‘Tis the season!
One day while browsing through Marshalls, I stumbled upon this LifeTrak Core C200 for $30.
It happened to be the only one they had and it was white. Kismet? Kismet, is what they call it.
It’s not as consistent as I’d like. There are times that I think it is just measuring my arm movement. For instance, if I’m sitting down for a while, I’ve miraculously, taken 38 steps. And other times with the same amount of movement while sitting, I’ve taken none, or so the LifeTrak says.
However, that’s not that big a deal for me, because if I’m walking and counting along with the LifeTrak’s count, it’s on point. It also counts my jumps and hops, which you deserve if you’re doing a full minute of ski jumps.
- Step count – May not be as accurate as I’d like.
- Their app partner, Argus, is only iPhone compatible. I have an android. This is the main reason Nike Fuel was a no-go for me. But LifeTrak’s Facebook page says they are working on making the device compatible with other apps like Myfitnesspal. So I’ll be patiently waiting until that day.
- It doesn’t notify me when I reach my preset goals unless I look down at it and see the bar blinking.
- The heart rate is not continuous, therefore it does not keep a constant count of your heart-rate.
- Price – I got a deal on a great device. They retail for $59.99. The C300 and C410 are a bit more and have more features. You can click here to look at those.
- It’s slim and comfortable. It also doubles as a watch, and not just a band, which the Fitbit doesn’t do unless you press a button.
- You can set goals that allow you to be notified when you’ve reached them. Even though it only visually alerts you, it’s still nice to know you’ve reached your goal for the day.
- You can swap out the bands for different colors and switch the attachment knobs for a more snug fit depending on your wrist size.
- It is waterproof. I read a review that it doesn’t check your heart rate when you’re sweating. I never had a problem with this.
- It accurately counts my heart rate and remembers the last time I took the count.
There you have it folks! As you can see, there are more pros than cons. AND the pros are more important than the cons.
Overall, I am pretty happy with this puppy. I’ve only had it for a little over a week, but if something sporadic pops up I’ll make another post. Until then, for the price, it’s a definite buy.
LifeTrak has posted they will be ready for an Android 4.3 compatible App in Spring of 2014!
I’m still using mine with every workout and sometimes daily, so I’m excited about this news.
This screen grab is directly from their site. Find it here.