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The calorie burn estimates that Fitbit provides takes into account the person's basal metabolic rate based on gender, age, height, and weight as well as the step activity recorded and any activities they log manually. My impression is that the calorie burn reported by Fitbit trackers is really just a ballpark estimate and those in the Fitbit community often ...


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To me, this seems close to being an X-Y question. The medical professionals (and to some extent the laboratory equipment manufacturers) are pushing back against these low-cost, continuous measurment sensors, because they're not accurate - but failing to appreciate that there are probably other gains to be made from replacing high precision with high volume ...


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According to the FitBit community, the GPS is only enabled when you have turned on a tracking activity, example, walking, hiking, biking, etc. From the Fitbit Community: GPS is only when you are tracking an activity that uses GPS, such as hiking. As soon as you stop tracking that activity GPS is turned off. and By design, it should only turn on when ...


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This question is likely better asked of FitBit directly through their help site. Yes, your GPS data is synced to the cloud, because it is retrievable using the FitBit developer's API as described in their API docs. Accessing it programatically requires a few hoops be jumped through, but disabling this feature and/or deleting stored data is not documented. ...


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