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12/14/13 10:45 P

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I used to have a pedometer, and I asked Santa for the SP Activity Tracker.

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12/14/13 8:19 P

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Over a year ago I purchased a fitbit to track activity. I do a lot of walking, but also ride either my regular or stationary bike almost every day and the fitbit was unable to differentiate activities or accurately track biking. It was designed to be worn either on a waistband or bra. The clip broke after three months, I got another fitbit which also broke after about four months. I had given up on trackers when I read about the Spark activity tracker which supposedly could recognize biking, elliptical, walking and record them all accurately. I bought one and it arrived the first week in October. I have used it every day since then with no problems - it can tell the difference between my various cardio activities and records them accurately. It can be worn on bra, waistband, pocket, or shoe (laces or sandals) - I've even worn mine on a swim flipper and believe it accurately registered my swim distance. It registers any continuous activity 10 minutes or longer - when it is unsure what activity is being tracked it asks the user to define the activity, then gives the caloric expenditure and will remember the activity when it detects the same patterns of movement. Unlike the fitbit, it doesn't measure sleep, but I pretty much know how much I sleep and don't need that help. It has a dial comprised of little lights that completes a circle and flashes when you've completed your goal steps/distance - cut little motivator. It comes with a spare battery (obviously have no idea how long it will last) and a chip that plugs into my computer, and automatically updates every time I pass near the computer - no need to manually configure anything and best of all, it syncs with all my other spark pages/activities (like raising allowable calorie intake after I exercise). So far, I'm VERY happy with it!

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NILLAPEPSI's Photo NILLAPEPSI SparkPoints: (127,281)
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12/14/13 2:32 P

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I have a pedometer that tracks my steps, aerobic steps, calories burned, distance traveled. I use SP to track my food & exercise.

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MAURIZIA's Photo MAURIZIA Posts: 13,871
12/14/13 11:31 A

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I was considering the fitbit and then Spark released the Activity Tracker. Because they had sent a discount via email on theirs, I bought the Spark Activity Tracker. I like it a lot because it has a secure clip, maintains several days' data, and it does download to my laptop. Makes it easier to track activity at SP. Just a little problem with getting the battery started because of my chubby fingers. Once I managed to do that, it's been working fine. I would definitely recommend it.

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE, NEW ENGLAND

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12/14/13 11:30 A

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No but should.

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12/14/13 11:25 A

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I have been using a fitbit zip for about 18months I think and I loved it until I lost it a couple of weeks ago. I plan on buying another one next month. I originally paid over $100 for it directly from the company but now I see Spark has the identical thing. I also saw in the Walgreens ad this week that they have the zip on sale for $60 now. The fitbit can be set up to sync fitness minutes automatically with Spark.

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12/14/13 11:12 A

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I don't, but I'd be interested in hearing what other people like and use. I keep wanting to get one.

Kay from Tennessee



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12/14/13 11:04 A

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Do you have any devices that track your steps, exercise, calories etc. throughout the day? (examples, fitbit, spark activity tracker, body bug, other?) Do they link up to a computer? Are you happy w/your device and would you recommend it to others? Maybe these type of items are on your Christmas wish list. emoticon emoticon


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