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#1 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:23 AM

My wife and sons have been into it for awhile. I thought it was sorta silly at first, but they got me one for Christmas and I've actually found it useful.

#2 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:25 AM

Yes, will you be my fitbit friend?

 

definitely motivates me.

 

I've been walking to work way more lately, even in the snow :mad:


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#3 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

Yes, will you be my fitbit friend?
 
definitely motivates me.
 
I've been walking to work way more lately, even in the snow :mad:


I've never been motivated by gimmicky stuff before, but for some reason, this works. I think its the competitive component.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:09 AM

What does it do?
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#5 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

I've never been motivated by gimmicky stuff before, but for some reason, this works. I think its the competitive component.

 

Still waiting :mad:


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#6 Mungwater

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:11 AM

I use one, I actually like it, get a little reminder when you haven't moved in a while, just helps me know if I'm being a slug on a particular day.

#7 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:12 AM

 
Still waiting :mad:


What are you waiting for?

#8 mmmmm...beer

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:13 AM

I use one. Couple weeks now. Mostly use it for the heartrate.
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#9 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:16 AM

What does it do?

Automatically tracks your minutes of daily exercise, # of daily steps, heart rate, & calories burned.

You can also log your food to see calories in vs out and some other stuff too.

The competition is about the # of daily steps you take vs others in your group.

Basically it tells you if you sit around like a lump of sod all day, or if you get off your a ss and move around.

#10 patweisers44

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:18 AM

Wait until your son comes out of his room and says "I just jerked off for 3.7 miles!!!"  :lol:


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#11 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:19 AM

What are you waiting for?

 

fitbit friends :wub:


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#12 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:20 AM

 
fitbit friends :wub:


That ain't happening.

#13 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:21 AM

That ain't happening.

 

that's it.

 

you're on the list!


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#14 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:34 AM

 
that's it.
 
you're on the list!


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#15 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:37 AM

Anomymity
Worlds colliding
Etc.

 

it's an email, that shows nothing but how many steps the other person has taken.  oh and what state they live.  

 

weirdo.


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#16 patweisers44

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:41 AM

Anomymity
Worlds colliding
Etc.

Try joining a fantasy football league or SpEdex Cup with him.   :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J/K Ed.  You've gone from Most Hated Geek to one of the cool ones in the last ten years or so.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:42 AM

I use one, I actually like it, get a little reminder when you haven't moved in a while, just helps me know if I'm being a slug on a particular day.

I thought you were a marathon runner?

#18 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:43 AM

Try joining a fantasy football league or SpEdex Cup with him.   :lol:

 

 

 

 

J/K Ed.  You've gone from Most Hated Geek to one of the cool ones in the last ten years or so.

 

 

Thanks man.  I like this side of the fence much better.   :cheers:


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#19 Mungwater

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

I thought you were a marathon runner?


I am, but there are days when you're just stuck in the office and it's nice to get a nudge to move a bit.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:26 AM

I remember my boss having one and it said he walked what seemed to be a not very long distance and burned a trillion calories. 

So I figure the calorie burner feature wasn't one to pay attention to.


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#21 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:46 AM

 
it's an email, that shows nothing but how many steps the other person has taken.  oh and what state they live.  
 
weirdo.


The email I have associated with the fitbit account contains a lot of info.

Stop acting like a spurned school boy. We can still be geek friends.

#22 edjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:46 AM

The email I have associated with the fitbit account contains a lot of info.

Stop acting like a spurned school boy. We can still be geek friends.

 

you're dead to me


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#23 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:53 AM

I remember my boss having one and it said he walked what seemed to be a not very long distance and burned a trillion calories. 
So I figure the calorie burner feature wasn't one to pay attention to.


I dunno. My calorie burner seems to be pretty accurate.

As I understand it, it calculates total calories burned, not just those from exercise.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:11 AM

My wife and father in-law use one. Since they both have diabetes, it's helped to make sure they get their goal of steps in for the day. I don't think either really use many of the other features...but it's a nice tool to help motivation


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#25 Djgb13

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

My sister got me one when they first came out. Not a big fan. I like my Nike Apple Watch better

#26 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:54 AM

My sister got me one when they first came out. Not a big fan. I like my Nike Apple Watch better


For when you dress up and go places?

#27 Mookz

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

I find it's a nice spot to stick my loosies.  :thumbsup:



#28 Hardcore troubadour

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:58 AM

For when you dress up and go places?


I thought she got it for him because he didn't have one

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

I had one of the original ones that got recalled because the battery area leaked nickel.  I got a nasty skin rash on the top of my wrist.  Thankfully, they gave me a full refund from the recall.


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#30 Djgb13

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

For when you dress up and go places?


Nope. Got other watches for that. Got a new one today for my bday. Pretty expensive one at that

#31 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

I thought she got it for him because he didn't have one


That was the satellite radio since he didn't currently have one.

#32 Djgb13

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:33 PM

That was the satellite radio since he didn't currently have one.


The fact that you remember that when I don't even remember that shows how much tilt you're on HTH

#33 vuduchile

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

The fact that you remember that when I don't even remember that shows how much tilt you're on HTH


Although my memory isn't as good as when I was a kid, I still remember almost everything I read. I always have.

You, on the other hand, tell so many lies and talk so much sh!t, you can't even remember your own comments.

Also, you have a pea brain.

#34 Djgb13

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:27 PM

Although my memory isn't as good as when I was a kid, I still remember almost everything I read. I always have.

You, on the other hand, tell so many lies and talk so much sh!t, you can't even remember your own comments.

Also, you have a pea brain.


Tilt :lol:

#35 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:04 AM

I used to have one. My family and a bunch of my friends were on competitions. It got a bit competitive. Like people going to the gym at 11:00 pm just to grind out the steps to win.

Between that and myfitnesspal App (helps keep track of calories) I lost quite a bit of weight. Can't use it here though as I rarely know what is in my food.

I have an Apple Watch now. It's fitness tracking capabilities are as good or better, and it also has other functions.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:33 AM

Old people and women are the only people I know that need a reminder to get off your azz.

#37 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:27 PM

Old people and women are the only people I know that need a reminder to get off your azz.


I found it, as well as the calorie counting app, useful to quantify things. Actually see on a graph what your current choices look like, and what it takes to be in a calorie deficit.

Plus which, as you lose weight, the numbers change. Requires more exercise to burn the same calories.

I liked it as a teaching tool. Not really necessary as a daily thing.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:13 AM

20,910 steps today. Day 2 of the move into our new house. Fock boys are my dogs barking. Feels like I walked around all day at disney. Laying here feeling my heartbeat in my feet.
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:42 AM

20,910 steps today. Day 2 of the move into our new house. Fock boys are my dogs barking. Feels like I walked around all day at disney. Laying here feeling my heartbeat in my feet.


I hope you are ok. That hearbeet in your feet feeling is the onset of AIDS.

#40 mmmmm...beer

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:32 AM

I hope you are ok. That hearbeet in your feet feeling is the onset of AIDS.


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