I was wondering if anyone wears their fitbit on backcountry canoe trips? I got one a few months ago and I am debating if I should wear it on my upcoming trips. Thanks for any input.
I don't have one but I say why not? What would be the possible downside?
Well, they're not waterproof but are water-resistant which Fitbit says means they are rain and slash proof. They don't recomend showering with it. So, a rainy weekend or a dunk may do it in.
I wear mine when I go into the backcountry and have not had any issues.
Does a fitbit recognize paddle strokes though? It would seem pointless to be canoeing all day and have your fitbit tell you you've only gotten in 1500 steps, based on a couple of portages along the way...
Yea, it does (as steps). Sawing too.
I don't. For me the purpose of the Fitbit is to make sure I am moving -
Not an issue on a canoe trip - Plus for me the focus on steps would take away from enjoyment - but if it works for you then take it!
Absolutely. It's cool to see your stats after a trip.
nope, at my age any amount of moving around is beneficial, dont need a gadget to tell me that.
I wear mine on trips. Love the bonkers numbers a full day of paddling/portaging gives you. Kind of an unfair advantage in the weekend warrior challenge though.