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I figured out that I hadn't been able to properly record my last two workouts with the Pebble because it was lying about having a full charge, so it got to spend all evening yesterday charging up, and was at 100% when I wore it to bed. I'm pretty sure it only displays factors of 10, because it's been at 90% ever since I woke up this morning, and that's even after several restarts, which was the way I was verifying the actual power level after a quick charge made the watch indicate it was at 100% when it was really at 20% or so. It didn't connect up with the phone to display live walk info today, but I didn't mind because today I wanted to monitor what I was doing according to the Pebble step counter.

I stood up to get ready 40 minutes before dawn and that's about the earliest I can go. It was quite dark when I got there which made it hard to navigate the one puddle I had to contend with, but after that I was fine. I made my way up to the top of the gulch just like I have been, and am pretty sure the timing would have been good for a nice sunrise if it wasn't so cloudy.

Which reminds me, I wish there were bigger windows at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, because I've missed what I could tell were some really spectacular sunrises while I was in that pool.

The runway lights were on when I got up there and I was really hoping to see a plane come in, which is one reason I went back and forth on the access road. The other was that I wanted today's walk to be over 10,000 steps, and after some quick math I saw that if I stayed up top until my watch said I'd gone 6,500 steps, I could head back down. It was 3,500 to get up there, so I only needed 3,000 before going back. Not exactly difficult math, but my daily step count was already at 454 just from the day's activities, which includes all my ridiculous tossing and turning in bed. I might grab a second app such as Misfit in order to access a step counter that's separate from my daily total.

Today's awesome walk, 4.67 miles in 1:30, 10,049 steps, 408ft gain
4.67 miles in 1:30, 10,049 steps, 408ft gain

Since I don't have a standalone step counter yet, I emailed myself that 454 step total before I got out of the car, then replied with the total when I got back, which was 10,921. Subtracting 454, that makes a total of 10,467, so just over 400 steps difference between what the watch says I did and the app estimated. I can live with that.

I believe this is the first time I chose the USA Topographic map option in my screenshot. It's really quite silly, but all my maps look the same lately so why not? In the real world, some of the green that's been gone for a few months is on its way back.


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It's been interesting comparing the step counter on my iphone, Jawbone UP3 and the new Fitbit Alta. They area all different! LOL! I like the Fitbit best as it says I've gone further.... I think the general consensus is that the step counts are only a guide aren't they, but I think they motivate you to go further and keep moving. I'm glad the Pebble issues seem to be OK now. Do you think it tracks your sleep well?

Seems to be doing a pretty good job, but I can't figure out how to interpret the data in a meaningful way. It gives different figures for sleep and deep sleep, but never doesn't add those numbers and also doesn't say how much deep sleep I should be getting. I mean, I know it's not enough, but just how bad is it? It might be different once there's a full week of data.

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