FitbitFilter March 3, 2012 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Does Metafilter have a Fitbit community? I got a Fitbit* for myself for Christmas, and of all the web-based health and fitness trackers, I like this one the best. I'd love to talk with other MeFi Fitbitters for encouragement, tips, venting. etc.

So, if there's a want, I can make a MetaFilter Fitbit community on the FitBit website. I searched both MeFi and Fitbit, and it doesn't seem like one is made. And if you want to see my profile, it's here: http://www.fitbit.com/user/22NWT7. I think that it'd a be a good community.


* You don't have to have an actual Fitbit device to make use of the webpage, you can track your calorie and exercise counts manually, and it'll still track them for you. I have the device and I love it, but I also know it's not in everyone's needs or budgets.
posted by spinifex23 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:51 PM (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

There are a number of mefites on Health Month who have fitbits.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:01 PM on March 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nice, ocherdraco. I used to be on Health Month, but I didn't like the daily remind mails, nor the losing of life points if I didn't make a goal. I just like using plain Fitbit a lot better.
posted by spinifex23 at 9:14 PM on March 3, 2012


I'm a member of a Metafilter group on Fitbit so it does it exist. But frankly I find the Fitbit forums a pain to use and not really natural to discussion. I don't think there is even one topic started in the group.
posted by kanata at 9:53 PM on March 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here's the existing Metafilter group.
posted by kanata at 9:54 PM on March 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ah, thank you, kanata! I just joined up.
posted by spinifex23 at 10:13 PM on March 3, 2012


Do I have to leave my couch to use this "fitbit"??!
posted by special-k at 10:31 PM on March 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


I am a little bit fit.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:51 PM on March 3, 2012


I have one, and have joined the fitbit metafilter group. Let the ranking commence.
posted by namewithoutwords at 12:01 AM on March 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a member of shitfit. Every day at midday it emails me to let me know that my deskbound lifestyle is killing me. Which I use as a handy reminder to put the pizza in for lunch.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 3:29 AM on March 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


I have a Fitbit but haven't used it in months.
posted by IndigoRain at 5:38 AM on March 4, 2012


I've got a fat bit. Does that count?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:17 AM on March 4, 2012


I love my Fitbit. Just joined the Metafilter group too, though I agree with everyone else that the forums system over there is awful.
posted by decathecting at 7:18 AM on March 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just ordered a fitbit because of this thread.
posted by yeoz at 8:56 AM on March 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Joined the Metafilter group, too. Now with more guilt about my inactivity, wheee!

Seriously though, I wish this thing had a "sick" setting, because I feel like crap, yet I still want to get my steps in.
posted by kellyblah at 10:35 AM on March 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just joined--had no idea we had one! I've been using my Fitbit since last summer--indirectly inspired by Health Month, though I don't use the 'steps' goal as a rule there--and love it. It's been transformative.
posted by Kosh at 2:01 PM on March 4, 2012


I love my fitbit, and it's nice to see the MetaFilter group get populated, for no other reason than bringing out a little competitive streak to see if I can get to the top of the leaderboards.
posted by ambrosia at 5:27 PM on March 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love my Fitbit too. And just joined the Fitbit group. Waiting now with great anticipation for my pre-ordered Fitbit scale.
posted by bearwife at 9:13 AM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love my fitbit, and it's nice to see the MetaFilter group get populated, for no other reason than bringing out a little competitive streak to see if I can get to the top of the leaderboards.

Challenge accepted! I sent you a Fitbit friend invite.
posted by spinifex23 at 12:04 PM on March 5, 2012


spinifex23, you're on! In the best and most mutually motivating way, of course.
posted by ambrosia at 1:05 PM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nooooo, I like being at the top of the leaderboard!
posted by amarynth at 1:13 PM on March 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's OK, Ama. I have a cold, so I may slack off for this week.

But only this week! MwhahaHAHA!
posted by spinifex23 at 2:55 PM on March 5, 2012


I've joined the group and am using the website, but don't actually have a Fitbit (yet).
posted by nickmark at 6:49 PM on March 7, 2012


I joined the group but my Fitbit hardware failed a few months ago so I haven't been tracking anything for quite a while. I am trying to get them to replace it, though.
posted by grobstein at 12:41 PM on March 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


My girlfriend gave me a fitbit when they originally came out. It died after a few months and they replaced it for free. I had a lot of fun with it until I left it clipped to a black shirt and ran it through the laundry. They don't survive that. I haven't told her yet and need to get it replaced soon. Going to join the group now.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 11:07 AM on March 10, 2012


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