A Resource for Fitness Tracker Users
As you have found our site, then it’s highly likely you either have or are thinking about getting a Fitness Tracker. This is great news for you as these amazing little devices can really help you get fit, lose weight and have a great understanding of your overall fitness. Be warned though, a Fitness Tracker on its own will not magically help you meet your goals, but it will, if you work with it, play a large part in your Fitness Future. To find out more, go to our "How do Fitness Trackers Help " introduction page.
This site is dedicated to answering many of the queries that you may have about fitness trackers, how they work, what features work well and those that are less accurate. With so many devices out there, it’s impossible to be knowledgeable on all of them but luckily many of them operate in the same way so we can talk about principles and what to expect.
If you don't see you question answered here, do use our "I have a question about Fitness Trackers" form and we will do our best to answer it as soon as we can.
What is a Fitness Tracker?
Our definition of a Fitness Tracker is a device that attaches to you in some way and throughout your day (and in some cases night time too) tracks your activity and is able to record what you have been doing. By continuously wearing your tracker day after day, you will build up a picture of how active you are and can then aim to increase your activity to meet any fitness or health goals you have set.
A Fitness Tracker is different from an exercise tracker in that it is worn far longer than just the duration of a gym or other exercise session and so it allows you to build up a more comprehensive picture of your fitness. Times are changing though and some devices can do both jobs pretty well.
What Sort of Things are Tracked?
Common Problems With Fitness Tracker Accuracy
Distance Tracked is not accurate
Pushing a pram/shopping cart reduces steps
Too many Floors
I don't get "steps" when I cycle.
How do I find music at the right tempo?
Please note that nothing on this site is intended to constitute medical advice. You should always discuss changes to your activity level or diet with your gp.