Fitbit/ smart watches in prison

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MissNoName 
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Fitbit/ smart watches in prison

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Hi,
I heavily rely on my fitbit for steps and calories burned.
Does anyone know if you can wear them on duty or are they a no no?
Just asking because otherwise I will just buy a standard pedometer.
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Re: Fitbit/ smart watches in prison

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Hey

They won’t allow fit bits or smart watches

However there was a child version on Amazon that had no Bluetooth that counted your steps.
I bought it just to see how many steps I would be doing and it was fine to wear

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I wear a Samsung watch, lots of staff have fit bits . We are not allowed Apple watches..
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Varies from prison to prison. Mine doesn’t allow any form of smart watch/fit bit

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Mines a absolute NO but that may be due to it being Cat A

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