return the flex as the elliptical is my primary source of exercise. If it consistently under records my steps, what's the point?