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Feasibility and Effectiveness of Using Wearable Activity Trackers in Youth: A Systematic Review

Feasibility and Effectiveness of Using Wearable Activity Trackers in Youth: A Systematic Review

The wireless syncing of such devices to Web- or app-based profiles not only negates the burden of manual data entry, but also enables the wearer to self-monitor against physical activity recommendations or set goals [14,17].To date, physical activity research

Nicola D Ridgers, Melitta A McNarry, Kelly A Mackintosh

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2016;4(4):e129


Accuracy of the Multisensory Wristwatch Polar Vantage's Estimation of Energy Expenditure in Various Activities: Instrument Validation Study

Accuracy of the Multisensory Wristwatch Polar Vantage's Estimation of Energy Expenditure in Various Activities: Instrument Validation Study

For sample size estimation, the data of a similar study and similar expected monitor accuracy were used as the estimate for a paired 2-tailed t test [13].

Rahel Gilgen-Ammann, Theresa Schweizer, Thomas Wyss

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(10):e14534


Feedback on Physical Activity Through a Wearable Device Connected to a Mobile Phone App in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome: Pilot Study

Feedback on Physical Activity Through a Wearable Device Connected to a Mobile Phone App in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome: Pilot Study

activity [6].As activity-tracking devices have become smaller, cheaper, and more readily wearable, it is predicted that they will be used extensively for various purposes [7].

Up Huh, Young Jin Tak, Seunghwan Song, Sung Woon Chung, Sang Min Sung, Chung Won Lee, Miju Bae, Hyo Young Ahn

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(6):e13381


Behavior Change Techniques Implemented in Electronic Lifestyle Activity Monitors: A Systematic Content Analysis

Behavior Change Techniques Implemented in Electronic Lifestyle Activity Monitors: A Systematic Content Analysis

Initial intervention results using these monitors have been very promising, showing increases in physical activity and decreases in weight for two monitor brands [10-13].The market for wearable technology activity monitors is large and growing quickly.

Elizabeth J Lyons, Zakkoyya H Lewis, Brian G Mayrsohn, Jennifer L Rowland

J Med Internet Res 2014;16(8):e192


Parental Perspectives of a Wearable Activity Tracker for Children Younger Than 13 Years: Acceptability and Usability Study

Parental Perspectives of a Wearable Activity Tracker for Children Younger Than 13 Years: Acceptability and Usability Study

This is further evidenced by research supporting the overestimation of self-reported data [11,12], suggesting that youth (children and adolescents) are not able to accurately self-monitor.

Kelly A Mackintosh, Stephanie E Chappel, Jo Salmon, Anna Timperio, Kylie Ball, Helen Brown, Susie Macfarlane, Nicola D Ridgers

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(11):e13858


Predictors of Walking Activity in Patients With Systolic Heart Failure Equipped With a Step Counter: Randomized Controlled Trial

Predictors of Walking Activity in Patients With Systolic Heart Failure Equipped With a Step Counter: Randomized Controlled Trial

Today, many self-tracking devices provide information to users regarding their walking activity, such as the number of steps, and may therefore assist patients to monitor their walking.

Josefine Dam Gade, Helle Spindler, Malene Hollingdal, Jens Refsgaard, Lars Dittmann, Lars Frost, Kiomars Mahboubi, Birthe Dinesen

JMIR Biomed Eng 2020;5(1):e20776


Barriers and Opportunities for Using Wearable Devices to Increase Physical Activity Among Veterans: Pilot Study

Barriers and Opportunities for Using Wearable Devices to Increase Physical Activity Among Veterans: Pilot Study

In particular, there is growing interest in the potential of wearable activity tracking devices to facilitate increased physical activity.

Rebecca H Kim, Mitesh S Patel

JMIR Form Res 2018;2(2):e10945


Wearable Activity Tracker Use Among Australian Adolescents: Usability and Acceptability Study

Wearable Activity Tracker Use Among Australian Adolescents: Usability and Acceptability Study

The popularity and appeal of these devices, combined with decreasing costs, have resulted in a significant uptake by individuals to self-monitor physical activity levels, such as how many steps they take [1,2].

Nicola D Ridgers, Anna Timperio, Helen Brown, Kylie Ball, Susie Macfarlane, Samuel K Lai, Kara Richards, Kelly A Mackintosh, Melitta A McNarry, Megan Foster, Jo Salmon

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(4):e86