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New webinars demystify wearable activity trackers

April 24, 2014

New webinars demystify wearable activity trackers

The popularity of wearable activity trackers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike FuelBand and others have grown considerably over the last year.

In May, MHealthy is offering free webinars to help those who are interested in learning more about the features and health benefits these devices have to offer.

Wearable activity trackers are typically worn on the wrist to collect data on the user’s physical activity and daily movement.

“A lot of people have heard about or seen wearable activity trackers but still aren’t quite sure what they do,” says Brett Knight, a health educator for MHealthy. “We don’t endorse one particular product but instead help you figure out if this device is something that would work well for you and your lifestyle.”

Registration is now open. Faculty and staff can sign up for all three webinars or just one or two. They are:

• May 7: Demystifying Wearable Activity Trackers

Learn about basic functions, popular features that fit a wide range of lifestyles, and why these trackers, typically worn on the wrist, have grown so popular.

• May 14: Battle of the Activity Bands

Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike FuelBand, Withings — there’s a variety of brands available, each offering slightly different features, including tracking steps or calories burned, monitoring sleep, tracking nutrition and even caffeine intake. This webinar focuses on the latest and most popular activity trackers and the pros and cons of each.

• May 21: Connect & Motivate with Activity Trackers

Take a look at commonly used healthy lifestyle applications and how they can sync and enhance the user’s wearable activity tracker experience. This webinar also covers social integration and how sharing tracker stats with friends and other device users create friendly competition and motivation.   

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Comments

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on 8/16/14 at 6:50 am

The explosion of activity and fitness trackers over the last few years has been incredible. The amount of things you can measure and the quality of the products has meant that the industry has grown to be a $2bn one. With this choice has come confusion and so we have set this site up to help you decide which tracker is best for you Activity tracker Compare Activity Tracker - Activity Tracker Comparison

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on 8/16/14 at 6:51 am

Have a search around our comparison pages and reviews to see which tracker suits you best and if you like the product then click on the picture or buy now link and you will be taken to the best and cheapest place to buy it on the web. Just so you know we earn a little bit if you buy from the link which keeps this site alive and fresh and you still get the same great price and value.Activity tracker comparison Compare Activity Tracker - Activity Tracker Comparison

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on 8/16/14 at 6:52 am

Do you know how much you move on a daily basis? Are you more active than people your age or people you know? How well do you sleep and how well do you eat on a regular basis? Apart from exercising how can you measure how active you are?The answer to these questions and many others is to use an activity tracker! Jawbone up Compare Activity Tracker - Activity Tracker Comparison

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