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Stuck On

September 20, 2015 Leave a comment

My Fitbit Flex has served me well for over 3+ years. However, it’s time to replace it. A hardware fault has mysteriously manifested in the form of the middle status LED switch being stuck in the “ON” position all the time:

Flex Fail

Every time I look at it, it appears to be giving me the middle finger. LOL.

Interestingly, the step-tracking functionality still works fine. The downside is that instead of having to charge the device every 5 days, the battery discharges so fast that I don’t get an auto-generated e-mail notifying me of the low charge status. I have to remember to charge it every 2 days. Bummer.

I wanted¬† to tell the Fitbit folks about the fault just in case they hadn’t seen this particular fault before and because the info might help them preclude it from happening again in the future, but there seems to be no way to directly relay the information to them. I browsed through their web site for 5 minutes trying to find a way to e-mail them, but I gave up in frustration. I finally ended up tweeting the picture to @fitbit.

 

Fitbit

I e-mailed Fitbit just as @fitbit suggested, but I didn’t hear anything back from them. Nada, zilch.

Perhaps FitBit should be  more Zappos-like; obsessed with customer service. As you can see below, the zappos.com front page prominently shows that it has real people waiting to talk to me 24/7, via three different communication channels.

zapposhelp

The Feat On Foot

December 20, 2014 1 comment

Looky at what I got:

1KMiles

It took me a little over 2 years to perform this tremendous feat on foot.

With the circumference of the earth taping in at 24,901 miles, it will take approximately 14 more years for me to hike around the world. I’m considering changing my handle to ForrestChump00.

Forrest Gump

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The 1200 Mile Flex

January 19, 2014 Leave a comment

I am, and always have been, a gadget man. I own an iPhone 5, a Kindle Fire HD, a Livescribe Echo pen, and a Fitbit Flex. Since I purchased it in the spring of 2013, my favorite device has been the Fitbit Flex. That delightful gadget is effortless to use and has a well thought out, seamlessly integrated web/phone/device system.

My Flex has helped me shed close to 10 pounds of flab because:

  • I now park farther away from driving destinations,
  • I’ve tacked 10 minutes of treadmill time on to my regular workout
  • I frequently scurry off for quick, 10 minute walks at work and home

Recently, I received my first annual report from Fitbit.com:

12K Miles

1200+ miles in less than one year! Sheesh, I never woulda thunk it.

Oh, and even though my friends often hassle me about my utter lack of fashion style, I’ve happily collected every color band currently available for the Flex.

Fitbit Colors

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