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5/12/2016 5:56 pm  #1


Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

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.   

 

5/13/2016 3:30 pm  #2


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

I don't have one but I say why not? What would be the possible downside?

 

5/13/2016 5:04 pm  #3


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

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. 


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5/15/2016 7:24 am  #4


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

I wear mine when I go into the backcountry and have not had any issues.

 

5/15/2016 7:33 am  #5


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

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...

 

5/15/2016 7:05 pm  #6


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

Yea, it does (as steps). Sawing too.


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3/18/2017 10:40 am  #7


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

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!

 

3/21/2017 10:11 am  #8


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

Absolutely. It's cool to see your stats after a trip. 

 

3/21/2017 10:26 am  #9


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

nope, at my age any amount of moving around is beneficial, dont need a gadget to tell me that.
 

 

3/21/2017 11:43 am  #10


Re: Do you wear your fitbit on backcountry canoe trips?

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. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


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