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Wearable Activity Trackers May Not Help You Lose More Weight
Reuters Health — For young adults on a long-term healthy diet and exercise program, tracking activity with a wearable device may not lead to additional weight loss, according to a new study. Force quit and restart the app to exit the update. Sleep is tracked using the same hardware used to track movement of the band. Tracker Trend Plus will not only track your steps and sleep, it will also monitor your heart rate. Calories are calculated using four factors: The Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker.

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Making the Most of Your Activity Tracker: 5 Simple Steps for Success

The Actiiv Smart Scale is designed to make your life easier by digitally tracking your weight, body percentage and BMI, giving you control of your health at the touch of your fingertips. Fresh out of the box? Sometimes our Bands get so excited sitting on the shelf, waiting to be bought, they run out of all their juice.

You may have to leave the band on charge for about hours for it to be fully charged up again! Plugged in but still no lights? You could have been given a faulty charging cord, you can check this by plugging it in to any other devices you have that use a Micro USB cable.

The Activity Tracker will track steps taken, active minutes, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep. Steps are tracked using internal hardware to detect movement, and this movement is then determined to be a step based on a unique step tracking algorithm. Active minutes are calculated for any activity lasting 30 seconds or more. Any movement lasting less than 30 seconds will not count towards an active minute. Distance traveled is calculated using 3 factors: Calories are calculated using 4 factors: Sleep is tracked using the same hardware used to track movement of the band.

Asleep, restless and awake periods are based on intensity of movement ranging from no movement, very little movement and recorded steps. Your Activity Tracker can be adjusted for a firmer fit. Simply wrap the band further around your wrist and fasten at the desired fit. The gold dots on the underside of the Activity Tracker should be on the same side of your wrist as your thumb. For the most accurate step counting, please wear the Activity Tracker on your non dominant hand. TheActivity Tracker is not waterproof.

However, it is splashproof! Which means it can handle a little bit of water here and there. Its okay to wear if your having a quick shower, but we would not suggest keeping it on. Please remember to take your Activity Tracker off before swimming!

To review your sleep data, go into the Actiiv Trackers app, go to activity, and from there you can choose to view your sleep data, steps data active and in-active minutes or calories burned data on an easy to read chart! Double press the little button on your band to set to sleep mode. Make sure you remember to double press the button again when you wake up so your band can start tracking your daily progress!

While pressing and holding the screen on your device, slide your finger left and right to see detailed sleep information. The sleep details by the minute feature is currently under development for the Android app.

In addition to viewing your daily sleep with our charts, you can also view your data monthly and weekly using the calendar icon. Unfortunately, the battery cannot be replaced at this time. You can review your daily progress with just the touch of a button! One click will show you the date and time, 2 clicks will show your steps taken, 3 clicks will show distance travelled, 4 clicks will show calories you have burned, 5 clicks will show the percentage of how much of your daily goals you have achieved.

To pair with your Activity Tracker and your Android phone must have Android 4. If your update gets stuck in the "connecting" phase for an extended period of time, we suggest following these steps:.

The update should begin automatically when you successfully re-pair the Activity Tracker. If not, follow the second tip above. To be safe, we recommend syncing every day and letting our servers store all of your activity data. So we built in a some extra memory space to hold up to seven days of data. It may take a few hours to transfer all the data and update your charts and profile accordingly. After you've successfully paired the Activity Tracker to your account, tap on the Activity Tracker device tile on the app home screen, then select Debug Info at the very bottom of the screen.

You will see a list of various information:. Our devices require BLE Bluetooth low energy a. BLE is only available in certain operating systems and phones, and generally was not implemented in Android phones before Android 4. The iPhone 4 does not include BLE capabilities. We estimate the calories you have burned based on your weight and level of activity i. Calories are calculated using four factors: Activity Tracker Air HR. Fitband Touch The Actiiv Fitband Touch is your go-to stylish, slim-fit activity tracker and smart watch rolled into one smart device.

Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor The Actiiv Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor makes it easier than ever to get a true understanding of your health trends with clear graphs, charts and displays. Smart Scales The Actiiv Smart Scale is designed to make your life easier by digitally tracking your weight, body percentage and BMI, giving you control of your health at the touch of your fingertips.

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