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MYTRAK – Another fitness gadget to motivate us to get off the couch

on October 28, 2011 10:00 am

I’m starting to notice a trend lately… In the last few months, there have been 4 similar $100 fitness gadgets announced. We reviewed the Fitbit (link below in the related posts list), then there was the NewYu, then the Striiv and now the MYTRAK. They all have some type of display that shows your daily activity level (or lack there of). As you walk, workout, etc, the display will change to motivate you to continue. The MYTRAK uses a circular display that starts out Red and changes to Green as you progress. It tracks the intensity, frequency, and duration of your physical activity and shows how many calories you’ve burned and need to burn to reach your goals. It also shows you how you are doing in each of three
key fitness areas: Heart, Energy, and Health. The MYTRAK can interface with a Polar heart rate strap, but one isn’t required. You can purchase the MYTRAK for $99.95. Do you think these gadgets are motivational? Which of the ones I mentioned would you choose?

Comments

  1. 1
    Shel says:

    $100 is approaching the price of a good pair of running shoes (it actually is the cost of the last pair I bought). For me to buy any of these gadgets, the cost has to come down.

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    Ronald says:

    I’d rather use my the iPhone I’ve got anyway.

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    Craig says:

    That Striiv actually looks like it might be fun. Would be cool to see a review of it here. I like the idea of a game that you have to exercise to get ahead in.

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