The past couple of weeks have seen a boom in the number of Fitbit users signing up with Earndit. In fact, today Fitbit surpassed Garmin as the #3 most popular tracking method (behind Nike+ and Foursquare). Let’s keep it going!
Many people have been asking about the timing of when we award points for Fitbit. Because the Fitbit monitor collects data all day long, we have to wait until the following morning to award points for the day’s activities. This differs from the other tracking methods whose activities have specific start and end times which allow us to give credit for them shortly after they’re completed.
An important thing for Fitbit users to keep in mind is that if they’ve already received points for an activity with Nike+, Garmin or Everytrail on a given day, they won’t receive points for Fitbit activities monitored that day when we try to import them the following morning. This is currently the only way for us to ensure people aren’t “double dipping” by running with both a Nike+ and their Fitbit, for example. We know this isn’t an ideal solution but it’s the best we can do at the moment. We’ll be working to improve how these conflicts are handled.
In conclusion, we give a warm welcome to all you Fitbit users out there and congratulate you for surpassing Garmin as the third most popular device on Earndit!