The chance to spoof my friends was sort of fun in an evil way. But it wasn't for me. With FitBit, I don't think you can change the count, but you can keep it from happening again.
But what caused it?
A mystery was afoot.
It happened 2 nights on that camping weekend. In case you are wondering it had occurred in the past with my Fitbit Surge.
Several months later, on another camping trip, with my new Fitbit Ionic (nice banner & picture of Ionic below) it happened again. My extra steps count was much smaller – maybe 2000 steps, but still cheating! This is a problem.
It happened with my new Fitbit too?
The mystery still blazed ahead.
What the world?
I went to bed that night with all those extra steps wondering what the problem was.
Sometime in the middle of the night, while the air conditioner was running, I felt it. The air conditioner had a very subtle vibration that was about the speed of a runner zooming down the road.
From this “discovery” I was able to try a theory out.
My theory was that the less directly mechanically connected the Fitbit was to the RV while the air conditioner was running the less likely steps would count falsely.
So I put the Fitbit on a fluffy folded shirt on our cushion on the hot water heater seat.
The air conditioner ran all night.
ZERO FALSE STEPS!
Now you know too.