Weekly Fitbit stats

February 21, 2012

My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 7,046 steps and 3.5 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22PYTJ


Weekly Fitbit stats

February 8, 2012

My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 6,158 steps and 3.2 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22PYTJ


Weekly Fitbit stats

February 1, 2012

My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 5,472 steps and 2.6 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22PYTJ


Weekly Fitbit stats

January 25, 2012

My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 4,365 steps and 2.1 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22PYTJ


Weekly Fitbit stats

January 18, 2012

My avg. daily fitbit #fitstats for last week: 3,583 steps and 1.7 miles traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/22PYTJ


The FitBit!

January 8, 2012

I just picked up a couple of FitBit Ultra’s for our household adults (Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity/Sleep Tracker) and have been hooked over the weekend.  The FitBit is a lightweight clip that attaches to your waist (belt, pocket, etc.) that includes a 3D motion sensor, altimeter, and accelerometer to track your movements.  The FitBit turns these movements into tally-able events such as steps taken, floors climbed, miles walked, etc.  It has proven to be very accurate and is a blast to watch the stats compile.  Along with the tracker is a great web site – www.fitbit.com that hosts your stats and creates graphs and reports to show your usage.  Below is a snapshot of a piece of the FitBit dashboard for me today – there is much more information and the data can be displayed across time also.  You can use the FitBit site and companion iPhone app to log activities outside of normal walking such as workouts – you can also log your food and water intake as well so that your incoming calories are tracked.  Data from the FitBit gets uploaded to the cloud via a USB docking device – it occurs when the FitBit is docked (or even cooler when the FitBit is simply nearby and undocked).  It can also track your sleep patterns to record how long you slept, how many times you awoke during the night, etc.

I don’t see using FitBit as a total fitness plan, but it does a great job at capturing activity that makes up your daily routine.  Since your activities are being tracked, you are much more aware of your activity level and pushes you to extend your current activities to post some good counts for the day (take that walk, walk up those extra flights, etc).  They offer some bonus badges as your hit milestones (it already worked for me as I took a second walk to hit my steps milestone for the day).  You can read more about the details on their web site, but it’s a great little product that works as advertised.  Five stars.

An example of data in your FitBit dashboard



2010 in review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,000 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 5 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 262 posts. There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 128 views. The most popular post that day was SDHC Memory Card Tests with my Canon XSi.


Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were answers.yahoo.com, flickr.com, youtube.com, max3dmodels.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for strobist, visual studio 2008 sp1 64 bit, visual studio 2008 sp1 x64, best sd card for canon xsi, and kata sensitivity v.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


SDHC Memory Card Tests with my Canon XSi August 2008


Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Setup Failure on 64-bit Vista Solved September 2008


What’s in my bag? Episode 1 September 2008


How I fixed the iPad Belkin Grip Vue Case and iPad Keyboard Dock compatibility issue with a blade July 2010


My Lightroom import settings January 2010