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9/6/12 10:19 A

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Hubby takes his off when he's driving our race car. He sweats a lot in his fire suit and we found that his FitBit does NOT like when it gets all sweaty. So he hands it off to me when he climbs into the car and then puts it back between runs.

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9/5/12 2:22 P

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I ended up putting mine in a plastic zipped baggie, inside of another zipped baggie, which I put inside my leather hip bag, which was also inside a zipped baggie. And then it didn't rain. emoticon

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8/3/12 7:17 P

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That is a good question Diane. I know that when I received my replacement I noticed that the holder they supplied has a few new security features which would prevent the holder from slipping off of your belt. I like the idea of somehow water-proofing the device but wonder how that might be accomplished without significantly adding to its cost. Nevertheless I continue to be amazed at the wonderful customer service stories shared by our team members. I have a sneaky suspicion that the cost of manufacturing this device has declined significantly so replacing the device does not incur a large cost to the company's bottom line!

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8/3/12 6:30 P

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Hubby's second fitbit replacement arrived today. The first one died from too much sweat and the second one cracked at the top. It was still working but the display no longer worked.
I think it's amazing that they do multiple replacements but wonder if they are gathering information to keep improving and then will stop doing it. Or if they finally perfect it then they won't have to do any replacements.

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8/1/12 8:24 P

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He got the Striiv. He likes it but hasn't really evaluated it yet (he writes reviews sometimes on products). He also said Fitbit is sending him a replacement for his.

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7/31/12 3:36 P

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I would think after all that they would be wondering what is going on with them

what new type did he get


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7/31/12 3:34 P

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Yes they did. But he's getting tired of this! He bought a different brand this weekend to see how it works. He likes Fitbit but he's bought three and had two of them replaced in the past year. I've had two replaced and bought two for myself if I remember correctly. Mine do tend to last longer than my husbands.

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7/31/12 3:32 P

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MARCIAC10 they did replacement them for him, right?

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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7/31/12 3:17 P

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My husband has been through a few fitbits. The ones he wore without the holder ended up cracking at the joints. The one he used with the holder ended up corroding at the base. He sweats a lot and thinks that the holder kept the fitbit sitting in the sweat. He actually took the fitbit apart, after it was dead, to see what the problem could be, which is how he saw the corrosion.

It would be good if they made a waterproof sleeve to use when doing workouts that could involve a lot of sweat or the chance of rain!

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7/31/12 9:18 A

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Here is the information from the FB website that speaks to your question:

Wearing the Tracker
The Tracker is best worn on your torso. This can include your waist or chest. You can also clip it to undergarments. You might have to try different locations to see what works the best for you in terms of accuracy.

The Tracker can be worn in the pocket for more convenience, but the steps and calorie counts will be slightly less accurate.

Use the provided belt clip for thick belts and other thick clothing to prevent overextending your Tracker.

The Tracker is water resistant, but not waterproof. Do not wear your Tracker during activities when it might get wet.

That being said I always wear mine on my waist and it always gets moist with sweat but, so far, no problems. BTW, I agree, how did we ever survive without our FB before owning one???
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7/31/12 8:51 A

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i don't run but have been caught in some heavy rains recently. with the FB attached to my bra, even though my shirt was completely soaked, it survived well

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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7/31/12 8:46 A

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I have seen (somewhere, I don't remember where) that the FitBit is water resistant but not waterproof. I would hate to run without my awesome little tracking device attached to my body (whatever did I do before I owned this thing, just one month ago?!?!), but I would hate worse to ruin it by soaking it on a single run. What have you all found about using yours in the rain?

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