LifeTrak C200 Core


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79 of 85 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
It works w/o the chest strap, March 11, 2013
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I pay only .13 for the black/orange model last month, I purchased another one yesterday to give as a gift to a friend and it’s already .75 white/pistachio model only:(
Well, it is very basic as far as functions goes and it’s very easy to set up. Calorie count keeps counting even when I’m not wearing the watch, it based on your heart rate count throughout the day. Better check your HR every now and then. It also has a workout mode that can be set up to independently measure and count your calories burned as well as steps taken and the equivalent distance while working out, and it’s pretty accurate. I’m also using it while swimming, yes, it’s water proof. Just don’t check your heart rate when you’re wet it won’t work, you have to dry your skin. I saw one comment on here about not having a light for night use, it does have a light, just press the two side button at the same time and it will illuminate.
It works over all.

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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
3.5 Stars – Good but far from Perfect, August 29, 2013
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I bought this to help me get ball park figure on how many calories I am burning during exercise and while not exercising and this watch has helped me do that. I had started diet and T25 workout program and was disappointed that I lost 3.5 pounds first week and .05 the next two combined. On my fourth week I wore this watch and I lost 3.5 pounds. The watch helped me increase my intensity while exercising plus it helped me work in more natural exercising during day like moving around in my office to raise heart rate and taking walks. I also made wiser choices with food when I saw exactly how much calories I had already burned. Also, this watch helped make me more aware of calories just burned through sleeping and everyday activities so I can factor them in too when deciding how many calories to make each meal or snack. I am a HUGE exercise DVD junky and taking my heart rate helped me see that things I thought were really burning calories were not and vice a versa. I do not think the heart rate monitor is right on the money but I do think it is close enough to give you some guidelines as to how hard you are or are not working.

Things I do not like: The pedometer will DRIVE YOU crazy when you first use it. There is a delay that is supposed to save on life of battery that they claim is 30 steps but I have found that if you start and stop it is much more than that. It takes almost minute to get started counting and then there is always a 30 second delay even when you walk continuously. I have found it is off about 100 steps for every 1,000. I wore another pedometer that counts steps individually and I found that the steps “lost” for things like getting up to go to bathroom or kitchen evened out for the extra steps when you a walking steady for longer periods and it was pretty close to my other pedometer. But it is aggravating not to see the steps add up in real time. Also the sensitivity seems to be counter intuitive and Low level counts more steps than high. I just keep at medium and this works o.k.

I do not use the distance so I cannot comment on this feature.

The heart rate monitor does not work when you get real sweaty. I found after about 20 minutes into my workout, I had to pause my dvd to take off the watch and wipe it and my wrist down and repeat again about every 20 minutes or so if I got real sweaty. Also, it does take at least 5 seconds to take your pulse and you do need to stop to do it or you could reset the workout mode. If you are training at the lower levels of your zone then 5 seconds could be the difference between fat burning and not and have a huge impact on calories burned. Also, you have to remember to use the heart rate monitor if you start walking, cleaning house, exercising or the calories logged will be at the level you last took your pulse. Finally, I am not 100% positive on this but I think it defaults to a lower calorie burn based on age/sex/weight and height after certain amount of time between checking pulse. For example it resets at midnight and if like me you take off at night when you put on in morning it will show calories based on 0.42 calories for every pound in one hour of sleep. So since the watch does not really “know” whether or not it is on someone’s wrist or on a table I think it just defaults if no movement or no pulse checked for certain periods of time. This is helpful to help you calculate calories burned when sleeping but not helpful if you do physical activity but forget to take your pulse.

In closing, if you want to be more mindful of approximate amount of calories you are burning each day to help you make wiser decisions on how much to eat then I think you will find this is an excellent tool. If you want scientific precision then you need to pay for it and not expect to get it for .00. Finally if you want professional athlete step counter look somewhere else. Same thing for professional athlete heart rate monitors or ones that monitor your heart automatically and beep when you are below or before a set heart rate zone.

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49 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
LikeTrak is keeping my Life on Track 🙂, March 13, 2013
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I have to tell you how much I LOVE this product! I ended up calling customer service to see if I could purchase other color bands and they told me the new bands will be added to the website soon. I had to post on my fb and told all my girl friends in Body Pump and Zumba how great this devise is. The Lifetrak C200 combines a comfy design with awesome tracking capabilities and night light when you hit the side right buttons together. Easily monitors Calorie Burn, Distance, Steps and ECG Accurate Heart Rate and displays at the press of a button. Independent Workout Mode for tracking, timing and reporting of an individual regiment. It even gives a graphic view of your 7-Day History of calorie, distance and step data. You can even manage your daily data with Hourly Graphic Visual Display as well! The home screen displays time, day, date and goal. I can thank LifeTrak for my loss of 5 pounds as I continue to challenge myself with customized goals for calorie, distance and steps. A+++ product and price. Will be buying more bands to sport at the gym.

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