Healthy Tips

Fitbit is not accurate

by aditya bajaj on June 11, 2015 | Last Updated: June 11th, 2015

i was always under impression and was very impressed with Fitbit counting my steps accurately everyday but I was apparently wrong. Fitbit steps are not accurate. 

Last evening I was patting my dog and that’s when it started vibrating that I reached my 10,000 steps goal. And I was surprised because I was lying on my back patting my dog. So, basically when my hand was moving to and fro, Fitbit believed that I was walking and counted that as my steps. 

However, there are ways to overcome this problem. Ultimately health is what we expect and with this workaround, you can still reach your health goals. 

  1. Set your goal to a higher level so that 1,000 to 3,000 steps are in buffer and that would help you reach your “health” goal of burning calories through 10,000 steps. Do this especially when you are spending most of the time with dogs. 
  2. Remove your Fitbit temporarily when you are lying and patting your dog. However, this is not what I would recommend instead I would go with the first step. You can alternatively pat with other hand than the one with Fitbit on. 

In any case, don’t stop loving your dog the amount it deserves each day. 

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