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Physical Activity and Dementia
A 5-yr study of elderly subjects (mean age 75 yrs) showed that those who were most active during the day (doing chores, etc.) had the lowest rate of cognitive impairment (Arch Intern Med, 2011).














Product Details: VivoSmart



Product Name: VivoSmart
Category: Activity Trackers
Manufacturer: Garmin
List Price: $169.99 ($199.99 with chest strap)


Activity Log: YES, via Garmin Connect; stores up to 4 wks of activity data between syncs (up to 3 wks if a HR monitor is used)
Alerts: if you sit too long, displays a dynamic red bar and vibrates; e-mail and text alerts when paired with your smartphone
Altimeter: no
AthleteInMe.comĀ® Rating: ++++ Excellent!
Battery Details: rechargeable lithium; lasts up to 7 days
Battery Life:
Calories Burned: YES
Chest Strap: no (Garmin HR chest strap sold separately)
Colors Available: 5 choices available: black, blue, slate, purple, berry
Connectivity / Ports: Bluetooth Smart (requires Garmin Connect mobile app)
Date / Time: YES / YES
Display Type: organic LED; displays steps, distance, calories, date/time, HR, inactivity timer, goal countdown
Display Backlight: no
Exercise Physiology: no
GPS: no
Heart Rate: Average: no
Heart Rate: Limits: no
Heart Rate: Max Achieved: no
Heart Rate: Resting: no
Heart Rate: Time in Zone: no
Special Features: learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal; HR monitoring requires Garmin's chest strap
Stop Watch: no
Sweat Resistant: (details needed)
Time of Session: YES
Timers: YES
Tracks Activity Amount: YES: stores up to 4 wks of activity data; up to 3 wks if HR monitor used
Tracks Activity Types: no
Tracks Distance: YES
Tracks Sleep: YES
Tracks Steps: YES
VO2 max: no
Water Resistance: YES, down to 50 meters; OK to swim
Worn On: wrist (2 sizes available)

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