Invasive

@GardenGerty (102535)
United States
February 24, 2016 8:34am CST
Okay, the new fitness monitors are all the rage. I admit that I have owned and used pedometers in the past. Counting my steps is good enough for me. From what I read these things can tell you if you sleep, or how much you sleep. They can track your routes, and I am not sure what else. You will not find me using one of these invasive devices. I want my privacy.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 Feb 16
I could see using one if you had issues sleeping, to see why.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I guess it might let you know if you needed a sleep study conducted.
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@Orson_Kart (4487)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 16
I think they are a great idea. I haven't got one yet, but I am thinking about it. Trouble is, it might shame me as I do very little exercise. Like the fitness monitor, I only think about it.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I wonder how many steps your cartwheels would count for?
@AmbiePam (50134)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I wonder what knows more about us: fitness trackers or those who use our internet cookies for profit! Both are annoying.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I think they know different things about us.
@AmbiePam (50134)
• United States
24 Feb 16
@GardenGerty Only the fitness monitor would make me feel guilty.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
25 Feb 16
@AmbiePam Maybe that is secretly my reason for resisting. That and I know I would spend more than a hundred dollars and break it or lose it.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Feb 16
I feel the same way you do. I need a device to track me or one to track how much I walk or sleep. Ugh!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
25 Feb 16
I would like to really know the number of steps, but that is about it. I have a blood pressure cuff to check my heart rate.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Feb 16
@GardenGerty ...I used to have one when I worked in a big call center. I wondered that place a lot and walked hundreds of steps each day.
• United States
24 Feb 16
I won't waste my money on such items. If I need to know how much sleep I get, I will have a sleep study done. Realistically I don't need to have any gadget or test to know that I lack sleep!!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
25 Feb 16
I know I lack sleep. It is in part due to fibro. Maybe something to do with getting up for the bathroom a lot too.
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• United States
26 Feb 16
@GardenGerty, love getting up to visit the porcelain goddess. Sometimes it isn't easy to get back to sleep.
• United States
24 Feb 16
I do not have one but would like one. What is it that is not private about them GG?
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
It just creeps me out. I do not know that it is really not private. I do not want to wear anything round the clock and have "it" know my stats.
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• United States
25 Feb 16
@GardenGerty Oh lolz
@shaggin (37756)
• United States
24 Feb 16
With my ocd I like to have everything very specific and noted. I do not care for these new fitness monitors though. I don't really think I need one. I can always use a free app on my phone to keep track of how far I have walked if I want to know for sure. I did that one time when I did a 19 mile walk one day. I had a pedometer I got free and used once. I didn't have much interest in it and think I donated it eventually as I never used it after that one time.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I liked my old pedometer, but I do not really find them accurate, unless they are set up accurate. I am more the type that will say I am going to walk a certain length of time.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
25 Feb 16
@GardenGerty Yes with my old pedometer I found it to be quite inaccurate
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Feb 16
I have used a pedometer but it broke and I don't have anything anymore. I really would like to start walking again if the people in this town understand the rules and tie up their dogs. I hate being chased by a barking dog while I am minding my own business and just walking.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I have been fortunate so far. The dogs around here all seem to be tied up or fenced in. Or walking with someone.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Feb 16
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Feb 16
Me too. It's like those terrible bathroom scales that you try out in the shops and they should out your weight to everyone.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
25 Feb 16
My weight, my business. I guess in my mind this "thing" would be watching me sleep and I dislike that.
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@yukimori (9072)
• United States
24 Feb 16
Some of them can track your heart rate, and a lot of the newest models can sync with smartphones to provide your tracking stats as well as display things like call and text notifications directly on the fitness tracker's screen. I've been tempted to get one for a while, mostly because I'm interested in the sleep tracking function. I think it might be beneficial to me because that seems to be the #1 factor in determining how bad my fibromyalgia symptoms are on a given day.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
Lack of sleep or rest causes or contributes to fibro, and fibro causes lack of sleep. We just cannot win. I guess I am just not that in to technology. I kind of fear it, I guess.
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• United States
24 Feb 16
I'm with you. Privacy is utmost.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I found my myself feeling a bit like someone somewhere can track me.I could be wrong but it is nice to know someone else feels like I do.
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@marlina (78025)
• Canada
24 Feb 16
Not for me either.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I guess I feel like I am being spied upon.
@Morleyhunt (21007)
• Canada
24 Feb 16
I've tried the pedometer. That wasn't a success. I walked a mile...my device showed 10 steps. I'm not sure about the new fit bit. I might try it.
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
24 Feb 16
I have that problem with the inexpensive pedometers, and then I bump them on my waist and reset them. I had a good one from Omron that lasted for about ten years. It seemed fairly accurate.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
24 Feb 16
Don't want that either. Haha
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
25 Feb 16
Well we can save our money and put it toward something nice that we do want.