So, I took two walks today and used my Fitbit differently for both to see how the accuracy was. The first walk was my regular one and my other apps said I walked further than the Fitbit did. The later walk, I actually tracked the walk with my Fitbit and with another fitness app. The Fitbit had less distance. I don't know why it's off, but it's not as bad as the other one. This one does better on my sleep too. I know that the distance was really off on the Charge, because I walked on the Riverwalk trail and it has markers every 1/4 mile. I actually walked further than it said I did. I guess I'll get used to the difference from my One. Other than that, I love everything about this tracker. It's nice to have it always on so I always have a watch on. I am hoping that it might get better with tracking my activity after I've had it awhile. I've only been wearing this one for two days so it might just need time to get in stride with me!
So, I wore the new Fitbit Charge 2 for today's walk. I did not get as many steps as I did with my One, but I got more than I did with the first Charge 2. I'm not sure why there is such a big difference. It's so weird! Oh well, just means I have to work a bit harder each day to get my goal in. I can and will do it.
I got in my walk, did my workouts, and mowed the front lawn. I then decided to go to the park and walk around there a little bit. I didn't walk but about a half mile, but I walked some while I was there. That was nice. I want to test my Fitbit out in different areas. As for sleep, I still wish there was a mode to hit to go into sleep mode. I am hoping that is something that is added in a future update. That would be cool. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with it. I will update as I go along as to how it's doing. Tomorrow, I'm going to try something a bit different and see what that does. I MAY actually be walking faster with this on than I was with the One. I know when I would walk a lot faster with my One on, my steps would be less. I guess we'll see how it goes.
Well, my friend and I walked tonight and I wore the new Fitbit. It is doing a lot better than the old one. I knew there was something wrong with that one. This one is much more accurate. I think I'm going to love it! I am anxious to see how it does on my regular walk tomorrow. I think as well as it did tonight, it should be fine. ^_^
So, this day started horribly. I had a really bad night's sleep and I woke up all out of sorts. I was missing my Charge 2 something awful. According to Fingerhut, it could take up to ten days for a return to go through. That is not including the time for it to get to them and to get back to me! I said, this is insane. I also wanted to buy from a dealer that Fitbit supports so if another tracker messes up, they'll fix it. I went to Paypal and applied for credit. I never thought I'd get it, but I got it! I was able to ordered a Charge 2 from Target and go pick it up in store today! It wasn't ready yet when I got there, so I got some Starbucks to help ease the wait. I am now home and I'm charging the Fitbit.
I wasn't able to get the Teal band, but I have an aftermarket band that is teal and I can always order a teal one from Fitbit. I got the new one in plum. Blue and purple are my favorite colors, so that works out well! :P I am anxious to see if this one is more accurate. I can't wait to put it on and wear it. I thought I'd love going back to my One, but I had already gotten used to my Charge being on my arm. So much so that I forgot to wear my watch on my walk today! LOL! I did walk though, I did all that before I got the new Fitbit. Wish me luck that this one is perfect. I am so happy that I was able to get it this way. Now, I won't be paying twice as much for it. It makes me feel a lot better, to be sure!
Wow, this is a cheerful post, yes? :P I might come back later tonight and do a short update post when I see how the Fitbit is doing. I am happy now that if it isn't okay, I can take care of it via Fitbit and not another place!
Well, today, I noticed that my Charge was not counting steps right along my walk. I logged my route on two different other fitness apps and it showed over six miles and the Fitbit only had me a little under 5! I checked via Google Maps and I did walk six miles. I contacted Fitbit, but since the place I got it from is not an 'authorized retailer' I have to go through them.
Well, I contacted them and they said to package it up and send it back and they'd send a replacement. The shipping label they gave me needed postage and I am broke until next month! LOL! I went on the site and decided to print one from there and get the box ready to ship when I had the money to ship. The label they gave me to print online doesn't need postage! LOL! Me: @_@ YAY! So, I packed it up securely and I ran out and dropped it in a local box. It has a tracking number, so I can keep up with when it gets to them. I already am using my One. I just hope it lasts until the new Charge 2 comes. It's so weird, I only had the Charge since Saturday, but I'm already used to it being on my wrist and I miss it! Hopefully the new one will track better. If not, I have a solution. Today, I changed the walk to the one my fitness tracker said and I got the steps I should have gotten. I don't want to have to do this if I don't have to, so hopefully the new tracker will be more accurate! ^_^
So, I've been using my Fitbit Charge for four full days as of today. I am unhappy at the difference in steps from my One. I'm having to work a lot harder just to get to my goal of steps each day. Also, my sleep tracking is not doing right either. I contacted Fitbit support today, but I didn't get any useful help. They did give me a case number and I'm to contact them in a few days if it doesn't clear up. I really hope it does. I want to love my new Charge 2. I just want it to track my steps like my One and I'd also like my sleep to be better detected. You can't start sleep mode on the Charge 2, it goes into sleep mode for you. I preferred starting the One to sleep. The Charge 2 keeps saying I'm not going to bed for hours and then I'm up and then I go back to bed! I am hoping that a few more days will get everything back on track.
Well, it was cool today when I started my walk and it didn't get much warmer as I went along! It did get warmer after I got home from my walk though. I got hot after my walk too. I did my workouts and they were all cardio! LOL! I got through that and then did my French lesson. I noticed that my Fitbit today seemed to be more in tune with my steps. I did walk a bit further today and got more steps. I think it's starting to adjust to me. I decided to try sleep mode last night in sensitive instead of normal. That was insanity! LOL! My sleep patterns were horrid. I put it back to normal for tonight. :p
I ran to the post office today. I had one letter. I only have one other already. I only have one stamp left though. I wished I'd gotten some stamps this month. Maybe I'll get a windfall and I can get some stamps. If not, my letters will be delayed on sending. I hate that, but I can't mail them without stamps!
Why? Well, I got in a good walk. My Fitbit still doesn't count as many steps as my old one, but that is okay. I'll just have to work harder to get in my steps! I came home and did my workouts. After those, I did my French lessons. I had lunch and waited for the mail man. He dropped off my Fitbit bands. The teal is gorgeous. I'm pretty sure it's the exact same shade as the Fitbit branded band. The black is nice too. I installed the Teal to see how well it fit. It went on easily. It looks good and feels good too. I didn't even mind the regular band. I thought it was comfy. I took a few pictures to share of the new bands and then what the back looks like on my arm:
They are really soft and flexible. I like them. I'll order more. It will be nice to have bands in all colors for different outfits. :p
In other news, I went to the recycle center tonight. I've waited way too long to do that. While I was out, I got some gas in my car and put some air in my tires. They were all lower than I thought they were. I'm glad I did it. After getting the gas, I decided to head to Starbucks. I got in the drive-thru and asked if they had the cascara syrup. They did! :D I guess you know what I got. I was so happy. The barista said they'd had it for a little while now. I'm so glad. I just love the cascara lattes. Yummy!
I left Starbucks and headed home. I didn't have anywhere else to go, and I didn't get a lot of gas and it has to last until next month. I don't have a lot, so hopefully it will get me through. I remembered that when I went to the grocery store that they had given me a coupon for up to 3 lbs of bananas. I got those on my walk today. I will be eating banana sammiches soon. The bananas are almost ripe. I love it when they give me coupons for free goodies.
So, today was my first full day with my Charge 2. I wore it on my walk and was a bit surprised when it didn't count as many steps as my One used to. I am not sure if it's because I tracked my walk with it or not. I will track my walk with an app tomorrow as I always did with my One and see if that makes a difference. I was tracking with an app today and it gave me more distance. I think the Fitbit probably just needs to get used to me. I did get my regular number of steps in eventually and it's not midnight yet, so I'll get more. The difference of the steps was pretty big. I usually get home from my walk and have right at 13,000 steps. Today, I only had a little over 10,000! Weird We'll see how things go tomorrow. I still love it and it's so pretty. I hardly even feel like it's on most of the time. If the regular band is this comfy, I can't wait to see how the others are. The reviews all said they were much more comfortable than the band that comes with it. They should get here tomorrow, so I'll wear one and review it.
It was threatening rain and storms here today, but thankfully, it waited until after I walked. I got in a warm, partially sunny walk. I didn't do my workouts at the usual time, because I wasn't feeling great. I did them just a little while ago. It was butt day and my booty hurts! LOL! It's rained and stormed here this evening. We were under a tornado warning and one did go through one of the communities in my city, but it didn't hit here. There are trees and branches down all over the city. I ran out to run an errand and I had to back track because there was a tree down in a yard and they had the road near it blocked off. Not sure if it knocked down a wire or what.
My power blinked a few times, but it never went off. I had my candles lit, so I was ready just in case. Now, I need to go fix dinner. It's way past the time I usually fix dinner, but I didn't get my workouts in until just a bit ago. I would have done them during the storm, but that would have guaranteed I would have lost power. LOL It is supposed to rain tomorrow, but I'm hoping that it doesn't during walk time!
Guess what finally came in today's mail? I'll give you a hint:
I fully charged it before putting it on and that was torture, let me tell you! The band is the small size and it's the perfect fit. I'm so glad I didn't go with a larger band! The color is gorgeous and the picture doesn't do it justice. I think I'm going to love it. I just have to get used to having it on my wrist all the time. I love that I won't have to wear a watch and a Fitbit. I can just wear this. The extra bands I ordered should be here on Monday. I'll share pictures and give a review of them then. I can't wait until tomorrow to track my walk with this. I am curious to how close it is in counting as my One. I'll update and let you know as I go. It feel comfy on the wrist as I write this. I love that it tracks my heart rate. I already set my daily alarm that I use on my One. I use it to wake up everyday. I'm curious to how the alarm feels. I need to go set one for a few minutes and see. lol
Okay, I just set it. I'm waiting to see how the alarm feels. I'm hoping it's like my alarm on my One. Less than a minute to find out! I'll finish this post after the alarm.... Okay, it went off. I don't think it's as noticeable as the One, but I'm sure it will wake me up. I hope! :P
PS My wrist is not broken although it looks it in that picture. LOL!