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FITBIT APP with Fitbit Zip & Flex

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    Fitbit App

    Hi everyone! Since May, I have had a chance to try out a Fitbit Zip and Flex. Both are electronic pedometers that count your steps, distance walked, calories burned and Sleep pattern (Flex). The Zip is worn in your pocket or on your belt. While the Flex is a wristband that you wear. Both are water resistant and the Flex can safely be used in the shower--though I haven't tried it with mine.

    What sets these gadgets apart from other exercise trackers is wonderful jam-packed App. With its Bluetooth Capabilities to its App, you can instantly record your stats in real time anytime, tweet your results or see where your rank position is among your buddies! :)

    The Fitbit is available and to sync with iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th Gen), iPad 3 and Retina, iPhone 4S and 5. It also syncs to several Samsung Galaxy phones and and Galaxy Note 10.1.



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    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fitbit/id462638897?mt=8

    Here's some of the features of the App...

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    This is the Dash Board that gives you the number of Calories Burned, number of Steps taken and also the total miles walked.

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    The Step window can be viewed in Portrait or Landscape mode to see the specific day and number of steps walked



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    You can also add different activities to your Fit Bit App to add to your "Active minutes."

    I rode my stationary bike for 30 minutes which I entered and it automatically calculated the calories burned.



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    You can also log your weight and body weight percentage. I haven't been good with this, but for some...this has been really handy when you're tracking your weight. :)



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    ...and best yet, you can invite friends to compete with to keep you on track and moving!

    The "More" area of the Fitbit App has a lot of useful sections...



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    You can log your meal by selecting from the food groups listed and number of calories it has.


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    The " Water" Section is where you can log the amount of water you have consumed for the day.



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    The "Sleep" Section is available on the Flex and the FitBit One. Here, it will give you the length of time you have slept and number of times you woke up.



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    If you own a Flex wristband or a One, you can set the alarm-it's useful to me, since I use it as one of my alarm clocks in the morning.

    Overall, this is a jam-packed app which has tons of useful features to keep you on track and staying fit. It has been one of my daily go to Apps to sync my Zip/Flex to it and also check where my ranking is with my buddies! :) This app was fairly easy to learn to use. The syncing took just a few minutes, but much faster if you had your device plugged in to the main.

    Also, on the website...you can log in your Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Glucose readings for additional monitoring. Very helpful for those who have heart or diabetic conditions.

    If you are interested in the "unboxing" of the Zip and the Flex...here's a few pics...



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    Hope you enjoy walking as much as I do! :)

    Skimonkey ~~ sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Just as a follow-up, the Fitbit App has a recent update!



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    The coolest part of this update is that it gives a 1-day status of your activity. It also has a "Distance" and "Active Minutes" log to your Dashboard!!

    Oh and by the way...did I mention you can earn badges??



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    I just received this one last week... :)

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    That's brilliant......250 miles! If you carry on like this you won't need a car!

    The Archangel
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    LOL-that'd be nice, I'd surely save on gas! Never thought though that I could reach 250 miles of just walking! Pretty amazing--makes me walk even more!! :)
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    Congratulations, Ski! Do that 100 more times and you'll have circumnavigated the World!:D
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    Woohoo! Wow, that's an achievement!

    Love your Avatar too. ;)
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    Thank you--the avatar is just getting me ready for the sailing trip in a week!! :)
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    That sounds nice!

    Aye aye Cap'n!
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    Sorry Sci...missed your post here!! Yes...you know...earlier I did travel around the world...honestly I did! :)
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Enjoy!
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    Just as an update for those who use Fitbit Trackers to monitor your steps, sleep, food intake. The FitBit App has just gone through an update in preparation for iOS 7. I've updated my FitBit App and really like how the new dashboard gives you all of your metrics and not just a few. You can easily edit what metrics you want to view through your settings.

    Have a look at this link from Appadvice: Fitbit Gets Fit And Optimized For iOS 7 With New Design And Background Syncing -- AppAdvice

    I'll post some screens up shortly so you can see the new improvements!


    Happy Walking--let's keep moving to keep Fit! :)
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