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Fitbit For Dummies

McFedries, Paul


1. Edition August 2019
336 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-59231-0
John Wiley & Sons

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Take a complete tour of the Fitbit ecosystem

From Fitbit features to the Fitbit app to the social features of, this approachable book covers everything you need to know to get the most out of your Fitbit wristband or watch. Whether you're a fitness newcomer, a regular walker, or a long-time exerciser, your Fitbit is a powerful device that can tell you much more than how many steps you take each day. This book offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for tracking all that data and getting the most out of your Fitbit investment.
* Go beyond steps to track sleep, heart rate, weight, and more
* Set up your health and fitness goals -- then go for them!
* Connect to third-party apps such as Strava and Weight Watchers
* Stay motivated by sharing your activities with friends

It's one thing to simply wear your Fitbit, but it's quite another to use your Fitbit to reach your personal health goals. Whether that goal is to get fit, lose weight, eat better, or reduce stress, your Fitbit has settings and features that can help you get there. And this book shows you how!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Introducing Fitbit 5

Chapter 1: Understanding Health and Fitness Tracking 7

Chapter 2: Choosing a Fitbit 27

Chapter 3: Getting Started 41

Chapter 4: Getting Social 69

Part 2: Tracking Your Health and Fitness 95

Chapter 5: Tracking Your Daily Activity Levels 97

Chapter 6: Tracking Your Sleep Patterns 125

Chapter 7: Watching Your Heart Rate 149

Chapter 8: Keeping an Eye on Your Body Composition 163

Part 3: Using Fitbit to Meet Your Goals 183

Chapter 9: Getting Fit 185

Chapter 10: Losing Weight 213

Chapter 11: Developing Healthier Habits 231

Part 4: The Part of Tens 247

Chapter 12: Ten Troubleshooting Techniques 249

Chapter 13: Ten Ways to Improve Privacy and Security 265

Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Connect to Third Parties 281

Glossary 301

Index 305
Paul McFedries is a lifelong runner, hiker, fitness nut, and self-tracker with a downright ridiculous collection of Fitbits, GPS watches, heart-rate monitors, fitness apps, and other health-related tracking gear. Paul has written nearly 100 books that have sold more than four million copies throughout the solar system.