Do you use a fitbit or something that counts your steps or other exercise?

@snowy22315 (54423)
United States
March 27, 2018 10:15am CST
I haven't had a fitbit or a fitbit knock off, but I could use one. I used to have pacer on my smartphoe which I liked alot. It was pretty good. I may try to get it back again, right now I have too many apps on the phone to squeeze it on, but it is probably more important than some of them! Interstingly enough a Fitbit even helped one guy beat a murder rap, as his fitbit showed that he was asleep almost all one night, and not out killing his girlfriend! How do you like your fitbit?
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@wiLLmaH (8241)
• Singapore, Singapore
27 Mar
Singapore government have a project and gave away some free step trackers. Every tier we hit, they will give us a grocery voucher worth $5. Yep! I love this idea. I love tracker.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
THat sounds really good. Medicare patients here have a silver sneakers program where they can get free gym memberships.
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@wiLLmaH (8241)
• Singapore, Singapore
28 Mar
@snowy22315 some people need such rewards for motivation.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
1 Apr
@wiLLmaH Many of them use the program, but many don't as well.
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• United States
27 Mar
I had an apple watch and didn’t like it so I sold it. I’m not a watch person but my phone counts.. but I don’t hold it when I’m at the gym so it can’t count.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Unless you find a way to attach it to your body. I believe they sell straps for that.
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• United States
27 Mar
@snowy22315 I am afraid of it falling or breaking the screen when on the machine . But its ok :) I count the miles I ran
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@DianneN (88052)
• United States
27 Mar
I use a Fitbit every day for walking, climbing steps, and excercizing, except when I go out and wear a good watch. At home I sleep with it.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
27 Mar
Yes I do and I absolutely love it. It is a watch, a heart monitor, step counter and sleep recorder. I would hate to be without it. Mine is quite a cheap one, the brand is called Letscom but it seems as good as all the top brands.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Oh thanks for the info. I would really benefit from something like that I think.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
27 Mar
@snowy22315 I wouldn't be without mine and they only need charging every 4 days, I got it from Amazon.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
@sprite1950 Yes, I saw it on there when I looked. I think I will buy something similar.
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@BelleStarr (39858)
• United States
27 Mar
I so have a Fitbit as much to track my sleep as my steps. Mine is waterproof!!
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Yes, it would be kind of interesting to track sleep.
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@BelleStarr (39858)
• United States
27 Mar
@snowy22315 lol Sometimes it is just plain discouraging lol
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
@BelleStarr I bet it can be!
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@cintol (8324)
• United States
28 Mar
Yes, I have a Fitbit and I love it. It tracks what I eat, sleep, steps and exercise. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't count the steps unless your arm is moving. If you are pushing a shopping cart it tracks no steps at all even though your walking, I lose a lot of steps during a day so not really accurate.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
28 Mar
I guess you might have to swing your arm when you are pushing a cart.
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@cintol (8324)
• United States
28 Mar
@snowy22315 Yep, thats what you have to do, steer the cart with one hand.
@sunrisefan (21489)
• Philippines
27 Mar
My daughters previously gave me a Fitbit HR and when its strap was worn out a few months ago, my other daughter gave me a Fitbit Blaze as a birthday gift. I'm currently using it now, especially when I go for my morning walks. I synced it with my Runkeeper app and even wear it when I sleep.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Yes, alot of people keep track of their pulse when they sleep..respiration etc.
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@sunrisefan (21489)
• Philippines
28 Mar
@snowy22315 It keeps us motivated knowing our stats.
@anikoonline (3258)
• Hungary
27 Mar
I don't have a fitbit. But my phone record my steps, there's an in-built function for it. And I have some apps that I use for recording my cycling and my running activities.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Yes, some of the apps are pretty good in that way.
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• Hungary
28 Mar
@snowy22315 Of course, apps are not as good as having a fitbit, but they are close to it.
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
27 Mar
No I don't have one, although I am consious to my health. I will try to have one.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
There are lots of different types to choose from.
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
1 Apr
@snowy22315 can you recommend me one?
@nomus24g (25188)
• India
27 Mar
Even I have heard a lot about these health bands...but honestly never felt the urge to own something like that...
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
They actually have helped save lives.
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@nomus24g (25188)
• India
27 Mar
@snowy22315 May be...but I just gave my personal perspective...
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@Raj7779 (2922)
• Ahmednagar, India
27 Mar
No I don't use any of that.I do cycling daily but I have a fixed distance from my home to the garden which is 5 km far.so I don't need any of these to count.but if you walk or running then you may have to use because we can't able to mind our steps
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Yes, well you know the distance you are going, so that helps I am sure.
@Raj7779 (2922)
• Ahmednagar, India
27 Mar
@snowy22315 yes and I always only cycling between that distance neither more nor less.
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@mohit459 (12017)
• Haldwani, India
27 Mar
No I didn't use it nor I have one!. As I'm not health conscious
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Well at your age, you probably don't have to worry too much.
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@mohit459 (12017)
• Haldwani, India
27 Mar
@snowy22315 ya...and I'm fit to..
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@maezee (33977)
• United States
1 Apr
I like to but I always forget to charge it!
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
1 Apr
I am hoping it will encourage me to get off my butt!
@JudyEv (137281)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Mar
Several of my friends have them but I don't. I am thinking of getting one but haven't decided yet.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
28 Mar
It's something different..and some people have literally had their lives saved because of them. Anything that encourages me to exercise is probably good.
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@dya80dya (6474)
• Romania
28 Mar
No. But I think it's a good idea.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
28 Mar
Yes, me too!
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
27 Mar
My husband had one with his last job. Not sure if it still works, but he liked the thought of knowing how much walking he was doing a day. If he had one with the job he has now, it would probably be triple of what his last job was as all he does all day is walk around checking to make sure things are getting done.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
It was nice his job gave him one.
• United States
27 Mar
I do not have a Fitbit as I believe it is too consuming in making the person using it worrying whether they reach their daily goals and when they don't they fret about it causing more stress than no stress
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
That's a point.
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@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
27 Mar
When I was teaching, the school nurse gave all teachers a pedometer. Not sure where my is due to not using it.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
I have had those in the past..they always seem to get misplaced.
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@FourWalls (15838)
• United States
27 Mar
There's a pedometer in my iPhone that tracks steps, mileage, and flights of steps.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
Yes, some of them are not bad.
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@NJChicaa (47553)
• United States
27 Mar
I have a Fitbit Charge 2 and love it.
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@snowy22315 (54423)
• United States
27 Mar
There are a lot of brands out there now.
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