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10/27/13 1:00 P

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I use mine in the water all the time. I have used it on my suit strap, on my watch, and on the leg elastic. I get the longest recognition of my time water walking, nordic walking, jumping jacks, etc. So when I get home, I check how many minutes of my total 45 - 55 minute workout are recorded in the tracker. With the tracker on the leg elastic, it usually registers as 23 minutes now. I simply manually add the rest of my workout.

I believe it only recognizes when my feet actually come in contact with the pool bottom.
Bicycling, swimming, and other deep water movement like scissor kicks, treading water, etc. are not recognized. So I group those things together and keep track of time for when I touch the bottom and when I don't.

I might be the one who reported using it on the band of my wrist watch, but there are times I don't use my arms, and I'm constantly using my legs. So I was getting starts and stops when I hadn't really stopped my workout.

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10/26/13 7:31 P

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Heather thank you so much. I got this tracker as my fitbit can't be worn in the pool but due to a bad knee it is easier for me to get my steps in the pool so it is good to know that it does work with some tweaking. Can't wait to use it monday. I am going to strap it to my ankle while in the pool.

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TURTLELADY56 SparkPoints: (29,028)
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10/16/13 7:31 P

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i have a tracker also but i have not used it in water...i will try to wear on my wrist ty

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10/16/13 1:53 P

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yes I just got mine and I really like it so far.

One Day at a time, and one step at a time. With God's help I will make it to my goal.


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10/15/13 7:40 P

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Heather,

Thank you. I will have to try that (I have lots of ponytail holders). I have worn it on my suit but it doesn't register activity that way.

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10/15/13 5:10 P

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I have worn my SPAT swimming now on three separate occasions. And it is definately waterproof!
Through the support email address on your Activity Page under the HELP section...I emailed them and they said that another customer who swam...found that it worked best and was safer attached to a band on the wrist.

I got 4 neon elastic hair bands ( like you use on a pony tail ) I clipped the SPAT onto these 4 bands till the bands were right up where the clip is joined on the tracker...then I pulled the bands on my wrist as you would a watch....

The first time I went swimming...I wore the open part of the clip facing my fingers...
The second & third time I wore it with the open part of the clip facing my shoulder....
Either way seems to work.

When I came home my Activity Page had tracked the swim as an unknown or unidentified event. I reclassified it as a Liesurely swim and then saved it and voila...The activity Page recognized it now and gave me my workout minutes and the steps those swimming mintes equated to...

Today...I took some of my swimming time to * water jog* as this is what a friend of mine does. When I came to my Activity page...LOL...it had recognized it as....
A Cycle Event...LOL
Makes sense enough if you stop and think how your legs are moving when you are in the water when you water jog.eh?
I reclassified the cycle event to water jogging....saved this to my tracker and voila...
My steps reflected what I had done.

I have a Blog about the Spark tracker....called MEET SHREK.....

I have addressed some of the issues that I was able to get answers for from the support people for The Spark ( SPAT )

The support people are marvelous....So in my books....
THIS TRACKER wins over others Hands Down!

Heather

Edited by: HOLDINGMYOWN at: 10/15/2013 (17:14)
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10/15/13 1:27 P

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The Spark is waterproof, however it is not designed to track activities in the pool. If you wear it swimming, the tracker MIGHT record that you are moving, but it will not classify it as “swimming” since it’s not design to track that activity.

Hope that helps,

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10/15/13 11:52 A

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it is water proof and in the page where e the features are told, they say you can swim with it but someone mentioned in a blog that sometimes it does not register well for activity in water.. so you will have to play around with where you wear it if you are having issues with getting it to register.

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I realize this may be a silly ?, but i am compelled to ask it. LOL

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