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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 downloads the wearer's activity data. Most smartwatches support some number of physical actions via a health app; however, dedicated trackers tend to monitor more functions. See smartwatch.


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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Fitbit has also launched Fitbit Ace, an activity tracker that aims to make fitness fun for kids, while inspiring the entire family to build healthy habits together and help fight decreasing levels of activity in children.
Fitbit introduced Fitbit Ace, an activity tracker that makes fitness fun for kids while inspiring the entire family to build healthy habits together and help fight decreasing levels of activity in children.
The Zip activity tracker, a device that clips onto clothing, is a simple activity tracker that rings up at $59.
The Jagger & Lewis emotional and activity tracker for dogs is seen at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.
one of the university's START-UP NY companies, has launched the UAlbany LGBTQ+ Activity Tracker app, which gathers data globally and over time to map a pattern of positive and negative events concerning the LGBTQ+ population.
Summary: US wearable activity tracker company hopes to bring Fitbit Pay to the region next year
TIMEX has partnered with a Indian consumer technology startup BLINK to launch its new activity tracker TIMEXBLINK in India.
Limited Tenders are invited for Rpf Of Item Electronic Watch With Fitness And Activity Tracker
The findings also revealed that once someone has started using an activity tracker, sustained use at six months was high at 80 percent.
In a separate, larger study, researchers randomly assigned 800 employees from 13 organizations in Singapore to one of four arms: control (no activity tracker or incentives), Fitbit Zip activity tracker without additional incentives, tracker plus charity incentives (money went to charity based on how much they exercised), or tracker plus cash incentives (money went to participants based on how much they exercised) (Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol.
In a study conducted with 212 employees wearing a wireless activity tracker for seven months, participants, age 55 years and older (n = 45, 31%) who were less physically active had better results in decreasing diabetes risk factors than more active participants (n = 167, 17%) (Rowe-Roberts, Cercos, & Mueller, 2014), a finding of particular relevance for kidney transplant recipients.

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