Spark Tracker vs FITBIT ZIP trial day 3 review
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Well, yesterday did go a bit better....although I wasn't able to track any better with the SPARK Tracker on my shoe (front toe portion of heels). As soon as I saw that my FITBIT ZIP reached over 3000 and the SPARK hadn't lit up more than 1 light (between 500 and 1000 steps of my 10000 step goal), I immediately put the SPARK on my waist band of my skirt because I didn't want to put 2 more hours at home in order to get the goal.
By the time I got home I had 10486 FIT BIT steps and only 3956 Spark Tracker steps. I changed clothes (jeans w/pockets from Sunday) and began moving again. 80 minutes later:
cals 3611 total
minutes 119 intense 66 mod 95 light = 185 minutes of FITBIT all day activity time
cals 3480 total 1077 wo
miles 17 7.68 wo
minutes 358 120 wo
Today I put it on my waist. I'm still showing a descrepancy in numbers. I'll know how much of descrepancy after I walk home. I figure I'll map the distance and calibrate to see if things change for THURSDAYs stats!.
Only thing I can figure is the SPARK tracker is TRULY just an activity tracker -- RUN/WALK not in place, you have to move some back and forth. Doesn't work well with my work attire (dresses, hose and heels) because the placement is not specific enough. Sports attire (sports bra's, leggings) or jeans/pants/slacks and some type of laced shoe may be for appropriate for tracking with the SPARK.
At this point I'm more inclined to use the FITBIT ZIp during the week... it's just easier for me. However, my WALKTOBER challenge members may miss the extra steps I've been getting in during this reviewing period =)
I'll be back with tomorrow Wednesday's review and final readings.