still sick, Spark Tracker review
Monday, December 02, 2013
Ok, so first of all I want to complain that i'm STILL sick. It has been over 10 days and I keep going back and forth from feeling just OK to feeling like complete CRAP. I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday so hopefully if i'm still feeling crummy they can help.
I went ahead and bought a spark tracker as a reward for myself since I've been doing really well losing weight on the fast diet. I had a fitbit but I lost it. I thought I would switch to the SAT since it is less expensive and I wasn't really using the other features unique to the fitbit.
I'm trying to keep an open mind but I feel like I'm not getting as much credit as I did with the fitbit. Which is really annoying. I have been experimenting on where I keep it. I think the shoe is the best place but I don't really wear shoes at home and not many of my work shoes have laces. So that has been a struggle. I always clipped the fitbit to my bra and it seemed to track all my steps. The SAT is really stingy with steps so far.
Another issue I have is the fact that there's no readout on the tracker so you can check your progresss throughout the day. I keep my syncpoint at home so I basically have to rely on these little glowing lights throughout the day. Well it's pretty discouraging to know I walked for 40 minutes already on my breaks and there's only 3 lights lit up. With fitbit I'd be at around 4000-5000 steps by now so that should be 5 or 6 lights. Again, i think it's being super-stingy but it's hard to tell withour counting and syncing immediately...
Anyway, I'm probably pretty biased since i'm sick and cranky, but right now I'm really not loving the SAT. I wish I had just coughed up the $100 and replaced my fitbit. I'm trying to be positive and say to myself "well if it's stingy with the steps I'll just have to be even more active, win-win." But It's really annoying when I feel like I should be halfway to my goal and I'm only a quarter according to the lights.