Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Here it is 9 pm and the end of
using my new SPARK ACTIVITY TRACKER. I anxiously waited for "it" to arrived and at noon my door bell rang when I flew to the door. I immediately did the set up as I couldn't wait to get outside to complete my 30 minute walk/run activity for the day. I was so excited to see how this tracker would work. This is my very 1st experience in using a tracker other than a pedometer so I'm still in the learning phase of using it.
The tracker did seem to track my walk/run OK, but… I also attended a Yoga class this evening and… my tracker didn't do so well. So I began reading some of the message boards here on SP relating to using the Spark Activity Tracker.
I found that the tracker is not “perfect”. Seems this tracker is OK at tracking your steps fine or 10+ minutes of straight activity but does not have the intelligence to know “what” you did. [Come on it’s not like the thing has eyes.] So this made sense, as with Yoga being mostly stretching with a lot of slow or stillness in between the tracker must have been confused to what the %$#@ I was doing.
So I plan to do a lot of reading-up on how to get the most out of my new purchase. Not sure how long the Spark Activity Tracker has been out, but I’m sure it’s just a renamed tracker that’s already been out on the marked. As with everything (i.e. iPhones) all new technology has bugs which need to be worked out. Also having the knowledge in how to use the technology properly or in the best way comes with the more you use it.
Keep on Sparking….