Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dongle dilemma

This is a dongle


Why it's called a dongle, I have no clue. This is what plugs in to the USB port on the desktop to sync my fitbit. Normally I would use the app on my phone, however I managed to use ALL my data up already and have to wait until the 3rd of next month.  I hate Verizon but that's another story.

So I tried to sync on my computer. It wouldn't work. I go to the help section and got frustrated because I wasn't understanding what it was saying. Finally I figured out I needed to download an app. Only problem was I downloaded the wrong thing. What I needed was Fitbit Connect. OK, got that on the computer now plugged in my dongle and it tells me no dongle.  I gave up in frustration. Later that evening I went to use my laptop only to find out my cordless mouse wasn't working. Turns out I took the little USB thingy from the laptop thinking it was the fitbit dongle. AHA!!! I switched the two and now Fitbit Connect says I have a dongle and it synced my tracker.

Friday I go to syn again and now it can't find my tracker. I give up. I have had more trouble with the fitbit syncing. It often takes a long time on the phone app. I don't know if my short fuse can handle going back to the help section again. Since this is the last day of my vacation I'm not going to ruin it by getting frustrated. Syncing will just have to wait some more.

11 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

I am having technical issues too Ann...and it is SO frustrating! I am about ready to give up!

Good luck and enjoy your day!

Ratty said...

This is a timely post for me. I was just today thinking about getting a fitbit.

Sandra said...

you have just ruined my morning tears that I put in eye, because I laughed so hard my tears washed them out... I get so frustrated doing things like this. and I do what you did, walk away and go back sometimes several times. I am wondering if using the phone to sync is using up your data, I bet it is...

Marg said...

All this tech stuff is so frustrating. I couldn't possibly figure all that out. I wish they would just give instructions one step at a time. Good luck with it all Ann.

Sandee said...

I'm telling you technology can make you go insane. When things work it's great. When they don't well we have a day like you just had.

Enjoy your last day of vacation. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Ginny Hartzler said...

Well I cannot figure this out. Does it keep track of all your exercise so you can track it all? What a chore. You must have the patience of a saint. I would have given up long ago. Time for some nervous eating!

Christine said...

Oh i feel like throwing a very hard object at the computer on your behalf!

Out on the prairie said...

Never used one, but with all this trouble probably woundn't care to wrestle with it.

crafty cat corner said...

Been there loads of times and probably go there again, these modern gadgets, ipad, mobiles etc drive me mad. I swear that one day I will throw one of them out of the window. ha ha
Briony
x

Debra Dickinson said...

I don't blame you for waiting. That is no way to spend the last day of vacation. Sorry you're having so much trouble, but I thank you so much for the giggle .... this is just not something you hear every day: "and now Fitbit Connect says I have a dongle." New vocabulary for our modern times. Gotta love it. :))

BeadedTail said...

It's called a dongle because that's easier to spell than dagnabbit! :) It sucks you keep running out of data on your phone. I have Verizon and the lowest 2GB plan and don't even use 25% of it a month. I'm connected to wifi when I'm home though but on the cruise last week I barely used any and was using data and no wifi.

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