Saturday, October 12, 2013
The new tracker is easy to install and uploads very easily. I like the convenience of putting it on my shoes or bra. It has motivated me to start walking more and that is a good thing. Just know that it isn't 100% accurate.
Figured out that the tracker is short on miles, at least for me. Today a walk I know for a fact is just about 1.10 of a mile showed up as only .80 with less than 2000 steps. That is over .25 mile difference and I think that is a bit too much to be off. Means both miles and possible calorie burns would be off somewhat. I am pretty tall at 5'8.5" and have a long stride. I am guessing they calibrated the Spark Tracker for average strides and that is why many of us are experiencing these differences??? Some of the first blogs on this subject said the same thing, so some are still wearing pedometers along with Spark Trackers. What to do??
Hey Spark Guy and Coach Nichole, will there be any updates to the Tracker?? Will you come out with a new and better tracker? If so, will we, the owners of the current Trackers be stuck or will you let us return our current Trackers for the newer ones for some sort of credit?
Just curious, is anybody else wondering the same things?
As the old saying from the 1960's goes (gives away my age here) "Keep on trucking"!