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Day 1 - Using my Spark Activity Tracker!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Here it is 9 pm and the end of emoticon 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. emoticon

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.

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MYRMEN 11/21/2013 10:25AM

    I'm skeptical. They say it can be clipped to your bra and being incognito. How does it track the steps than? How does it know if your biking?

I guess with knowing more how it works you can get the best out of it.

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CHARTHESTAR 11/20/2013 11:08PM

    I have a fit bit and it confuses activity with fitness activity. I used to change it but now just go with the flow and know that different activity does burn different amounts of calories.
I love my fitbit it has made me on so many occasions get in more steps so I could meet or beat my goal.

What interested me the most about the one you got was that it could go in the water in track water aerobics. I would love to have all those steps included in my daily count.

Enjoy!

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PJ2222 11/20/2013 11:07PM

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