Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had no idea, but then again I'd never given the Fitbit issue a moment's thought until I read the post on it by  Joan Cox !

Nov 19, 2015 11:24 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I've thought about that with ancestry.com, 23andMe, etc.  People are voluntarily creating a database of information.  Who knows how it may be used in the future and by whom? 

Nov 19, 2015 11:28 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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We havent' jumped on the Fitbit boat.

Nov 19, 2015 11:25 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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We don't use Fitbit, so not important. Thanks though!

Nov 19, 2015 10:31 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Roy,
One more case of what might be good for you, might be bad for you.

Nov 20, 2015 06:36 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is interesting Roy, since I just blogged about this!   And they are pretty popular right now. 

Nov 19, 2015 11:25 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Roy Kelley I believe it!

Nov 19, 2015 10:27 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I love my fitbit watch and scale....not concerned about privacy laws.... the fitbit keeps me on track...

Nov 19, 2015 10:27 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roy. I had no clue, it actually makes no sense.

Nov 20, 2015 06:46 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roy Kelley luckily I do not wear/use fitbit. However, I did not know about this.

Nov 20, 2015 02:28 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Nope, I did not know that.

Nov 20, 2015 11:44 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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No I did not know that and wih more and more people using them it could be a problem in the future.

Nov 20, 2015 10:35 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I don't really know what they could get from my Fitbit that's bad? 

Nov 20, 2015 09:59 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have a fitbit that doesn't work, but the company is replacing it for free, because it had a year warranty on it. The fitbit motivated me to exercise more. While walking I would check my steps and constantly strive to get to the next 1000 step level. 

This is new information for me, but I have nothing to hide. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:24 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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I don't use one but have many friends that do. Interesting information.

Nov 20, 2015 09:16 AM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I did not know this Roy Kelley ....I will check into this area more ....

Nov 20, 2015 08:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I did have an understanding about it, but only because of my 5 years in the HIPAA enforcement world at a hospital.  Interesting fact, HIPAA stays with you even after your death!

 

There is actually a court case going on that I read about earlier this week where FitBit is being subpeonad for their data for a user as part of his personal injury claim.  A personal trainer is suing claiming after his accident his activity levels have not been able to return to normal.  A third party is reviewing the data and comparing it to a baseline for him and for trainers in his age group.

Nov 20, 2015 08:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Did not know that Roy, though I doubt that it will affect me at this point.

Nov 20, 2015 06:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

Good information, I had no idea, thanks for the info...and we sent ours the next day.  LOL A

Nov 20, 2015 05:36 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Roy - I did not know that, and it is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 20, 2015 04:58 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Interesting, Roy.  Makes one re-consider the use of these devices.

Nov 20, 2015 01:58 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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I LOVE my Fitbit, and I hadn't given that thought...until now! Then again, it was a passing thought, so a stepping I will go! 

Nov 20, 2015 01:13 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Interesting, Roy.  I did not know but can see how this would fall outside the Privacy Act.  Data collection is a huge business and as Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA said, who knows how it will be used in the future.  

Nov 20, 2015 12:53 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I didn't know.  

1996?  Yikes -- it seems like some updating is necessary.  

Nov 20, 2015 12:41 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I saw it first on the Post's website.

Nov 19, 2015 10:30 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Interesting...

Nov 19, 2015 10:22 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I did not know that; however I will never be a fitbit user.

Nov 19, 2015 10:21 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

That is good to know. 

Nov 19, 2015 10:19 PM