Well it’s looking like my Fitbit One bit the dust yesterday. Or the charging cable died a horrible death. I checked on it after charging it on my laptop for a few hours. Nothing…no display…no positive message display…nada.
I even tried hooking it up to my mom’s computer just in case it was my laptop. Same result. Sigh…
I won’t know if the device or cable needs replacing until I get back home. Thankfully I have a 2-year warranty, but nothing happens until I’m back in Virginia. So for the next 6 days neither Fitbit or the NSA can track my movements. I’m back to staying 10,000+ steps a day ahead of “The Man!”
Overall, I have mixed feelings about the Fitbit One. From a reliability stand point, it only keeps its charge for 3 days, tops. That’s 7 days shorter than what Fitbit promises (you bastards!). So do I have a lemon or does the device stink on ice?
I do love the size of the device. It’s small and clips on easily. But that size might work against me as I forget to put the device back on after charging it. Grrrrrr!!!!! I’m actually still wearing the device despite the lack of a charge. I need all the help I can get to remember to wear it. Not wearing it until I get a replacement is dangerous on the memory front.
Despite this set back, I’m not giving up on the glorified pedometer. It got me moving more as it goosed my competitive nature. While I’m tied to the Fitbit One for the next 15 months, I’m going to keep a lookout for reviews and friends’ opinions on other activity trackers, especially one geared toward running.
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