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Man complains about ‘wrong’ Fitbit readings, makes life-changing discovery

One man’s activity tracker knew more about his wife than he did.

A Reddit user made an incredible discovery after complaining about inaccurate Fitbit readings online.

The user – called /u/YoungPTone – posted that his wife’s activity tracking data seemed a little off.

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“My wife’s Fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days,” wrote /u/YoungPTone. “Two days ago, a somewhat normal day, she logged 10 hours in the fat burning zone, which I think would be impossible based on her activity.”

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He continued: “Also, her calories burned do not seem accurate. I would imagine if she was in the fat burning zone she would burn a ton of calories, so it’s not lining up. I’m not sure if something is wrong with the sensor.”

Reddit responders came up with a bevy of possible problems that could explain the issue, and then one user asked whether the wife could be pregnant.

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A little while later, /u/YoungPTone replied revealing that his wife was actually pregnant, and that he would soon be a father.

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Naturally, the Reddit thread quickly exploded with messages congratulating the soon-to-be-dad and his wife.

“The outpouring of love has been incredible,” said /u/YoungPTone. “Thank you to everyone who took the time out to share in the joy with us.”

The Reddit user revealed the couple’s first child was due to be born in October this year, adding: “This is real, the fear is real, the excitement is very real! I am a regular guy who was just looking for the communities help with his wife’s technology issue. Little did I know I got a lot more than I bargained for!”

This story is great proof that you shouldn’t pass off unusual fitness tracker readings as a technical glitch. If you notice sudden changes in your heart rate or any other activity metric, go see a doctor – it might even be good news.

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