Setting up Fitbit Alta for the first time

Got a new Alta? Here's how to set it up the first time :D

My Fitbit Alta just arrived in the mail yesterday and I was super excited to try it but I got so frustrated setting it up the first time! It just won't sync on my phone! But after a bunch of googling and almost hitting that 'refund' button on Amazon, I was able to solve my initial setup problem, thank you Lord!

So here's how to setup your Fitbit Alta for the first time :)

Short answer: 
Sync it using your PC and wireless dongle FIRST. Then it would be easier to pair it with your mobile next.

Short (story) answer:
I turned on the tracker by hooking it to the charging cable. It started alright: Fitbit logo, version number, and a message that says ''. Okay, so I came to the link, and followed the setup instructions for Android. I downloaded the Fitbit app, registered a new account, and went on to add the device.

As per instructions, I kept the tracker plugged, charging, and nearby while the app tries to search for my Alta. Unfortunately, it just won't pickup. I restarted my bluetooth, restarted my phone, tried to setup using my tablet, to no avail.

My heart was getting heavy cos I just recorded an unboxing video haha and was excited to shoot a 'hands on' one next. Clearly, not much hands are needed on a defective product so that's frkn saaad.  Anyway, what's extra saddening is having to comb through this difficulty knowing that I can only have it refunded. I can't wait any more days to get a replacement since I'm leaving the US this weekend. I really want this thing to work.
Google eventually led me to a solution, which is to sync using the PC instead. The Fitbit Alta came with a wireless USB dongle you can use to sync your tracker to your PC, you just have to download an app. Apparently, while the OP was able to sync on her PC, it still wouldn't sync with her phone. Much to her dismay, it looks like she can only sync all her Fitbit data on a PC. That makes her Alta a defective one.

And so I tried. I installed Fitbit Connect on my PC, plugged in the wireless dongle, and prayed hard for this solution to work. 

And it did! My Alta finally appeared on the list of devices on my dashboard! Yayyy!

But that doesn't end my problem, the real moment of truth is validating whether it would sync via Bluetooth, otherwise I would have to return the item. I unplugged the dongle and refreshed the Fitbit app on my phone to see if it has listed the Alta as well. It did! And after a couple of clicks, MY ALTA FINALLY SYNCED! Thank God!

That's pretty much it, if you're having trouble setting up your Alta for the first time, use your PC instead. I'm thinking it's the real proper way of setting up your Fitbit.

Hope this helps and sorry for the excessive blabber!

Next up: Fitbit Alta Unboxing and Review


Diet hard

I missed the days when I would immediately turn to blogging when I'm bored and have nothing better to do. Well, this is one of those times but I'm guilty of not immediately opening up the text editor lol. I really should get some sleep, it's only supposed to be 1:30 am right now but DST happened and sucked back time so everybody in this part of the planet shall be sleepless by an hour. Arg.

I'm going home on the 19th and I don't like how I'm preparing myself for it. I consciously dedicated my last two weeks here to eating healthy and exercising but guess what, if anything, I've managed to stay put on that part of the scale that reads 155lbs. I wonder what I'm doing wrong, but on the plus side, I didn't gain anything. HAHA.

Last week I tried GM diet and failed mostly because I get super hungry at night and binge on snacks, choco almonds, and my housemate's cooking. Later on, I discovered these cold pressed juices being sold at Sam's club in 49oz portions and thought this is the answer! I'm going on a juice cleanse!

So yeah. I'm doing that hahaha. Good night.

Welcome to! // Podcast 01

In which I try something new which is podcasting! huwow! I've always wanted to try it out but I don't know how to start so here you go, a short welcome for you guyz to my new home haha

Hope you like it, I'm planning on doing more pa naman HAHA jk.

EDIT: I moved the podcast to Youtube cos I just learned Buzzsprout only keeps files for 90 days and I had to pay if I wanted to host my files for longer than that.

Hope I didn't annoy you haha


Friday's 10 Happy Things // 2

Hope the week has been awesome for you goys. I'm excited to go home! Here's round two for the series:

1. Minneapolis pasyal

Saturday - we went to a museum, a sculpture garden, and a bridge by the ruins!

Ai, Ge, Dan, Me, Aime (Photo from Ge) 

2. Things I wish I knew when I was younger

It's a short ebook full of wisdom. I felt so happy after reading it. Get your free copy here. You will be asked for you email so just carry on hehe :D

3. Proposal by the ruins

That I hope won't be telling of their future. We passed by this scene last Saturday at the Stone Arch Bridge by Mill Ruins Park. We were careful not to react too early, waiting for the affirmative. And when the guy rose and the couple hugged, the air was filled with cheer! Congratulations! <3

4. My FOREX box just arrived!

Time to get serious packing up.

5. Sendoff with teammates

Ate lunch at Persis Indian Grill. I can't say I hate Indian food, but my tolerance to spicy dishes is just really ma-epal. It's happy cos my manager treated me huehue

6. I made panna cotta

I thought it was gonna suck cos I'm quite a failure at the kitchen, but my goodness, I make good panna cotta! HAHA The first batch I made was kindof bitin so earlier this evening I made another batch. I'm calling it pan-a-cotta. Can you guess how much I made?! (kainis no)

7. I'm rebranding!

From being a self-titled blogger to being The Blahger! Cos you know, life's so full of blah. Arte! What do you think? lelz

8.  I exercised!

Wow what a milestone. I wanted to bike but the weather isn't as permitting as last week and my inactivity is weighing me down a lot lately like literally haha. So there, Monday evening I pushed myself to do a round of Drop 10 and well, I dropped dead.

9. Stone Arch Bridge

It overlooks a part of the Mississipi river and is suuuuch a beauty at night.

10. It's Jeckie's Birthday!!!

Happy birthday my love! <3

The Blahger Banner

I'd really like to welcome you first to my impulsive new blog (that's kindof stressing me out), but I have to make the necessary attributions first for the banner I created for this site. #ArtistDuties

All the icons I used for the header I got for free at The Noun Project. Credits below:

The rest I drew and processed via Photoshop.

That's it! Now I can rant about this frkn new site aaaarghhh.

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