Journal article

Activity Trackers Implement Different Behavior Change Techniques for Activity, Sleep, and Sedentary Behaviors.

Mitch Duncan, Beatrice Murawski, Camille E Short, Amanda L Rebar, Stephanie Schoeppe, Stephanie Alley, Corneel Vandelanotte, Morwenna Kirwan

Interact J Med Res | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Several studies have examined how the implementation of behavior change techniques (BCTs) varies between different activity trackers. However, activity trackers frequently allow tracking of activity, sleep, and sedentary behaviors; yet, it is unknown how the implementation of BCTs differs between these behaviors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the number and type of BCTs that are implemented by wearable activity trackers (self-monitoring systems) in relation to activity, sleep, and sedentary behaviors and to determine whether the number and type of BCTs differ between behaviors. METHODS: Three self-monitoring systems (Fitbit [Charge HR], Garmin [Vivosmart], and Ja..

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