Tractivity is a really cool little device that I’ve been using for a litle while now. It is small and you can clip it right onto your shoe at the laces – it hasn’t once come off, and I don’t have to worry about knocking it off. It’s sort of one of those “set it and forget it” type of things. I have another fitness/health monitor (that I like a lot too) that I have a few times managed to accidentally knock off when I was wearing it on my shirt. With that one, I am able to view all the stats realtime. With the Tractivity, to view your stats, you plug the usb plug into your computer. Not really a negative or a positive in my mind, because you can just sort of go about your day not preoccupied and then be surprised at how much you actually moved (or didn’t move!)
They sell different bundles and accessories – I was sent the basic bundle plus an ankle strap (which will come in handy when the weather turns warmer and sandles are worn). They also sell insoles that you can put the Tractivity directly into (which would be great if you do a lot of activity in wet/inclement weather).
I’ve had someone ask me if this is as accurate as a GPS or if it’s 100% always the exact amount of steps/miles. The answer, I’ve found, is it’s close. No, it’s not 100% exact, but then the low price compared to a Garman GPS or something similar is quite striking. It’s not marketed as a GPS. For the price, I think it’s an *excellent* little device to help monitor your activity. (Click on pictures to see how you can track your progress and even have some fun with it)
The whole process of setting it up is VERY easy, and they include instructions on exactly how to go about doing so with the Tractivity.
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If you’re interested in getting your hands on one, come back tomorow because there’s going to be a HUGE giveaway, including giving away 3 of these basic bundles!
*Starting April 1st, Tractivity will be a membership – you get the kit + ankle band for free with a one-year membership for $34.95.
*I was not compensated by Tractivity, but was sent product in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.