I’ve written about my Fitbit before, probably years ago. It is a step counter and I am on my third one now. Normally they just count away and I get my 10,000 steps with no problems day after day, month after month. I even participate in challenges with other people on the internet, yes that is what passes for a social life for me. 😉
This works really well until I get 10,677 steps and it won’t sync up and here I am hanging there with this:
AAAARGH! I uninstall the app, reinstall, reconnect the bluetooth connections and discovered that somewhere along the way my Fitbit has attempted a firmware upgrade which is what has probably upset my competitive process here. So as usual, things calmed down around the fourth restart and at about 1:00 am I got a sync (click for a larger view):
So I got my steps and I actually got an adrenaline bonus sprint by getting stressed about whether I would get my steps counted for the right day. Yes, I am a step-geek.
Link: my very first post about my first Fitbit
Link: the official Fitbit website
The new Fitbit is available!
A new fitbit has been introduced since I posted my review. I checked one out at REI today and figured out what the big difference is … it will sync via bluetooth 4.0 and doesn’t require a cable like mine does.
Click: Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black
my review: https://dunthor.com/2012/10/22/fitbit_review/
It’s Halloween 2012
Here is my Halloween treat for you. It is a recording called Halloween Pickles and it is about two brothers who dress up as the scariest things they can think of for trick-or-treat. What do they pick? One dresses as a nun and the other as a Choctaw warrior. Scott and I heard this on NPR years ago and it has become a Halloween tradition for us. Check it out here: Halloween Pickles.
I discovered another benefit of the Fitbit. Kevin & John were working upstairs all day so I spent the whole day sitting in my studio with Rob & Gracie and only logged 1400 steps. I decided to get a good long walk in so I messed around for about 15 minutes trying to get an audio file onto my phone and then trotted out into the rain. About halfway through the lecture I was listening to, I stopped to check my fitbit. My belt clip was empty, lanyard still attached to it.
I panicked momentarily and then remembered I had stuck it in its charging cradle while I was messing with the phone… AAAARGH. Discovering that I wasn’t logging any steps really sapped my motivation. Yes, I am externally rather than internally motivated, and it wasn’t until I remembered I could enter an activity by hand that I got my second wind! When I got home I clicked “log an activity” on the Fitbit menu and copied the stats from the last walk onto today’s log. Whew.
Click here to read my earlier post about it: Fitbit Review.
Stay tuned for some kitchen pix once the guys are gone.
Scott will be wearing his kilt for work. I probably won’t be leaving the house except for my walk so I am not dressing up. 🙂
We don’t really bother because we have had exactly 4 trick-or-treaters in the 20 years we’ve lived here. The last ones were quite happy with the Lara Bars & Cliff Bars we offered them.
A little creepy decor?
The houseplants that were in the kitchen have died out on the porch, does that count?
We’ve been on a steady diet of X Files and Walking Dead for the last week. So it is time to move along to Betelgeuse and
Are you ready?
Click here for my Halloween Movie choices and tell me some of yours!
Get more active: check out my Fitbit review.
I have a fit bit ultra and I really love this thing. In fact, I love it so much that when I lost it I walked all over JoAnn’s and Home Depot for hours looking for it until I finally had to give up. I was so bummed that Scott bought me another on his way home, honestly! Continue reading Fitbit Review