I've never used it myself but the concept is fantastic. It's an ace way to motivate yourself to get more active. I'm always either sat at my desk at home or leaping around at the gym so in fact I take very few steps per day, but if I wasn't active for a living I honestly do think it's something I would invest in.
counts steps everywhere except the water - i have heard of some people using it also whilst cycl,ing tho i have never tried that.
The pedometer itself is very accurate and can be bought also on ebay but does not have the connector slot to link to computer to enable you to upload results to fitbug centre, as far as I am aware you can only get those from fitbug themselves.
I made enquiries about fitbug about a year or so ago on a number of forums and I got so many replies from people telling me not to bother, so it's really good to see people on here are enjoying it. I love gadgets
I had been wondering about it again recently, so this is a timely thread. I was thinking about dropping WLR and using that...now I rarely use the diary on WLR any more.
I'm told the fitbug diary is pants but I'd love to think that now I know what to eat, it would fit my needs on the exercise ??
Oh another thing that I was concerned about..one reply was that as someone was completing all their challenges, they were getting tougher and tougher. She was enjoying it, but the last challenge (last time I spoke to her anyway) was to walk 20,000 steps each day She was thinking that her DH was going to divorce her as she was always out walking
Now...I'm all one for a challenge, but this did concern me. I know I could ignore it, but you know...that's what they tell me to do...I will feel I've failed if I don't.
Always got a thought available (on any subject really) if you're asking
Yes, your targets do increase but you do have the option to stop them increasing at any point in time, you can also decrease your targets if they're too high or for some reason you know you won't be able to achieve them and don't want to have a fail so to speak.
The food diary pages are cack at the moment and I no longer use them as they were just rubbish, but from Monday they're doing a complete revamp of the site, and we've promised a whole new nutrition area which should be much improved along with the opportunity to add non-Fitbug exercise.
So, if you can hang on till next week, I can tell you what the new nutrition pages will be like. i really hope they're good as it would suit me perfectly to have it all in one place. At the moment I enter my steps on Fitbug and go to Dietdailytracker or is it dailydiettracker - can never remember - for my daily calorie workings out.
HTH - if you want to know anymore, ask away & I'll update you next week regarding the nutrition pages.
Oh and one more thing, they do have a forum but it's nowhere near Minimins, and that's not just me being a big creep. Its very slow and not used by many people, but I always come here for my fix so thats ok.
I've been using Fitbug since October - seen them using it in The Diet Doctors on Channel 4. I can't/won't go anywhere without it now - almost feel naked if it isn't clipped to my waist. Definitely makes you more aware of how inactive/active you are - I cannot go to bed at night if I haven't met my targets, even have to march on the spot in front of tv some nights!
I also use it in the gym on the x-trainer and treadmill - I've even clipped it to my sock on the bikes!
Also looking forward to the new website update and hopefully the site will respond much faster too.
Yes, I have posted there, also as Lindylou but I find the whole site, especially getting onto the Footfall Leagues, painfully slow, especially recently.
Being an AOL user I cannot enter the forums unless I use Internet Explorer , so I don't use the forum that often! Hopefully the new site will let me use everything with AOL as it really is a pain having to keep re-entering the site using Internet Explorer.:sigh: