As you may have seen in our recent Fitbit.com features post, the <start and <stop functions on Fitbit aren’t just for sleep anymore! You can use them to capture any type of activity. Walking to public transit, or taking the dog for a walk? Start your Fitbit and your activity will be logged automatically on the site. The Fitbit Tracker will also display the steps, calories and distance for the duration of the activity, until you hit <stop. And then head back to Fitbit.com and choose your activity from the more than 700 activities we list.
Walking Fido a daily ritual? Save it as a favorite activity in your log and add it each day in just seconds! Click the star next to an activity in your activity log to make it a favorite.
Forgot to hit the <start button? No problem, you can manually create or edit any activity. This also works for logging sleep if you were wore your Fitbit to sleep but forgot to hit <start. Go to http://www.fitbit.com/activities and click Activity Record. Enter the start / stop time and we’ll analyze your data for you. Bonus: Activity records provide more detail than the normal daily graphs.
While you are out being active, our algorithms will also be monitoring activities to become even more intelligent at detecting and categorizing your activities. We’ll look at the steps taken and calories burned to figure out if you were logging sleep or another activity type.