Thursday, August 27, 2015

Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker

As you know, fitness trackers are all the rage lately.  I haven't been able to commit to one for very long, mostly because I don't like wearing things on my wrist.

A while back, I reviewed the Omron Alvita Pedometer, which was a great pedometer because it was no-fuss, automatically resetting itself each day and only counting legitimate steps instead of just shakes.

I was given the chance to review a next generation of this device, the Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker.  It uses similar technology but now interacts with your phone!

  • Tracks steps, aerobic steps, distance and calories burned
  • Wirelessly syncs your data to our free Omron Fitness app
  • Tap on screen for easy access to current day’s data
  • Calculates stride automatically based on height and weight input for easy set up
  • Battery saving mode turns screen off after 20 seconds of inactivity; continues tracking all activity
  • Displays current day’s activity and stores up to 14 days in memory

  • The app worked pretty well and synced easily, which is important to me because that was a deal-breaker for other stuff I've tried.  They also improved on the physical design of this device.  The older model was annoying to keep clipped on, but this one holds on much better!  It's also smaller and more... attractive?... than the older model.

    Some screenshots:

    The above was only for part of the day (I didn't wear it to the gym due to me being forgetful)!  I know I still gotta work on moving more, though!

    FTC Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of this product to review but was not otherwise compensated for a positive review.

    1 comment:

    1. It looks a little like an off-brand Fitbit Zip, haha. I actually got a Fitbit to see how much I was walking around trying to get baby to nap (answer: up to 3 miles in a day, that month he forgot how to nap...thank goodness he remembered). I'm not really invested enough one way or the other* to need a comparison between the two, but I like Fitbit's social/ competitive function and that you can add 'friends' on there if you need workout motivation buddies. :) Don't you have a psych PhD? You should figure out how to nudge yourself into moving more with the Alvita!

      *in fact, this is the downfall of activity trackers - a lot of them end up stashed away in drawers after the first few months. If you can figure out how to solve this problem, you could be very, very rich!!