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Post by Turkeytop » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:36 pm

fitbit. Do any of you have one or know anything about it?

My wife is saying she would like to have one and with Christmas coming up, I might get her one.

She is even less knowledgeable with tech products than I am. Last year, with some trepidation, I got her an I pad. She caught on to it OK. She uses it all the time. She probably uses less than 10% of its capability.

Is this fitbit complicated to use? Can it be used as a stand alone device, or does it have to be interfaced with a computer?

The guy at Staples says you need a cell phone or a tablet to set it up. He said she could do it with the I pad. I would probably have to do that for her. Is that hard to do?


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Post by Lester The Nightfly » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:19 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:36 pm
fitbit. Do any of you have one or know anything about it?

My wife is saying she would like to have one and with Christmas coming up, I might get her one.

She is even less knowledgeable with tech products than I am. Last year, with some trepidation, I got her an I pad. She caught on to it OK. She uses it all the time. She probably uses less than 10% of its capability.

Is this fitbit complicated to use? Can it be used as a stand alone device, or does it have to be interfaced with a computer?

The guy at Staples says you need a cell phone or a tablet to set it up. He said she could do it with the I pad. I would probably have to do that for her. Is that hard to do?
I'd first look at how she plans to utilize it. Tracking workouts? Heartrates? Sleep? Medical crisis alerts? (ECG/Fall detection)
I was gifted an Apple Watch and while I used it for sleep tracking, it's been sitting in the drawer because it was conflicting with my Bluetooth enabled hearing aids. If you're looking for more versatility, the Apple watch may be the way to go. Set-up is not too challenging and they've released a lower cost model recently. That said, if her goals are more aligned with biometric monitoring, I think a Fit Bit might be the better choice.

Good luck!



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Post by Turkeytop » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:15 pm

I've been reading up on the fit bit and decided against it. Looks waaayy too complicated. It involves a ap. I don't even know what a ap is.

She might like a nice Timex.


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Post by UP906 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:24 pm

Heaven forbid you might have to learn something new to make your Wife happy.

Selfish prick.


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Post by Turkeytop » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:19 pm

UP906 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:24 pm

Selfish prick.

My wife would never call me that. She is always happy with the gifts I give her and she will be this year too. She won't be disappointed about not getting the fit bit because she isn't expecting it. It was just a surprise I thought of and then unthought of when I found out what was involved.

Either of our sons would be capable of setting it up for her but, because of the virus, they won't be here this Christmas. Maybe next year.

Meanwhile, she likes gold and diamonds and I don't need any kind of degree to give them to her.


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Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:38 am

TT, you are very generous and thoughtful. She is blessed to have you.


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Re: fit bit

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:56 pm

So, I've been reading more about this fitbit thing. If you don't have a smart phone or a ap, you can set it up using a Windows 10 computer. I have that.

Says you also need a wireless sync dongle. Not sure what that is. It sounds obscene. I'll see if I can find one at an adult store.


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Re: fit bit

Post by craig11152 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:37 am

Have a fitbit but quit using it when I logged 100 steps brushing my teeth.


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Re: fit bit

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:26 pm

So, today I got the fit bit and the dangle. Turns out I don't need the dangle. My laptop already has blue teeth. So I can return the dangle

Two months to go until Christmas. I'll spend that time studying up, so on Christmas Day, I'll be able to set it up for her.


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Re: fit bit

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:02 pm

Well, this was kind of a dud. Good thing I hedged my bet with a couple of other gifts she can use.


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