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To think someone is cheating on their Fitbit?

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greenmidgetgems Wed 08-Feb-17 19:18:47

Totally minor and 1st world problem I know.

But is it actually possible to get 135000 steps in less than 3 days by just going about your day. That includes 65000 steps today alone.

For comparison I do between 8000 and 14000 a day. DH is training for an ultra marathon and did 65000 steps on a 30 mile run.

Cathelpplease Wed 08-Feb-17 19:19:42

Totally plausible

DS had 12000 just at school!

overmydeadbody Wed 08-Feb-17 19:21:40

Running gives less steps than walking in my experience.

Maybe some people take tiny steps?grin

Philoslothy Wed 08-Feb-17 19:21:50

Totally plausible. When I was teaching I would clock up not far from that number in one day without trying .

I still so around that number on a daily basis - again without much effort but am walking about with children outside etc

Wadingthroughsoup Wed 08-Feb-17 19:22:17

Depends what their job is, I guess, but 65,000 in one day does seem a bit high! Or have they got very short legs?!

I do 15,000-20,000 a day and I'm on the move most of the time. That also includes a trip to the gym for a CV class and a dog walk of over an hour.

rjay123 Wed 08-Feb-17 19:23:49

135000 steps is 63 miles.... and today she has done 30miles apparently.

Somehowsomewhere Wed 08-Feb-17 19:24:41

On a day that I'm on my feet all day (moving around) I do about 25000, so 65000 does seem pretty high!

ChewyChewy Wed 08-Feb-17 19:24:42

Do they horseride? It counts the horse's steps!

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Feb-17 19:25:10

Your DH's running stride is less than 75cm? Is he really short? I'm 5'4'' and my long distance stride is close to 1m.

Gallavich Wed 08-Feb-17 19:25:23

65000 miles in a day?! Not unless literally walking all day for about 16 hours of the day I don't think

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Feb-17 19:26:49

I am very active. I max at 40000 a day, and that will be on my feet at work, with a 10k+ run thrown in, and an hour of team sport.

Wadingthroughsoup Wed 08-Feb-17 19:26:50

I've just worked out that 100 steps takes me about a minute, so to clock up 65000, I'd have to be walking constantly for over 10 hours.

Does this person spend a lot of time applauding? I went to a concert recently and clocked up a LOT of steps through enthusiastic clapping grin

Garnethair Wed 08-Feb-17 19:27:03

It seems unlikely to me. I ride and am very active throughout the day. 25,000 is a good day for me.

Wadingthroughsoup Wed 08-Feb-17 19:27:17

Or perhaps they are masturbating all day?

thecolonelbumminganugget Wed 08-Feb-17 19:27:52

My target is 15000 a day which I do achieve most days and for me is about 7 miles. On that basis that person is claiming to have walked 63 miles in less than 3 days.

I'm not sure how I can put this delicately but I take mine off when me and DP are hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing as certain hand movements trigger it to count steps!

Is this person a prolific wanker? grin

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Feb-17 19:28:00

Ineterestingly, I've seen other teachers rack up higher than expected steps. Do you wear an arm tracker?

ughwhattodo Wed 08-Feb-17 19:28:09

Wading ahahahaa

greenmidgetgems Wed 08-Feb-17 19:29:23

The person is a friend of a friend, it is the workweek hustle challenge so I don't know them or what they do. Maybe that's why I'm suspicious! I have asked in the challenge chat how she does it but get very vague answers - oh I'm always on the move or I go to Asda a lot!

DH is is convinced she is cheating and is outraged on my behalf. He keeps showing me YouTube videos on how to increase your steps and telling me to strap mine to the fan at work!

Astoria7974 Wed 08-Feb-17 19:30:02

It's your arm movements that matter, not necessarily your steps. I walk and take stairs a lot (10 flights usually four or five times a day) in my normal working day - my iphone suggests I do 30k steps. But I don't really move my left arm much (old injury) so the fitbit only recognises 8k.

SparklyLeprechaun Wed 08-Feb-17 19:30:57

That's an awful lot. I do about 20k if I walk a lot, on a very active day I do about 27k - that's more than 5 hours walk. I can't imagine doing 65k, it would mean walking for 11 hours.

GunnyHighway Wed 08-Feb-17 19:32:48

Is it on a blokes wanking hand?

eosmum Wed 08-Feb-17 19:34:47

I discovered that I can do 10,000 just sitting watching telly and crocheting grin

StillRunningWithScissors Wed 08-Feb-17 19:35:50

You can have more than one Fitbit linked to an account. Perhaps she has someone helping her (or is wearing two at a time?)

Whynotnowbaby Wed 08-Feb-17 19:39:20

If I play the piano my Fitbit score goes through the roof! Added about 2000 steps after 10 minutes of playing so it is definitely possible to 'cheat' (not that I was trying to when that happened!)

OneWithTheForce Wed 08-Feb-17 19:41:15

shock I'm lazy as fuck going by these posts! I already knew I was blush

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