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5 Fitness Trackers & You: Reviews for All Walks of Life

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If you’re looking for motivation to get more active each day, you may be thinking about buying a wearable fitness tracker. With so many options, all with different features and capabilities, you may also be unsure about which device is right for you.

We’re here to help. Twenty-five BlueCross employees are testing five popular fitness devices and sharing their experiences so you can make a better choice about which one is right for you. We’ll be reviewing these trackers:

More About Our Testers

Our employee testers are a lot like you – they’re trying to be healthy while balancing busy lives. They come from all over Tennessee and have different lifestyles. Some prefer walking. Others run marathons. Some do a little bit of everything, from weightlifting to swimming. They all share a goal you might identify with: staying active enough to feel good and live the life they want.

What They Are Testing

Each person will try two different trackers, for two weeks at a time. They’ll take a survey to give us comparative data about all five trackers. Here’s some of what each of our testers will report on:

  • How easy the devices and apps were to set up
  • Which features they used most and liked best
  • How easy it was to check their status and how often they did
  • How accurate they felt the stats were
  • Whether they set and met fitness goals using their devices
  • What impact using the device had on their daily lives

We’ll also interview them and share some of their individual experiences. When you read their stories, you’ll get a glimpse at their real lives. You’ll also learn how using a fitness tracker can help you reach your own goals.

Thinking about buying a fitness tracker? Read our fitness tracker reviews.

Stay Tuned

This week, you’ll get to meet Matt, who went from being at high risk for a heart attack in his 20s to running marathons in his 30s. He’s been using the Misfit Shine and likes how easy it is to see his goal progress without taking his phone out of his pocket.

Soon we’ll have full reviews of all five devices. We’ll highlight the features that our employees found most valuable and share their tips on how to get the most out of using a tracker.

Ready to Get Started on the Path to Wellness?

BlueHealth Solutions, our member wellness program, can help you reach your goals if you’re lacing up your sneakers for the first time or preparing for a triathlon. Our programs support you along your journey.

Reviews are not scientific and are the sole opinions of the reviewers, not an endorsement by BCBST of any specific device.
Consult your doctor before beginning any diet or exercise program.

4 Comments

    • BlueHealth Solutions says

      Hi Samantha – Thanks for your question. We offer incentive management to employers with our BlueHealth Rewards program, which you can learn more about here: http://bit.ly/1N3yuZC

      Employers can choose the types of incentives offered to their employees, and activity data tracked by fitness devices, like FitBit, can be incentivized as part of BlueHealth Rewards.

      We hope that helps answer your question, and please let us know if you’d like more information.

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