I've never had a "fitness band" (fitbit, vivofit, withings, whatever-else-they-may-be-called), but my new Princess (my years of living in Essex within spitting distance of London's East End has resulted in my Garmin being renamed Princess Charming, which then of course gets shortened to Princess) has built-in a fitness tracker. So it counts steps, bleeps at me when it think I've been sitting still for too long, and generally tries its best to encourage me to move around more. Bless.
Anyway, even though I've only had it for three days, but have already found several ways of cheating. It seems that any kind of rhythmic hand movement can trigger the step counting as well. This morning I earned 200 steps from brushing my teeth. Last night it was 300 steps for doing the dishes. Just shaking a t-shirt before putting it on also increases the daily count. So rather than being a slave to the machine, I'm having a jolly good time trying to find as many different ways as possible to increase the step count without actually taking any steps. It may not do a lot for my waist line (running is already sorta kinda taking care of that), but it sure amuses me *lol*