For any of you who are considering buying a tracker, here's a little feedback on the Jawbone UP Move vs. the Spark Activity Tracker (no longer available on Spark, but still a few on Amazon & perhaps other online retailers--or if you're considering a replacement for your SpAT)
Some Sparkfriends know I lost my Spark Activity Tracker, and now it's found. I'd replaced it with a Jawbone UP Move and was dismayed at how much sitting around I apparently had been doing. Not really
. I was living my normal days and was shocked at the few steps the Jawbone had tracked. Even on an active day it was only showing 3500!
Now that the SpAT has been found, I am wearing both today. And just in the first few hours of being awake today, there's already a discrepancy to the tune of over 3x! I mean for every 130 steps on the UP, the SpAT has 400.
When I first got my SpAT I was shocked at how low _those_ numbers were compared to the Bodybugg I'd used before. But now UP Move is even lower!
What's up with this? Well, I don't know. I don't know how big the UP thinks my stride is, but 3x?!
Also I'm wearing the UP on my ankle and the SpAT on my foot. So I'll finish today's experiment with that combo and then switch them tomorrow. SpAT on my ankle, and UP on my foot.
Isn't it funny how different trackers can be when they purport to work the same way? I'm just glad that whichever one I decide to wear in the end, my body gives me credit for the work I do - the numbers only matter when compared to themselves. An UP day can only compare to an UP day, and a SpAT day to a SpAT day.
However, I don't plan to continue to wear 2 trackers, so I'm trying to decide which one fits my lifestyle better, and then I'll adjust my step goals to whichever one I choose.
The funny thing is, I don't know if the 3x rule is right all day. If so, the days I got 3500 steps in with the UP Move, means I got over 10K (SpAT equivalent) steps those days, which would be about right for me, maybe even a little low...so I'm not sure what to think.
Interesting to look at tho.
Edit: I also forgot to mention that the UP Move isn't waterproof, so I can't wear it on my shoe during a water workout, and on my elliptical workouts, it counts ZERO steps. :(