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April 5, 2013 8:03 AM
Sorry if this quesiton has posted before....
Does the fitbit one read/count elliptical machine workouts? I have been manually logging the elliptical machine workout into MFP cause I didn't think it reads it but was wanting to know or not. I know it can't read the exercise bike and I know it does read the treadmill. I don't want to show more cals burned on MFP than I actually have is why I ask. I usually don't eat my cals burn back but still would like a some what accurate reading/records on MFP.
Thanks in advance!
April 5, 2013 6:55 PM
They definitely do! You can see my red spike here from where I was on the elliptical.

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Edited by agirlscamaro On April 5, 2013 6:56 PM
April 6, 2013 1:53 PM
I thought if you logged the time you start on the eliptical machine on MFP it will overwrite what Fitbit is calculating and will give you an accurate calorie reading?
April 6, 2013 7:21 PM
from what I understand Fitbit records the activity level , may not accurately count the steps though- I log my activities (bootcamp, my treadmill work, my walks outside, etc) on MFP but make sure I have the correct start time and duration so it will counteract the activity reading from Fitbit - I use a HRM when I am doing these workouts and have been going off of that calorie burn.
April 8, 2013 9:33 AM
Thanks so much for the information. I do know if I manual log it on MFP it will deduct from the fit bit cals burned. It looked like it was catching it from my graph of cals burn on the fit bit site. I don't usually eat my cals burn from exercise back but I like accurate reads and records of cals burn still.
Thanks again!
April 8, 2013 10:14 AM
I tested it on the elliptical and it was counting my steps accurately. Haven't tested it on the ArcTrainer which is a bit more of a gliding motion than steps.

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