Mobile and Wearable Device Features that Matter in Promoting Physical Activity.

  title={Mobile and Wearable Device Features that Matter in Promoting Physical Activity.},
  author={Julie B. Wang and Janine K Cataldo and Guadalupe Xochitl Ayala and Loki Natarajan and Lisa A Cadmus-Bertram and Martha White and Hala Madanat and Jeanne Nichols and John P Pierce},
  journal={Journal of mobile technology in medicine},
  volume={5 2},
BACKGROUND As wearable sensors/devices become increasingly popular to promote physical activity (PA), research is needed to examine how and which components of these devices people use to increase their PA levels. AIMS (1) To assess usability and level of engagement with the Fitbit One and daily SMS-based prompts in a 6-week PA intervention, and (2) to examine whether use/ level of engagement with specific intervention components were associated with PA change. METHODS Data were analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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