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FitBit Zip - would it be able to count my steps on a cross trainer?

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ToastedBanana Sun 20-Dec-15 21:26:41

I am trying to do 10,000 steps per day as walking is the only exercise I like. In term time or wet weather I can't always walk outside for long enough to get enough steps. If I bought a cross trainer ( they are surprisingly cheap) would "steps" on that be counted properly by the Fitbit? I usually have the Fitbit in my pocket or clipped to waist band and find it very accurate on normal steps.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 20-Dec-15 21:29:58

Mine doesn't seem to count it as well. I did 20 mins fast on crosstrainer today and I was still at under 2000 steps according to Fitbit. I'm sure it should have been more.

Skala123 Sun 20-Dec-15 21:41:05

No it won't accurately record them as you're not actually stepping

Oldisthenewblack Sun 20-Dec-15 23:48:31

My Fitbit does record my steps on a cross trainer. It's not the Fitbit zip though, it's a Fitbit One. I use the cross trainer a lot and it definitely counts them - whether it counts them as accurately I can't say, but I've watched the app sometimes as I'm working out and can see them gong up pretty fast!

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