Activity trackers, prior motivation, and perceived informational and motivational affordances

@article{Jarrahi2017ActivityTP,
  title={Activity trackers, prior motivation, and perceived informational and motivational affordances},
  author={Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi and Nicci C. L. Gafinowitz and Grace Shin},
  journal={Personal and Ubiquitous Computing},
  year={2017},
  volume={22},
  pages={433-448}
}
A large number of activity-tracking devices have recently dominated the fitness world. These devices typically track different forms of activities and are argued to encourage more active lifestyles. The devices encourage and incentivize change in behavior through mechanisms including personal goals, gratifying representations, and social features. However, both current research and anecdotal evidence about the real impacts of these devices point to mixed outcomes. Many users enjoy positive… CONTINUE READING

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