LifeTrak Move C300 24-hour Fitness Tracker, Black/Woodland Green


Track with Precision. Your activity progress is displayed graphically by hour, day, week or workout. LifeTrak makes reaching your goals easy. Move C300 also has the ability to connect and sync to compatible smartphones using Bluetooth ® Smart technology. Connect to some of the most popular health and fitness apps!

$ 36.72

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97 of 99 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
I like it and wear it daily, but have a few concerns., September 30, 2013
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Sheri in Reho (Rehoboth Beach, DE) – See all my reviews
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I have been wearing the LifeTrak Move C300 as my primary watch for most of a month now. Due to the rubber watchband and highly adjustable closure, it is pretty comfortable, despite the fact that the “head” of the watch is very large/long for my small wrist.

I just returned from a 10-day vacation spent mostly outdoors in Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park and other outdoors areas in California and Nevada. The C300 allowed me to monitor my activity from day to day. I also wear the watch at home, to walk the dog and at the gym to not only monitor my activity but my heart rate and % of target heart rate.

The thing I like most about the LifeTrak over my older heart monitor (Polar S120 Heart Rate Monitor Watch) is that I no longer have to wear a strap with a transmitter on it around my chest. I always hated that part of the Polar, so I love not having to wear it with the LifeTrak.

The C300 has a number of screens:

Using the top button on the side of the watch:
1) Watch mode shows the current time (to the second), day, date and the current day’s activity (steps, distance or calories, whichever you’ve chosen).
2) Hourly mode shows activity of the current day by hour and the current day’s activity (whatever way you’ve chosen).
3) Daily mode shows activity of the current day and past 7 days in bar chart format and the current day’s activity (whatever way you’ve chosen).
4) Workout mode includes a stopwatch to time your workout and the workout activity (whatever way you’ve chosen).

Using the bottom button on the side of the watch:
1) Synch your watch to LifeTrak’s app.
2) Start and stop timing your workout.

Using the top and bottom buttons on the side of the watch simultaneously:
1) Lights up the watch face so you can see it in the dark.

Using the large gray button on the face of the watch:
1) Your current heart rate.
2) What percent of your target heart rate you are currently working at.

I found it disturbing to note a few major discrepancies between the Amazon product page for the C300 and the pamphlets that come with the product (or between what the pamphlet says it will do and what it actually does).

1) Is the product waterproof?
a) Amazon product page calls the C300 waterproof.
b) Page 9 of the Information Guide and page 1 of the Quick Start Guide say “Buttons are not intended for use in or under water as this may cause water leakage.” So, TECHNICALLY, if you are careful not to touch a button while in the pool or shower, it MIGHT be waterproof? I do NOT call that a waterproof product.

UPDATED 4/24/14: When I initially reviewed this watch, I felt that the “it’s waterproof if you don’t touch any buttons” thing was bogus. I like the watch so much that I haven’t wanted to test it by submerging it. However, yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend 2 hours in an indoor heated swimming pool and I decided to keep this on (as I wear it daily) to see, once and for all, if it’s really waterproof. I wore it the entire 2 hours, while swimming and teaching my Little Sister to swim. I did not touch any buttons. Today, the watch is still performing very well, so I think LifeTrak’s claim is actually true that it is waterproof as long as you don’t use any of the buttons. But I still say if I’m wearing waterproof watch for the point of tracking fitness, I SHOULD be able to push the buttons to check my heartrate, etc.

2) Does the product work with fitness apps?
a) Amazon product page states TWICE that you can “Sync data to some of your favorite health and fitness apps”
b) This is an outright lie. Page 5 of the Quick Start Guide indicates that you MUST install a particular (Argus) app and provides a website. When I went to the website, it indicates that the product can ONLY be used on Apple products, not Android. As a result, I was not able to download or test the app as I have Android devices (I do have an iPod but not the right model for this app).

3) Is the product’s band reversible?
a) Page 13 of the Quick Start Guide says “The bands of your C300 are reversible and replaceable. They easily slide off and can be reinserted.”
b) In my experience, yes the bands DO easily slide off and can be reinserted; however, actually WEARING the watch once the bands are reversed was not pleasant. The bands are used to going the other way, so getting it on and closed is more difficult this way. Additionally, if you have a smaller wrist, there will be a lot of wristband hanging out to catch on things. I found it so annoying wearing it reversed that I immediately changed it back.

Some notes:
1. The watch tracks your calories whether you are wearing the watch or not (assuming activity based on recent experience) so if you are a calorie counter, your counts and the watch’s counts may not match.
2. The watch is supposed to be…

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Limited in Features, Functions Well, October 9, 2013
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Brian D. Newby (Kansas City) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: LifeTrak Move C300 24-hour Fitness Tracker, Black/Woodland Green (Sports)
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Years and years ago, I sought a watch that would measure my pulse. I’m a runner and that seemed like an easy objective–the watch would be on my wrist and through some sensory magic, tracking would be easy.

I could only find one watch that did this. It must have been golden because it was stolen out of a checked airline bag, and I resorted to a Polar heart rate monitor watch with a strap. That worked fine, but I hated the need for the strap, so I like this little watch because it does the simple thing I’ve always wanted.

Problem is, the world has passed this unit by. It has Bluetooth connectivity and talks a good game, but it’s not a GPS device and the measuring of steps to track mileage is imperfect at best. You have to train the device and if you run at different speeds–such as a training pace, tempo pace, and a race pace–the tracking is worthless.

I can’t really recommend purchasing this unless all you’re really after is an easy way to monitor your heart rate. That would have met the grade in 1999, but in 2013, not so much. The good news is that such a watch now is cheaper than the one I bought and had stolen in 1999, so there’s that. I recommend exploring all the new toys first and stair-stepping down until you match features with your budget. If that gets you to a heart rate monitor and you’re a walker with a consistent pace, you’ll be happy with this.

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41 of 50 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
A gadget with more frustrations than functions, October 17, 2013
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Jared Castle “Oregon writer” (Southern Oregon) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: LifeTrak Move C300 24-hour Fitness Tracker, Black/Woodland Green (Sports)
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This should be a treat for myself, a little convenience for me to use when I exercise. Instead, the LifeTrak Move C300 Heart Rate Monitor is yet another lesson in why product launches shouldn’t be rushed. First impressions matter.

FRUSTRATIONS

* Much of the information displayed is too small to easily read.
* Heart rate readings require pushing and holding down a button.
* The pedometer reading isn’t accurate; one-third to one-half of the actual steps are not counted.
* The watch band is relatively small, not stretchy and not comfortable (the latter is personal preference and your result may vary).
* Bluetooth connectivity is frustrating.
* Product released without an Android app.

In summary, I wouldn’t recommend the LifeTrak Move C300 Heart Rate Monitor and I’m hesitant to try anything else from the same manufacturer. What’s the point of offering Bluetooth connectivity unless it runs smoothly? And how can a company justify launching an electronic device that only supports iOS devices?

Rating: Two stars

DISCLOSURE: My review is courtesy of the Amazon Vine program, which provides products at no cost in exchange for my independent and honest reviews. This review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf.

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