Lifetrak Move C300 Fitness Tracker – A Great Jumping-off Point

The adjustable polyurethane band for the Lifetrak Move C300 comes in a variety of colors, and its polycarbonate screen is shatter-proof. Although slightly larger than other fitness trackers, the Lifetrak Move weighs only 1.3 ounces, about the same as a light sports watch. Like a sports watch, you switch between screen displays using a button on the side of the unit.

Waterproof up to 90 feet, with a battery life of 14 months, the Lifetrak Move C300 fitness tracker tracks calories burned, steps taken, and how far you have traveled. It does not have a GPS, accelerometer or altimeter, which would be nice. Unlike some competitors’ fitness trackers, you can also track your heart rate with just the push of a button. The heart rate data isn’t saved though, which is another downside. Also, the data display associated with your activities lags by a few minutes, so the data display isn’t quite real-time information. It’s close enough to give you a good idea of what you’re doing though.

One unique feature of the Lifetrak Move C300 is that, unlike other fitness trackers, you don’t have to sync with your device in order to view your progress. If you can live without all of the colorful graphs, this is a great feature. You can connect to your device over Bluetooth if you wish though. A huge disadvantage is that the Lifetrak Move’s application, Argus, is only compatible with iOS devices, not Android devices. Techhive.com reports though, that the makers of the LifeTrak Move, Salutron, plan to release an Android-compatible app in the near future.

For those who are accustomed to other fitness trackers which at least know when you’re going to sleep, the Lifetrak Move might not make the cut. The life track move is primarily an activity tracker, not an inactivity tracker. It doesn’t track how long you sleep or the type of sleep you’re getting, although it does feature a clock, timer and alarm (no vibrating silent alarm, though). At the push of a button, you can turn on the backlight, which is nice to have if you’re setting the alarm for waking up.

As an entry-level fitness tracker, the Lifetrak Move is likely a good choice. My Dad, for one likes the fact that it doesn’t have as many features as some of the other fitness trackers on the market. He doesn’t see why he should pay for a ton a features that he’ll likely never learn to use. It’s analogous to purchasing a car without all the bells and whistles; it’s a simple, base model. At around £50, the LifeTrak Move C300 is a great place to start for the first time fitness tracker user.

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