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The Use of Wearable Activity Trackers Among Older Adults: Focus Group Study of Tracker Perceptions, Motivators, and Barriers in the Maintenance Stage of Behavior Change

The Use of Wearable Activity Trackers Among Older Adults: Focus Group Study of Tracker Perceptions, Motivators, and Barriers in the Maintenance Stage of Behavior Change

Insights from long-term users helped us understand the strategies that they employed to maintain activity tracker use and activity tracker features that encouraged such activity tracker use sustainability.

Anastasia Kononova, Lin Li, Kendra Kamp, Marie Bowen, R.V. Rikard, Shelia Cotten, Wei Peng

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(4):e9832


Consumer-Based Wearable Activity Trackers Increase Physical Activity Participation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Consumer-Based Wearable Activity Trackers Increase Physical Activity Participation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

To identify studies that included the use of a consumer-based wearable activity tracker, we used search terms including Activity Tracker, Wearable device, and Fitness Tracker (MeSH).

Katie-Jane Brickwood, Greig Watson, Jane O'Brien, Andrew D Williams

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(4):e11819


Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experiences With an Activity Tracker Integrated Into a Supervised Exercise Program: Qualitative Study

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experiences With an Activity Tracker Integrated Into a Supervised Exercise Program: Qualitative Study

The 3 other women wore the activity tracker on 35%, 42%, and 67% of the days, respectively. The reasons for not wearing the activity tracker were problems with charging, the tracker broke down, holiday, and flu.

Hoi San Wu, Roxanne Gal, Niek C van Sleeuwen, Aarnout C Brombacher, Wijnand A IJsselsteijn, Anne M May, Evelyn M Monninkhof

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(2):e10820


Can a Free Wearable Activity Tracker Change Behavior? The Impact of Trackers on Adults in a Physician-Led Wellness Group

Can a Free Wearable Activity Tracker Change Behavior? The Impact of Trackers on Adults in a Physician-Led Wellness Group

For the third group, which is the focus of this study, recruitment of patients included informal mentions from Family Doctors, LLC staff that patients would receive a free wearable activity tracker.

Lisa Gualtieri, Sandra Rosenbluth, Jeffrey Phillips

JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(4):e237


The Fitbit One Physical Activity Tracker in Men With Prostate Cancer: Validation Study

The Fitbit One Physical Activity Tracker in Men With Prostate Cancer: Validation Study

No physical activity tracker has been validated for use in cancer survivors.Whereas research-grade accelerometers (eg, the ActiGraph) are used in some cancer survivorship studies, they are costlier than consumer-based physical activity trackers and are generally

Erin L Van Blarigan, Stacey A Kenfield, Lucy Tantum, Lisa A Cadmus-Bertram, Peter R Carroll, June M Chan

JMIR Cancer 2017;3(1):e5


Wearable Activity Trackers for Monitoring Adherence to Home Confinement During the COVID-19 Pandemic Worldwide: Data Aggregation and Analysis

Wearable Activity Trackers for Monitoring Adherence to Home Confinement During the COVID-19 Pandemic Worldwide: Data Aggregation and Analysis

We selected the nations according to a compromise between exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic, rules of lockdown, and availability of data from a large number of activity tracker users.The pre-pandemic period was used as a reference.

Jean Louis Pépin, Rosa Maria Bruno, Rui-Yi Yang, Vincent Vercamer, Paul Jouhaud, Pierre Escourrou, Pierre Boutouyrie

J Med Internet Res 2020;22(6):e19787