Do you use your phone's activity tracking app?
posted by Paul K. / Dec 13, 2016, 11:23 AM
Now that it has become mainstream and we've gotten used to it, how much do you use activity tracking? Do you check in every month or so out of curiosity, or do you vigorously follow your steps, water intake, and sleep every day? Let us know in our poll down below!
Do you use your phone's activity tracking capabilities?
(Almost) every day
I open it once in a while out of curiosity or boredom, but that's it
It was interesting to toy with in the beginning, but I have forgotten about it by now
I don't care for activity tracking
My phone doesn't have / support activity tracking apps
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I simply use mine as a pedometer, but I check frequently. Assuming that I keep my phone in my pocket, it's pretty accurate.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 11:26 AM 0
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Smart watches are much better, and much more accurate than any smartphone for health tracking. Even if the phone is in your pocket, it's tracking ability will be erratic. The phone has to be strapped to your body in order to increase its accuracy. This is an area where smart watches shine over smartphones.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 2:38 PM 0
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I'm sure you're right, but seeing as I'm not an athlete I'm not overly concerned with 100% accuracy in regards to how active I am during the course of the day. So long as I have a general overview I'm content. Spending a few hundred extra dollars on an additional device to give me more accurate information that won't actually result in any personal change is something I cannot justify spending money on. They're a "neat" accessory for me, but not worth the price. You may disagree, but I'll repeat my statement that the value of a good or service is subjective and I'm not saying that because they're not worth it to me doesn't mean that they're not worth it to everyone else. I'm simply sharing my perspective.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 5:13 PM 0
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Twice a day, Monday thru Friday. S Health is the shizzle.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 11:33 AM 7
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I've been using it for even more stuff than before like sleep tracking ever since i've started using gear s3 frontier
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 1:23 PM 2
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Yes. S Health is incrediblely useful for me. The S7, having the HRM is a plus point :)
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 12:03 PM 1
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S-Health. But will be changing soon if they don't add the ability to sync in partner app data. Withings scales are great, and they have an open API for their Health Mate app. Health Mate is also a partner app within S-Health, meaning it can pull step counts from S-Health. However, Samsung never added the ability to pull weight/etc. from Health Mate (or other partner apps) into S-Health. The only way to get non-manually entered weight data into S-Health is through really junky Chinese bluetooth scales while also having the app open. They really need to get on board with the whole partner health app ecosystem, or offer better support for devices within their own app!
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 12:49 PM 0
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Neither. I change phones too much to consider using it at all. And when I say phones, I mean OSes. So my watch/band is the only consistent thing when I feel like it goes with what I am wearing. I care more about tracking for sleep over other activity.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 1:55 PM 0
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There should have been an answer for 3rd party users. Fitbit/Garmin/Polar, etc...
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 2:00 PM 1
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Use Lifelog on my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and love it! Very accurate, keeps track of everything you do throughout the day, customize specific activities, challenge yourself and share it all online. Plus, an animated info graphic of your day automatically. Sweet!
posted on Dec 15, 2016, 9:01 AM 0
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