Review: The Spark People Activity Tracker
This Electronic pedometer and activity monitor is accurate and simple to use. Patients can just clip it on a belt or shoe, or even place it in their pants pocket and it monitors activity. Although this sounds like every other pedometer, what makes the Spark so special is the way that it transmits data to a laptop or computer. An ultra small receiver fits into a USB port on a computer and whenever the Spark is next to that computer, the data is automatically uploaded to the website. In addition, the Sparkpeople website is the best I have seen for tracking, motivating and helping users to success and it is all free with the purchase of a Spark. We used the Spark for about a month and were very pleased with the accuracy and ease of use. We compared it to two other mechanical pedometers and found it to be very accurate. Recommended for patients who want to improve their health, enjoy being motivated and being part of a group of like- minded people.