Message Boards » Fitbit Users » Discussion

TOPIC: Fitbit on an Airplane

 
Ic_disabled_photos
Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
September 28, 2012 10:48 AM
So, quick question.

When using your Fitbit and you go on an airplane, does it count the plane's altitude as floors climbed, or is it does it realize that no human can climb to 35000 feet in 4 minutes?
  5378530
September 29, 2012 12:39 AM
good question
*listens*
  25105453
September 29, 2012 10:02 PM
I've worn mine on several flights and never had a problem with it thinking I'm a superhuman! ;) Just remember to take it off before going through security!
  14074544
September 30, 2012 5:42 AM
Hmmmm I'll be wearing mine on a flight soon, I'd be checking for sure!
  6752679
September 30, 2012 5:55 AM
Mine doesn't count any flights when I'm on a plane. Pity!
September 30, 2012 6:56 AM
I thought it only counted flights if it senses you taking 'steps' with the altitude increase too. Am I wrong? Does this mean it would count steps, say, if I went in an elevator?
Edited by hannydee On September 30, 2012 6:56 AM
September 30, 2012 11:30 AM
Either our airport requires a ton of floors, or I've had false readings. Pretty consistently I end up with 20+ floors on days I fly (still not enough to count for 30,000 feet, but...)

Also, I've worn my through security several times - it's the one thing I forget about when unpacking, taking off shoes, etc. It's never been a problem.
September 30, 2012 12:07 PM
QUOTE:

So, quick question.

When using your Fitbit and you go on an airplane, does it count the plane's altitude as floors climbed, or is it does it realize that no human can climb to 35000 feet in 4 minutes?

The Fitbit requires actual steps to for altitude changes to matter. That's why riding an elevator doesn't count flights of stairs. Therefore, if you are just sitting in the seat it will not count flights of stairs. I've been on 15-20 different flights since I got my FB in June, and I've never had it count flights of stairs during my flight. (As an aside, even if it did you wouldn't get 30,000 feet worth. Since the cabin is pressurized to an equivalent of less than 10,000 feet altitude, you couldn't get above that anyway.)

The one exception to the "no flights of stairs" response above is that I was on one flight that was not very crowded and during which I decided to do a test. I connected the Fitbit to a fold in my pants at the knee, and during climb out I bounced my leg up and down as though I were running. In that case I received "credit" for 24 flights of stairs before I got tired of my little game. laugh
  13107991
October 1, 2012 2:52 PM
I had several floors logged on a flight I took in our plane (a small 172) on one flight, but not on the other since I've gotten my fitbit.

The flight it logged was pretty bumpy, I'm wondering if the Nannyanya's flights are turbulent.

Eh, I'll be wearin' it anyway.

I really haven't played around much with the fitbit site. Should I wind up with floors climbed that I didn't actually climb, or if my 4 year old grabs it and shakes the hell out of it and gives me a crap ton of steps (not that my little angel would EVER do something like that *snort*), can they be edited out?
  5378530
October 1, 2012 5:39 PM
I haven't had a problem wearing it through the metal detector but once I was picked to go through the body scanner...needless to say they weren't sure what was attached to my bra and I ended up getting my hands sprayed for explosive materials. Now I just take it off in line and put it in my purse until the other side. ;)
  14074544

Message Boards » Fitbit Users

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.