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Anyone else’s Fitbit recognise putting laundry away as swimming?!

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Mydarlingsleepthief Wed 23-Sep-20 19:18:54

Very random but it always recognises when I do this as swimming! I find it very hard to believe that my putting laundry away burnt that many calories confused

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CaptainMyCaptain Wed 23-Sep-20 19:22:43

Mine thought me using a sewing machine very fast to make curtains was running.

EasilyDeleted Wed 23-Sep-20 19:24:19

Mine picks up crocheting as steps

CaptainMyCaptain Wed 23-Sep-20 19:24:57

That's fast crocheting!

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 23-Sep-20 19:25:05

Mine counts knitting as steps.

Mydarlingsleepthief Wed 23-Sep-20 19:26:11

Ha ha brilliant! I guess they aren’t particularly accurate then grin

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HipHopBanzai Wed 23-Sep-20 19:31:00

Mine thought I'd been swimming. I'd actually been doing the big shop at the supermarket!

Igotmyholiday Wed 23-Sep-20 19:32:20

Ironing is picked up as swimming on mine

doctorhamster Wed 23-Sep-20 19:32:50

Mine adds on steps when I use my indicators in the car. Only when turning right though, not left. I could easily run a marathon just by driving round in circles.

WunWun Wed 23-Sep-20 19:36:21

Mine used to think I was riding a bike when I was pushing a pushchair.

boredinthouse Wed 23-Sep-20 19:36:45

I was in the waiting room for the dentist and I was so scared. My Fitbit thought I was on a run!

waitforitwaitforit Wed 23-Sep-20 19:38:17


Mine used to think I was riding a bike when I was pushing a pushchair.

Me too! And it counts cleaning the whiteboard as steps.

thirstyformore Wed 23-Sep-20 19:38:23

I remember going out early one night and throwing some impressive moves on the dance floor. My Fitbit has me as playing basketball for an hour!! God knows what I must have looked likegrin

ladygracie Wed 23-Sep-20 19:38:59

I made my daughters bed and it thought I’d been swimming! Also sometimes it counts steps when I am driving!

GammyLeg Wed 23-Sep-20 19:40:17

I can easily add 10k steps at a good drumming session!

WaffleCash Wed 23-Sep-20 19:46:12

That seems quite random, I do a lot of swimming which it always recognises correctly, I've never had it think I was swimming when I was doing something else.

On the other hand, whenever I have a courtesy car from the garage it thinks i'm riding a bike. It never does this when I'm in my own car.

rosiethehen Wed 23-Sep-20 20:01:10

My Galaxy watch records housework as a workout. I don't clean energetically or anything.

Stopyourmessingaround Wed 23-Sep-20 20:09:33

Mine quite often thinks I've been cycling when I'm driving and logs changing the beds as an aerobic activity.

TonTonMacoute Wed 23-Sep-20 20:23:12

Mine thinks that when I do the washing up I am, in fact, riding a bike.

RoseMartha Wed 23-Sep-20 20:24:42

No but it thought driving the car was cycling!

ChalkDinosaur Wed 23-Sep-20 20:25:21

Mine thinks driving in heavy traffic is 'outdoor cycling'.

MrsMaglev Wed 23-Sep-20 20:34:12

Pray and driving are biking
Playing guitar is running!

MrsMaglev Wed 23-Sep-20 20:35:18

Haha 'pram' I'm sure praying would also be 'outdoor activity' or something

Gloomandglow Wed 23-Sep-20 21:22:13

Mine thought I was on a cross trainer when I painted the bathroom

WunWun Thu 24-Sep-20 06:52:41

On the other side, I have been to the gym or an exercise class every day so far this week and it hasn't registered as exercise at all. I can barely move my arms today.

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