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  • ORNVM
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    Originally posted by Moskus View Post
    What is it that these reviewers don't like?
    Lots of reports of it not reporting into fitbit right, loosing connection to wifi constantly, those sorts of things. Maybe just early adopters and firmware has caught up and fixed everything. Thanks for the info that its been working well for you.

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  • cjohlandt
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    I've been using the Withings scale for a number of years and have been very happy with it. I got it before Fitbit came out with the Aria. I use to be able to sync directly between Withings and Fitbit, but that was before they started directly competing with each other. Now I use IFTTT to sync my weight from Withings to Fitbit and Moskus's great plugin picks it up with no problem.

    -Chris

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

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  • Moskus
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    Originally posted by ORNVM View Post
    Have you been using aria? I've thought about picking it up but it seems to get some mixed reviews. I'd be curious about your experience using it since I always wonder how accurate reviews are on things like this and how much can be attributed to user error, not getting it synced right, etc, etc.
    I haven't read any reviews, I wanted a scale that was "connected" and within a system we were already using. As far as I can tell it's more accurate than our old scale, and it works just fine.

    I don't know what else to expect to be honest. What is it that these reviewers don't like?

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  • ORNVM
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    Originally posted by Moskus View Post

    Aria is already integrated.
    Have you been using aria? I've thought about picking it up but it seems to get some mixed reviews. I'd be curious about your experience using it since I always wonder how accurate reviews are on things like this and how much can be attributed to user error, not getting it synced right, etc, etc.

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  • Moskus
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    Originally posted by ORNVM View Post
    Another feature request you might consider would be to have the ability to create devices for the prior day's stats, and have them roll over at midnight. While i saw the request for graphing and logging, i think that's overkill since the fitbit website does a great job of that. However, I feel it would be nice to have yesterday's distance, calories, steps, etc, in the HS display to compare it.

    I like to check it in the morning to see how i did the prior day, and obviously the HS3 devices all reset at midnight so I have to log into the app to get the prior day's stats, whereas a homeseer device with prior day's stats would be slick.

    It would also enable the ability to add events to be triggered in the evening if you are behind what you did the day before, etc.
    I have been thinking about it. Programmatically it's not hard to get the data, but making them visible on devices is another matter.

    I don't want to use device names to identify devices because I believe that the user should be able to rename their devices to whatever they want. That leaves DeviceType_String and SubType_Description.


    But... wait. I can set the TypeString to "Fitbit Today" and "Fitbit Yesterday". And still use the same SubTypes as I do know. Ok, I've thought some more about it, and it's absolutely doable, and now on my ToDo list.

    However, this will require restructuring in the plugin. And first I need to add (and test) the option to let the users decide what information to get and what devices to create. Fitbit can drown you in information, but I don't think all uses everything. It would be great if FitbitSeer could limit the data to what the user needs.


    Originally posted by ORNVM View Post
    Its really easy to get carried away with this automation stuff...already thinking about a light sensor in the fridge cross checking fitbit calorie burn to determine whether a late night snack should be had and fire off a deterring announcement if not!
    Wow, great idea!

    I have a script that checks last night real sleep duration, and if it's short enough, HomeSeer will start bugging us to get to bed much earlier than useful. I had HS turn off the TV too, but that wasn't too well received...

    The script is buggy, though, and I suspect it's a HomeSeer bug, I'll check a little more and post it here when it works.

    Originally posted by gearyt View Post
    Let me know if you decide to integrate a scale.. the fit bit one gets mixed reviews, but there are a couple of others.

    would be a wonderful thing to step on the scale with it knowing who it was, and uploading ...
    Aria is already integrated.

    Using the Aria, will update the profile weight, and therefore also FitbitSeer. However, I do have plans to integrate the body fat number the Aria also gives. I've found where it's stored.

    This is a Fitbit plugin, so it will just read data stored in th Fitbit database. If you can get another scale to talk to Fitbit, then I guess that is useable, but I have no plans on integrating other scales or devices, like Withings for example.

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  • gearyt
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    Let me know if you decide to integrate a scale.. the fit bit one gets mixed reviews, but there are a couple of others.

    would be a wonderful thing to step on the scale with it knowing who it was, and uploading ...

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  • ORNVM
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    Another feature request you might consider would be to have the ability to create devices for the prior day's stats, and have them roll over at midnight. While i saw the request for graphing and logging, i think that's overkill since the fitbit website does a great job of that. However, I feel it would be nice to have yesterday's distance, calories, steps, etc, in the HS display to compare it.

    I like to check it in the morning to see how i did the prior day, and obviously the HS3 devices all reset at midnight so I have to log into the app to get the prior day's stats, whereas a homeseer device with prior day's stats would be slick.

    It would also enable the ability to add events to be triggered in the evening if you are behind what you did the day before, etc.

    Its really easy to get carried away with this automation stuff...already thinking about a light sensor in the fridge cross checking fitbit calorie burn to determine whether a late night snack should be had and fire off a deterring announcement if not!

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  • Moskus
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    And the group "a new device for everything" has it.

    Now I just need to find time to implement it.

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  • cjohlandt
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    +1

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

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  • ORNVM
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    I agree separate device for battery and sync time per device, so I can setup a simple event to occur when device battery "changes and becomes low" for instance.

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  • TechHA
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    Originally posted by jfryhling View Post
    I vote one for battery, one for last sync. For each device.
    +1

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  • Mr_Resistor
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    I vote one for battery, one for last sync. For each device.

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  • gearyt
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    Originally posted by Moskus View Post
    Ok, gays. It's decision time again!

    Here's the information I can get from Fitbit.net:
    Code:
    Last sync time: 23.06.2015 20:45:26
    Type: 1
    ID: 94nnNN
    Battery: Low
    Version: One
    
    Last sync time: 23.06.2015 18:09:16
    Type: 2
    ID: YGNRmmmmmmmBZ2O
    Battery: Medium
    Version: Aria
    So... . Or one device with both last sync time or battery?
    gets my vote, one device, dual purpose, for each fit !

    then I can "push" a message to plug it in for recharge ;>)

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  • Moskus
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    Ok, gays. It's decision time again!

    Here's the information I can get from Fitbit.net:
    Code:
    Last sync time: 23.06.2015 20:45:26
    Type: 1
    ID: 94nnNN
    Battery: Low
    Version: One
    
    Last sync time: 23.06.2015 18:09:16
    Type: 2
    ID: YGNRmmmmmmmBZ2O
    Battery: Medium
    Version: Aria
    So... one device for last sync time and battery for both devices? Or one device with both last sync time or battery?

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  • Moskus
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    Originally posted by gearyt View Post
    just trends..steps, calories..
    You can already use other charting solutions for that, like Jon00s charting utility or the Device History plugin.

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