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Fitbit’s “Lifetime” Badges Are So, So Inane, Insulting, Irrelevant & Inappropriate.

by Anura Guruge


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So frigging presumptuous of stupid, bloody Fitbit to think that I was born with a bloody Fitbit on my wrist.

Fitbit has NO IDEA as to my LIFETIME. I have had a Fitbit on my wrist for 56 bloody days, That is IT. 56 bloody days.

My lifetime, to date, is 23,583 days. 23,583 days.

Stupid, bloody Fitbit. 56-days does NOT constitute my LIFETIME — you frigging MORONS.

56-days is 0.24% of my LIFETIME.

As many of you have sussed out, I already hate my inaccurate, Fitbit Ionic — and plan to get rid of it in the next 34-days. This is the last bloody straw.

Stupid Fitbit!


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My Fourth Week With A Fitbit Ionic — Floors Climbed Saves My Bacon, And 3-Days In Acadia Helped.

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We were in Acadia National Park Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Though it was March, the temps were between 36F — 41F, with no rain or snow. But, heavy wind by the coast. I, however, walked 3-4 miles, on the coastal walkway, between Sand Beach and Fabbri Point Friday & Saturday. That helped in terms of steps.

What can I say about I and floors climbed. That is my thing. Elevation. 59 floors a day. I like that.


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My Third Week With A Fitbit Ionic — Other Than Floors Climbed (Again), Nothing Special.

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OK, I will admit — I am making a special attempt to climb more stairs! I now try to climb 5 – 10 EXTRA floors a day, on the trot, carrying some weights. Hence why my floor count has gone up. It is good exercise and I like climbing stairs.


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I Got A Fitbit “Skyscraper” Badge For Climbing 100 Floors Yesterday. Their “Ferris Wheel” Was Too Premature.

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Yes, 100 floors — that is about 1,000′ vertical feet.

I am happy. I know I have climbed more than that — hiking in Acadia or Monhegan Island but I don’t have badges from those.

I kind of knew I would reach 100 — because I have modified my exercise regime. I need to lose some weight. It is no longer funny. I am more bloated than Drump.

Anywho.

Tomorrow is my day off when I rest my aging, aching muscles.

Maybe I will try again on Sunday or next week.


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Fitbit Sent Me This “Ferris Wheel” Badge For Climbing 75 Floors In A Day — But, I Am NOT Done For The Day!

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I despair with Fitbit.

Today was NOT a good Fitbit day. I discovered, all on my own, that the latest firmware caused by Ionic to underreport GPS mileage. I was immediately told it was a known problem! Jeez. GPS mileage is pretty basic. You would think they would test that …

Then, this badge. I should be chuffed. No, I am NOT!

Why, I got it at 8:42pm today. I am not sure about YOU, BUT I do not go to bed for another 5-hours. 5 hours. I will climb at least another 10 floors.

What can I say. Climbing stairs is my thing.

One of these days I will have to try for 100 floors in a day. I can do. Piece of cake.


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My Second Week With A Fitbit Ionic — Other Than Floors Climbed, Pretty Pedestrian.

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What can I say — other than I am fat (and getting fatter) and lazy (and getting lazier). Yes, kind of laughable numbers compared to what I see others post. My only consolation is the floors climbed number and that is only because I live in a 4-story house with 3 staircases. Since my office is on the 4th floor I have to climb floors just to survive and go to the bathroom.

Well, this coming week won’t even look as good as this. Already goofed away one day!


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Fitbit Sent Me This “Hot Air Balloon” — What Are They Trying To Tell Me?

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That is NOT in a lifetime! Jesus wept. A lifetime. This is why I don’t like Fitbit. They are NOT too bright.

According to their APP I did 253 in 7-days last week. I have done 225 floors in 4-days this week. That, per my math, is 478 floors in 11 days — 43.45 floors a day. So, I would do 2,000 steps every 46 days.

So, are they telling me that I have only lived for 46-days.

Stupid Fitbit!


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My First Full Week With A Fitbit Ionic — Far From Impressive.

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Yes, nothing to rave about. Yes, I know that there are those that do that many steps in 1/2 day.

Yes, it is proof of my near-sedentary lifestyle and proves what I get accused of multiple times a week: “all you do is SIT in front of you PC“.

What can I say. These Fitbit stats, however, do no record the ‘3 hours’, non-stop, I spent shoveling. C’est la vie. Does not matter.

Only two things matter. Floors climbed and resting heart rate. I am cool with those.

Maybe I will do better this week, maybe not. Who knows, and who cares.


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Over 8,000 Published Posts On This Blog, viz. NHlifefree.com

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I kind of knew that this was creeping up on me.

This will be the 8,003rd published post. Over the years — around the last 5 years — I have probably deleted around 60 posts. So, this number only reflects what is currently published — as opposed to a running count.

The very first post on this blog was made in June 2009. So, it is in theory, 8-years old. If we go with that, that is 1,000 posts a year, 2.7 a year.

In reality I did not start using this blog, in earnest, till the Summer 2012 London Olympics. That says it is close to 5-years old. That would give us ~1,500 posts/year, 4 a day.

Here is a statistic that blew my mind. IF you only do one post a day, it will take you 21.9 years to publish 8,000 posts!

It is also sobering that there were periods during this time when I maintained multiple blogs — the now defunct ‘popes-and-papacy‘ key among them.

1,209,034 HITS as I write this.

That would mean that on average each of my posts got 151 views. Well, that is NOT the case. That is just statistics.

But, all said, I can live with 8,000+ posts and 1,209,034 HITS.

P.S., When I was at around 7,000 posts, I was told by WordPress that this was exceptionally high for a single-user blog — i.e., 99.99% of those posts were written by I.


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Russians Visiting My Blog — Finding A Russian, i.e., Cyrillic, Search String ‘семафор’.

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According to the ‘Flag Counter‘ Stats (on the sidebar) this blog has had 1,743 hits from Russia over the last few years. That, 0.14% of my overall hits, is neither here nor there, so to speak. These ‘Flag Counter’ stats nor the WordPress.com provided stats I am forced to rely on, will, however, give me any clue as to how these Russian hits go here (i.e., what they were looking for) or what posts they looked at. C’est la vie. You have to assume that SOME of my varied topics might be of interest — AND I do have a published book in Russian!

But, today, I was surprised to find an actual cyrillic search string in my stats, viz. семафор. [See above.]

Thanks to the magic of Google, I could obviously get it translated at once.

It means ‘Semaphore’.

And, I do indeed have posts on semaphores though I am sure the Russians were looking for that term in the context of computer programming — and not, as is in my case, railway signals. I feel bad.


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