I woke Monday morning to ice-covered cars.
So I spent thirty minutes (probably more) doing laps around my vehicles scraping what felt like an inch of ice off the windows.
Notice when all my steps were…
All of my “active minutes” were also recorded in the morning, except a few from a grocery shopping trip in the afternoon.
According to Fitbit, I passed 10,000 steps on Monday. (Yay, me! I got a badge!)
Most of those occurred while I was scraping the windows, but quite a few were taken after 6 p.m., when I met with a few friends for a toasty beverage. During those 30 minutes of sitting in a chair at a table and not moving anywhere, I took 20 steps.
That morning, while moving around on my flat driveway, I climbed 13 floors.
A lot more ridiculous than yesterday’s doubled floors.
I went back to Fitbit.
Your Charge detects floors using an altimeter, which is a sensor that calculates altitude based on atmospheric pressure. Though your Charge is designed to look for pressure changes based on elevation gains, pressure changes due to other causes – such as a gust of wind, a weather change or opening a door – can occasionally cause your Charge to register an extra floor or two.
Since the wind was more than gusting that morning, I guess Charge might have been confused… but by far more than a floor or two.
And I live in Kansas!
The wind gusts.
All. The. Time.
Oh well, problem solved! (Or understood, at least.)
Today, I’ve climbed the stairs three times, and Charge is on the dot. I’ve been inside all day with a headache and general malaise so I’m no where near reaching my 10,000-step goal or the gusting winter wind that might make my device think I’m working hard while I’m sitting on my rear.
I’m early to bed tonight.
Fitbit has also been detailing my terrible sleeping habits rather depressingly so I should fix that…