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fitness tracker

A wrist-worn device that can detect some combination of walking steps, running distance, heart rate, sleep patterns and swimming laps. Fitness bands interact via Bluetooth with an app in a mobile device that configures the device and receives the wearer's activity data.

Smartwatch Fitness
Most smartwatches support some number of fitness activities via a health app. However, just as the smartphone combined phone, media player, camera and a raft of other devices into one, there may be little difference between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker in the future.


Microsoft Tracker
While keeping time of day, sensors in Microsoft Band track heart rate, steps, calories burned and sleep patterns. See Microsoft Health. (Image courtesy of Microsoft Corporation.)







The Fitbit Surge
The Surge tracks everything including steps, distance, calories and stairs climbed, and it notifies the wearer when a call or text comes in. (Image courtesy of Fitbit Inc., www.fitbit.com)







Withings Activite
This stylish Swiss-made watch from Withings sends steps, laps, run time and sleep patterns to the user's smartphone. A gentle vibration provides a wake-up alarm. (Image courtesy of Withings S.A., www.withings.com)







A Lot of Trackers
In 2015, Under Armour debuted UA Record, an app that pairs with all these brands and imports the data from the user's accounts. UA Record is an evolution of the MapMyFitness platform, which Under Armour acquired in 2013.
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set - 1 Task 8 - Delivery of physical activity logger with the reader and software: - Set to record physical activity and measurement of light intensity type Actiwatch (AW2) (or equivalent) - 1 set.
The Positional Activity Logger Version 1 (a), is a lightweight, battery-operated, automated position sensor, which measures the frequency and duration of uptime versus downtime (sitting or lying) (Eldridge et al 2003b).
Participants wore the activity logger for three consecutive days, including a weekend day (or public holiday).
Physical activity was measured as uptime using the Positional Activity Logger Version 1.
The activity logger reset itself during data collection from two participants, resulting in data being lost.
One participant requested that the activity logger be removed so that she could have a bath.
asp to read about or test the Activity Logger or SSPPYY Software.
A key SmartOps component is the PortVision Activity Logger (PAL), which is installed in the wheelhouse of each boat.
A recent innovation in the quantification of upright mobilisation has been the development of the Positional Activity Logger (a).
Within 24 hours of surgery, and prior to commencement of upright mobilisation, an activity logger was attached to the thigh where it recorded data continuously for the first four postoperative days before being removed on the morning of Day 5.
The battery-operated activity logger (90 x 54 x 18 mm) was adhered to the lateral aspect of the right thigh and recorded uptime when the thigh was in a position greater than 45 degrees to the horizontal axis (ie, during standing and walking).
On each day the activity logger was worn, participants were asked to describe their pain relief during mobilisation as adequate or inadequate.