This has happened to each and every one of us. We were going about our day as usual when we noticed that the number of floors ascended displayed in the Fitbit app was incorrect. Just what is going on here?
How do the Fitbit devices determine the number of floors
The altimeter is the component that allows Fitbit devices to determine floor levels. This is a sensor that determines altitude based on the pressure in the surrounding atmosphere. These readings are taken by the gadget that is attached to your wrist, and an estimate of the elevation change is generated. According to Fitbit’s calculations, a vertical gain of 10 feet is equivalent to one level. This is what the company thinks is the middle ground between the floor heights of residential and business buildings in the United States.
Where exactly does everything go wrong
Don’t be surprised if the number of floors your Fitbit device says you’ve climbed isn’t accurate. This is due to the fact that there are complications involved in determining the number of floors climbed based on atmospheric pressure. Measurements are susceptible to being influenced by external factors like sudden shifts in the weather or gusts of wind. Even something as inconspicuous as opening a door can occasionally cause your Fitbit to record additional floors climbed. The act of mowing the grass, along with a great number of other actions, may contribute to an increased count.
The second thing that you need to keep in mind is that the gadget on your wrist considers each 10 feet climbed to be the equivalent of one floor climb. The number of floors you’ve climbed could increase very rapidly if you have to climb a long staircase. The moving staircases are another source of the problem. When you add that to the fact that you have to manually climb while you are on a moving staircase, your floor count will quickly increase.
How should the data be corrected
We regret to inform you that the Fitbit app does not currently have the ability to erase floors or steps for that matter. Even though it’s not ideal, there is a solution that can be used. It involves adding a driving activity as a way to skip over the extra steps or levels.
You can accomplish this in one of two ways. In order to access the exercise tile within the Fitbit app, select the Today tab first. To add a workout, you can do so by tapping the “+” icon, followed by “Log” or “Log Previous.” Choose driving as the form of activity you wish to do, but double check that the specifics cover a longer period of time than the uncomfortable steps or floors. Select Add or Log In.
Proceed back to the primary perspective. If you take a closer look, you’ll see that the floors and steps have mysteriously vanished for the amount of time that you specified.
The same thing is possible through the website’s administrative dashboard. Select the Log tab, then navigate to the Activities section. Add a driving exercise to the section titled “Log Activities.” Once more, remember to be specific about the appropriate time frame. To complete, click the “Log” button.