Fitbit for people who walk and bike?
November 22, 2012 2:05 PM Subscribe
Do you have a fitbit? How to you deal with biking and/or other activities that fitbit does not measure well? Or is there a better tool for this?
posted by ManInSuit to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recently got a fitbit one.
I'm someone who walks a lot, and bikes a lot, both for exercise, and as my main way of getting around.
The fitbit, as far as I can tell, is very accurate at logging walking and running, but no good at all for logging biking or other activities.
For some activities, it's pretty easy to just take the fitbit off and log the activity manually. (eg: If I'm going on a half hour bike ride for exercise).
But it's really hard for the day-to-day biking and walking stuff. For instance - I may go out on a series of errands that involves getting on and off my bike a few times, each time doing some walking. Of course, the fitbit logs the walking very well. But it logs just weird numbers for the biking.
It seems like a hassle to log each separate short bike ride as a separate "activity". The hassle is compounded by the fact that, near as I can tell, I have to be careful to know the exact right time I went on the bike, in order to ensure that the activity doesn't get counted twice.
Does anyone have any tips for dealing with this? Alternately: Is there anything out there that's like the fitbit, that would let me measure my biking and walking without too much effort?