New FitBit feature: Tracking 250+ steps per hour

@NJChicaa (38191)
United States
April 5, 2016 5:20pm CST
I have to give FitBit credit. They have come out with a new way to motivate people to take more steps. It is a new line in the app (and I presume the online site) that tracks the hours from 9 to 5 that you have taken at least 250 steps during each hour. You are supposed to try to light up each hour by moving more and taking 250 steps (or presumably more). At first I thought it was kind of dumb, but don't you know I've found myself moving more so I could see that stupid dot lit up on the app? Hey, anything to get the dumb Americans to move, right? It works so I give them credit for that and I have to say that I like it.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
5 Apr 16
I saw this feature today. Even though I already went for a short jog, which covered my 'active minutes' goal; and will surely help meet my steps goal before the end of the day; I realize that there are more goals to accomplish! It's just past 4pm now, and I've only lit up 3 dots so far!
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@NJChicaa (38191)
• United States
5 Apr 16
I really like it. Mini-goals are way less daunting than TEN THOUSAND STEPS.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
Hey if it works that is all that counts. I dont have a fit bit thing but wish I did.
@NJChicaa (38191)
• United States
5 Apr 16
They are a lot of fun!
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• United States
6 Apr 16
@NJChicaa Good!!
@freak369 (4865)
• United States
7 Apr 16
I am still trying to find a band or attachment that's compatible with me - my gait is weird so sometimes the steps don't register and sometimes it gives me totals that I know are impossible.
@NJChicaa (38191)
• United States
7 Apr 16
My stair total has been off lately. It says I've done 9 flights of stairs today. No way. I've done 6. Not sure what's up with that.
@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
It is amazing how a 'stupid dot' or something similar will motivate us, isn't it?