Fitbit Calories and Fitdigits

Fitdigits and Fitbit have a great partnership that lets you see how many calories you burn daily. Recently, we have had a lot of questions regarding our Fitbit and Fitdigits integration, so I figured I could take some time to answer some FAQ.

For questions regarding MyFitnessPal, Fitdigits and Fitbit Integration, read here

Q: Can I wear my Fitbit during a Fitdigits workout and not get double calories?
A: Yes! Fitdigits and Fitbit are integrated so that whenever you begin a Fitdigits workout all Fitbit calories accumulated during the duration of your Fitdigits workout will be ignored. During workouts, Fitdigits gives you a more accurate caloric burn, so we use this instead of Fitbit. Make sure to keep your Fitbit on so you still get credit for your steps!

Q: I see my Fitbit calories on my.fitdigits.com, but why are the calorie totals several hundred calories lower then what Fitbit shows?
A: On my.fitdigits, we only display the calories burned when you are active, and not when you are sedentary or asleep. If you would like to see these calories included on my.fitdigits, click the “Options” arrow under the chart and make sure “Sedentary/Sleep” has a check next to it.

Click Sedentary/Sleep to see a calorie total equal to what Fitbit displays

Sleep/Sedentary Calories added!

Q: Do my Fitdigits workouts get sent to Fitbit.com?
A: Yes they do! Whenever you sync your Fitdigits app, the workout will be sent to Fitbit.com so you have a record in both places

Related Links: 

Linking Fitdigits & Fitbit

Fitbit Charge HR, Surge and Jawbone UP3 Compatibility

7 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Your mom watched you grow from a bald headed baby to the mature adult you are today, so the least you can do is give her a magically magnificent Mother’s Day. However health is the most important gift to deliver, allowing you to spend future holidays together.

On May 11 stay away from a blubbery brunch. Instead punch up your yearly ovation to Mother with a healthy celebration like no other! Here are 7 fit ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.

  1. Take a Spa Day
    Stress is the hidden monster in all of us, wrecking havoc on our body and mind. In fact, studies have linked stress to obesity, headaches, heart disease and several other health maladies, not to mention skin issues! Share a day with your ma at the spa and look in awe that if you take the time to relax your mind and you may find that health problems decline.
  2. Go for a Healthy Hike or Wonderful Walk
    Get some quality time to catch up and chat with mom, all the while throwing a pack of matches on a cluster of calories and watching them burn! Track your walk with a fitness app such as Fitdigits’s iCardio app, mounting your iPhone with The Saddle, a comfortable and convenient way to bring your iPhone with you on every walk, jog, run or hike. The Saddle is available for $29.99 from Fitdigits.com.
  3. Picnic at the Park
    One of the best parts about Mother’s Day being in May is the sun should be shining and you can go out and play. Ditch the traditional Mother’s Day brunch, and instead head to a local park and pack a healthy picnic. Bring a Frisbee, soak up some sun, and enjoy what should be a beautiful day.
  4. Replicate an Amazing Race
    Set up a scavenger hunt around town and challenge family teams to complete the search, including fun clues and inside jokes. This guarentess a Mother’s Day you will never forget! Read here for tips on How to Plan a Family Scavenger Hunt.
  5. Play Ball
    Recruit a couple of families from your neighborhood together for a mini softball tournament. Don’t forget to get the t-ball out for the little ones and pack light and healthy snacks to munch on throughout the game. If softball isn’t your thing, consider flag football, backyard volleyball or soccer. Even badminton would be a fun game that will get the family active while having fun!
  6. Focus on Family, Not Food
    Often people make Mother’s Day plans around eating, be it going out to brunch, eating cake or making a big meal. Instead, emphasize activities that take advantage of the time you get to spend with the people you love. Try out some fun games such as Loaded Questions or Apples to Apples, or stretch out the vocal cords with some Karaoke!
  7. Go Window Shopping
    Mother’s day is all about mom and you should consider asking your favorite woman what she prefers to do most. If she isn’t an outdoor enthusiast, she may enjoy walking around downtown and browsing shop sales or find a local flea market where you can scope out cheap treasures.

What is FitRank?

Countless Fitdigits Crusaders constantly consider FitRank, a metric proudly presented in perpetuity on the Profile page. Your quest for truth ends here. You can easily change your FitRank or VO2 Max by tapping on the respective areas – they are tied though, so change one you change the other!

My Fitness in Profile

 

Fitdigits’s FitRank is a metric that is designed to take a persons’ VO2 Max, estimated by an Assessment or manual input if you know it from a Metabolic Assessment, and rank it on a scale of 1 to 100 based on your Age. We don’t give out more than a 100 – sorry! 100 is excellent, a 1 certainly could use improvement.

We used Polar’s VO2 Max tables – they have pulled them down since but standard tables are fairly common around the internet like:

http://www.topendsports.com/testing/norms/vo2max.htm
http://www.machars.net/v02max.htm
http://www.whyiexercise.com/VO2-Max.html

We went a bit further than these, however, and actually did a 1 to 100 allocation and again a year-by-year age allocation, so, for example, instead of Ages 18-25 having a “good” VO2 Max value of 52-60, we allocated the range of 52-60 over the years 18, 19, 20, etc.

We hope you enjoy the FitRank metric, and watch it go, as you get healthier, all the way to a perfect 100!

Sync Fitdigits with the Fitbit Aria Scale

You can either link with your Fitbit Aria Scale on My Fitdigits or in the iOS version of Fitdigits vwithin the app so you can see your weight entries on My Fitdigits.

My Fitdigits

1. Login to My.Fitdigits.com with your Fitdigits username and password.
2. Tap Health -> Activity -> Link Accounts.
3. Enter your Fitbit login/email and password to authorize the link.

In App

1. Tap Health -> Health Partners
2. Tap Fitbit -> Link Account
3. Enter in your email address and password, and tap allow

Enter in your Fitbit login and password, and tap Allow

Tap Link Account


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Tap Done in the upper right. Your account is now linked!

You now will see your Fitbit Aria weights on My Fitdigits!