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Fitbit- anyone use tracking technology for steps in Vegas...or anytime?

Discussion in 'Health, Sports and Fitness' started by VegasChic, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. VegasChic

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    Decided to get a Fitbit shortly before the last family trip to Vegas. I got the Fitbit Alta HR, plus a new band for it and I'm really enjoying it! I expected I would have had a ton more steps on the Vegas trip, but guess it was lower with trying to save steps for the kids, as well this one isn't waterproof so didn't wear it during any of the pool time!

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    I do find I'm more aware to keep up a minimum level of activity, and confirmed how awful my sleep schedule is!

    Anyone else track how much extra activity (or less!) they do while in Vegas?
     
  2. newmans

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    Wow...so fancy. I've never seen one like that. I started with a Nike fuelband about 5 years ago. I switched to a Garmin Vivofit 2 years ago. I'm addicted. I never take it off. I've worn it to black tie functions as well. I wish I had yours for those occasions.

    I like that it tracks sleep as well-being. [​IMG]
     
  3. NickPappageorgio

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    I use mine, just a Fitbit HR2 with a Road ID badge on it. I typically average around 20-25K steps per day when in Vegas, around 15K everywhere else.
     
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    I bought one a month ago, and will be bringing it to Vegas for the first time next week. I'm excited to see how many steps I get! Never been in the summer heat though, so that may limit them.
     
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    It is fancy, but was super cheap actually- we will see how it wears. I'm assuming because I can't go in water with it on it should keep it looking okay. Or for the price, I will just frequently replace it, haha.

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    Not sure if Your actual tracking device comes out of the band. If it does you can likely find different bands to use with it!

    I've only had this a couple weeks but I can totally see getting addicted to it and finding motivation for more exercise with it! Or here's hoping for that anyway!!
     
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    I wear a Fitbit One daily and average 8k-10k a day in NYC. I love wearing it in Vegas and doubling my average steps most days.
     
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    Wow, I think that's pretty darn good- way to go on keeping your daily averages so high! I'm still kinda getting used to having it but thinking once the kids are out of school to try increasing by at least 1000 steps a day and seeing if I can increase more over time!
     
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    Pretty much double it, I can see that with all the ground to cover even just getting to your room to the strip sidewalk! I'm super curious now for my next trip when I don't have the kids. I know I've gotten lazier in Vegas and Uber a lot....I think this might get me walking again!
     
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    My Garmin can go in the water, so I wear it swimming and in the shower.

    I bike a lot and tracking that has been a weakspot for activity trackers.
     
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    That heat would be tough! I know in trips in the scorching heat we would just go through every air conditioned Casino in our path. We were broke and drunk from playing slots at every casino and it took a really long time to get where we were headed but at least we weren't hot, haha!!

    Hope you let us know how much extra you track on the upcoming trip- good luck!!
     
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    So I carry my phone with me most of the time in my purse or in my pocket. There is the health app that comes with the phone and can tell you how many steps you have done. I talked to my husband about getting a Fitbit and he said let me see the numbers on your phone. When he saw there were a couple days in December that I didn't break 1K steps in a day, the conversation was over until they are gone. I couldn't argue, only look away like a bad dog with my shame. Damn desk job, it's not my fault! I am paid to sit!

    Flip side of all of it. I average 13-15K steps in LV. I now claim Las Vegas is necessary for my health and well being.
     
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    Once you get used to wearing it you'll find it's like putting on a watch. Mine's waterproof but I do take it off when I go to bed because it can bug me when sleeping. Also, as I said earlier, it's a must-wear because of the RoadID badge when on trips in case something goes wrong.
     
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    I think that this one not being waterproof is a weak spot too. Lost a lot in the Vegas trip not wearing it to the pool and I can anticipate the same for days at the lake this summer. Not sure if I should get a waterproof one at some point, though info wouldn't sync. It would likely have to be a full replacement if it's effecting the numbers that much.
     
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    What's the RoadID badge?
     
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    Used to use a Fitbit Charge HR but I went through a couple of them as the band would deteriorate and separate from the tracker. I switched to an Apple Watch back in November.
     
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    It's basically a badge that has a 1-800 number complete with an ID and PIN that first responders can use to access my medical information. For me it tells them that I cannot be administered blood thinners and for Mrs. P it tells them she's allergic to penacillin. Mrs. P wears one that has a colored wrist-band, mine is just a metal plate that clips on to my Fitbit band.

    We found them a few years ago when we were watching the Tour de France. Apparently they are huge with cyclists. We bought them because we were doing a LOT of traveling back then (and still do today really) but it's pretty handy even at home should I get in a wreck or need medical attention for one reason or another.
     
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    Thats pretty cool, hadn't heard of it but see how handy that could be. Kind of like an updated medic alert bracelet!
     
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    I think a lot of people use that health app. I've noticed in the sport section you can get various armbands etc to keep your phone on you securely- that could be helpful for your accuracy for the steps taken when you don't have your purse.

    Totally agree the desk work is a killer- I have a lot of days like that and end up walking in circles in my backyard at 11 pm to make up for it! Vegas would be a waaaayyyy better way to make it up, haha!!
     
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    I wear one all the time. During my late Jan trip I had over 25,000 steps one day
     
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    My DH wears a Fitbit Charge - he's had it for a while. He wears it all the time and uses it as his watch also. We walk around the mall sometimes on weekends and if we hold hands it never registers the steps right if I hold the hand of the wrist his Fitbit is on. If you were holding your kids hands in the traffic or holding stuff that might account for the lower registered numbers.
     
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