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Mette

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Posted: 25 Jun 2014, 11:20
Hello All

Just received my Fitbit and opened my account. Do I have to do anything to sync my fitbit flex with the foods & calories that I enter in at fatsecret. Please help?
PKs Grammie

Joined: Sep 13
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Posted: 26 Jun 2014, 15:33
Tell me more about a Fitbit. What is it, and how do you get one? Thanks!
Draglist

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 885

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Posted: 26 Jun 2014, 15:48
Hi. No, I'm sorry to report that it does not sync with FatSecret.
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
lauren...

Joined: Feb 12
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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 12:40
If you track how many steps in a day is there a way to add that to your fitness?
Draglist

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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 13:28
What I do is this: I take my calories burned from my Fitbit each day and I compare it to the calories burned at FatSecret (basically my RDI). I then add an appropriate amount of exercise to FatSecret for that day so that the two numbers get as close as possible. I use the "Walking at 3.5 MPH" setting just because I used to actually enter Walking at 3 mph and 4mph back before I got the Fitbit. So yesterday, for instance, I burned 2215 on FatSecret but I actually burned 2926 on Fitbit after walking all day and exercising. So I added 2 hours and 43 minutes of "Walking at 3.5 MPH" to FatSecret in order to bring the FatSecret calorie burn up to 2925. I do that every day now.
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
anewannie

Joined: Aug 09
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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 15:51
I do something similar to Draglist except I use a custom activity of "living" with a 24 hour time span and then I enter the total amount of calories that the Fitbit said I burned in that day (I wear my fitbit 24/7). That way I don't have to sort out which activities I did and get it to all add up correctly.
Annie
anewannie

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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 15:52
And I'll add that basically the whole reason I do that is so that I can count my caloric deficit for the week...
Annie
Draglist

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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 16:00
That's interesting, Annie. So you completely replace the FS time with the Fitbit time? If so, that seems like a good time saver.
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
Fitbit45

Joined: Apr 14
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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 16:22
I have a "fitbit daily burn" and a "fitbit adjustment" but now that fitbit added a scanner I'm looking into the fitbit app again. I really wish they would sync these two together instead of myfitnesspal. I weigh my foods and FS is food scale friendly...MFP is not. Sad
Never give up the fight...
Fitbit45

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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 16:23
In my example I have a baseline of 3001 calories burned from fitbit. If I finished the day with 4000 I just add a 999 calorie adjustment and for me it works out.
Never give up the fight...
anewannie

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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 17:18
Yep Bill, that's exactly what I do. I wish I could do it all on one site but the food database is so robust on FS, I just can't leave here. lol What needs to happen is for FS to buy the Fitbit company!
Annie
Draglist

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 27 Jun 2014, 18:51
Need some nice developer to create an app that connects them!
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
Fitbit45

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Posted: 29 Jun 2014, 06:36
syncmetrics tried but could only get them to read weigh ins from the scale...
Never give up the fight...
Draglist

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 29 Jun 2014, 12:59
I tried it once and it put my weight on the wrong day. As a result, I lost the credit for a weight loss I actually had. I disabled Syncmetrics.
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
coachcj8

Joined: May 11
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Posted: 02 Jul 2014, 14:56
I just recently bought the Jawbone Up. Same idea as the fitbit but it isn't Bluetooth. I have to plug it into my I phone to sync it. I don't use the food diary on the Up app. I prefer the FS app much better. So I track my activity/steps and sleep with my jawbone but all food goes into FS.
Cort
stellaz2769

Joined: Jul 14
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Posted: 09 Jul 2014, 18:29
I too just bought the fitbit, installed today. But came across this website. I just may be doing the same thing as coacchcji
lucksterx

Joined: Mar 12
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Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 00:26
Draglist wrote:
Need some nice developer to create an app that connects them!


As they say, careful what you wish for...

http://fitmess.us Smile
Draglist

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 00:47
Fantastic! I signed up and am checking it out...
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
Draglist

Joined: Jun 12
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Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 01:06
Works great so far. Congrats and thanks!
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
wintersrita

Joined: Jun 09
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Posted: 15 Jul 2014, 22:26
Thanks for posting this, it has saved me from having to count it myself.
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