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Old 04-09-2012, 12:20 PM
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I almost forgot, do you have to pay for a monthly subscription for the Fitbit?
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:14 AM
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No monthly fee. But I do have two warnings.

1) Don't wear the FitBit through airport security.

2) Don't even think about wearing the FitBit in an MRI.

Don't ask me how I know this.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:02 PM
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How do you know not to wear it in an MRI? I am an MRI Tech thinking of getting one of these, and haven't found anything online about MRI compatibility. I would assume it isn't but I would like to see documentation.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:05 AM
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I'm an MRI tech, as well, I am doing a research project on activity for MSers, through patientslikeme.com. I have the fitbitone. I am curious about this as well for the MRI compatibility. I am going to assume it is not MRI safe. Although there is definitely a market for a device that can be used as such. I'm guessing it will zap the battery and whatever data is stored at the time. I don't think it'd be any different than a cell phone. If you find it is compatible, I'd love to know so I can not worry all day about taking it on and off.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:53 PM
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Hi Dave
I would be interested in knowing your experience with the fit bit through airport security. I've been wearing a fit bit since 2012 and have flown in the U.S. and internationally dozens of times without incident. I'm wondering if I should expect a problem in the future.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:53 AM
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Anything metal near an MRI is a no-no. In fact I always have to remove my belly button piercing. (OK, I don't have one of those, but I could get one in the future, although it would be unlikely.) And since I can't even have a piece of paper in my pocket when going through security, the FitBit is a no-go there as well. The one time I forgot, I was stopped and it had to go through the scanner. And I got frisked.
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